Opening Night — American Visionaries

When:
09/25/2021 @ 7:00 pm
2021-09-25T19:00:00-05:00
2021-09-25T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street Evansville
IN 47708

Opening Night

Fei-Fei, Piano

Evansville Philharmonic Chorus

Roger Kalia, Conductor

  • Paul Dooley River City Re-Awakened
  • Gershwin  Rhapsody in Blue
  • Florence Price/Arr. Grant-Still   Dances in the Canebrakes
  • Bernstein   “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story

Let’s get together and celebrate the opening of our season with River City Re-Awakened, a world premiere by Paul Dooley written especially for the EPO!

You’ll enjoy hearing two of the most popular works for symphony orchestra, “Symphonic Dances” from Leonard Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story and Gershwin’s jazzy Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Fei-Fei — one of today’s most promising rising stars.

We will perform the lighthearted Dances in the Canebrakes, based on old-style ballroom dance music and Joplin-like rags. This work is written by Florence Price — a true pioneer of American classical music and the first African-American woman to earn national recognition for her symphonic work.

The concert features the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus in a moving, musical surprise honoring healthcare workers and people we lost to COVID-19.


CONCERT SPONSOR
Event Sponsor

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation

CHORUS SPONSOR
Friends of the Chorus