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Fort Wayne’s Orchestra Has Never Sounded So Good!

2019 | 2020 SEASON

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The Paul Yergens and Virginia Yergens Rogers Foundation

Masterworks Series

Robert J. Parrish, Harriet A. Parrish and David T. Parrish Foundation

Bach in the Barn Series

Wirco, Inc.

Chamber Orchestra Series Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company

Freimann Series

Special Event Parkview Health

Regional Holiday Pops Series

STAR

Family Series Sweetwater

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RUDY IN CONCERT

Opening Night!

TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR October 5, 2019 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Nikolai Demidenko, piano Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 23 Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

From lush, romantic piano harmonies to flurries of scales and powerful brass passages, this opening night concert is a feast for the senses.

OCTOBER 5, 2019

WITH THE FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC October 12, 2019 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Caleb Young, conductor Experience the film as it plays on a 40-foot screen while Jerry Goldsmith’s iconic score is performed live by the Philharmonic. This timeless underdog story delights fans of all ages with a truly inspirational message: Never give up on your dreams!

Family Friendly! 

OCTOBER 12, 2019


75th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT October 18, 2019 7:30 p.m. | Arts United Center Andrew Constantine, conductor Luke Fitzpatrick, flute Orion Rapp, oboe A recreation of the Philharmonic’s 1st concert performed on October 18, 1944. And don’t forget to stay afterwards for a slice of birthday cake.

Free! 

YOUTH ORCHESTRAS & CLUB ORCHESTRAS October 19: Day of the Dead Festival November 10: Youth Orchestras Fall Concert Auer Hall, PFW – The Violins Live On November 27: Night of Lights Grand Wayne Center March 8: Youth Orchestras Spring Concert Auer Hall, PFW April 3–7: Youth Orchestras Carnegie Hall performance, NYC March 22: FAME, Grand Wayne Center April 30: Club O Concert May 17: Youth Orchestras Final Concert And more! Check fwphil.org for updates.

OCTOBER 18, 2019

OCTOBER 19 - MAY 17, 2019


HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR October 20, 2019 2:00 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center, PFW Caleb Young, conductor Fort Wayne Ballet, Karen Gibbons-Brown, Artistic Director Music from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Wonder Woman will accompany family-friendly ghosts and goblins converging in costume at this concert of Halloween favorites.

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OCTOBER 20, 2019

DURUFLÉ ’S REQUIEM October 26, 2019 7:30 p.m. | First Wayne Street U.M.C. Benjamin Rivera, conductor Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus Ravel Fauré Duruflé

Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite Requiem

Duruflé’s masterpiece is softly luminous, sumptuous, and suffused with a tender radiance. An unlikely requiem, it is a work of noble and restrained eloquence.

OCTOBER 26, 2019


BE E THOVEN’S 5 th November 2, 2019 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center, PFW Andrew Constantine, conductor Brett Deubner, viola Patrick O’Malley Danielpour Beethoven

Rest and Restless Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, “The Voyager” Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Nothing says ‘classical music’ like the opening of Beethoven’s most famous work. Drama, darkness, and triumph, the 5th promises a journey of transcendence.

NOVEMBER 2, 2019

MUSIC FROM THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Nov 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Parkview ArtsLab Theatre Nov 10 - 2:00 p.m. | PFW Mozart Prior Shostakovich

Selections from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 Call of the Sirens String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

Mozart’s effervescent music for wind octet opens this varied program that highlights the autobiographical 8th String Quartet of Shostakovich.

NOV. 6 & 10, 2019


BACH IN THE BARN Nov 8, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. Joseph Decuis Farm - 6755 East 900 South, Columbia City, IN 46725 Caleb Young, conductor A unique and intimate concert experience featuring the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and guests in a picturesque country setting. Audiences are seated at beautifully appointed tables set to candlelight, with wine and desserts included in the ticket price. Each of three evenings features a different program of gorgeous music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.

Music | Visual Art Theater Public Conversation | Interfaith Dialogue Reading | Educational Presentations N O V E M B E R 9 -24 , 2 0 1 9

NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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VIOLINS OF HOPE

HOLIDAY POPS REGIONAL TOUR

November 23, 2019 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Igor Yuzefovich, violin

ADAMS - Dec. 1 | 2:00 p.m. | Bellmont High School

Bricht Mendelssohn Williams Mahler

TRINE - Dec. 15 | 2:00 p.m. | Trine University

Verwehte Blätter, Op. 18b Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Three pieces from Schindler’s List Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan”

Sixteen violins that survived the Holocaust. Three composers banned by the Nazis. Violins of Hope tells stories of defiance, resilience, and legacy, a testament to the power of music.

