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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

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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

Celebrate the Season When the Indianapolis Children’s Choir Joins the CSO for IU Health Holiday Pops

Everyone will be jolly when the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and soprano Sarah Kate Walston join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for IU Health Holiday Pops in two performances Saturday, December 8 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Palladium.

Audience members will enjoy familiar holiday music for the whole family including “White Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “The Christmas Song.” The afternoon show is geared especially for children with a slightly abbreviated performance time, no intermission and the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Ken Knowles and Ann Conrad) in the East Lobby of The Palladium.

Walston, a veteran of both musical theatre and opera, makes her first appearance at The Palladium in this holiday performance. The native of Richmond, Virginia grew up singing in the church choir, received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance and is on the voice faculty for Virginia Commonwealth University. She also occasionally performs as a guest artist with her husband’s band, J-Roddy Walston and the Business.

“There’s something for everyone of all ages — our IU Health Holiday Pops concerts are filled with a variety of audience favorites and traditional holiday music,” says Executive Director Kimberly Dimond. “I am looking forward to being part of Carmel Symphony’s wonderful holiday tradition! I invite everyone to join in the fantastic history of sharing the wonder and joy of the season with these concerts, a truly great way to kick off the season with family and friends.”

Flex subscriptions are also available through the Palladium Box Office at the Center for the Performing Arts (317.843.3800). Discounts for students are also available: the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger, and the $10 CollegePASS. For more information, visit CarmelSymphony.org

Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu Took a Different Road to the Stage

Jon Nakamatsu, the 1997 Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be the featured guest artist with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on November 10. Nakamatsu was a high school German teacher when he won the award, and later became renown for his speech “Loser’s Club” recounting his long and unusual path to being a professional musician. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, with a pre-concert conversation, “Meet the Music,” featuring Nakamatsu with CSO Music Director Janna Hymes beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Adams Room.

Hymes calls Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini one of the greatest concertos ever written and says Nakamatsu is the perfect artist to deliver it. “Rachmaninoff has a way of transporting listeners to another place with his work, and this piece is no exception, especially performed by Jon. The evening opens with Shostakovich’s fast-paced and declarative Festive Overture. Closing the concert is a wonderful example of how composers used music to describe their homelands. Sibelius’s Second Symphony aurally paints the vast and lonely landscape of Finland in this incredible work, which bursts forth with optimism and grandeur as it develops.”

Single tickets are available for this performance as well as the remainder of the CSO season that includes some of the world’s greatest symphonic music performed by renowned guest artists. Special performances include a November 18 “Side-by-Side” concert with Carmel High School Orchestra musicians featuring the winner of the CSO Young Artists Competition as well as two very special January “Pedcor & Friends” programs honoring veterans, active military and first responders (and those individuals receive a discounted ticket!). Families won’t want to miss the annual ‘IU Health Holiday Pops” December 8 or “Family FUN!” set for February 24.

Flex subscriptions are also available through the Palladium Box Office at the Center for the Performing Arts (317.843.3800). Discounts for students are also available: the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger, and the $10 CollegePASS.

 

CSO League Luncheon Fosters Musical Talent, Education

The Carmel Symphony League will host its annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, April 10 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Ind. Luncheon at 11 a.m. Tickets are $45; RSVP deadline is March 30.

Proceeds of the event benefit the CSO education programs that work to foster the musical talent and education of young artists including the Family Fun! Concert and the annual Young Artists Competition. This year’s luncheon entertainment will be provided by Cheryl Wyatt, a former lead vocalist with the United States Air Force. She has performed with the Carmel Community Players and is a regular vocalist for St. Luke’s United Methodist Contemporary Worship Service.

“The symphony is extraordinarily lucky to have this group to help support us.” said Alan Davis, CSO President and CEO. “Their work is invaluable, and their dedication much appreciated.”

“The CSO League Luncheon is a wonderful way to get together with friends and have fun … for a great cause!” says CSO League President Sandra Pirkle. “We are so proud of the impact we make every year with the proceeds we raise from this event.”

A perennial favorite are the gift baskets created by League members to be bid on by luncheon attendees. This year, a special item, “Lunch with Janna” includes lunch for three lucky winners with Music Director Janna Hymes at Sahm’s Ale House. Proceeds from the event go toward funding the Young Artists Competition scholarships and sponsoring the ‘Family Fun!’ concert. In addition, this year the League will be selling “Music Matters” t-shirts and sweatshirts ($10 for t-shirts and $15 for sweatshirts).

For more information or to RSVP, call the CSO office at 317.844.9717 or email info@carmelsymphony.org.

 

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