2015/16 Season

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Lord Nelson MassHAYDN’S LORD NELSON MASS
November 14, 2015
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Lovely, playful, colorful and deeply moving, it’s a program of Italian inspired music contrasted with Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” named for the British officer who saved Austria from the French.

ROSSINI             Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
BRITTEN             Matinees musicales, Op. 24
RESPIGHI           Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
HAYDN               Mass in D minor, Hob.XXII:11, (“Lord Nelson Mass”)


Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday PopsHOLIDAY POPS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY
December 11, 12, & 19, 2015
2pm & 7:30pm
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Holiday Pops is going back to its roots, and home for the holidays. The Phil and Chorus are joined by special guests in a program of the traditional holiday favorites you know and love. The “Hallelujah” Chorus, a Christmas carol sing-along, and visitors from the North Pole sparkle in the majestic Embassy Theatre, decorated in holiday splendor especially for the occasion. Get into the holiday spirit and deliver fun for your entire family.



Fort Wayne Philharmonic Messiah by CandlelightHANDEL’S MESSIAH BY CANDLELIGHT
December 18, 2015
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Handel’s most recognizable and revered masterpiece is performed to the warm glow of candlelight in the most romantic of settings. Experience the “Hallelujah” Chorus and other unforgettable favorites in a luminous holiday experience you’ll never forget.




Fort Wayne Philharmonic Royal MozartROYAL MOZART
February 6, 2016
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Beethoven said of Handel, “He is the greatest composer that ever lived. I would uncover my head and kneel before his tomb.” Two of Handel’s most cherished works are presented on a program culminating with Mozart’s Mass, posthumously nicknamed “Coronation” because the Imperial Court of Vienna preferred the music for its royal ceremonies.

HANDEL            Zadok the Priest: Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV 258
HANDEL            Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
BEETHOVEN     King Stephen Overture, Op. 117
MOZART            Mass in C Major, KV 317, (“Coronation Mass”)


Fort Wayne Philharmonic Carmina BuranaORFF’S CARMINA BURANA
April 23, 2016
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IPFW University Singers
Vaughn Roste, Director

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