CSO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Carmel Symphony Orchestra launches 47th season

with Hispanic Heritage Month concert, after party

CARMEL IN — A spirited Hispanic Heritage Month celebration kicks off Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s 47th season on Saturday, October 8, 7:30 pm at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.

CSO under Artistic Director Janna Hymes will welcome renowned GRAMMY®-nominated composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad along with local favorites Pavel & Direct Contact. Together, they promise to have the audience “dancing in the aisles” to lively selections from Chabrier, Polanco-Safadit, De Falla, Assad and Abreu – including Espana, Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2 and Tico-Tico.

“We are anticipating that this will be the most exciting, ambitious and diverse season in my nearly six years with CSO,” Hymes said, “and our Masterworks 1 Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is an outstanding way to get things underway!”

Tickets start at just $20 and are available now at CarmelSymphony.org or at the Palladium Fifth Third Bank Box Office, 317.843.3800.

Audience members are invited to join CSO immediately following the performance at the UNIDOS After Party, with live entertainment, dancing, appetizers, beverages and plenty of fun. The party takes place in the Palladium’s Robert Adam Room & East Lobby. Tickets are $40 per person/$75 per couple, and are available at CarmelSymphony.org.

“There’s going to be lots of energy generated by this performance, and we don’t want the party to stop when the concert concludes, so come and join us at the UNIDOS After Party!” Hymes said.

“This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month national theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” she said, “so we incorporated that into our After Party. Unidos – United!”

Carmel Symphony Orchestra, a resident company of The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, has a bold and impressive schedule on tap for its upcoming season. Following the fiery Hispanic Heritage Month opener on October 8, here’s a look at what’s in store through May 2023:

Sat Nov 12, 7:30p

Masterworks 2 with Alexi Kenney, violin


Sun Dec 4, 3p & 7p

CSO Holiday Pops with vocalists Josh Kaufman and Leah Crane, NZtapz Dancers and Indianapolis Children’s Choir


Sat Jan 28, 7:30p

CSO Pops: Serpentine Fire – the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire


Sun Jan 29, 3p

CSO Family Fun Concert


Sat Feb 11, 7:30p

Masterworks 3 with the Harlem Quartet


Sat Mar 11, 7:30p

Sun Mar 12, 3p

Masterworks 4: The Best of John Williams – a Tribute Concert


Sat Apr 22, 7:30p

Masterworks 5 with Sterling Elliott, cello


Sat May 6, 7:30p

CSO Pops: Respect – a Tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Additional information and tickets for all performances are available at CarmelSymphony.org.

“Join us for one, or more, or all of our concerts this season,” Hymes said. “We promise you’ll experience the exceptional!”

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