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Fort Wayne Philharmonic

  • Address: 4901 Fuller Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46835
  • Phone: (260) 481-0770
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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic holds over 300 performances in Northeast Indiana each year. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director Andrew Constantine, holds over 300 performances in Northeast Indiana each year. The Phil’s core purpose is to foster and instill a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education.

  • Masterclass with Philharmonic Guest Artist Alessio Bax, piano

    Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    November 17, 2017

    2017-11-17 16:00:00 2017-11-17 18:00:00 Masterclass with Philharmonic Guest Artist Alessio Bax, piano <p>Alessio Bax brings stage experience from more than 70 solo appearances with major orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Trained at the Bari Conservatory in Bari, Italy, he brings his experience to IPFW students and interested pianists. Students of all skill levels are invited to observe the masterclass free of charge.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents Schumann and Brahms

    Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    November 18, 2017

    2017-11-18 19:30:00 2017-11-18 21:30:00 Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents Schumann and Brahms <p>Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents Schumann and Brahms, the third in its Masterworks Series for 2017-2018. Internationally acclaimed pianist Alessio Bax joins the Philharmonic for Schumann's grand, joyful Piano Concerto. Also on the program: Brahms' bold, dramatic 4th Symphony and von Suppé's sparkling Poet and Peasant Overture. Andrew Constantine conducts.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Holiday Pops

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    December 8, 2017 - December 16, 2017 (Select Dates)

    2017-12-08 19:30:00 2017-12-16 21:30:00 Holiday Pops <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Holiday Pops | Fort Wayne Philharmonic</strong></span></p> <p>December 8 | <span style="font-size: 11pt;">7:30 PM</span></p> <p>December 9 | 2:00 PM &amp; 7:30 PM</p> <p>December 16 | 2:00 PM &amp; 7:30 PM</p> <p>Fort Wayne Philharmonic's popular Christmas extravaganza is all new for 2017. Five performances only, December 8, 9 and 16, featuring Broadway sensation Mike Eldred, spectacular new immersive lighting and multi-media visual effects, a chorus of top professional singers direct from Chicago, dancers, actors, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the Fort Wayne Children's Choir. Join conductor Caleb Young and the Philharmonic on a musical journey through the winter wonderlands and traditional Christmases of bygone days. Exciting, entertaining, authentic fun for the whole family.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Messiah By Candlelight

    First Wayne Street United Methodist Church

    December 14, 2017 - December 15, 2017 (Select Dates)

    2017-12-14 19:30:00 2017-12-15 21:30:00 Messiah By Candlelight <p>Handel’s most recognizable and revered masterpiece is performed to the warm glow of candlelight in the most luminous of settings. Experience the “Hallelujah” Chorus and other favorites in a holiday event you’ll never forget. Two performances only: December 14 and 15. Benjamin Rivera conducts the Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Chorus, and soloists Josefien Stoppelenburg (soprano), Ashlee Bickley (mezzo-soprano), Ryan Townsend Strand (tenor) and David Govertson (bass-baritone).</p> 300 East Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Nordic Landscapes

    Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    January 13, 2018

    2018-01-13 19:30:00 2018-01-13 09:30:00 Nordic Landscapes <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Campbell MacDonald, clarinet<br />Nicholas Bardonnay, multimedia artist<br /><br />Liadov — The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62<br />Nielsen — Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 57<br />Pärt — Fratres<br />Sibelius — Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82<br /><br />Sumptuous photo-choreography by Westwater Arts projected above the orchestra is combined with Nordic masterpieces to reveal windswept coastlines, icy plains, and ancient forests. This is a profoundly beautiful visual journey through epic landscapes.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Frozen Fairy Tales

    Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    January 21, 2018

    2018-01-21 14:00:00 2018-01-21 15:00:00 Frozen Fairy Tales <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Exploring the many facets of snow, wind, and ice, your young ones will love music from the Disney animated classic Frozen, the Skater's Waltz, music from Lt. Kije, and much more.<br /><br />TCHAIKOVSKY — Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a<br />ANDERSON-LOPEZ &amp; LOPEZ — Music from FROZEN<br />PROKOFIEV — Troika from Lt. Kije Suite, op. 60<br />HUMPERDINCK — Three Excerpts from Hänsel und Gretel<br /> Lied des Sandmnnchens (Sandman's Song)<br /> Abendsegen (Evening Prayer)<br /> Traumpantomime (Dream Pantomime)<br />WALDTEUFEL — Les Patineurs, op.183<br />WILLIAMS — Flight to Neverland from HOOK<br /><br />The STAR Family Series offers a variety of fun and educational experiences for audiences of all ages. These 60-minute performances are a great introduction to classical music for the entire family. Before each performance, enjoy free activities in the lobby of the Rhinehart Music Center, including concert-themed crafts and the Philharmonic Friends' Instrument Playground.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Bliss at Parkview Physicians Artslab

    Arts United- Parkview Physicians Group Artslab

    January 24, 2018

    2018-01-24 19:30:00 2018-01-24 09:30:00 Bliss at Parkview Physicians Artslab <p><strong>Bliss</strong> <strong>| </strong><span>Part of the Philharmonic's Freimann Series of Chamber Music Concerts</span></p> <p>Delerue — Vitrail<br />Debussy — Violin Sonata in G minor, L140<br />Takemitsu — And then I knew t’was wind (1992)<br />Bliss — Quintet for oboe and strings, Op. 44, F. 21<br /><br />Ethereal sounds fill this sumptuous program. English composer Sir Arthur Bliss served in the army before becoming Master of the Queen’s Music. His Wind Quintet was written in 1927, when “Bliss’s voice assumed the mantle of maturity...imbued with a quality of contentment reflecting his serenity.”</p> Auer Center for Arts & Culture Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Amy Grant in Concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    January 27, 2018

    2018-01-27 19:30:00 2018-01-27 21:30:00 Amy Grant in Concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic <p><strong>Amy Grant in Concert </strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">January 27, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Embassy Theatre</span></p> <p>Amy Grant, vocalist</p> <p>David Hamilton, conductor</p> <p>Amy Grant burst onto the Christian music scene as a fresh-faced teenager and has gone to become a crossover sensation. Grant's musical gift transcend genre boundaries, making her a household name. Amy Grant joins the Philharmonic in a program of her greatest hits. </p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Bliss at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    January 28, 2018

    2018-01-28 14:00:00 2018-01-28 16:00:00 Bliss at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW <p><strong>Bliss | </strong><span>Part of the Philharmonic's Freimann Series of Chamber Music Concerts</span></p> <p>Delerue — Vitrail <br />Debussy — Violin Sonata in G minor, L140<br />Takemitsu — And then I knew t’was wind (1992)<br />Bliss — Quintet for oboe and strings, Op. 44, F. 21<br /><br />Ethereal sounds fill this sumptuous program. English composer Sir Arthur Bliss served in the army before becoming Master of the Queen’s Music. His Wind Quintet was written in 1927, when “Bliss’s voice assumed the mantle of maturity...imbued with a quality of contentment reflecting his serenity.”</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Scheherazade

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    February 3, 2018

    2018-02-03 19:30:00 2018-02-03 21:30:00 Scheherazade <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />William Wolfram, piano<br /><br />Wagner — Tannhäuser: Arrival of the Guests at the Wartburg<br />Corigliano — Piano Concerto<br />Rimsky-Korsakov — Scheherazade, Op. 35<br /><br />Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is a musical retelling of “1,001 Arabian Nights”, featuring Philharmonic Concertmaster Violetta Todorova. A dazzling, colorful tour de force for the orchestra, it is considered Rimsky-Korsakov’s most popular work.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Songs Without Words

    First Wayne Street United Methodist Church

    February 10, 2018

    2018-02-10 19:30:00 2018-02-10 21:30:00 Songs Without Words <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Dvořák — Serenade, Op. 44, D minor<br /><br />Tchaikovsky — Serenade, Op. 48, C major<br /><br />Mendelssohn/Arr. Hillemacher — Songs Without Words<br /><br />Undoubtedly some of the most endearing works ever composed are from the Romantic era. Soaring melodies, rich harmonies, and emotive expression will be on full display as Mendelssohn’s rarely heard orchestral transcription receives its Philharmonic premiere at this concert.</p> 300 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Cirque Goes to the Cinema - The Fort Wayne Philharmonic

