March 10, 2020

Batesville to Host the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) Performance, Fireworks Display on Sunday, June 28, 2020

Event marks the 3rd Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony performance in the three-year partnership between Hillenbrand, City of Batesville, Batesville Area Arts Council, and the ISO

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 6, 2020 – The skies above Batesville will sparkle with the brilliant display of fireworks while the patriotic sounds of the Indianapolis Symphony fill the Bill Gillespie Soccer Park during this year’s Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony event. The city of Batesville, the Batesville Area Arts Council and Hillenbrand will host the third event in the series on Sunday, June 28 beginning at 8PM.
The first two events in the three-year engagement each attracted nearly 3,000 people to Batesville. This year’s event is free to the public and features games for kids of all ages, food and beverage vendors, and the performance of a world-class symphony paired with a professional fireworks display.
What: Star-Spangled Symphony Orchestra
When: 8:00 PM Sunday, June 28, 2020
Where: Bill Gillespie Soccer Park
922 Delaware Road, Batesville, Indiana

“We are pleased to remain a key part of the Star-Spangled Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in Batesville,” said Joe Raver, president and CEO of Hillenbrand. “Everybody has responded so positively by attending this cultural activity which enhances the quality of life of our current employees, strengthens our community and attracts people to Batesville and the entire region.”
The multi-year agreement has been part of a broader regional strategy to attract and maintain a competitive rural workforce by developing quality of place, or the process of enhancing the collective attitudes, decisions and assets that make communities welcoming, attractive, sustainable locations to live, work and raise families.
“Arts and culture are key elements of great places, as are foundational components including prosperous industry, quality hospitals and exceptional school districts,” said Sarah Heppner, executive director, BAAC. “We’re excited about the chance to provide this experience and are looking forward to welcoming families from across the region to Batesville for a great performance and an exciting fireworks display.”
To be a part of the event or to learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact or Sarah Heppner (812) 933-0355, On the web: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Batesville Area Arts Council

About Hillenbrand
Hillenbrand ( is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand’s portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under “HI.”

About Batesville Area Arts Council
Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing art experiences to the Batesville community since 1988. The mission of the BAAC has been to bring local, national and international artists to a rural community. This mission has rewarded Batesville and surrounding areas with rich cultural exposure right at home, while garnering outside recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission. With an emphasis on serving local schools through music, dance, art, video, drama and writing, the BAAC hopes to instill in each generation an appreciation and passion for the arts.

Communications for Hillenbrand Paul Whitmore, Manager, Corporate Communications 812-931-5214
Batesville Area Arts Council Sarah Heppner, Executive Director 812-933-0355
City of Batesville Andrea Wade, Mayor’s Office 812-933-6100