Jan
26
Sat
ROBERT MOODY, GUEST CONDUCTOR @ Victory Theatre
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm
ROBERT MOODY, GUEST CONDUCTOR @ Victory Theatre
ROBERT MOODY, GUEST CONDUCTOR

Saturday, January 26, 2019
7PM

Evansville Philharmonic Chorus 
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, Soprano

Mason Bates                      Auditorium
Felix Mendelssohn             Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
John Rutter                         Requiem

What better way to celebrate Maestro Savia’s 30th Anniversary than to bring back his first Assistant Conductor, Robert Moody! Currently Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Moody began his conducting career in Evansville, not only as Assistant Conductor but also as Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Conductor and founding conductor of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  Moody leads the EPO in Mendelssohn’s brilliant “Italian” Symphony No. 4, and reunites with the Chorus for John Rutter’s sublime and uplifting Requiem. Currently Composer-In-Residence at the Kennedy Center, Mason Bates describes his innovative piece, Auditorium, as a thriller during which the orchestra is “haunted” by ghostly recordings of a baroque ensemble.

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
Romain Cross Pointe Auto Park

CHORUS SPONSOR
Friends of the Chorus

Feb
23
Sat
BRAHMS’ 1ST CONCERTO & STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD @ Victory Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
BRAHMS’ 1ST CONCERTO & STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD

Saturday, February 23, 2019
7PM

Norman Krieger, Piano

Johannes Brahms       Piano Concerto No. 1
Gioacchino Rossini     Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Igor Stravinsky            Firebird Suite

Maestro Savia brings back his good friend and colleague, American pianist Norman Krieger, to perform the intensely romantic and passionate Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. The bubbly and effervescent Overture to Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra(The Thieving Magpie) is recognizable from being featured in Stanley Kubrick’s cult film A Clockwork Orange. Igor Stravinsky’s first ballet, Firebird, became an instant success after its premiere in Paris, and the Suite from the ballet remains his most popular orchestral work to this day. Experience the captivating score and mesmerizing story of a mystical bird with fiery red feathers. Powerful, mysterious, beautiful, and exhilarating, this music will take your breath away!

 

CONCERT SPONSORS
Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation
Cecil A & Mabel Lene Hamman Foundation

 

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR

Mar
16
Sat
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES @ Victory Theatre
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES @ Victory Theatre
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Saturday, March 16, 2019
7PM

Women’s Chorus

Josef Strauss           Sphärenklänge (Music of the Spheres)
Claude Debussy       Clair de Lune
James Becke           From The Earth To The Moon and Beyond
Gustav Holst            The Planets  “Side-By-Side” with EPYO

A space-themed concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s 1969 moon landing! Indiana composer James Beckel wrote From The Earth To The Moon and Beyond especially for this occasion. Complete with narration and imagery, the piece celebrates one of mankind’s most incredible achievements. In an unprecedented educational collaboration, 150 members of the EPO and Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will join forces for an unforgettable performance of Gustav Holst’s The Planets. This blockbuster work sky-rocketed Holst to fame, and the climactic “Mars” movement inspired the music of Star Wars. Holst portrays the moods of the planets as serene and beautiful, flickering and flighty, mysterious and magical.

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
Evansville Philharmonic Guild

Apr
27
Sat
BEETHOVEN’S NINTH (& FIRST) @ Victory Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
BEETHOVEN’S NINTH (& FIRST)

Saturday, April 27, 2019
7PM

Evansville Philharmonic Chorus 
Kate Tombaugh, Mezzo-Soprano 
Eric Ferring, Tenor 
Timothy LeFebvre, Baritone

L. van Beethoven      Symphony No. 1
L. van Beethoven      Symphony No. 9

Often referred to as “The World’s Greatest Symphony,” Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony changed the face of classical music forever. Hear the evolution from Beethoven’s First to his Ninth symphony, and you’ll understand why the composer is viewed as such a transformative figure between the Classical and Romantic eras of music. The monumental Ninth Symphony is a fitting and triumphant finale to Maestro Savia’s 30th Anniversary Season. The fourth movement can only be described as hair-raising—a symphonic chorale with full chorus and soloists singing the rapturous “Ode to Joy.”

 

CONCERT SPONSORS
Koch Foundation

Mrs. Nancy S. Traylor