Apr
30
Sat
Mahler’s “Titan” @ Victory Theatre
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm

Roger Kalia, Conductor

  • Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

A monumental work written for an enormous orchestra, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (known as the “Titan”) is one of the most impressive and audacious first symphonies ever written.

The composer’s meshing of traditional and modernist ideas make the piece particularly innovative.

His use of bird calls, off-stage trumpets, and optimistic themes evoke youthful vitality, elegance and playfulness.

The foreboding harmonies, klezmer-like music, and a funeral procession using a minor version of “Frère Jacques” serve as a reminder that joy and sorrow both exist in life.

Chorale-like figures and fanfares suggest impending victory, but this combined with tension and angst-ridden melodies provide for an emotional ending complete with victorious horns and overwhelming jubilation.


 

May
7
Sat
EPYO & EPYO II Spring Concert @ Victory Theatre
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Spring Concert

May
14
Sat
Puccini’s Turandot @ Victory Theatre
May 14 @ 7:00 pm

Othalie Graham, Soprano
Evansville Philharmonic Chorus
Alfred Savia, Conductor

 

Join us as we celebrate the return of Conductor Laureate Alfred Savia and acknowledge special musician milestones.


CONCERT SPONSOR
Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation

GUEST ARTISTS SPONSOR
William E. Schmidt Foundation

CHORUS SPONSOR
Friends Of The Chorus

MAESTRO SPONSOR
Friends Of The Maestro

STAGE DIRECTOR SPONSOR
Dorothy Parsons

 

May
19
Thu
Golf Classic @ Evansville Country Club
May 19 @ 1:00 pm

golf classic

Golf Classic


New Traditions Diversity Series @ Wesselman Woods
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra continues the New Tradition Diversity Series in May at Wesselman Woods, 551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711, on Thursday, May 19 at 4 p.m.

Members of the Eykamp String Quartet (Jia-Rong Gan, violin; Michael Chu, violin; Mark Hatlestad, viola; & Graham Cullen, cello) will play works by underrepresented composers.

Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Call (812) 425-5050, Ext 316 for more information.