CSO announces spectacular, diverse 2022-23 season line-up

Carmel Symphony Orchestra announces

spectacular, diverse 2022-23 season line-up


CARMEL IN — A rousing tribute to the Queen of Soul. The very best from the master of the movie score. A fiery Latin celebration. A reimagined Holiday Pops.


These are just a few of the delights awaiting fans as the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces its 47th season, a schedule filled to the brim with an exceptional mix of classical and pops performances.


“After experiencing three seasons interrupted in ways none of us could have envisioned, our musicians and our CSO fans are more than ready to return to the Palladium and revel in some truly great music!” enthused Carmel Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director Janna Hymes. “We so appreciate everyone hanging in there with us throughout the ups and downs of COVID, and to reward you we’ve programmed an upcoming season of exceptional performances, music both familiar yet unexpected from the CSO!”


The Carmel Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1975, is a professional orchestra that is among the resident companies of the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. The majority of its concerts are performed at the Palladium, but the orchestra will venture beyond that venue in the new season for two performances:


Sunday, July 3, 7p

Daniel’s Vineyard, 9061 N 700 W, McCordsville


Monday, July 4, 8p

CarmelFest on the Gazebo Stage, 3 Civic Square, Carmel.


Programs of patriotic music to complement Fourth of July festivities will be performed on both days.


An education program exclusive to students from area schools will be presented on September 27 when CSO brings Beethoven Lives Upstairs: A Classical Kids Live! Event to the Palladium.


Those three performances set the stage for the official debut of the orchestra’s 2022-23 season. The schedule includes:


Masterworks 1

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 7:30p at the Palladium

Guest artists: Brazilian pianist, vocalist & composer Clarice Assad along with local favorites, Pavel & Direct Contact

Chabrier                                  Espana

De Falla                                  Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2

Abreu (arr. Colnot)                 Tico-Tico


Masterworks 2

Saturday, November 12, 2022, 7:30p at the Palladium

Guest artist: violinist Alexi Kenney

Kabalevsky                             Colas Breugnon Overture

Bruch                                      Violin Concerto No. 1

Respighi                                  Pines of Rome


CSO Holiday Pops

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 3p & 7p (two performances) at the Palladium

Guest artists: vocalists Josh Kaufman, Leah Crane and additional performers TBA


CSO Pops Concert

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 7:30p at the Palladium

Serpentine Fire: the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire


CSO Family Fun Concert

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 3p at the Palladium

An interactive introduction for children to some of the world’s greatest orchestral classics


Masterworks 3

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:30p at the Palladium

Guest artists: Harlem Quartet

Wagner                                   Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

arr. Langford                           Dance Segment from Bridgerton

Mascagni                                Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Khachaturian                          Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from Spartacus Suite No. 2

Bernstein                                 West Side Story

Massenet                                 Thais Meditation

Tchaikovsky                           Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture




Masterworks 4

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 7:30p at the Palladium

Sunday, March 12, 2023, 3p at the Palladium

The Best of John Williams – a Tribute Concert

Music performed by the CSO to clips from multiple films scored by John Williams


Masterworks 5

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30p at the Palladium

Guest artist: cellist Sterling Elliott

Berners                                    In Rowan Oak

Saint Saens                             Cello Concerto No. 1

Tchaikovsky                           Symphony No. 4


CSO Pops Concert

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:30p at the Palladium

Aretha: A Tribute with guest artist Capathia Jenkins.



“Without a doubt it’s the most diverse, ambitious season we’ve ever brought to the Palladium,” Hymes stated. “We’re thrilled with the guests we’ve booked – all are tremendously sought-after artists who pack the houses worldwide, and we’re just delighted to bring these fantastic talents to our audiences here in Central Indiana.


“Come to our CSO performances,” she added. “Bring your family. Bring your friends. If you’re familiar with us, you’ll hear exactly what you expected – a highly skilled orchestra presenting world-class music, in a world-class venue, with world-class guest artists.


“And if by chance you’ve never been to a CSO concert, well, make this your season to discover something extraordinary. We promise you will not be disappointed!”


Tickets for the upcoming season will be available soon at CarmelSymphony.org, and at the Palladium Fifth Third Bank Box Office, 317.843.3800.


The 2022-23 Carmel Symphony Orchestra season is supported by the City of Carmel, the Center for the Performing Arts, the Palladium, and Pedcor.