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Embassy Theatre

  • Address: 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 424-6287
  • Fax: (260) 424-4806
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Built in 1928, the Historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people.

Through all renovations and improvements, the Embassy Theatre has maintained the historic integrity of the building that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Newly renovated, the Embassy and adjoining historic building once the Indiana Hotel, now plays host to a myriad of professional, social and community events each year including the annual Festival of Trees. The restored Great Ball Room and roof top plaza are perfect backdrops for special events.

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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Reception Capacity 450
  • Theatre Capacity 2471
  • Banquet Capacity 350
Ballroom at the Embassy
  • Reception Capacity: 350
The Theatre Lobby at the Embassy
  • Theater Capacity: 230
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 275
The Madge Rothschild Mezzanine Lounge
  • Reception Capacity: 70
The Historic Hoosier Room
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 40
  • 2019-02-23 19:00:00 2019-02-23 19:00:00 Down the Line 13 - Legends By Locals <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The Embassy Theatre presents five local bands for Down the Line 13, presented by Chuck &amp; Lisa Surack and Sweetwater. Down the Line is a one-night music tribute to legends of rock. The benefit for the Embassy Theatre is Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. The 2019 lineup includes Chris Worth performing Alice in Chains, The Snarks performing Green Day, Strange Waters performing Nirvana, Fatima Washington performing Whitney Houston, and Jess Thrower performing Sheryl Crow.</span></p> <p><span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{"><span class="hasCaption"><br /><span>Sale Dates and Times:</span><br /><br /><span>Public Onsale : Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM</span><br /><br /><span>Embassy Member Presale : Thu, 10 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM</span></span></span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-24 15:00:00 2019-02-24 15:00:00 Film Noir at the Embassy: Sunset Boulevard <p><span>The Film Noir at the Embassy series makes its debut in 2019! Discover classic thrillers from the 1940s and 1950s. Plan to see all three movies in this brand new series. In the 1950 Sunset Blvd. William Holden and Gloria Swanson star in a Hollywood comeback story unlike any other.</span><br /><br /><span>Public Onsale : Fri, 14 Dec 2018 at 10:00 AM</span><br /><br /><span>Embassy Member Presale : Wed, 12 Dec 2018 at 10:00 AM</span></p> <!--- <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.visitfortwayne.com/plan/contests/90-years-of-film-series-giveaway/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="font-size: 18px;">Enter to WIN TICKETS!</span></strong></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><br /></span></p> ---> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-02 19:30:00 2019-03-02 21:30:00 An Evening With Leslie Odom, Jr. <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br /><br />"Hamilton" star, and winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Leslie Odom, Jr. makes his Fort Wayne debut in a concert of old standards, Broadway showstoppers, and jazz hits, proving why his solo albums are topping the charts.<br /><br /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size: 18px;"><a href="https://www.visitfortwayne.com/plan/contests/an-evening-with-leslie-odom-jr/" target="_blank">Enter to WIN Tickets!</a></span></strong></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Spring Forward Fest

