American Piansts Association Fellow Sean Chen to visit the Palladium Oct. 11



The Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents American Pianists Association Fellow and Van Cliburn Competition Medalist, Sean Chen, on Oct. 11 at the Palladium.  Chen will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.  The program will open with Karidoyanes’ Yerakina: Dionysian Dance for Orchestra and conclude with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor.

A rising star with a “million-volt smile” and a “formidable set of fingers” (Dallas Morning News), superbly describes pianist Sean Chen.  As winner of the 2013 APA DeHaan and Third Prize winner at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Chen is one of America’s great young pianists.

CSO Artistic Director David Bowden said: “Sean Chen is a major star on the rise.  You won’t want to miss his superb artistry on display in a glorious performance of Grieg’s familiar Piano Concerto.”

The Grieg Piano Concerto is one of the most easily recognizable piano concertos.  Its lush melodic invention, dramatic climaxes, virtuoso demands, and familiar opening flourish have made it an audience favorite.

The concert concludes with unsurpassed match emotional brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor.  Maestro Bowden says, “The resonant acoustics of the Palladium are perfect for Tchaikovsky’s powerful 4th Symphony, which combines beautiful melodies with deep emotion, orchestral virtuosity, and a thrilling conclusion.”

Ticket-holders are invited to arrive early at 6:45pm for Music Matters featuring David Bowden and Sean Chen for a behind-the-scenes conversation about the music of the evening.

Flex 3 subscriptions are available via the CSO office at 317.844.9717. Single tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling the Center’s Box Office at 317.843.3800. Discounts for students are also available: the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger, and the $10 CollegePASS for College students.