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

 

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

PEPPERMINT POPS, TONY DESARE, SINGER/PIANIST, ALFRED SAVIA, CONDUCTOR @ The Victory Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
PEPPERMINT POPS, TONY DESARE, SINGER/PIANIST, ALFRED SAVIA, CONDUCTOR @ The Victory Theatre

Peppermint Pops
Alfred Savia, Conductor
Tony DeSare, Singer/Pianist

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 7PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019 2PM

Back by popular demand, Tony DeSare gets you in the holiday spirit with his fresh take on old-school class. DeSare is an acclaimed singer, pianist, and songwriter who has performed everywhere from jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall! He sings your favorite Christmas classics like Jingle Bells, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and I’ll Be Home For Christmas in the enduring style of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

CONCERT SPONSOR:
ROBERT & MARIANNA WRIGHT

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
C. WAYNE WORTHINGTON FAMILY

CHORUS SPONSOR:
FRIENDS OF THE CHORUS

LIGHTING & STAGE DECOR SPONSOR:
MARY KENNARD