    Downtown Fort Wayne - Various

    March 9, 2019

    2019-03-09 18:00:00 2019-03-09 22:00:00 Spring Forward Fest <p><span>A multi-venue, family-friendly celebration of Fort Wayne’s evolving skyline!</span><br /><br /><span>Free admission. Live music. Food &amp; drink. Free trolley. 6-10 p.m.</span><br /><br /><span>Embassy Theatre</span><br /><span>Music by </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/BloodyTambourineandtheMusicalMafia/" target="_blank">Bloody Tambourine and the Musical Mafia</a><br /><br /><span>Ash Skyline Plaza</span><br /><span>Music by @DJ Adam Meyer with light projections by Alec Johnson</span><br /><br /><span>Parkview Field</span><br /><span>Music by </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/jamesandthedrifters/" target="_blank">James and the Drifters</a><span> / Fireworks at 10 p.m.</span><br /><br /><span>Presented by Embassy Theatre</span><br /><br /><span>Presenting sponsor Downtown Improvement District</span><br /><br /><span>Entertainment and stage sponsor Chuck &amp; Lisa Surack and Sweetwater</span><br /><br /><span>Additional support provided by Strahm Building Solutions, Ash Brokerage, Shindigz, MacAllister, Markey's, 3Barrels, Indiana Arts Commission</span></p> Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-16 19:30:00 2019-03-16 21:30:00 Beethoven's 9th: An Ode To Joy <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus<br />Fort Wayne Children's Choir<br />Soloists<br /><br /><br />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."</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-16 19:30:00 2019-03-16 23:59:00 Music + Mixology <p><span>An event that brings young professionals together for two of the best things in life . . . fantastic music and delicious drinks. Begin your evening by joining us at the Embassy Theatre for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's performance of the Masterworks Series: Beethoven's 9th: An Ode to Joy . After the concert, make the short walk just down the street for a gathering at Fort Wayne's best wine and tapas joint, Copper Spoon (formerly Wine Down). Here you will have a chance to network with other young professionals, make new friends, enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail and hear from the Philharmonics assistant conductor, Caleb Young.</span><br /><br /><span>Tickets are only $30/person and include admission to the show AND a drink at Copper Spoon! A fantastic opportunity to spend an affordable yet exciting evening with friends or that special someone.</span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-03-30 19:30:00 2019-03-30 21:30:00 Salute To America <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br /><br />Sandi Patty, the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music, will lead this concert that also features the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers in a musical tribute to the United States of America. Sandi began as an overnight sensation and now is one of the country's most beloved performers. Stunning arrangements for voice, chorus, and orchestra will feature music made famous, right here in America.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • North American Brass Band Championships

