PUBLIC MEET & GREET

Prior to the November 16th Classics concert, we invite the community to get “up close and personal” with our music director search. There will be a Meet & Greet with Conductor Scott Seaton at Franklin Pizza Factory, located 2033 W Franklin Street, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM. The public is welcome to attend, meet and speak with our second Music Director Finalist Scott Seaton.

 

Being a "Friend of the Maestro" means that you value and appreciate Alfred Savia’s thirty-one years of service to the tri-state community through over 700 performances, and that you choose to help celebrate his vision, which has led to, among other things, the creation of two youth orchestras, the Eykamp String Quartet, Messiah, outdoor concerts, Nutracker and other ballets, Music Alive residencies, the commissioning of new works, concerts in outlying communities, and fully-staged opera!

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classics
Oct
19
Sat
SCOTT SEATON, CONDUCTOR AND STERLING ELLIOTT, CELLO @ The Victory Theatre
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm
SCOTT SEATON, CONDUCTOR AND STERLING ELLIOTT, CELLO @ The Victory Theatre

Scott Seaton, Conductor
Sterling Elliott, Cello

Michael Torke’s Ash is a unique and intriguing fusion of classical and pop music — Beethovenesque, but with a vibrant, contemporary sound.

Tchaikovsky’s graceful and popular Rococo Variations will showcase Sterling Elliott’s ability to play long, lyrical melodies and leap through virtuosic cadenzas, trills, and double stops. At age 19, Elliott was a first prize winner of the 2019 Sphinx Competition, aimed at the development and recognition of high school and college talent in the black and Latino communities.

Beethoven’s dynamic Fourth Symphony is fresh and spontaneous and contains themes that served as inspiration for other composers.

Program Notes  |  Conductor Finalist Bio  |  Guest Artist Bio

CONCERT SPONSORS:
DR. AND MRS. LOUIS B. CADY / CADY WELLNESS INSTITUTE
TRAYLOR, BROS. INC. & MRS. NANCY TRAYLOR

 

Oct
26
Sat
EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC FALL CHORAL CONCERT @ Methodist Temple UMC
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC FALL CHORAL CONCERT @ Methodist Temple UMC

Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Conductor Andrea Drury will conduct the Evansville Philharmonic Fall Choral Concert at Methodist Temple UMC, located at 2109 Lincoln Avenue, on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00 PM. The Chorus will be accompanied by Thomas Drury.

The choral concert will feature a mixture of classical, spiritual and modern works including “Ching-A-Ring Chaw by Aaron Copland, Giuseppe Verdi’s “Va Pensiero,” “Ballade to the Moon” by Daniel Elder, and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.”

CONCERT SPONSOR:
FRIENDS OF THE CHORUS

Nov
16
Sat
MICHELLE MERRILL, CONDUCTOR AND RICHARD LIN, VIOLIN @ The Victory Theatre
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm
MICHELLE MERRILL, CONDUCTOR AND RICHARD LIN, VIOLIN @ The Victory Theatre

Michelle Merrill, Conductor
Richard Lin, Violin

Following the sparkling Magic Flute Overture, we continue our tradition of presenting winners of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Gifted violinist Richard Lin performs the unforgettable Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

Aaron Copland’s quintessential American masterpiece, Appalachian Spring, perfectly captures the feeling of vast open spaces, hope, and the possibility of country life in an ideal America. The work popularized the Shaker folk song, “Simple Gifts.”

Concert Romanesc is a fine example of Ligeti’s folk style, drawing inspiration from memories of his Romainian Childhood and transforming the orchestra into a gigantic village band.

Program Notes  |  Conductor Finalist Bio  |  Guest Artist Bio

CONCERT SPONSOR:
KOCH FOUNDATION

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
D-PATRICK AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIPS

Dec
7
Sat
BUNNY BREAD CANDY CANE EXPRESS @ Victory Theatre
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm
BUNNY BREAD CANDY CANE EXPRESS @ Victory Theatre

Sponsored by Lewis Bakeries, the Bunny Bread Candy Cane Express features Singer/Pianist Tony DeSare and the Orchestra performing songs from Disney’s hit movie “Frozen”. This magical afternoon is designed especially for families with children and includes appearances by the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, Evansville Children’s Choir, Evansville, Ballet, Legacy Dance Company plus a visit from the Bunny Bread Bunny and Santa Claus!

CONCERT SPONSOR:
LEWIS BAKERIES

CLUB18|39!

Club1839A FREE program that allows 18–39 ages to get discounted best available seats to Evansville Philharmonic Classics or Pops concerts (limit 2 tickets per member per concert). If you’re 18–39, you can register for CLUB 18│39 for free. There is no joiner or membership fee for this program.

More details can be found here.

GIVING, BUILDING, IMPROVING AND CHANGING.

As the largest arts institution in the Tri-State area, the impact of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra extends beyond the concert hall. We serve a vital educational role for area students ranging from pre-school through high school. We provide numerous community-outreach programs that play a critical role in attracting new businesses to the area. We help make the Tri-State an attractive place to work and live with a thriving cultural environment.

Alfred Savia

Mission

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s core purpose is “to engage our community in the powerful experience of live symphonic music,” with core values covering the areas of customer service, artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community enrichment.
Dr. & Mrs. Louis B. Cady/Cady Wellness Institute
Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation
Mrs. Phyllis R. Grimm
Cecil A. & Mable Lene Hammam Foundation
Mary Kennard
Koch Foundation
William E. Schmidt Foundation
Cynthia Wolfe of Wolfe's Auto Auction
C. Wayne Worthington Family
Robert and Marianna Wright