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    February 17, 2018

    2018-02-17 19:30:00 2018-02-17 21:30:00 Cirque Goes to the Cinema - The Fort Wayne Philharmonic <p><strong>Cirque Goes to the Cinema </strong></p> <p>February 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Embassy Theatre</p> <p>Artists: Caleb Young, conductor</p> <p>This all-new program feature Cirque's awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty paired with  musical classics from <em>Star Wars, Harry Potter, Titanic, and James Bond. </em>Acrobats, jugglers, and aerial flyers will soar high above the heads of the Philharmonic as they perform on stage.(All new choreography and costumes.) </p> <p><span>Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the music hall, with an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere.</span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Philharmonic Masterworks Series: Brahms: A German Requiem

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    February 24, 2018

    2018-02-24 19:30:00 2018-02-24 19:30:00 Philharmonic Masterworks Series: Brahms: A German Requiem <p><span>Andrew Constantine, conductor</span><br /><span>Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, Benjamin Rivera, director</span><br /><span>IPFW University Singers, Vaughn Roste, director</span><br /><span>Karina Gauvin, soprano</span><br /><span>Michael Dean, baritone</span><br /><br /><span>Dvořák — A Hero’s Song, Op. 111</span><br /><span>Brahms — Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (A German Requiem)</span><br /><br /><span>Brahms wrote this requiem for the living, those who remained on earth. The dramatic and powerful German Requiem is an unconventional masterpiece with an uplifting universal message.</span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Music From Don Giovanni at Parkview Physicians Group Artslab

    Arts United- Parkview Physicians Group Artslab

    February 28, 2018

    2018-02-28 19:30:00 2018-02-28 21:30:00 Music From Don Giovanni at Parkview Physicians Group Artslab <p><strong>Music from Don Giovanni | </strong>Part of the Philharmonic's Freimann Series of Chamber Music Concerts</p> <p>Mozart — Scenes from Don Giovanni (arr. Triebensee)<br />Saint-Saëns — Septet for Piano, Trumpet and Strings Op. 65<br />Haydn — String Quartet in D major, Hob. III:63, “The Lark”<br /><br />Music from one of Mozart’s greatest operas is presented here in a charming and graceful arrangement for winds. Saint-Saëns’ Septet truly is one of the most delightful chamber works of the nineteenth century. In it the composer pays homage to Rameau, whose works he edited.</p> Auer Center for Arts & Culture Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Music From Don Giovanni at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    March 4, 2018

    2018-03-04 14:00:00 2018-03-04 16:00:00 Music From Don Giovanni at Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW <p><strong>Music fro Don Giovanni | </strong><span>Part of the Philharmonic's Freimann Series of Chamber Music Concerts</span></p> <p>Mozart — Scenes from Don Giovanni (arr. Triebensee)<br />Saint-Saëns — Septet for Piano, Trumpet and Strings Op. 65<br />Haydn — String Quartet in D major, Hob. III:63, “The Lark”<br /><br />Music from one of Mozart’s greatest operas is presented here in a charming and graceful arrangement for winds. Saint-Saëns’ Septet truly is one of the most delightful chamber works of the nineteenth century. In it the composer pays homage to Rameau, whose works he edited.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Bowie and Prince - The Fort Wayne Philharmonic

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    March 17, 2018

    2018-03-17 19:30:00 2018-03-17 21:30:00 Bowie and Prince - The Fort Wayne Philharmonic <p><strong>Bowie and Prince</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"> March 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Embassy Theatre</span></p> <p>Artists: Caleb Young, conductor</p> <p>David Bowie blazed the trail, and Prince soon followed, becoming a maverick himself. Both pushed their own creative boundaries and their music continues to please, challenge and amaze. Jeans 'n Classics joins the Philharmonic for a combined night featuring favorites by these groundbreaking artists, <span>starring Jean Meilleur and Gavin Hope, along with a 5-piece band and backup singers. Hear chart-toppers such as "1999", "Space Oddity", "Nothing Compares to You", "China Girl" and many more.</span></p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert

