Indianapolis has parted company with Simon Crookall after seven years. His departure is described as ‘abrupt’ and ‘surprising’. Neither side will say more.
Crookall, 51, previously ran the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for nine years. In the Indy job, he replaced Mario Venzago as chief conductor with Krzysztof Urbanski after much turbulence.
He has struggled since with a $100 million fundraising campaign (the Indy Star reports $100,000). The orch overspent its budget last year by $1.7 million.