Jan
19
Sat
ROBERT MOODY, GUEST CONDUCTOR @ Victory Theatre
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm
ROBERT MOODY, GUEST CONDUCTOR @ Victory Theatre
ROBERT MOODY, GUEST CONDUCTOR

Saturday, January 26, 2019
7PM

Evansville Philharmonic Chorus 
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, Soprano

Mason Bates                      Auditorium
Felix Mendelssohn             Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
John Rutter                         Requiem

What better way to celebrate Maestro Savia’s 30th Anniversary than to bring back his first Assistant Conductor, Robert Moody! Currently Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Moody began his conducting career in Evansville, not only as Assistant Conductor but also as Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Conductor and founding conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  Moody leads the EPO in Mendelssohn’s brilliant “Italian” Symphony No. 4, and reunites with the Chorus for John Rutter’s sublime and uplifting Requiem. Currently Composer-In-Residence at the Kennedy Center, Mason Bates describes his innovative piece, Auditorium, as a thriller during which the orchestra is “haunted” by ghostly recordings of a baroque ensemble.

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
United Companies

CHORUS SPONSOR
Friends of the Chorus

Feb
9
Sat
COUNTRY LEGENDS @ Victory Theatre
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm
COUNTRY LEGENDS

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7PM

Rachel Potter and Patrick Thomas, Singers

 

A foot-stompin,’ toe-tappin’ tribute to the greatest names in country music, including songs by famed singers and songwriters like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, and Faith Hill. Hear country classics CrazyJoleneRing of FireOn The Road AgainDevil Went Down To Georgia, and many more. Singer Patrick Thomas is a Nashville-based recording artist and was a finalist on Season 1 of NBC’s hit show The Voice. Returning to the Victory stage after her 2015 Peppermint Pops appearance, Rachel Potter, is a Nashville based country music recording artist and songwriter, who was a top 12 Finalist on the hit television reality show The X Factor.

 

CONCERT SPONSORS

Robert & Marianna Wright
Richard P. Curby & Collynn Pearl

 

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR

Feb
23
Sat
BRAHMS’ 1ST CONCERTO & STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD @ Victory Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
BRAHMS’ 1ST CONCERTO & STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7PM

Norman Krieger, Piano

Johannes Brahms       Piano Concerto No. 1
Gioacchino Rossini     Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Igor Stravinsky            Firebird Suite

Maestro Savia brings back his good friend and colleague, American pianist Norman Krieger, to perform the intensely romantic and passionate Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. The bubbly and effervescent Overture to Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra(The Thieving Magpie) is recognizable from being featured in Stanley Kubrick’s cult film A Clockwork Orange. Igor Stravinsky’s first ballet, Firebird, became an instant success after its premiere in Paris, and the Suite from the ballet remains his most popular orchestral work to this day. Experience the captivating score and mesmerizing story of a mystical bird with fiery red feathers. Powerful, mysterious, beautiful, and exhilarating, this music will take your breath away!

 

CONCERT SPONSORS
Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation
Cecil A & Mabel Lene Hamman Foundation

 

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR

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