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Carmel Monthly: Carmel Symphony Orchestra: Not Your Grandparents’ Orchestra!

September 2019

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) opens its 2019–2020 season, “Musical Journeys with Janna,” with a fresh and innovative way designed by its music director, Janna Hymes, to target and engage diverse audiences of all ages. Hymes’ program includes a brilliant repertoire of some of the world’s most exquisite and eclectic symphonic music ever composed.

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CARMEL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON Masterworks Series & Special Events Everyone Can Enjoy

Carmel, Indiana – The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Janna Hymes proudly announce their 2019-20 season: Musical Journeys with Janna. The Masterworks Series consists of concerts designed to transport the audience to another time and place as they experience the power of 18 incredible composers performed by the CSO’s 85 talented musicians. The Masterworks Series features world-renowned guest artists Edgar Meyer, Philippe Quint, and many more. Attendees to the Masterworks concerts are invited to join Janna for a free pre-concert talk, called Meet the Music, at 6:30 p.m., to learn more about the music they are about to enjoy. All concerts take place at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts unless otherwise noted.

In addition to the Masterworks Series, the CSO offers several special events. CSO’s Symphony on the Go Series wraps up on September 21st with a performance at Mallow Run Winery. In December, the IU Health Holiday Pops concert will feature guest artists Sarah Scharbrough, the Wright Brothers, and the award-winning Carmel High School Ambassadors. Subscribers to the Masterworks Series receive free admission to this holiday favorite! In January, returning guest artist Steve Lippia invites audience members to dress in period attire and enjoy the swinging sounds of Sinatra and Friends. In February the CSO and Actors Theatre of Indiana co-present a gripping semi-staged production of Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. “Our special events are truly exceptional,” said Executive Director Jeanelle Adamak. “The Palladium is the perfect environment to enjoy the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s great performances.”

Families with children are encouraged to attend CSO concerts. The CSO offers heavily discounted YouthPASS and CollegePASS single concert tickets. Every adult who purchases a Masterworks Series subscription receives a season YouthPASS, which allows high school and younger students to attend all the Masterworks Series concerts and the IU Health Holiday Pops concert free! In addition, the CSO offers several educational and family-friendly musical experiences throughout the year. The February Family Fun! concert invites families to sit on stage with musicians while they play, then visit a Musical Petting Zoo where kids can learn more about and try out the instruments they just saw and heard. And in March, Side-by-Side with Carmel High School, presented by Clay Township, showcases student and professional musicians playing together in a performance that inspires and motivates not only a rising generation of musicians but also all who attend.

“Our season is designed to inspire and entertain,” said Maestro Janna Hymes. “Whether you are an aficionado or seeing the symphony for the first time, you are welcome! I encourage you to take a musical journey with us,” she said.

Subscriptions and single tickets may be purchased by calling the Palladium Box Office at the Center for the Performing Arts at 317.843.3800. Learn more about our concerts at https://carmelsymphony.org.

About the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the resident orchestra at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. Founded in 1975, the CSO is comprised of 85 professional and passionate musicians who perform an eclectic repertoire of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The CSO is committed to enhancing the community’s quality of life by offering creative, artistically excellent performances and educational experiences to diverse audiences of all ages. Janna Hymes serves as Music Director and Jeanelle Adamak as Executive Director. For more information, visit CarmelSymphony.org

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The Masterworks Series

From Paris to Russia with Love October 12, 2019 The Masterworks Series begins on October 12 with, “From Paris to Russia with Love.” This sweeping musical program features works by beloved French composers Berlioz and Ravel and culminates in an exciting presentation of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17. Tchaikovsky composed this symphony while visiting his sister’s family in Ukraine. In his favorite place, surrounded by family and friends he cherished, his work reflects his joy perfectly.

Hope of Romance and Adventure November 9, 2019 Guest Artist: Philippe Quint, violin The series continues November 9 with, “Hope of Romance and Adventure.” This concert features wistful, imaginative and poignant pieces by Verdi, Ravel, and Schumann, and includes rarely performed compositions by silent movie icon Charlie Chaplin. The CSO is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned violinist, Philippe Quint, as guest artist. Quint, known for his remarkable lyricism and virtuosity, has performed with orchestras around the world, including Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and New York City’s Carnegie Hall.

An Austrian Odyssey February 8, 2020

Guest Artists: Colleen Daly, Soprano; Ann McMahon Quintero, Mezzo; Matthew Vickers, Tenor; Branch Fields, Bass On February 8, the CSO goes on “An Austrian Odyssey,” with the Anderson University Choirs, led by Dr. Richard Sowers. This concert features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125. The CSO is proud to welcome guest soloists Colleen Daly, Ann McMahon Quintero, Matthew Vickers, and Branch Fields.

Journey into Jazz March 14, 2020 Guest Artist: Edgar Meyer, bass “Journey into Jazz” features music in the American tradition, including pieces from Gershwin, Joplin, and Gould. Award-winning bassist and composer, Edgar Meyer, joins the CSO on the Palladium stage for this journey. Hailed as “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument” by the New Yorker, Meyer’s performances and compositions can be heard in a wide variety of studio recordings by some of the best-known musicians of our day, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Joshua Bell. The program includes one of Edgar Meyer’s own compositions, Concerto for Double Bass in D. The evening ends with a spirited performance of Badelt and Zimmer’s beloved film score, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Passport to Prague April 18, 2020 The 2019-20 Masterworks Series ends with “Passport to Prague” featuring Dvořák’s joyous and energetic Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88. Dvořák composed his eighth symphony to celebrate his admission into the Prague Academy in 1889. At that time, Czech art and culture were experiencing a resurgence after centuries of imposed Germanization under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Drawing from the folk music tradition of the Bohemian countryside, Dvořák achieved a new style with his work – pastoral and idyllic. This joyous and spirited symphony transports the audience to the lush and rustic Czech countryside and provides a fitting end to a season designed to transport CSO patrons through the brilliant world of symphonic music.

