“Carmel Symphony Orchestra has announced several changes to its season schedule because of the recent surge of COVID-19 omicron variant cases,” reads an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (1/18) Current (Carmel, IN). “The orchestra, a resident company of the Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts, is in the middle of its 2021-22 season. Five upcoming concerts [Jan. 23, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26, March 6] are being postponed… ‘Three of the affected concerts are our family concerts,’ stated Robert Schlegel III, chairman of the CSO board of directors. ‘Normally, at Family Fun and Side-by-Side, young people are actually on the stage with our musicians, literally side-by-side with them. With the current COVID surge, and with so few among the younger age groups vaccinated, or even able to be vaccinated, our board determined that this probably isn’t the best thing to be doing at this time.’ … Masterworks 4 set for March 12, and Masterworks 5 with guest artist Edgar Meyer scheduled for April 23, will be CSO’s next concerts, both at the Palladium. The Family Fun concert has been rescheduled for May 14. The other concerts affected … will be booked for the 2022-23 season.”