Carmel Symphony Orchestra Presents Masterworks 4: Best of John Williams – A Tribute Concert

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The Palladium // Mar 11 – Mar 12


Sat Mar 11 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Sun Mar 12 – 3:00 p.m. ET

February 2023

Experience the exceptional at two performances saluting the Master of the Movie Score: The Best of John Williams – A Tribute Concert. During a Saturday evening performance and a Sunday matinee repeat of the program, Carmel Symphony Orchestra under Artistic Director Janna Hymes will present multiple selections you know and love from movies you know by heart.

This is a concert you will not want to miss, and we’ve made it easy for the entire family to enjoy with both evening and afternoon programs. Get your tickets early for these exceptional presentations honoring Hollywood’s most prolific and beloved composer at

Carmel Symphony John Williams

CSO’s Extraordinary 2022–23 Season

The concerts come on the same weekend that the five-time Academy Award winner is up for another Oscar® — Williams’ 53rd nomination, this time for the score to Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film, “The Fabelmans.”

“We are so excited about these upcoming performances and anticipate a couple of fantastic crowds on March 11 and 12,” said Artistic Director Janna Hymes. “Williams is one of my favorites, and the music is spectacular. We’ve really expanded and experimented with our programming during this 47th CSO season, and this John Williams production is shaping up to be a highlight of a season that’s already been noteworthy for multiple highlights!”

The concerts’ playlist includes selections from some of Hollywood’s biggest hits, including “Star Wars,” “Hook,” “Schindler’s List,” “AI,” “Harry Potter,” “JFK,” “Jurassic Park,” “Superman,” “Jaws,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “ET,” and “Indiana Jones.”

Carmel Symphony John Williams

Hymes’ programming this season is proving to be a big hit with CSO patrons, as the orchestra successfully rebounds from the effects of the pandemic. Attendance has continued to build since the season opened in early October, highlighted by a sell-out for January’s Serpentine Fire: The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire, and near sell-outs for two Holiday Pops! shows in early December.

Having attended some of this season’s performances, I can attest that CSO under Hymes’ masterful direction is generating some intoxicating energy that is reaching people of all ages and backgrounds — locally and throughout central Indiana.

Additionally, CSO is strengthening the community through its outreach initiatives as it continues to deliver extraordinary, energetic and fun performances.

“I’m forward-thinking, and I’m always thinking about the future and what’s relevant,” Hymes shared. “I’ve been working with the kids in area schools and connecting with the community with our community outreach, hoping that people realize we are their orchestra and we want them to know that we are here for them. We are very flexible, and we play a lot of different styles and kinds of music. And we like to do that, and I want to keep this energy going into next season’s programming.”

When asked what Hymes would like to express to anyone who has yet to experience a CSO performance, she thoughtfully replied, “I would like, when people are hearing about CSO and talking about us, that they feel like CSO plays not just classical [music] but relevant and cool music. I want them to think that we’re something they don’t want to miss!”

Don’t wait to experience the invigorating energy and the exceptional artistry that CSO brings to the stage with every single performance! Get your tickets today and be part of the magic that is the arts scene in Carmel, Indiana.