Pro-am orch picks maestra

Pro-am orch picks maestra


norman lebrecht

May 15, 2017

Janna Hymes has been named music director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Indiana, chosen from 130 applicants.

Founded in 1975, the CSO is ‘comprised of highly trained musicians, both paid and volunteer, who annually perform a subscription concert series featuring an eclectic repertoire.’

Hymes is music director for the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra of Virginia and of Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, which she founded in 2008.


  • William Osborne says:

    The numbers are interesting: 130 applicants for an orchestra that does 6 concerts per year in a town of 85,000.

  • will says:

    Who would wish to work for an orchestra whose ignorant CEO writes the illiterate phrase ‘comprised of’?

    • William Osborne says:

      You’re right, but there are examples of the phrase used by Joyce Carol Oates, Norman Mailer, Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, and Lionel Trilling — all ignorant CEOs. (-:
      Oh, and Jimmy Carter…

    • Bruce says:

      The answer to your question is “the 130 applicants for the job.”

      Maybe there were millions of others who saw that mistake and decided they would prefer not to work for a CEO capable of such illiteracies.