EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OPENS POPS SERIES WITH “BROADWAY’S BACK”

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra opens its Pops series with “Broadway’s Back” at the Victory Theatre on Sunday, October 3 at 2 PM. Masks are required at the Victory Theatre at this time. Social distancing is only available in certain sections and can be requested.

As Broadway springs back to life, the EPO also raises its curtains to perform music from your Broadway favorites, including Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, Beetlejuice, Dear Evan Hansen, Lion King, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, and more! Our afternoon guest artists joining the Orchestra on stage are Tenor and Evansville native Luther Lewis and Soprano Tess Altiveros.

Luther Lewis was 17 years old when he made his operatic debut with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, performing in a concert version of Georges Bizet's Carmen. From his days as a student at Evansville's Signature School, Lewis has become a familiar figure on the Evansville music scene,

Luther is currently working out of Chicago and is a member of the supplemental chorus of Chicago’s Lyric Opera. Lewis has toured with L’Opera de Montreal and in 2012 was a guest soloist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at the Opening Ceremonies of the World Choir Games. Lewis has performed in featured roles with the Cincinnati Opera and performs regularly as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra and Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tess Altiveros is equally at home in a wide range of repertoire from the 17th to the 21st century and noted for her “particularly soulful” interpretations – L.A. Times and a "captivating combination of skilled singing and magnetic acting" – Pioneer Press.

Ms. Altiveros’ recent roles include Angela in In Real Life, Opera Memphis; Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Kentucky Opera; and Female Soldier in The Falling and the Rising, Seattle Opera among others. Recent credits include L'enfant in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, Pacific Symphony; Clorinda in Seattle Opera's acclaimed production of The Combat, and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Pacific Symphony.

Her concert stage engagements have ranged from the American Prize-winning world premiere of Muehleisen’s Borders at Carnegie Hall to the critically acclaimed West Coast tour of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Grammy winning conductor Stephen Stubbs. Ms. Altiveros has been featured with the Colorado Symphony, Pacific Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, Portland Baroque, Early Music Vancouver, Shreveport Symphony, San Francisco Early Music Society, and the Vancouver Bach Festival, to name a few.

Concert Sponsors are Koch Foundation, Mrs. Nancy S. Traylor, Traylor Bros., Inc., and the Evansville Philharmonic Guild. Guest Artist Sponsor is Dr. & Mrs. Louis B. Cady/Cady Wellness Institute. Chorus Sponsor is Friends of the Chorus.

Purchase adult tickets at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org or call the EPO Ticket Office at (812) 425-5050, Ext 300. For questions and purchases, the box office is available between 10 AM and4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Children ages 0 – 6 are free and all full-time students can attend this season’s concerts free (while available) and receive the free ticket by calling the EPO Ticket Office or picking up the ticket at the door.

$15 and $20 tickets are available for age 18-39 attendees with free membership to CLUB 18│39 at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org/club1839/. Discounted tickets are also available for seniors and military by calling the EPO Ticket Office.