NOVEMBER 23, 2019

NOBLE - Dec. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Central Noble H.S. DEKALB - Dec. 8 | 2:00 p.m. | DeKalb High School HONEYWELL CENTER | Dec. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Wabash WHITLEY - Dec. 22 | 7:00 p.m. First Church of God, Columbia City Celebrate Holiday Pops with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, conductor Caleb Young, and guest soloist who together will offer a program of traditional seasonal favorites in your region.

DEC. 1 - 22, 2019


HOLIDAY POPS

MESSIAH BY CANDLELIGHT

December 13 | 7:30 p.m. December 14 | 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. December 21 | 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. Embassy Theatre Caleb Young, conductor Doug LaBrecque, vocals

December 19 & 20, 2019 7:30 p.m. | First Wayne Street U.M.C. Benjamin Rivera, conductor; Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus

Experience the traditional music, memories, and excitement of Christmas, with exquisite dancing, Santa & Mrs. Claus, a carol sing-along, and the “Hallelujah” Chorus.

Handel’s most recognizable and revered masterpiece is performed to the warm glow of candlelight. Experience the “Hallelujah” Chorus and other unforgettable Christmas favorites.

Family Friendly!

Handel

Messiah, HWV 56

DEC. 13, 14 & 21, 2019

DEC. 19 & 20, 2019


PEER GYNT AND POLOVTSIAN DANCES January 11, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Violetta Todorova, violin Janáček Borodin Borodin Grieg Grieg

The Fiddler’s Child Prince Igor: Overture Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46 Peer Gynt: Suite No. 2, Op. 55

Enjoy melodies like In the Hall of the Mountain King and Borodin’s famous theme, incorporated into the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet as Stranger in Paradise.

JANUARY 11, 2020

FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC AND CONDUCTORS GUILD INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTOR WORKSHOP CONCERT

Free! 

January 15, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Arts United Center Guest conductors of the Workshop Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Conductors Guild International Conductor Workshop features promising young musical leaders.

JANUARY 15, 2020


FLYING WITH E.T. AND PETER PAN January 19, 2020 2:00 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center, PFW Caleb Young, conductor

BRAHMS CLARINE T QUINTE T Jan 22 - 7:30 p.m. | Parkview ArtsLab Theatre Jan 26 - 2:00 p.m. | PFW

Join the Philharmonic for adventures in Neverland, indulging in every young person’s dream of flying. Music from Peter Pan, Hook, and E.T. will fill the air.

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Family Friendly!

Disillusioned, Brahms was about to give up composing when he heard a performance by an extraordinary clarinetist. This inspired the nostalgic, autumnal Clarinet Quintet, a work of unabashed sentimentality and grace.

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FREE family friendly activities begin 1 hour before each concert!

JANUARY 19, 2020

Sonata No. 5 for 2 Oboes, Bassoon & Continuo in F major Morning Music Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

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January 25, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Caleb Young, conductor Valentina Lisitsa, piano

February 1, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Amanda Forsyth, cello

Pianist Valentina Lisitsa looks back to the glory days of the silver screen, performing the Warsaw Concerto, plus music from Murder on the Orient Express, On Golden Pond and Pride & Prejudice.

Schumann Manfred Overture, Op. 115 Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 Brahms Concert for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102

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WINNER CONDUCTS MOZART February 8, 2020 7:30 p.m. | First Wayne Street U.M.C. Hyeyoun Jang, conductor Megan Shusta, horn Mozart Mozart Mozart Mozart

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K. 525) Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495 in E-flat major Overture to Così fan tutte, K. 588 Symphony No. 35, K. 385 in D major (Haffner)

Conducted by the winner of the 2019 Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Conductors Guild International Conductors Workshop, Hyeyoun Jang.

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

PURDUE VARSIT Y GLEE CLUB SINGS BROADWAY February 15, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Caleb Young, conductor Lisa Vroman, vocalist Purdue Varsity Glee Club, William Griffel, director Joining the Philharmonic and soloists in Broadway’s most popular tunes are Indiana’s great showmen ambassadors, in one-of-a-kind arrangements for this tailor-made performance.

