Feb
29
Sat
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR AND MENG SU, GUITAR @ The Victory Theatre
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR AND MENG SU, GUITAR @ The Victory Theatre

Roger Kalia, Conductor
Meng Su, Guitar

A famous gypsy band once made such a strong impression on Kodály that he was inspired to write his exotic Galanta Dances.

Superstar Meng Su performs the piece that won her the gold medal and the distinction of being the first female guitarist to win the Parkening Competition. The extraordinarily beautiful Adagio makes the Concierto de Aranjuez one of the most popular of all time.

The picturesque Symphony No. 3, inspired by Mendelssohn’s memorable trip to Scotland, incorporates flavors of Scottish dance and folk music.

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
DEACONESS

Apr
25
Sat
PUCCINI’S TURANDOT (With Alfano Ending), MAESTRO ALFRED SAVIA’S FAREWELL CONCERT @ The Victory Theatre
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
PUCCINI’S TURANDOT (With Alfano Ending),  MAESTRO ALFRED SAVIA’S FAREWELL CONCERT @ The Victory Theatre

Puccini’s Turandot  (With Alfano Ending)
Maestro Alfred Savia’s Farewell Concert

SOPRANO OTHALIE GRAHAM AS TURANDOT
TENOR MATTHEW VICKERS AS CALAF
SOPRANO ELENI CALENOS AS LIU
LAURA SAVIA, DIRECTOR
UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE OPERA AND EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

Three riddles stand before any suitor wishing to marry Princess Turandot, and one Wrong answer means death.

A tour de force for orchestra and chorus, Giacomo Puccini’s exotic tale of ancient China is told through extremely sumptuous and evocative music. Its impassioned Nessun Dorma, popularized by Luciano Pavarotti, is the most famous aria of all time!

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening as we say farewell to Maestro Alfred Savia, whose vision has been the driving force behind numerous opera productions in Evansville over the past 30 years.

CONCERT SPONSOR:
MARTHA & MERRITT DEJONG FOUNDATION

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR:
WILLIAM E. SCHMIDT FOUNDATION

CHORUS SPONSOR:
FRIENDS OF THE CHORUS

MAESTRO SPONSOR:
FRIENDS OF THE MAESTRO

By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricordi/Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.R.L., publisher and copyright owner.