600 Main Street Evansville
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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”
Because of mandates limiting attendance to 250 people, there will be three performances of this program at the Victory Theatre: Saturday, September 19 at 7 PM (subscribers only), Sunday, September 20 at 2 PM (subscribers only), and Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 PM (single ticket buyers only) Read opening night policies here.
To purchase a subscription for the 2020-2021 season or to order single tickets for this concert, please call our ticket office at (812) 425-5050, Ext 300 between 10AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
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