Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks Series concerts

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 20, 2016

March 12, 2016

April 9, 2016

April 23, 2016

May 14, 2016

Location: Embassy Theatre

Phone: 260.481.0777

Link: http://www.fwphil.org

Event Description

September 28, 2015 Updated Jan 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM EST

Masterworks 6 - An Evening with George Gershwin
Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 7:30 P.M. | Embassy Theatre
Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor
Jodie DeSalvo, piano
It's delightful, it's delicious, it's delectable, it's delirious - it's the music of an American classic, George Gershwin. A master at melding classical and popular music styles, Gershwin wrote tunes we still hum today, in and outside of the concert hall.
Gershwin Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin Cuban Overture
Gershwin An American in Paris

Masterworks 7 - Legends and Fairy Tales
Saturday, March 12, 2016 | 7:30 P.M. | Embassy Theatre
Andrew Constantine, conductor
Eric Wyrick, violin
Andre Gaskins, cello
Legends and fairy tales are transformed into music through Ravel's sumptuous Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. Strauss' ultimate prankster, Till Eulenspiegel, is presented here in one of the most virtuosic works of the orchestral repertory, full of blazing brass and intricate woodwind and string themes.
Reznicek Donna Diana Overture
Rozsa Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 29
Ravel Ma mere l'Oye ("Mother Goose")
Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, TrV171, Op.28

Masterworks 8 - Sibelius and Brahms
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 7:30 P.M. | Rhinehart Music Center, IPFW
Andrew Constantine, conductor
Michael Ludwig, violin
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony
Sibelius is a national hero in Finland but his Violin Concerto nearly didn't get off the ground. After a few disastrous premieres and many fits and starts, the revised concerto was embraced by the great Jascha Heifetz, who showed the world what it had been missing. The rest is history.
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26

Masterworks 9 - Carmina Burana
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 7:30 P.M. | Embassy Theatre
Andrew Constantine, conductor
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus
IPFW University Singers
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir
No composer has ever written anything quite like Carmina Burana. With its large, percussion-driven orchestra, and mixed chorus that sings racy texts by wayward monks, Carmina Burana's primitive energy promises a physical response in each and every listener.
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123
Orff Carmina Burana

Masterworks 10 - Russian Classics
Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 7:30 P.M. | Embassy Theatre
Andrew Constantine, conductor
Thomas Hooten, trumpet
Russian romance is in the air at this season's closing concert featuring Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, whose love theme is instantly recognizable across the globe. Prokofiev's most popular symphony was composed in just one month while World War II was still raging. The composer intended it as "a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit."
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Arutunian Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5, Op. 100, B-flat major

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