Sean Chen Returns to The Palladium to Perform Tchaikovsky with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

You will feel the joy of the music when Sean Chen returns to the Palladium stage to join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for this March 10 performance at 7:30 p.m. A pre-concert conversation featuring Chen along with Music Director Janna Hymes, begins at 6:45 p.m. And, not to be missed: the announcement of the 2018-19 season!

2013 American Pianists Awards winner Sean Chen is a nationally acclaimed rising star on the classical music scene, engaging audiences with his unique ability to connect. He will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, a familiar piece to audiences that Chen brings to life 144 years after it was written.

The evening begins with Franck’s tone poem, The Accursed Horseman that dramatically tells the tale of a nobleman who chose to hunt on the Sabbath … and ultimately paid a hefty price. On a happier note, one of Hymes’ favorites — Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 — concludes the program.

“Any time an orchestra performs Brahms, there is a sense of glee. The music is so beautiful, so profound … we get lost in the lushness every time,” says Hymes. “This particular Brahms piece is my personal favorite of his four symphonies. The overall construction, the relationship of the movements and the combination of simplicity and complexity is always a challenge we, as musicians, love to face.”

The CSO’s “Buy More, Save More” promotional discount continues. Use promo code “CSOSAVE” when ordering tickets via the Center for Performing Arts website or by calling the Center’s Box Office at 317.843.3800. Discounts for students are also available: the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger and the $10 CollegePASS. 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