Pablo Devigo-Vazquez Joins Carmel Symphony Orchestra as Conducting Fellow

Carmel, Indiana – The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to announce that lauded conductor Pablo Devigo-Vázquez will be joining the symphony as Indiana University Conducting Fellow for the 2019-2020 season.

A native of Castro Caldelas, Spain, Devigo-Vázquez has had a wide interdisciplinary musical training. He is a graduate in both composition and conducting from Spain’s Conservatorio Superior de Música del Principado de Asturias and was recognized in 2015 with a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his conducting studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Devigo-Vázquez is currently pursuing his doctorate at Indiana University with Maestro Arthur Fagen and minoring in piano performance with Émile Naoumoff. Last summer, he was the recipient of the Helen F. Whitaker Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival.

Conducting appearances have included the Lucerne Festival Strings, South Denmark Philharmonic, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, among others. Additionally, Mr. Devigo-Vázquez has recently participated in the 10th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Conducting Competition in Katowice, Poland, and a masterclass with David Zinman and the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich. Along with Zinman, he has collaborated with other maestros such as Bernard Haitink, Giancarlo Guerrero, Jorma Panula, David Effron, Larry Rachleff and Robert Spano.

“We are excited to have Pablo join us for our upcoming season,” says CSO Music Director Janna Hymes. “After observing the advanced conducting class at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, known for its outstanding music school, Pablo was the conductor who stood out as the best person to join the CSO team. He connected very well with the musicians and was an inspiring and solid conductor. We welcome Pablo to Carmel.”

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s season, titled Journeys with Janna, opens on October 12 with “From Paris to Russia with Love” featuring compositions by Berlioz, Ravel, Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky. The

six-concert Masterworks Series will be complimented this year by the Special Events Pops Series and ever popular Symphony on the Go concerts. Additional information and ticketing information can be found at CarmelSymphony.org.

Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the resident orchestra at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. Founded in 1975, the CSO is comprised of 85 professional and passionate musicians who perform an eclectic repertoire of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The CSO is committed to enhancing the community’s quality of life by offering creative, artistically excellent performances and educational experiences to diverse audiences of all ages. Janna Hymes serves as Music Director and Jeanelle Adamak as Executive Director. For more information, visit CarmelSymphony.org.

Pre-Fireworks Concert Will Feature Lincoln’s Portrait, Narrated By Henry Fogel

Carmel Symphony Orchestra will perform on July 4 at 8:30 p.m.

(Carmel, Indiana – June 18, 2019) The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will perform at CarmelFest on July 4, 2019. Audience members are encouraged to gather with their family and friends on the lawn at Carmel City Hall by 8 p.m., to enjoy the festivities, which will include a flag ceremony.

The CSO, conducted by Maestro Janna Hymes, will perform at approximately 8:30 p.m. before the fireworks show begins at 9:45 p.m. The concert will feature patriotic favorites including The Star-Spangled Banner, The National Emblem, American Salute, Stars and Stripes Forever, 76 Trombones, and many more.

Henry Fogel
Henry Fogel, narrator

A highlight of the evening will be the performance of American composer Aaron Copland’s moving orchestral work, Lincoln Portrait. The musical portrait includes narration of speeches and letters written by President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Narration will be provided by Henry Fogel, Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of the Arts of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

About the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the resident orchestra at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind. Founded in 1975, the CSO is comprised of professional and passionate musicians. The orchestra performs concerts featuring an eclectic repertoire of some of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The CSO is committed to enhancing our community’s quality of life through creative, artistically excellent performances, and educational experiences for diverse audiences of all ages. Janna Hymes has been the Music Director since 2017. Jeanelle Adamak is the Executive Director. For more information, visit CarmelSymphony.org

Carmelfest

Pedcor and Friends, CSO Present “Salute to Heroes”

Get ready to salute the red, white and blue when Pedcor and Friends along with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) present “Salute to Heroes” on January 17, 7:30 at the Palladium. Through the generous donation of Pedcor, individual tickets for military veterans, active military and first responders will be offered at a 50 percent discount.

The performance, created especially for this occasion by Music Director Janna Hymes, features the ever-popular Wright Brothers along with bluesy powerhouse Jennie DeVoe. Also adding to the entertaining evening will be Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI), Indiana University’s Singing Hoosiers and Ball State University Dancers. The ATI’s Don Farrell will serve as emcee.

“It’s going to be a great concert,” said Bruce Cordingley, president and CEO of Pedcor Companies and a veteran himself. “Veterans, active military and first responders deserve our deepest gratitude and appreciation. I want each and every one of them to know their service is important and to receive a heartfelt thank-you.”

A variety of patriotic songs will be presented including “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America,” along with several solo performances and dance features.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting TheCenterPresents.org or by calling the Center’s Box Office at 317.843.3800. For more information, visit CarmelSymphony.org.

About the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the resident orchestra at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind. Founded in 1975, the CSO is comprised of professional and passionate musicians. The orchestra performs concerts featuring an eclectic repertoire of some of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The CSO is committed to enhancing our community’s quality of life through creative, artistically excellent performances, and educational experiences for diverse audiences of all ages. Janna Hymes was appointed music director in July 2017. For more information, visit CarmelSymphony.org

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