Torr presents retiring Carmel Symphony president with Sagamore of the Wabash

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, April 16, 2018

STATEHOUSE (April 16, 2018) – State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) on Saturday at the Palladium in Carmel presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to Alan Davis for his dedicated leadership as president and CEO of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.

Davis announced his retirement in February, and April 14 was the final concert of the season under Davis’ leadership.

“As a member of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra Board and long-time friend of Alan’s, it gives me great joy to present him with this honor on behalf of the governor,” Torr said. “During the 18 years Alan served as president and CEO, the symphony grew significantly and became the resident orchestra of the Palladium. I wish him the best of luck in retirement and thank him for all he has done to support the arts in our community.”

Since 1975, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra has shared artistic performances and educational experiences with diverse audiences of all ages.

Dating back to the mid-1940s, the Sagamore award is one of the highest honors the governor can bestow on a citizen and is presented to Hoosiers who have rendered distinguished service to the state, contributing greatly to Indiana’s rich history. 


State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) represents House District 39, 
which includes portions of Hamilton County.

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PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-Carmel) (right) presents Alan Davis (left) with a Sagamore of the Wabash award on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Palladium in Carmel. Davis is retiring after 18 years of serving the Carmel Symphony Orchestra as president and CEO. Photo courtesy of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.