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CSO presents "Hope of Romance and Adventure

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) continues its 2019-20 season on November 9 with Hope of Romance and Adventure, part of its Musical Journeys with Janna Masterworks Series. The program features work by Verdi, Ravel, Chaplin and Schumann, with an appearance by guest artist Philippe Quint. It will be performed at the world-class Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.

Musical Journeys with Janna is a series of five concerts designed to transport the audience to another time and place as they experience the power of composers from around the world. Hope of Romance and Adventure features wistful, imaginative, poignant pieces by several beloved composers, opening with Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to I Vespri Siciliani, followed by Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane.

The journey continues with internationally renowned violinist Philippe Quint, who will perform rare compositions by silent movie icon Charlie Chaplin including City Lights Suite, The Kid Fantasy and Smile. Quint, known for his remarkable lyricism and virtuosity, has performed with orchestras around the world, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The concert will close with Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op.61.

Patrons are invited to come early for Meet the Music, a free pre-concert talk led by Music Director Janna Hymes starting at 6:30 p.m. According to Hymes, “Our November 9th concert is a mix of familiar and surprise. From the riveting Verdi Overture to the dazzling and exotic Tzigane of Ravel we experience a myriad of emotions. The music of Charlie Chaplin is charming, unexpected and brilliant and will showcase our soloist, violinist Philippe Quint. We end with Schumann's Second Symphony, a piece written during his extensive breakdown and serious depression yet depicting triumph and optimism.”

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, Indiana. Founded in 1975, the CSO is comprised of 85 professional and passionate musicians who perform an eclectic repertoire of the world’s greatest symphonic music. The CSO is committed to enhancing the community’s quality of life by offering creative, artistically excellent performances and educational experiences to diverse audiences of all ages. Janna Hymes serves as Music Director and Jeanelle Adamak as Executive Director. For more information, visit

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