Love is in the air for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra with some familiar melodies from Bernstein and Gershwin along with a world premiere of “Love Letter” a concerto written for violin just for our guest artist Tessa Lark. The composer is her significant other, bassist for CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Stay Human Band (and a native Hoosier!) Michael Thurber.
Recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Silver Medalist in the 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. She is praised consistently by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, captivating interpretations, and multi-genre programming and performance. Also the recipient of a career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts in 2014, Ms. Lark continues to expand her relationships with orchestras and presenters on stages worldwide.