Mar
16
Sat
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES @ Victory Theatre
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES @ Victory Theatre
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Saturday, March 16, 2019
7PM

Women’s Chorus

Josef Strauss           Sphärenklänge (Music of the Spheres)
Claude Debussy       Clair de Lune
James Becke           From The Earth To The Moon and Beyond
Gustav Holst            The Planets  “Side-By-Side” with EPYO

A space-themed concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s 1969 moon landing! Indiana composer James Beckel wrote From The Earth To The Moon and Beyond especially for this occasion. Complete with narration and imagery, the piece celebrates one of mankind’s most incredible achievements. In an unprecedented educational collaboration, 150 members of the EPO and Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will join forces for an unforgettable performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. This blockbuster work sky-rocketed Holst to fame, and the climactic “Mars” movement inspired the music of Star Wars. Holst portrays the moods of the planets as serene and beautiful, flickering and flighty, mysterious and magical.

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
Evansville Philharmonic Guild

Apr
27
Sat
BEETHOVEN’S NINTH (& FIRST) @ Victory Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
BEETHOVEN’S NINTH (& FIRST)

Saturday, April 27, 2019
7PM

Evansville Philharmonic Chorus 
Kate Tombaugh, Mezzo-Soprano 
Eric Ferring, Tenor 
Timothy LeFebvre, Baritone

L. van Beethoven      Symphony No. 1
L. van Beethoven      Symphony No. 9

Often referred to as “The World’s Greatest Symphony,” Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony changed the face of classical music forever. Hear the evolution from Beethoven’s First to his Ninth symphony, and you’ll understand why the composer is viewed as such a transformative figure between the Classical and Romantic eras of music. The monumental Ninth Symphony is a fitting and triumphant finale to Maestro Savia’s 30th Anniversary Season. The fourth movement can only be described as hair-raising—a symphonic chorale with full chorus and soloists singing the rapturous “Ode to Joy.”

 

CONCERT SPONSORS
Koch Foundation

Mrs. Nancy S. Traylor