The Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents “Let The Music Play… Getting to Know Your CSO” at 7:30 p.m. April 18. Headlining this special online show will be excerpts from the performance of “Sinatra and Friends” with guest artist Steve Lippia.
Lippia is a Grammy-nominated recording artist and has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists in America. He is known for his youthful, energetic interpretations of standards and traditional pop music.
“We can’t wait for the day we can reopen the Palladium and welcome our fans with hugs and wonderful music,” Music Director Janna Hymes stated. “But until that day, we want to comfort our music loving friends the best way possible.”
In addition to the “Sinatra and Friends” excerpts, Hymes introduces a video presentation of the Overture to I Vespri Siciliani, a powerful piece composed by Giuseppe Verdi for the Paris Opera in 1855.
Joining Hymes on the program are special guests, including husband and wife CSO musicians Jason Spangler (timpani), and Monika Spangler (piccolo and flute), and CSO Bassoonist PJ Woolston. They will share personal and little-known facts about their lives and careers.
The Saturday night programs have special meaning for Hymes.
“We are doing this to stay connected with our fans, but we also feel strongly that music is a uniting, healing force that will help bring us together in a special way,” she stated.
Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, in an effort to remain connected with their audience base have been presenting 30-minute programs on Facebook Live. The free live-stream is simple to access on the Carmel Symphony Orchestra Facebook Page. To watch a short video of Janna talking about the shows, visit youtu.be/3huoNiPIXns