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Taste the Music Fundraiser to Benefit the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

On February 9, 2018 at 6 p.m. the artistic excellence of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) joins the exceptional culinary experience of Clay Terrace’s Prime 47 to present – Taste the Music! The exclusive evening of beautiful live music, the finest cuisine and unique silent and live auction items will benefit the continued artistic growth and educational outreach of the CSO, one of Central Indiana’s cultural treasures.

“We’re excited for this special evening benefitting our beloved Carmel Symphony Orchestra,” said Susan Anderson, event co-chair. “It’s going to be an evening to remember – amazing cuisine, beautiful music and inspired conversation with friends in a gorgeous atmosphere!”

Some of the impressive live and silent auction items include BBQ for 20 at your home from Prime 47, tickets for four to Saturday Night Live and the chance to conduct “Sleigh Ride” at the 2018 CSO Holiday Concert. The exclusive evening also will feature a special performance by violinist and CSO February guest artist Tessa Lark and composer and musician Michael Thurber.

“We have incredible patrons with a deep love of music who would enjoy this special evening,” said Dr. Alan Davis, CSO President and CEO. “I am extremely grateful for the efforts of Susan Anderson and Vivian Lawhead to spearhead such a fun charitable event for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Also, how delightful to get a taste of the captivating music of Tessa Lark prior to her debut of Love Letter on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Palladium.”

Single tickets are available for $125 per person ($40 tax deductible) and includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, wine and beer. Host a sponsored table of eight for $1500. Tickets and tables may be purchased via Eventbrite or by mailing a check payable to CSO (noting Taste the Music on the memo line) at 760 3rd Ave SW, Suite 102, Carmel, IN 46032. For more information, contact Susan Anderson at susanbanderson@me.com or Vivian Lawhead at vklawhead@gmail.com

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 CarmelSymphony.org.

Tessa Lark to Premiere Love Letter with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in February

Love is in the air for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) on Saturday, February 10 when they perform familiar melodies of Gershwin and Bernstein, and then are joined by Tessa Lark with the world premiere of “Love Letter,” a concerto written for Lark by her significant other, composer and musician Michael Thurber. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium, with a pre-concert conversation, “Music Matters,” at 6:45 p.m.

Recipient of a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Silver Medalist in the 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, Tessa Lark has been called one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. She is praised consistently by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, captivating interpretations, and multi-genre programming and performance.

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