Sep
29
Sat
Opening Night! BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS & BLUEGRASS @ Victory Theatre
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm
Opening Night!  BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS & BLUEGRASS @ Victory Theatre

Tessa Lark, Violin (Silver Medalist, 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis)

Leonard Bernstein     Candide Overture
L. van Beethoven      Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin
Michael Thurber        Love Letter
Aaron Copland          Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Johannes Brahms     Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 & 10
Pablo de Sarasate    Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)

Back by popular demand! Kentucky native Tessa Lark grew up with both bluegrass and classical music in her home. Beethoven’s Second Romance shows off her classical skills, while Love Letter, written by her fiancé, Michael Thurber, displays her versatility in other genres such as bluegrass, hip-hop, jazz, African and rock. Tessa is one of the fastest rising young violinists on the concert scene today. Her Zigeunerweisen will knock your socks off! Candide Overture kicks off the Philharmonic’s celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, while dance music by Aaron Copland and Johannes Brahms adds to this concert’s folksy feel.

CONCERT SPONSOR
Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation

Nov
10
Sat
WEST SIDE STORY IN CONCERT @ Victory Theatre
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

University of Evansville Opera
Members of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus

We continue the 100th birthday celebration of legendary American composer, Leonard Bernstein, with the most groundbreaking musical of the 20th century. West Side Story is a modern day retelling of the story of Romeo & Julietthrough the rival gangs of New York City’s Jets and Sharks. Featuring an exciting mix of jazz and Latin music, West Side Story includes “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” and “America,” songs that have become true American classics. This concert demonstrates the EPO’s continued commitment to bringing opera and musical theatre to the Victory Theatre stage. It also furthers the Philharmonic’s collaboration with the University of Evansville Opera.

CONCERT SPONSOR

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
William E. Schmidt Foundation

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
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