The Carmel Symphony Orchestra 2012-13 season continues Nov. 10 with Honoring America with The Wright Brothers. The event marries the legendary rock band, the Carmel Elementary School Choir – which will be featured in an original work – and the Carmel Symphony to honor our country’s great musical heritage and those who have served our nation.
Celebrating 40 years as “Indiana’s Band,” the versatile Wright Brothers join the Carmel Symphony with harmonies and enthusiasm in a wide-ranging concert. Perhaps known best for nine hit singles on the Billboard charts, their soundtrack to the film Overboard, or national performances going back to “Hee Haw” and “The Today Show,” The Wright Brothers are the perfect Hoosier band to celebrate the United States’ veterans and our rich history.
Along with patriotic favorites including the complete Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, and John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare, the Carmel Symphony will perform Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, written in 1942 during World War II and narrated with excerpts from President Abraham Lincoln’s great speeches and texts, including the Gettysburg Address.
The Carmel Elementary School Choir is led by Director Cindy Baney, who was recently recognized as “2010 Teacher of the Year” by Carmel Clay Schools. The choir performs yearly at the Indianapolis Zoo and is an extracurricular activity for Carmel 4th and 5th graders. Honor, an original work by Baney, will be performed at the concert.
“Cindy Baney’s song, Honor, is an extraordinarily moving tribute to veterans, including Cindy’s own father,” says Artistic Director David Bowden. “With a beautiful melody, a touching and emotional text, and a great orchestration by Dan Powers, this work promises to be the highlight of a colorful and heartfelt concert honoring Americans who have served our country in the Armed Forces. It will be performed with the orchestra by a 150-voice choir of elementary students prepared by Cindy.”
Call the Center’s Box Office at 843-3800 for more information.