Celebrating the Season with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra

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Janelle Morrison interviewing Janna Hymes, Music Director of Carmel Symphony Orchestra

November 2019

Baby, it’s cold outside, but the season’s entertainment in Carmel is hot, hot, hot! The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will be the place to be this December, and tickets for these incredible upcoming performances make for memorable gifts.

Don’t miss these extraordinary performances by the remarkable musicians of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Janna Hymes, and their special guests for the upcoming IU Health Holiday Pops and Sinatra and Friends.

Celebrating the Season
Janna Hymes, Music Director of Carmel Symphony Orchestra

What is becoming an incredible holiday tradition for seasoned music lovers, families and holiday enthusiasts alike, the IU Health Holiday Pops will feature special guest artists Sarah Scharbrough, The Wright Brothers and the Carmel High School Ambassadors.

Patrons can choose from two performances on Saturday, December 14, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Center for the Performing Arts at the Palladium. The afternoon show is geared especially for children with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Then be sure to mark your calendars and the start of the “Roaring 2020s” with the show of the year! CSO and Janna Hymes welcome back special guest artist Steve Lippia to the Palladium for Sinatra & Friends on January 11, 2020.

Celebrating the Season
Steve Lippia

Lippia, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists in America, known for his youthful, energetic interpretations of “standards” and traditional pop music. Patrons will enjoy a wide variety of songs Ol’ Blue Eyes and his friends performed in the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and beyond. Attending the concert dressed in period attire is not mandatory but is highly encouraged!

Hymes wanted to remind our readers that the symphony is for everyone and all are welcome. Bring your friends and/or your families and enjoy this brand-new season at CSO and all that it has to offer.

“We have some amazing guests like The Wright Brothers,” Hymes expressed. “They will have been performing for 50 years, so this [performance] is sort of a big deal. We will have Sarah Scharbrough, who is a phenomenal singer and her range is incredible—everything from gospel, pops and jazz. We are actually arranging music for her, and we will also have the Carmel High School Ambassadors joining us for the IU Health Holiday Pops.”

In addition to performing some of Frank Sinatra’s most memorable and hit songs, CSO and special guest Lippia will be performing some other hit songs by legendary artists such as Tony Bennett and other favorites from that era.

“I think Steve [Lippia] will create an incredible aura right away because he’s amazing,” Hymes said. “He’s a Las Vegas singer who sounds like Sinatra and is bringing an arrangement and an array of music with him. The orchestra loves playing this music, and again, this is for audiences of all ages.”

For tickets and performance information, visit carmelsymphony.org or call the Palladium box office at (317) 843-3800.