Byron Stripling, a world-renowned trumpeter, conductor, singer and actor, will perform with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 8 at the Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts.
Stripling, who received international attention following his Carnegie Hall debut in the early ‘90s, has recorded hundreds of albums with celebrated pop, Broadway and jazz artists, as well as recordings with his own quintet. He’s also performed with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Buck Clayton.
Well known in the world of pops orchestra, Stripling will bring a bit of New Orleans flair to Carmel with his signature version of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In” to close out the Palladium’s January Pops. He was the lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m., under the direction of Janna Hymes. Tickets start at $18. Hymes, who previously worked with Stripling while she was music director of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, said Stripling’s show is a great way to start 2022 off right.
“Byron Stripling is just an extraordinary talent, a fantastic entertainer,” Hymes said. “I’m thrilled to bring him to the Palladium and introduce him to our Central Indiana audience, because everyone who loves music should know this artist. His orchestral arrangements are simply first-rate, and Jan. 8 truly is a do-not-miss performance, a great shot of energy with which to open the new year.”
Stripling starred as the lead in “Satchmo,” a musical about the life of Louis Armstrong. He’s also performed solo on The Grammys.
All guests over the age of 3 are required to wear a mask while inside the Palladium and all patrons ages 12 and up are required to show proof of vaccination. If not vaccinated, guests must present physical or digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. Those 12 and under do not have to show proof of a negative test.
For more information on the event and COVID-19 protocols, visit carmelsymphony.org.