Carmel Symphony’s Family Fun

An extraordinary, interactive introduction to some of the world’s greatest orchestral classics, specially designed for children, will be presented on Saturday, May 14, by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO).

CSO’s annual Family Fun Concert begins at 3 pm at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green.

Tickets are just $5 for youngsters and $17.50 for adults!

Purchase yours at or the Palladium Fifth Third Bank Box Office, 317.843.3800.

Carmel High School Senior Violinist Abigail Ko, this year’s CSO Young Artist Competition winner, will perform with the orchestra, while Guest Conductor is Carmel High School teacher Nicole DeGuire.

During the performance, youngsters in the audience will be invited to join CSO musicians on the Palladium stage and witness musical magic up close.

The program includes:

Bizet – Carmen Overture

Bach – Air from Orchestral Suite 3

Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35; Ill Allegro Vivacissimo featuring Abigail Ko, violin

Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt Suite 1

Faure – Pavane

Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies and Russian Dance “Trepak” from Nutcracker Suite

Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5

Hayman – Pops Hoedown

Europe – Castle House Rag

Carmel Symphony Orchestra Family Fun

Following the concert, additional hands-on activity takes place during a Drum Circle with Resounding Joy.

Family Fun marks the end of the 2021-22 CSO season, supported by the City of Carmel, the Center for the Performing Arts, the Palladium, and Pedcor.

Information about the orchestra’s 2022-23 season – a schedule filled to the brim with an exceptional mix of classical and pops performances – can be found at

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