The Carmel Symphony Orchestra Season Begins October 13
(Carmel, Ind. – September 24, 2018) The spotlight will shine brightly on the talents of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) musicians as the season opens October 13 with “Orchestral Showcase” under the direction of Janna Hymes who serves as both music director and conductor. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, with a pre-concert conversation, “Meet the Music,” led by Hymes beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Adam Room.
This season is the first entirely programmed by Hymes, who launched her tenure with the CSO last season. “The opening concert for our 43rd season is a tour de force highlighting the orchestra with majestic pieces,” said Hymes. “We begin with The Prelude to Wagner’s Meistersinger – a brilliant statement, large in scope with lush, yearning melodies. Faure’s simple and melancholic Pavane comes next, followed by Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody, an exciting work from start to finish, and steeped in folk music which builds to a glorious climax. Closing the evening is the program’s main piece, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, rich in emotion, glorious melodies and great energy supported by intricate rhythms.”
New to the CSO family this year is Kimberly Dimond who became the organization’s executive director in July. Dimond will focus on outreach to ensure audience growth and participation in classical music. “There is a certain stigma about attending the symphony,” said Dimond. “People are worried about when to clap, what to wear, and that they won’t understand the music. We are going to work hard this year to enhance the symphony experience and dispel those myths to make attending a concert or a CSO event fun!”
Kicking off the season of special events is “Taste the Music,” exclusive evening of live music unique silent and live auction items held at Prime 47’s Clay Terrace location on October 11. Ticket information and details can be found at carmelsymphony.org. In addition, an “after party” at nearby restaurants (TBD) will follow the concerts this season, providing the audience an opportunity to mingle with CSO musicians as well as meet other audience members.
Single tickets as well as season subscriptions are now available for the CSO season that includes some of the world’s greatest symphonic music performed by renowned guest artists. Special performances include a November 18 “Side-by-Side” concert with Carmel High School Orchestra musicians featuring the winner of the CSO Young Artists Competition as well as two very special January “Pedcor & Friends” programs honoring veterans, active military and first responders (and those individuals receive a discounted ticket!). Families won’t want to miss the annual ‘IU Health Holiday Pops” December 8 or “Family FUN!” set for February 24.
Single tickets and Full and Flex subscriptions are now on sale through the Palladium Box Office at the Center for the Performing Arts (317.843.3800). Discounts for students are also available: the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger, and the $10 CollegePASS.
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