The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra connects and celebrates “Sonic Legacies” on Saturday, February 27 at 7 PM by livestream only.

“Legacies are not created in a single moment, but rather are the product of acts of creation, reception, and remembrance.” – Roger Kalia.

This re-imagined concert celebrates two legacies: Ludwig van Beethoven and Jessie Montgomery. Beethoven’s impact on music and his legacy can hardly be understated. His works continually challenge symphonic convention, while his persona has achieved mythic quality over the past 250 years. His Second Symphony, written at the onset of his deafness, honors the symphonic model while stretching its form and infamously substituting a scherzo for the traditional minuet and trio.

American composer Jessie Montgomery’s Banner also engages with an iconic legacy—that of the United States national anthem. Described by the composer as “an anthem for the 21st century,” Banner pays tribute to its namesake, the Star-Spangled Banner, updating and adapting it to an orchestral medium with prominent quartet solos, performed by the Eykamp String Quartet.

Members of the Eykamp String Quartet (Alan Snow and Jia-Rong Gan, violin; Mark Hatlestad, viola; and Graham Cullen, cello) serve as principal string players of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and as Artists in Residence at the University of Evansville. The Eykamp Family established the quartet and vision in 2002. This dynamic quartet provides classical music performances of artistic excellence and passion and is committed to ensuring that both chamber and orchestral music are a vital part of our community and beyond. The Eykamp String Quartet is made possible by the special underwriting of Rita, Richard and Dorothy Eykamp, friends of the University of Evansville and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

To purchase $15 livestream tickets, patrons must have a valid email address and can purchase online at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org or by calling the EPO ticket office at (812) 425-5050. For questions, the box office is available between 10 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Concert Sponsors are Dr. Lee & Mrs. Kirsten Wagmeister, Phil & Linda Palmer Fassett, and Susan Vaughn

Roger Kalia will host In Depth with Roger Kalia Zoom pre-concert talk with members of the Eykamp String Quartet on Thursday, February 25 at 7 PM. The registration link, to join the talk, will be promoted on social media and with an Evansville Philharmonic Enews to patrons.