Charles Latshaw, Conductor
Alan Snow, Violin & Graham Cullen, Cello
Danzón No. 2 is a Mexican classic inspired by Cuban dance rhythms. The work even played a key role in an episode of the Amazon series “Mozart in the Jungle.”
Brahms’ majestic “Double” Concerto is lyrically rich and romantic and the perfect work to show off the remarkable talents of our own concertmaster and principal cellist.
Tchaikovsky’s lush Fifth Symphony is a favorite among concertgoers worldwide. Full of yearning melodies that express the composer’s passion, this masterpiece begins in deathly sadness but ends in triumph.
ROMAIN CROSS POINTE AUTO PARK
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.
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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.
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WILLIAM E. SCHMIDT FOUNDATION
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