CARMEL, IN – The Carmel Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-2021 season, along with a new theme for the season.  Saturday night on Facebook the CSO announced ‘HOPE RENEWED’ as the theme for the new season. With the devastating impact from the COVID-19 being balanced out with the support and outreach in communities like Carmel, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s theme is perfect for the new season.

Performances will begin with a Fourth of July celebration in Carmel this summer and will continue through April 24, 2021. The Masterworks Series and Pops Series will take place in The Palladium, at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. Special Performances will take place in various locations around the community.

At this time, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra recognizes that these performance dates are based on the anticipation that activities will have returned to normal by that time. As always, the goal of the CSO is to provide great music and a deeper appreciation of the arts…and to keep the community safe.

Here are the links for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra Season. It is on Facebook and YouTube. Please “Like” the Carmel Symphony Orchestra Facebook Page and “Subscribe” to the YouTube Page:

Below is the schedule of events:

Masterworks Series

OCT 10

Hope Renewed!

            Rossini – Barber of Seville Overture

            Haydn – Symphony No. 45 in F Sharp, The Farewell

            Mozart – Symphony No. 35 in D Major, arr. Haffner


NOV 14

Brahms Requiem

            Brahms, Requiem, Op. 45

Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano

            David Govertsen, bass/baritone

            Dr. Richard Sowers and Anderson Choirs



Edgar Meyer in Concert

            Bernstein – Candide Overture

            Gershwin – Lullaby for Strings

            Gould – Pavanne from Symphony No. 2

            Gershwin – An American in Paris

            Bottesini – Concerto in B minor

            Meyer – Concerto for Double Bass in D

            Edgar Meyer, double bass

            Badelt/Zimmer – Pirates of the Caribbean


FEB 13

A Taste of Europe

            Frank – The Mestizo Waltz from Three Latin American Dances

            Bizet – Carmen Symphony in 12 Scenes

            Dvorák – Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104

            Julie Albers, cello


MAR 13

Musical Tales

            Higdon – blue cathedral

            Tchaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture

            Dance Kaleidoscope

            Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67


APR 24

One of a Kind Maestros

            Glinka            – Russlan and Ludmilla Overture

            Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

            Martina Filjak, piano

            Price – Symphony No. 3 in C minor


Pops Series

DEC 12          

IU Health Holiday Pops 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Heather Bays, soprano & The Carmel High School Ambassadors


JAN 30                       

Beatles Classical Mystery Tour 7:30 p.m.

“The world’s best Beatles show with symphony orchestra” – Broadway World


FEB 25                      

A Tribute to John Williams (More information to follow.)


Special Events

JUL 4             

Carmelfest 8 p.m. at the Gazebo (stay tuned)

Featuring Don Farrell of ATI


AUG 8            

Mallow Run Winery 7PM (stay tuned)

Join us for an evening on the lawn at Mallow Run!


JAN 15 & 16 

Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Collaboration (Fri. 7p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.)

(More information coming soon.)


JAN 17                       

Family Fun! 3 p.m.

Bring your family and sit on stage while the orchestra plays! After the concert, get a closer look at your favorite instruments at our Instrument Petting Zoo!


MAR 7            

Side by Side 4 p.m. with Fishers High School



Believing that music has the power to change lives, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is the 80-member Resident Orchestra at The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN. 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 became the organization’s Artistic Director in July 2017.  Jeanelle Adamak joined the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in January 2019, as Executive Director.

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