Date(s) - 04/27/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will conclude their 2018-2019 Classics season with a concert entitled “Beethoven’s Ninth (& First)” highlighting the pairing of Beethoven’s first and final symphonies Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Victory Theatre.
The first half of the concert has the Orchestra performing Beethoven’s first symphony. Beethoven wrote this symphony in 1797 bearing many of the hallmarks of classical style he had studied with both Haydn and Mozart. With this debut into the symphonic genre, he was hailed as their successor and a voice of the future.In the second half of the concert, Maestro Savia will lead the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, soprano Kathryn Mueller, mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh, tenor Eric Ferring and baritone Jon Truitt in Beethoven’s epic Ninth Symphony. One of the reasons for the nearly universal appeal of his Ninth Symphony is that it exemplifies the human value: “all men shall become brothers.” The words sung in the final movement, were taken from the “Ode to Joy.”
This concert is sponsored Koch Foundation, Traylor Bros., Inc. and Mrs. Nancy Traylor. The chorus is sponsored by Friends of the Chorus.
Box Office: 20 NW Third Street, Suite 500, Evansville, IN 47708 – 812.425.5050
Cost: Tickets start at $29.00. Call the box office at 812.425.5050 for more information.
Concert Conversations: Pre-concert discussion with Alfred Savia begins at 6:15 p.m. on stage and is available to all ticket holders at no cost.