Sue Britton Answers Why I Volunteer

“I’ve never been musically talented, but appreciate and respect classical music immensely,” says Carmel Symphony Orchestra League member Sue Britton. “My husband introduced me to classical music when we were…

Larry Shapiro Answers Why I Play

“I cannot remember a time when my life was not filled with classical music,” says Concertmaster Larry Shapiro. An avid concert and opera goer since the age of three, his…

Rick Harrison Answers Why We Give

“For SYM Financial Advisors it is all about giving back within the communities we serve,” says SYM Vice President and Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Board member Rick Harrison. Rick and…

CSO Announces 42nd Season Concert Line-Up

Season subscription tickets are now available for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) 42nd Season as its new music director, Maestra Janna Hymes conducts the artistically talented family of CSO musicians…

Janna Hymes to Lead CSO

(Carmel, Ind. – May 12, 2017) Following an extensive national search for its next music director and conductor, Janna Hymes has been selected to fill that position for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

Meet CSO Associate Concertmaster Jesse Hawkins

Beautiful Music and the Best of Friends

For the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Associate Concertmaster, Jesse Hawkins, it all began with a love for beautiful music and a best friend. One St. Patrick’s Day a few years back Jesse was a fill-in for his dear friend of 30 years, CSO Concertmaster, Larry Shapiro. After being so very inspired by the CSO family of musicians and nailing that performance, Artistic Director David Bowen offered him the position of CSO second chair, sitting next to his dear friend, Larry.


Conductor Soo Han Talks Family Fun! Concert

“It is an incredible honor and responsibility to introduce classical music to our children because it will shape and mold their heart and souls so that they grow up and become warm, caring, imaginative, and passionate individuals,” said Han. “It is my sincere hope that families who come to the Family Fun Concert will have an incredibly fun and entertaining afternoon and that everyone will walk away with their brighter hearts and wider smiles. Very possibly, we may also inspire a child to become the next Mozart or Yo-Yo Ma!”

2017 Carmel Symphony Orchestra Family Fun Concert

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) hosts its annual interactive family-style concert, Family Fun!, on March 26 at 3 p.m. at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind. Serving as guest conductor will be former Carmel High School Music Department Chair, Soo Han.

Carmel Symphony Orchestra Along with Pedcor and Friends Present The Texas Tenors in a Salute to Our Veterans

Since debuting their unique blend of country, classical and pop music during the fourth season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” The Texas Tenors have performed more than 1,000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the US. Later this month, the trio will debut an all-new show with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) when they return to the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel for two performances. Presented by Pedcor and Friends and honoring veterans, active military and first responders, the performances will be at 8 p.m. at the Palladium on January 27 and 28.