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Elgar: The New England Connection – Enigma Variations – and George Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches

Reviewed by Colin Anderson | The premise of this release is to couple music by two contemporaneous composers, the American George Whitefield Chadwick (born 1854 in Massachusetts) and Edward Elgar (arriving in England three years later). Chadwick’s ambition was to be internationally recognised as a composer, and although he was successful locally, and also respected […]

Conductor brings composers together

STEVE WARDEN | The Journal Gazette Andrew Constantine is more than the conductor of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Reading (Pennsylvania) Symphony orchestras. He is also a music historian who can lose himself in a day’s research much the way his Embassy Theatre patrons find themselves drifting across a Brahms melody. “I’ve been fascinated for as long […]

Inside Philharmonic rehearsal

Steve Warden | The Journal Gazette Editor’s note: The Journal Gazette was given an opportunity to view the behind-the-scenes rehearsal of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as the musicians prepared for opening night on Sept. 27. The Ft. Wayne Philharmonic rehearses Symphony #1 in D Major by Mahler. from The Journal Gazette on Vimeo. Fort Wayne […]

For RSO, let the celebration begin

The Reading Symphony Orchestra will begin its much-anticipated 100th anniversary season with a concert featuring pianist Fabio Bidini on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Sovereign Performing Arts Center. RSO music director Andrew Constantine said in a recent interview that Bidini is an outstanding pianist with whom he has been wanting to work for years. […]

Reading Symphony Orchestra Celebrating 100th Anniversary

In 1913, a group of Reading-area musicians rehearsed in an unheated hall that was so cold the delicate brass instruments, as susceptible to a chill as their human owners, went sadly out of tune. Imagine fingers so frozen they could hardly press a string or hold a drumstick. They were paid the handsome sum of […]

Fort Wayne Monthly – Audience Choice

It’s a bold move. An inspiring one. The Phil has left its March 3, 2012, concert program open so that local music fans can choose the compositions to be performed. Yep. An overture to open the concert. Our choice of any two concerti and/or symphonies for the second half. Inspiring. Music Director Andrew Constantine calls […]

The Music Man – Fort Wayne Living

Fate plays a hand in all things. Take Andrew Constantine, music director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, for example. Growing up in England, Constantine was more concerned about kicking a soccer ball on the field than having anything to do with music. But when a program at his school introduced him to the cello, fate […]

The Phil and Music Director Andrew Constantine Announce new season

“It is always an inspiring challenge and responsibility to plan an upcoming season; to build on the successes of 2010/11 season is demanding. I am thrilled about the caliber of guest artist who will play in Fort Wayne and who are equally thrilled to be playing with The Phil. They bring an exciting variety of […]

The Phil presents U.S. premiere alongside popular Dvorak Symphony

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s new Music Director, Andrew Constantine, returns to the Embassy Theatre stage Saturday, February 13, to conduct an exciting Madge Rothschild Foundation Masterworks concert featuring guest artists, as well as husband and wife, Jennifer Koh and Benjamin Hochman. Both violinist Koh and pianist Hochman have performed previously with The Phil, but this […]

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