FEBRUARY 15, 2020


RAVEL’S BOLÉRO February 22, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Debussy La Mer Copland Appalachian Spring Ravel Boléro One simple tune – 15 persistent minutes of the snare drum – that bursts with orchestral fireworks. Boléro began as a compositional exercise but remains Ravel’s most popular work.

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

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Mar 4 - 7:30 p.m. | Parkview ArtsLab Theatre Mar 8 - 2:00 p.m. | PFW Tower Brahms Beethoven

Copperwave (2006) Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin & Horn, Op. 40 String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Beethoven’s C# minor Quartet was a personal favorite of the composer, a work about which Schubert remarked, “After this, what is left for us to write?”

MAR. 4 & 8, 2020


BACH IN THE BARN

CARMINA BURANA

Mar 6, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. Joseph Decuis Farm - 6755 East 900 South, Columbia City, IN 46725 Caleb Young, conductor

March 14, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor; Ilya Yakushev, piano Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus; Fort Wayne Children’s Chorus

A unique and intimate concert experience featuring the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and guests in a picturesque country setting. Audiences are seated at beautifully appointed tables set to candlelight, with wine and desserts included in the ticket price. Each of three evenings features a different program of gorgeous music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.

MARCH 6, 2020

Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major Orff Carmina Burana With its large, percussion-driven orchestra and mixed chorus that sings racy texts by wayward monks, Carmina Burana celebrates the joys of the tavern, nature, humor, and love.

MARCH 14, 2020


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT ’S DREAM WI TH FORT WAYNE BALL E T

Mar. 20 | 7:30 p.m., Mar. 21 | 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Mar. 22 | 2:30 p.m. | Arts United Center Caleb Young, conductor Fort Wayne Ballet, Karen Gibbons-Brown, Artistic Director Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare’s ode to the summer solstice relishes in joyful abandon and dreamlike fantasy, a world of non-stop adventure.

MAR. 20, 21 & 22, 2020

A COLE PORTER CELEBRATION

IN CONCERT WITH THE FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC & CIVIC THEATRE March 28 | 7:30 p.m. March 29 | 2:00 p.m. Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor

The Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Civic Theatre team up to present the timeless music of this Hoosier native, including songs from Anything Goes, Can Can, Silk Stockings, and Kiss Me Kate.

MAR. DEC. 28 19 & 20, 29, 2019 2020


MOZART AND T WO PIANOS

PIRATES OF THE SEA

April 4, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center, PFW Andrew Constantine, conductor Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, pianos

April 5, 2020 2:00 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center, PFW Caleb Young, conductor

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, No. 10 in E-flat major, K. 365 Schnittke Concerto for Piano (Four-Hands) and Chamber Orchestra Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major Two grand pianos are better than one! The internationally celebrated husband and wife team perform works by Mozart and the Russian master Schnittke.

APRIL 4,11, 2020 JANUARY 2020

Ahoy, mateys, it’s a concert that celebrates the buccaneer in all of us, with music from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Flying Dutchman. Shiver me timbers!

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FREE family friendly activities begin 1 hour before each concert!

APRIL 5, 2020


SENSORY FRIENDLY CONCERT

BEE THOVEN’S VIOLIN

April 19, 2020 2:00 p.m. | Rhinehart Music Center, PFW Caleb Young, conductor

April 25, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Vadim Gluzman, violin

Stay-tuned for more details about this exciting new program making music accessible for all.

Family Friendly! 

APRIL 19, 2020

Elgar Falstaff, Op. 68 Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Nine symphonies, five piano concertos, but only one Violin Concerto? Beethoven’s singular masterpiece will be performed by one of the violin world’s most spellbinding artists.

APRIL 25, 2020


BLISS

ABBA: THE CONCERT

Apr 29 - 7:30 p.m. | Parkview ArtsLab Theatre May 3 - 2:00 p.m. | PFW

May 2, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Caleb Young, conductor

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Torden og Lyn (Thunder and Lightning) Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major Octet for Wind Instruments Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet

Sir Arthur Bliss served in the Royal Army before becoming Master of the Queen’s Music. His Wind Quintet was written in 1927, when “Bliss’s voice assumed the mantle of maturity… imbued with a quality of contentment reflecting his serenity.”

APR. 29 & MAY 3

It’s the most authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life with iconic hits like “Mamma Mia,” “S. O. S.,” “Waterloo,” and “Dancing Queen.”

