Date(s) - 01/26/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes back Robert Moody to the Victory Theatre as guest conductor on Saturday, January 26 at 7 PM. Moody was Associate Conductor for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director (and founder) of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and Director of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus.
Robert Moody begins his second full season as Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in 2018/2019. He is also Music Director of the lauded Arizona Musicfest, boasting one of the finest festival orchestras in North America. In 2018 Moody completed an eleven-year tenure as Music Director for the Portland (Maine) Symphony, and a thirteen-year tenure as Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony (NC). A native of South Carolina, Moody holds degrees from Furman University and the Eastman School of Music.
The evening’s concert begins with Mason Bates’ “Auditorium” written for modern orchestra and electronica. “Auditorium” makes use of a recording of period Baroque instruments that sounds in counterpoint with the live playing of the orchestra. Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, “Italian,” concludes the first half of the program with the sights and sounds of Italy. Its final movement, which is among the most strongly dramatic music the composer ever wrote. Its first movement was used in the Academy Award winning 1979 movie, “Breaking Away.”
he second half of this concert highlights the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus and Soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh with John Rutter’s “Requiem,” a favorite with choirs and audiences all over the world. Though it necessarily has its dark moments, Rutter’s “Requiem” is unmistakably optimistic in its message of hope and comfort, expressed through the beauty of the chosen texts and Rutter’s uplifting music.
Hailed for her clear, bright tone and described as fiery, wild, and dangerous, Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a soloist and chamber musician based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Recent solo engagements include Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestras, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Charlotte and American Bach Soloists Academy, and the Portland Symphony (ME). Margaret holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University; the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar; and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Adult tickets are $29 – $79 and can be purchased by calling the Philharmonic Box Office at 812.425.5050, Ext 300 or by ordering online at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org. Tickets can be purchased at the door, two hours prior to the concert. Seniors age 65+ and military receive a discount. $10 Student Rush tickets are available one hour prior to the concert with a student ID or accompanied by a parent. Contact the box office at 812.425.5050, Ext. 300 for additional information.
Members of CLUB 18¦39 can purchase a two ticket maximum for just $15.00 each, online only, before 3:00 p.m. Saturday. See the website for more details at www.evansvillephilharmonic.org.