The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) strives to connect audiences of all ages to the power of music with popular family-centric events such as the Family Fun concert with an instrument petting zoo and the ability to sit next to musicians on the stage during the concert!  Sounds Exciting! is a 45-minute concert designed for area 5th grade students to learn-while-listening to some of the world’s most famous classical, jazz and Broadway music.

Our Side-by-Side concert provides a music mentoring experience with a local high school orchestra where CSO musicians rehearse and perform advanced symphonic music alongside talented young musicians.

Community Outreach-CSO Roundabouts

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) or small ensembles of its musicians perform community concerts throughout the year, including the annual outdoor CarmelFest concert celebrating Independence Day. Community concerts will be announced via social media and posted on our website, so keep checking back!

Young Artists Competition

Encouraging Young Artists
The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is committed to enhancing our community’s quality of life through creative, artistically excellent performances and educational experiences for diverse audiences of all ages.

The CSO Young Artist Competition affords student musicians from the State of Indiana the opportunity to compete with their peers at the highest level of artistic excellence. The winner receives a cash prize and performs his/her concerto accompanied by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, as well as have the experience of performing in The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts.

Donate to the CSO

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) depends on the financial support of individuals and organizations for ongoing artistic growth and increasing educational outreach in Carmel and the surrounding communities.

The greatest donor benefit is the knowledge that your gift to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra helps to sustain one of central Indiana’s cultural treasures. Our donor benefits are designed to enhance your enjoyment of the Orchestra, and say “Thank You” for your investment in this excellent ensemble. Donors are recognized in the CSO season program book and receive special VIP access to events.

Mail checks to:
Carmel Symphony Orchestra
760 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 102
Carmel, IN 46032

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