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Petrouchka
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Petrouchka

Colorful French works fill the first half of this concert, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a work popularized in Walt Disney’s 1940 classic film Fantasia. Petrouchka is Stravinsky’s brilliant ballet burlesque about the playful and very naughty clown audiences have loved for over a century. And, it’s a tour de force for orchestra.

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Bizet’s Carmen
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Bizet’s Carmen

The world’s most popular opera. A femme fatale for the ages, Carmen’s allure is spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and a dashing bullfighter before meeting her tragic demise. Bizet’s bewitching melodies, including the “Habanera” and the “Toreador Song,” and stunning projected visuals make this semi-staged production an ideal introduction to the thrill of opera.

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Beethoven’s 9th: An Ode To Joy
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Beethoven’s 9th: An Ode To Joy

Beethoven’s 9th has inspired audiences with its monumental scale, intensive technical demands, and the utopian idealism of its "Ode to Joy." It is stunningly paired with American composer John Adams’ musical commemoration of the victims of 9/11, a work described as "a place where you can go and be alone with your thoughts and emotions."

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Sibelius 2
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Sibelius 2

  • Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, Purdue University Fort Wayne (map)
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Sibelius was Finland’s greatest composer and a national hero. His most famous symphony is full of soaring melodies and folk like references. Joel Puckett’s Concerto, an infectious intertwining of eight short vignettes, receives its orchestral premiere at this concert.

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Dvořák and Janáček
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Dvořák and Janáček

With its military bands, dazzling fanfares, and 13 additional brass players, Janáček's Sinfonietta sounds as fresh today as it did at its premiere. Opening the program are two seminal works by fellow countryman Antonín Dvořák, whose lively, folk-like sensibilities defined the language of late-19th-century Romantic music.

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The Rach 2
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Rach 2

The brilliant young French pianist Lise de la Salle will play Rachmaninoff’s most popular piano concerto, with its blizzard of notes and luxuriant string melodies. Two showpieces by Strauss provide the perfect accompaniment, putting the Philharmonic’s stunning virtuosity on full display.

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Opening Night With Renée Fleming
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Opening Night With Renée Fleming

On the first half, Renée will sing Richard Strauss's sumptuous and ultra romantic "Four Last Songs", made famous to contemporary audiences in the 1982 Mel Gibson movie, The Year of Living Dangerously. The second half features Fleming in a wide variety of Broadway and film selections, including: "The Last Rose of Summer," featured in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; "You’ll Never Know," from the film The Shape of Water; "Til there Was You," from The Music Man; and Sondheim's "The Glamorous Life" from A Little Night Music.

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