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    April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-04-05 08:00:00 2019-04-07 08:00:00 North American Brass Band Championships <p>North American Brass Band Championships <br />April 5-7, 2019<br /><br />Historic Embassy Theatre<br />Solo &amp; Ensemble Competition: Friday<br />Band competition: Friday, Saturday and Sunday<br />Grand Finale Awards:  Sunday</p> <p><br />The best brass bands in all the land will compete in Fort Wayne. The North American Brass Band Association Championships are April 5-7. NABBA is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the British-style brass band movement in North America. With bands and musicians covering 15 states and Canada as well as ranging from school-age youth to senior citizens, NABBA has become a true force in the arena of amateur musicians and brass banding across North America and across the world.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-10 2019-04-11 Harry Potter Film Concert Series: The Fort Wayne Philharmonic <p><span>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets In Concert with the Embassy Theatre and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. April 10 &amp; 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre Audiences will be able to relive the magical adventure of Harry Potter in his second year at school like never before. This concert features Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in high-definition while a live orchestra performs the otherwordly score by John Williams. Experience the wonder of talking spiders, scolding letters, and giant snakes all over again! HARRY POTTER characters, names, and related indicia are (c) &amp; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. ENtertianment Inc. Publishing Rights (c) JKR (s19)</span><br /><br /><span>Sale Dates and Times:</span><br /><br /><span>Public Onsale : Fri, 9 Nov 2018 at 10:00 AM</span><br /><br /><span>Embassy Member &amp; Phil Subscriber Presale : Tue, 30 Oct 2018 at 10:00 AM</span><br /><br /><span>Social Media Presale : Mon, 5 Nov 2018 at 10:00 AM</span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-27 19:30:00 2019-04-27 21:30:00 The Fantastic Symphony <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Stewart Goodyear, piano<br /><br /><br />Berlioz's psychedelic symphonic portrait tells the tale of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. It is full of obsessions and dreams, ecstasy and despair. Grieg's concerto was an instant success, a work of charm, teeming with vitality and perfect simplicity.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-07 19:30:00 2019-05-07 19:30:00 Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox <p><span id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{"><span class="hasCaption">Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox<br />Tuesday, May 7, 2019 <br />7:30 p.m. Embassy Theatre<br /></span></span></p> <p><span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" data-ft="{"><span class="hasCaption"><span>To usher in the upcoming Twenty Twenties decade, famed musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade, one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations. Started by Scott Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox has gone on to amass over one billion YouTube views with 3.5 million subscribers and have chalked up more than 1.7 million fans on Facebook. For the past half decade, PMJ has toured the world, playing hundreds of shows to sold-out houses on six continents. The group also performed on shows like Good Morning America, topped iTunes and Billboard charts and caught the attention of NPR Music, NBC News and a wide array of celebrity fans.</span></span></span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-11 19:30:00 2019-05-11 21:30:00 Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience <p>This multimedia concert celebrates the ingenious musical legacy of George and Ira Gershwin, including their most popular songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "'S Wonderful", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Summertime", as well as George Gershwin's masterpiece, "Rhapsody in Blue". Musical performances and choreography are complemented by rare Gershwin family home videos, photos and recordings along with wonderful stories that will offer an inside view of the iconic Gershwin Brothers.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-18 19:30:00 2019-05-18 21:30:00 Dvorák and Janácek <p>With its military bands, dazzling fanfares, and 13 additional brass players, Janácek's "Sinfonietta" sounds as fresh today as it did at its premiere. Opening the program are two seminal works by fellow countryman Antonin Dvorák, whose lively, folk-like sensibilities defined the language of the late 19th-century Romantic music.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-21 19:30:00 2019-05-21 19:30:00 Neil deGrasse Tyson <p>American astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become the face of modern astrophysics and is credited with the revitalized popularity of science in America. A New York City native, Tyson is host of <em>StarTalk</em> Radio and TV show along with FOX’s <em>Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey</em>. He is a <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of 10 books and a frequent guest on <em>The Daily Show</em>. Appointed by President Bush to commissions studying the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and the implementation of the U.S. space exploration policy, Tyson is also the recipient of 18 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal—the highest award given by NASA to non-government citizens.</p> <p>Tickets on sale Friday, Nov. 16 (10 a.m.) at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, TicketMaster.com &amp; 800.745.3000. Tickets: $49, $75, $99, $125, $249 (plus applicable fees). <em>Limited number of tickets include a post-show meet and greet ($249). Limited number of tickets include a signed show poster ($125).</em></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-24 2019-06-30 International Jugglers Association Festival <h1 class="h-custom-headline cs-ta-center h1"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-size: 18px;">IJA Festival 2019</span></strong></span></h1> <h4 class="h-custom-headline cs-ta-center h3"><span>FORT WAYNE, INDIANA<br />JUNE 24-30, 2019</span></h4> <div class="x-text cs-ta-center"> <p>Join us at the 2019 IJA Festival for a week of incredible juggling, workshops, shows, competitions and memories in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Stay tuned for regular updates on performers, registration, special events and unexpected surprises!</p> <p>Founded in 1947, the IJA is excited to be celebrating our 72nd Annual Festival in the delightful city of Fort Wayne, Indiana. See you there!</p> <p><em>Check back soon for more details.</em></p> </div> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-10-05 19:30:00 2019-10-05 21:30:00 Tchaikovsky Spectacular <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Nikolai Demidenko, piano<br /><br />Tchaikovsky — Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat major, Op. 23<br />Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36<br /><br />From lush, romantic piano harmonies to flurries of scales and powerful brass passages, this opening night concert is a feast for the senses.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-10-12 19:30:00 2019-10-12 21:30:00 Rudy in Concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />CineConcerts brings you Rudy In Concert, the classic tale of an undersized football player who overcomes the odds time and time again. Experience the Fort Wayne Philharmonic; conducted by Caleb Young in performing Oscar and Emmy winning composer Jerry Goldsmith’s complete iconic score live while Rudy (directed by David Anspaugh and written by Angelo Pizzo) is projected on a massive 40-foot HD screen. This timeless underdog story delights fans of all ages with a truly inspirational message: Never give up on your dreams!</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-23 19:30:00 2019-11-23 21:30:00 Violins of Hope <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Igor Yuzefovich, violin<br /><br />Bricht — Verwehte Blätter, Op. 18b (8 Small Pieces for Orchestra)<br />Mendelssohn — Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64<br />Williams — Three pieces from Schindler’s List<br />Mahler — Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan”<br /><br />Sixteen violins that survived the Holocaust. Three composers banned by the Nazis. Violins of Hope tells stories of defiance, resilience, and legacy, a testament to the power of music.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Holiday Pops

