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Carmel Symphony Orchestra Makes 2018 Experiences so Affordable

Don’t miss a great deal this year – a local extraordinary experience for the senses in 2018 – all for the love of music! The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) strongly believes that music has the power to change lives. In an effort to further the mission of enhancing the community’s quality of life through creative, artistically excellent performances, and educational experiences for diverse audiences of all ages, the CSO is offering a very special 2018 discount ticket package!

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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 parents knew the importance of introducing beautiful music young. At age six, he picked his instrument of choice – the violin. Why? Because it was the hardest! By age 10, he was playing in a professional orchestra. “I knew I was immersed in an incredible wash of divine beauty, and it was a place I needed to be for the rest of my life! I also knew I had a precise agenda: To become Concertmaster of a major orchestra, soloist and first violinist of a major string quartet. I’ve done all that, and yet I feel as if I’m just getting warmed up,” says Shapiro.

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Beautiful Music at Butler University

Did you know Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s Concertmaster, Larry Shapiro, was the first full-time music professor on Butler University’s campus and has been teaching there for thirty years now? Yes, indeed.

Mr. Shapiro joined Butler’s Jordan College of Fine Arts as a visiting professor in 1986 and joined the faculty as a professor of violin and artist-in-residence the following year. Each year he gives a recital at Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall.

This year he will be treating Butler students and the public to two recitals. One Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and another this spring, both featuring 1756-1856: From Mozart’s Birth to Schumann’s Death.

The recital will include works by both Mozart and Schumann and feature Mr. Shapiro, along with collaborators, Catherine Bringerud, pianist, and David Rezits, cellist. The spring concert will include a fourth collaborator – a former student of Mr. Shapiro’s.

Both recitals are free and open to the public. Please come listen to the beautiful music and see Mr. Shapiro in the extraordinary setting of Butler University. “Butler is the greatest institute of its kind in the country. I’d put it up against anyone. I truly love being a part of such a great music school,” says Shapiro.

Mr. Shapiro also encourages you to mark your calendar for the next CSO concert, Verdi’s Requiem, on November 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. “It’s going to be an amazing concert. A great choral work and very operatic. Verdi’s greatest work of its kind,” says Shapiro.

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