Aug
29
Sat
Welcome To Evansville – Gala 2020 @ Tropicana Riverfront Event Center
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm

“Welcome to Evansville”

Saturday, August 29, 2020
6:00 PM
Tropicana Riverfront Event Center

Tickets:

  • $250 couple
  • $125 individual

Musician Sponsor: $125
If you can’t attend but would like to send a musician to the Gala or if you are attending but would like a musician to sit at your table, this is a wonderful opportunity!


 

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Sep
19
Sat
Visionaries @ Victory Theatre
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Visionaries @ Victory Theatre

SEAN CHEN, PIANO
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Paul Dooley   WORLD PREMIERE, Commissioned Fanfare for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Evansville
Mendelssohn   Piano Concerto No. 1
Mahler   Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

The EPO begins a new era in this season opening concert conducted under the baton of Roger Kalia in his first symphonic performance as the EPO’s new music director. The program opens with a world premiere of a commissioned fanfare by acclaimed composer Paul Dooley that celebrates the EPO and the City of Evansville. Pianist Sean Chen will dazzle audiences with his astonishing technique and artistry in Mendelssohn’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 1. The program concludes with Mahler’s monumental First Symphony, which is one of the most triumphant works in the repertoire. Mahler said a “symphony must be like the world — it must contain everything,” and with this symphony, Maestro Kalia leads the EPO into its next chapter.

CONCERT SPONSOR: Crescent, Cresline, Wabash Plastics Foundation
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation

Sep
27
Sun
WWII Remembrance: A Veteran Salute @ TBD
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm
WWII Remembrance: A Veteran Salute @ TBD

LEGACY DANCE COMPANY
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

The EPO is thrilled to open their Pops season with a performance at a unique venue. The orchestra will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with a number of musical selections by American composers John Philip Sousa and John Williams, as well as music of the time. We also look forward to partnering with other local musical groups for this celebratory concert.

Oct
17
Sat
Art In Music @ Victory Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
Art In Music @ Victory Theatre

ERIC BYERS, CELLO
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Ravel  Mother Goose Suite
Shostakovich   Cello Concerto No. 1
Mussorgsky/Ravel   Pictures at an Exhibition

Visual art has inspired a number of composers over the years, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is one of the greatest examples of such inspiration. Featuring musical depictions of 10 paintings by his late friend, Viktor Hartmann, Ravel’s orchestration of this masterpiece showcases the entire orchestra in virtuosic and dramatic fashion. Ravel wrote the stunningly beautiful Mother Goose Suite originally as a piano duet but later revised and expanded it into an orchestrated piece. Here again, Ravel’s mastery of orchestration is apparent in the way he brings these five children’s pieces to life. Cellist Eric Byers will make his EPO debut in a performance of Shostakovich’s intense Cello Concerto No. 1, which is a tour de force for the cello.

CONCERT SPONSOR

Koch Foundation
Mrs. Nancy S. Traylor

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
Traylor Bros., Inc.

 

Oct
24
Sat
Prohibition @ Victory Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Prohibition @ Victory Theatre

ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Cool nights and hot jazz! The EPO is excited to share this 1920s Prohibition program, which will include music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Hoagy Carmichael, among others. Come out and dance the night away with your EPO!

 

Nov
14
Sat
Piazolla and Brahms @ Victory Theatre
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Piazolla and Brahms @ Victory Theatre

ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Colin Jacobsen/Aghaei   Ascending Bird
Piazzolla   The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Brahms   Symphony No. 4

The EPO is thrilled to present a unique and compelling program that features a warhorse from the repertoire as well as two invigorating 20th century works for the orchestra. The EPO makes its premiere of Colin Jacobsen’s Ascending Bird, a piece that combines inflections of Persian folk song with traditional Western instruments and tells the mythological story of a bird flying toward the sun to achieve spiritual transcendence. The EPO celebrates the 100th anniversary of tango master Astor Piazzolla with a performance of The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which includes hints of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The program concludes with Brahms’ towering Symphony No. 4, which is the final symphony of Brahms, a work of great passion and drama with many memorable musical moments.

Nov
21
Sat
EPYO & EPYO II Fall Concert @ Victory Theatre
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
EPYO & EPYO II Fall Concert @ Victory Theatre

BRIAN ONDERDONK AND LEE VEAZEY, CONDUCTORS