Indiana Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to Alan Davis for his dedicated leadership as president and CEO of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra April 14 at The Palladium in Carmel.
Davis announced his retirement in February, and April 14 was the final concert of the season under his leadership. He is expected to stay on through September.
“As a member of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra Board and longtime friend of Alan’s, it gives me great joy to present him with this honor on behalf of the governor,” Torr said in a news release. “During the 18 years Alan served as president and CEO, the symphony grew significantly and became the resident orchestra of The Palladium. I wish him the best of luck in retirement and thank him for all he has done to support the arts in our community.”
Since 1975, the CSO has shared artistic performances and educational experiences with diverse audiences of all ages.
The Sagamore award, which dates to the mid-1940s, is one of the highest honors the governor can bestow on a citizen and is presented to Hoosiers who have rendered distinguished service to the state.