The drama of music will be on display at the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) season finale on April 14, when the spotlightshines on CSO Concertmaster Larry Shapiro. Serving as guest conductor will be the highly acclaimed Charles Prince. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Palladium. A pre-concert conversation featuring Shapiro and Prince begins at 6:45 p.m.

Shapiro, a full-time professor of violin and artist-in-residence at Butler University, has served as the CSO Concertmaster since the 2005-2006 season. He has toured as a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, served as Concertmaster for numerous orchestras including the New York Philharmonia, the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony. He toured for several years with ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov as first violinist of the White Oak String Quartet.

This globally recognized artist will play Bruch’s “Concerto No. 1 in G minor,” one of the most moving, romantic pieces in symphonic music. Also slated for the program is Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles, and Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde and Overture to Tannhäuser, both by Wagner. The program and season concludes with the mesmerizing Suite from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.

Being on stage is nothing new to Shapiro. By age 10, he was playing in a professional orchestra. “I knew I was immersed in an incredible wash of divine beauty, and it was a place I needed to be for the rest of my life! I also knew I had a precise agenda: To become Concertmaster of a major orchestra, soloist and first violinist of a major string quartet. I’ve done all that, and yet I feel as if I’m just getting warmed up,” says Shapiro.

The CSO’s “Buy More, Save More” promotional discount continues. Use promo code “CSOSAVE” when ordering tickets via the Center for Performing Arts website or by calling the Center’s Box Office at 317.843.3800. Discounts for students are also available: the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger and the $10 CollegePASS. To purchase tickets, click here.