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    December 13, 2019 - December 21, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-12-13 19:30:00 2019-12-21 21:30:00 Holiday Pops <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Revel in the traditional music, memories, and popular culture of Christmas, with exquisite dancing, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a carol sing-along, and the “Hallelujah” Chorus.<br /><br />Five nights of Holiday Fun!<br />December 13, 14 &amp; 21 at 7:30 p.m. <br />December 14 &amp; 21 at 2 p.m.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-01-11 19:30:00 2020-01-11 21:30:00 Peer Gynt and Polovtsian Dances <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Violetta Todorova, violin<br /><br />Janáček — The Fiddler’s Child<br />Borodin — Prince Igor: Overture <br />Borodin — Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances<br />Grieg — Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46 <br />Grieg — Peer Gynt: Suite No. 2, Op. 55<br /><br />Enjoy enduringly popular melodies like In the Hall of the Mountain King and Borodin’s famous theme, incorporated into the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet as Stranger in Paradise.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-01-25 19:30:00 2020-01-25 21:30:00 Piano Themes from Cinema’s Golden Age <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Pianist Valentina Lisitsa looks back to the glory days of the silver screen, performing the Warsaw Concerto, plus music from Murder on the Orient Express, On Golden Pond and Pride &amp; Prejudice.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-02-01 19:30:00 2020-02-01 21:30:00 Pinchas Zukerman Plays Brahms <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Pinchas Zuckerman, violin<br />Amanda Forsythe, cello<br /><br />Schumann — Manfred Overture, Op. 115<br />Bruch — Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26<br />Brahms — Concert for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 <br /><br />A brilliant musical master, about whom the Los Angeles Times says, “Zukerman again seemed the forever-young virtuoso…expressively resourceful…technically impeccable, effortless…"</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-02-15 19:30:00 2020-02-15 21:30:00 Purdue Varsity Glee Club Sings Broadway <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Joining the Philharmonic and soloists in Broadway’s most popular tunes are Indiana’s great showmen ambassadors, in one-of-a-kind arrangements for this tailor-made performance.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-02-22 19:30:00 2020-02-22 21:30:00 Ravel’s Boléro <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br /><br />Berlioz — Roman Carnival Overture<br />Debussy — La Mer<br />Copland — Appalachian Spring<br />Ravel — Boléro<br /><br />One simple tune &#8211; 15 persistent minutes of the snare drum &#8211; that bursts with orchestral fireworks. Boléro began as a compositional exercise but remains Ravel’s most popular work.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-03-14 19:30:00 2020-03-14 21:30:00 Carmina Burana <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Ilya Yakushev, piano<br />Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus<br />Fort Wayne Children’s Chorus, Soloists<br /><br />Mussorgsky — Night on Bald Mountain<br />Shostakovich — Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op. 102<br />Orff — Carmina Burana <br /><br />With its large, percussion-driven orchestra and mixed chorus that sings racy texts by wayward monks, Carmina Burana celebrates the joys of the tavern, nature, humor, and love.<br /><br />Series Sponsors</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Cole Porter Celebration

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    March 28, 2020 - March 29, 2020 (Select Dates)

    2020-03-28 19:30:00 2020-03-29 21:30:00 Cole Porter Celebration <p>In concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Civic Theatre<br /><br />Andrew Constantine, conductor<br /><br />The Philharmonic and Fort Wayne Civic Theatre team up to present the timeless music of this Hoosier native, including songs from "Anything Goes", "Can Can", "Silk Stockings", and "Kiss me Kate".<br /><br />Performances: March 28 at 7:30 pm<br /> March 29 at 2:00 pm</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-04-25 19:30:00 2020-04-25 21:30:00 Beethoven’s Violin <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Vadim Gluzman, violin<br /><br />Elgar — Falstaff, Op. 68<br />Beethoven — Violin concerto in D major, Op. 61 <br /><br />Nine symphonies, five piano concertos, but only one Violin Concerto? Beethoven’s singular masterpiece will be performed by one of the violin world’s most spellbinding artists.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-05-02 19:30:00 2020-05-02 21:30:00 ABBA: The Concert <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />It’s the most authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life with iconic hits like “Mamma Mia,” “S. O. S.,” “Waterloo,” and “Dancing Queen.”</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-05-16 19:30:00 2020-05-16 21:30:00 Constantine Conducts Shostakovich <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br /><br />Khachaturian — Suites from Spartacus <br />Shostakovich — Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 <br /><br />Andrew Constantine closes the season with Shostakovich’s best-known symphony, a work whose sublime third movement caused members of the audience to weep at its premiere.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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