Hymes launches first season as Carmel Symphony music director

Posted on: October 3, 2017

“When Janna Hymes first started interviewing to become a music director of symphony orchestras, it was rare,” writes Mark Ambrogi in Monday’s (10/2) Current (Carmel, IN). “ ‘There just weren’t a lot of women doing it, and it was always a novelty,’ Hymes said…. ‘Now, there are so many young conductors coming out of schools.… It’s really amazing that a lot of women now are making this their career and are very successful. It’s still a very, very small amount of women compared to the guys. There is still a glass ceiling there.’ Hymes was named the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s first female music director and seventh overall in its 42-year history in May following a national search.… She will make her debut with CSO [on] Oct. 14 at The Palladium in Carmel. The New York City native, who lives in Maine, conducts the Williamsburg (Va.) Symphony and the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra … Hymes, who concluded a three-year stint as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra associate conductor in 2000, said she has been working on fundraising events and looking at CSO’s future…. ‘I’m starting to work on programming already, even though we haven’t started this season yet.’ ”

Posted October 3, 2017