CSO with Alexi Kenney

Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents violin sensation

Alexi Kenney at Nov 12 Masterworks 2 performance

CARMEL IN — Carmel Symphony Orchestra under Artistic Director Janna Hymes welcomes young violinist Alexi Kenney to its Masterworks 2 performance on Saturday, November 12, 7:30 pm at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.

Tickets start at just $40 for adults/$10 for children and are on sale now at thecenterpresents.org/tickets or at the Palladium Fifth Third Bank box office, 317.843.3800.

“Alexi is a young, California-born violinist who literally is in process of taking the musical world by storm!” Hymes said of the CSO’s upcoming guest. “He solos with major orchestras throughout the US and abroad, plays recitals at places like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and London’s Wigmore Hall, he regularly appears at festivals such as Ravinia, Music@Menlo and Chamber Music Northwest, and just last year he released his first recording – the Paul Wiancko X Suite for Solo Violin, a piece he commissioned and premiered in 2019.

“Alexi is also a member of a new quartet collective called the Owls,” she added, noting recent concerts in New York City and upcoming performances in Washington DC and New York. “He’s just a remarkable young man and young violinist, and we can’t wait to welcome him to the Palladium stage with the CSO.”

Among selections on the Masterworks 2 program are the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Colas Breugnon Overture by Kabalevsky, and the glorious Pines of Rome, the tone poem for orchestra by Respighi, written as a tribute to various scenes in and around Italy’s beloved capital.

“It is going to be a lovely evening of beautiful music,” Hymes stated. “Coming on the heels of our rousing Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Masterworks 2 is a fitting continuation of our 47thseason, showcasing the wonderful musical talents of our orchestra members plus a brilliant young rising star in Alexi Kenney. We invite everyone to come and enjoy!”

The Carmel City Center area is home not only to the Palladium but to numerous restaurants open for dining before or after the evening’s performance. Abundant free parking is available in garages, nearby lots or curbside – all within easy walking distance of the Palladium.

Additional information about Masterworks 2, the twin December 4 Holiday Pops! shows, or other 2022-23 CSO performances is available at CarmelSymphony.org. (Reminder: CSO tickets make great holiday gifts!)

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