MAY 2, 2020


BACH IN THE BARN May 8, 2020 - 7:30 p.m. Joseph Decuis Farm - 6755 East 900 South, Columbia City, IN 46725 Caleb Young, conductor A unique and intimate concert experience featuring the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and guests in a picturesque country setting. Audiences are seated at beautifully appointed tables set to candlelight, with wine and desserts included in the ticket price. Each of three evenings features a different program of gorgeous music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.

MAY 8, 2020

Closing Night!

CONSTANTINE CONDUCTS SHOSTAKOVICH May 16, 2020 7:30 p.m. | Embassy Theatre Andrew Constantine, conductor Khachaturian

Suites from Spartacus

Shostakovich

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

The season closes with Shostakovich’s best-known symphony, a work whose sublime third movement caused members of the audience to weep at its premiere.

MAY 16, 2020


MUSICALLY SPEAKING Enhance your symphony experience by attending Musically Speaking, a FREE pre-concert talk presented one hour before every Masterworks concert. Conductors, Philharmonic musicians and special guests discuss the evening’s repertoire.

MUSIC + MIXOLOGY Music + Mixology is for young professionals who want to experience classical music and enjoy networking opportunities in a relaxed setting and at affordable prices. The Philharmonic’s associate conductor, Caleb Young, will host each event.

Packages Available!

2019 | 2020 Dates: Nov 2 Beethoven’s 5th Dec 21 Holiday Pops – Ugly Sweater Party Mar 14 Carmina Burana Apr 25 Beethoven’s Violin

Sponsored by:

Follow Music + Mixology on Twitter and Instagram @fwphil and use hashtag #fwphilMandM Find Music + Mixology events on the Philharmonic Facebook page @fortwaynephilharmonic


FREE RIDE SERVICE Thanks to the Donald F. Wood and Darlene M. Richardson Foundation and Community Transportation Network (CTN), qualifying patrons who find it difficult to drive at nighttime or have mobility issues will be eligible for the service that will meet patrons at two locations prior to every Masterworks Series concert. Reservations are required two weeks in advance of every concert. Those interested should contact the Philharmonic Box Office at 260.481.0777 for more information about how to apply. LOCATIONS: North Location information TBD South Stein Mart parking lot across from Covington Plaza 6325 W. Jefferson Blvd. | Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Pick up time will be 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. before all Masterworks Series performances.


STUDENTS SAVE! MASTERWORKS | FREIMANN | CHAMBER Students can attend Masterworks, Freimann and Chamber series concerts at reduced rates.

• Students under 18 are FREE with paid adult • Students 13+ pay $10 at the box office with valid

student ID available one hour prior to the concert

• Advance STUDENT RUSH tickets are $10 and can be purchased 2 weeks prior to the concert use code STUDENT to activate pricing

GROUPS SAVE!

Orchestrate your next event at the Philharmonic. Group tickets are available for all standard season concerts including Masterworks, Pops, Chamber Orchestra, Family, and Freimann Series. Groups receive: • Special group pricing • Priority seating • Recognition for your group at the beginning of the concert • Personalized assistance to help plan your night out Perfect for: • Corporate events and parties • Social & philanthropic groups • Schools • College music programs • Church groups For pricing and additional information call 260.481.0777 or email groups@fwphil.org.


Performances made possible by support from: The Paul Yergens and Virginia Yergens Rogers Foundation

The Robert, Carrie and Bobbie Steck Family Foundation

ENCORE LOUNGE

Encore Lounge is a benefit for generous donors. It is available during intermission for all Masterworks and Pops concerts. To learn more contact 260.481.0774.

Your tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund makes possible remarkable achievements on stage and in the lives of countless people in this community and region. Donate online or call today!

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FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC 2019|2020 SEASON VENUES 1. Embassy Theatre 125 W Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 2. Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab Blackbox Theatre 300 E Main St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 3. First Wayne Street United Methodist Church 300 E Wayne St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802 4. Rhinehart Music Center, PFW (Purdue Fort Wayne) 2101 Coliseum Blvd E Fort Wayne, IN 46805 FWPHIL.ORG | 260.481.0777


FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC BOX OFFICE: 4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 260.481.0777 | FWPHIL.ORG BOX OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Masterworks & Pops concert days only 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Venue box offices open two hours before the start time for Masterworks and Pops concerts, and one hour before the start time for all other concerts

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