    Rinehart Music Center at IPFW

    April 7, 2018

    2018-04-07 19:30:00 2018-04-07 21:30:00 Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert <p><strong>Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert</strong> | Masterworks Series</p> <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Valentina Lisitsa, piano<br /><br />Mozart — The Magic Flute, overture<br />Beethoven — Piano concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15<br />Schubert — Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, "The Great"<br /><br />The Ukrainian classical music and internet star Valentina Lisitsa debuts in Beethoven’s youthful concerto, an homage to Mozart and Haydn. Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony lay dormant after the young composer’s death, in 1828, only premiered a decade later, in a performance conducted by Felix Mendelssohn.</p> 2101 E Coliseum Blvd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Peter and the Wolf

    Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW

    April 8, 2018

    2018-04-08 14:00:00 2018-04-08 15:00:00 Peter and the Wolf <p><strong>Peter and the Wolf</strong> | Star Family Series</p> <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br />Fort Wayne Youth Ballet Company, Karen Gibbons Brown, artistic director<br /><br />Themes of courage are found throughout this colorful and varied program. Prokofiev’s timeless narrative of a brave boy and his beastly friends is brought to life with a special guest narrator. This musical fable is for the child in all of us, performed with dancers from Fort Wayne Ballet, along with selections from Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and Glinka's energetic Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla.<br /><br />GLINKA — Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla<br />SHOSTAKOVICH — Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47<br /> II. Allegretto<br />BEETHOVEN — Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93<br /> I. Allegro vivace con brio<br />PROKOFIEV — Peter and the Wolf, op. 67<br /> Fort Wayne Youth Ballet Company<br />PROKOFIEV — Classical Symphony, op. 25<br /> IV. Finale: Molto vivace<br /><br />The STAR Family Series offers a variety of fun and educational experiences for audiences of all ages. These 60-minute performances are a great introduction to classical music for the entire family. Before each performance, enjoy free activities in the lobby of the Rhinehart Music Center, including concert-themed crafts and the Philharmonic Friends' Instrument Playground.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • A tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    April 20, 2018 - April 21, 2018 (Select Dates)

    2018-04-20 19:30:00 2018-04-21 21:30:00 A tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><span style="font-size: 16px;">A tribute to the Music of Rodgers &amp; Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber</span></strong></span></p> <p>Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre</p> <p>A Collaboration in Celebration of FORT WAYNE CIVIC THEATRE'S 90th ANNIVERSARY<br /><br />Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Manna Nichols, vocals<br />Christopher Sloan, vocals<br /><br />The Philharmonic joins forces with Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in a first-time collaboration to celebrate the Civic’s 90th Anniversary. Fort Wayne luminaries (and Civic “alumni”) Christopher Sloan and Manna Nichols headline a cast of outstanding vocalists from Fort Wayne Civic Theatre. This evening features popular songs from South Pacific, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Cats, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, and many more.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • The Leningrad Symphony

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    April 28, 2018

    2018-04-28 19:30:00 2018-04-28 21:30:00 The Leningrad Symphony <p><strong>The Leningrad Symphony </strong>| Masterworks Series</p> <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Alexander Toradze, piano<br />Andrew Lott, trumpet<br /><br />Shostakovich — Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35<br />Shostakovich — Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (Leningrad)<br /><br />Dedicated to the city of Leningrad and the millions of Soviet citizens who lost their lives in World War II, Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony is a symbol of resistance to totalitarianism and the spiritual unity of people of good will. Legendary pianist Alexander Toradze, an artist of "unconventional intelligence, range and creativity," will join principal trumpet Andrew Lott in Shostakovich's brilliant concerto.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Pictures at an Exhibition

    Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre

    May 12, 2018

    2018-05-12 19:30:00 2018-05-12 21:30:00 Pictures at an Exhibition <p><span style="text-decoration: underline; font-size: 16px;"><strong>Picture in a Exhibition</strong></span></p> <p>Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre</p> <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Theo Smith, performance artist<br /><br />Ravel — La valse<br />Chadwick — Tam O’Shanter; Symphonic Ballade<br />Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)<br /><br />Pictures at an Exhibition was written to commemorate a painter who provided Mussorgsky great artistic inspiration. The work builds to a dramatic conclusion with the Great Gate of Kiev, its stirring brass chorales and clanging bells bringing the work and the season to a brilliant conclusion. Performance artist Theo Smith will create a live painting on stage during the performance of Pictures at an Exhibition.</p> 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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