Get ready to salute the red, white and blue when Pedcor and Friends along with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) present “Salute to Heroes” on January 17, 7:30 at the Palladium. Through the generous donation of Pedcor, individual tickets for military veterans, active military and first responders will be offered at a 50 percent discount.

The performance, created especially for this occasion by Music Director Janna Hymes, features the ever-popular Wright Brothers along with bluesy powerhouse Jennie DeVoe. Also adding to the entertaining evening will be Actors Theatre of Indiana (ATI), Indiana University’s Singing Hoosiers and Ball State University Dancers. The ATI’s Don Farrell will serve as emcee.

“It’s going to be a great concert,” said Bruce Cordingley, president and CEO of Pedcor Companies and a veteran himself. “Veterans, active military and first responders deserve our deepest gratitude and appreciation. I want each and every one of them to know their service is important and to receive a heartfelt thank-you.”

A variety of patriotic songs will be presented including “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America,” along with several solo performances and dance features.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling the Center’s Box Office at 317.843.3800. For more information, visit

About the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the resident orchestra at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind. Founded in 1975, the CSO is comprised of professional and passionate musicians. The orchestra performs concerts featuring an eclectic repertoire of some of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The 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. Janna Hymes was appointed music director in July 2017. For more information, visit