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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.

  • 2019-06-07 18:00:00 2019-06-07 22:00:00 PHILharmonious: Play It Forward <p><span>On Friday, June 7, 2019 the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will host its annual gala PHILharmonious in support of education and community engagement programs. The theme this year is Play It Forward, celebrating the Philharmonic’s 75th Anniversary and insuring a future filled with glorious music on behalf of all in Northeast Indiana.</span><br /><br /><span>Once again, the gala will be held at The Clyde Theatre, the art deco masterpiece and multi-functional concert hall and special events center that made PHILharmonious 2018 such a resounding success. The Clyde will provide a “second to none” backdrop for a gourmet dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and an exciting visual and illuminating spectacle, complete with some of the best acoustics in the world.</span><br /><br /><span>All season long the Philharmonic performs on stage, in schools, hospitals, care facilities, and throughout the region &#8211; in venues where it can make the biggest difference. Support of PHILharmonious will enable the Philharmonic to reach those with the greatest need. </span><br /><br /><span>Just imagine &#8211; participation at PHILharmonious will kick-start a chain reaction of generosity that brightens the lives of countless young people, seniors, and citizens for years to come. Play It Forward on behalf of symphonic music and quality education and community engagement programs.</span></p> 1808 Bluffton Rd Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-07-03 20:30:00 2019-07-03 22:30:00 Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field <p>Friends and family from across the region are invited to enjoy the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in a concert celebration of the American spirit. The sixth annual Fort Wayne Philharmonic Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field will take place on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks accompanying the finale. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. This is a free event to the public. <br /><br />A limited amount of paid reserved seating is available - Details will be announced in May. <br /><br />Enjoy fun for the while family—face painting, an appearance from Uncle Sam and Captain America, and free access to the Parkview Field Fun Zone activities from 6:30 p.m.</p> 1301 Ewing Street 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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  • 2019-10-20 14:00:00 2019-10-20 15:00:00 Halloween Spooktacular <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Music from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Wonder Woman will accompany family-friendly ghosts and goblins converging in costume at this concert of Halloween favorites. Arrive early for FREE pre-concert activities starting one hour before the performance.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Duruflé’s Requiem

    First Wayne Street United Methodist Church

    October 26, 2019

    2019-10-26 19:30:00 2019-10-26 21:30:00 Duruflé’s Requiem <p>Benjamin Rivera, conductor<br /><br />Ravel — Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess) <br />Fauré — Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: Suite <br />Duruflé — Requiem<br /><br />Duruflé’s masterpiece is softly luminous, sumptuous, and suffused with a tender radiance. An unlikely Requiem, it is a work of noble and restrained eloquence.</p> 300 E Wayne St Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-02 19:30:00 2019-11-02 21:30:00 Beethoven’s 5th <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Brett Deubner, viola<br /><br />Patrick O’Malley — Rest and Restless<br />Danielpour — Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, “The Voyager”<br />Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67<br /><br />Nothing says 'classical music' like the opening of Beethoven’s most famous work. Drama, darkness, and eventual triumph, the 5th promises a journey of power and transcendence.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-06 19:30:00 2019-11-06 21:30:00 Music from the Marriage of Figaro <p>Mozart — Selections from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492<br />Liebermann — Sonata for Flute and Harp, Op. 56<br />Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110<br /><br />Mozart’s effervescent music for wind octet opens this varied program that highlights the intensely autobiographical 8th String Quartet of Shostakovich. The Quartet’s first private performance caused the composer to bury his head in his hands and weep.</p> Auer Center for Arts & Culture Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-10 14:00:00 2019-11-10 16:00:00 Music from the Marriage of Figaro <p>Mozart — Selections from The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492<br />Liebermann — Sonata for Flute and Harp, Op. 56<br />Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110<br /><br />Mozart’s effervescent music for wind octet opens this varied program that highlights the intensely autobiographical 8th String Quartet of Shostakovich. The Quartet’s first private performance caused the composer to bury his head in his hands and weep.</p> 2101 East Coliseum 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

    Embassy Theatre

    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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  • Messiah by Candlelight

    First Wayne Street United Methodist Church

    December 19, 2019 - December 20, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-12-19 19:30:00 2019-12-20 21:30:00 Messiah by Candlelight <p>Benjamin Rivera, conductor<br /><br />Handel — Messiah, HWV 56<br /><br />Handel’s most recognizable and revered masterpiece is performed to the warm glow of candlelight. Experience the “Hallelujah” Chorus and other unforgettable Christmas favorites.</p> 300 E Wayne St 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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  • 2020-01-19 14:00:00 2020-01-19 15:00:00 Flying with E.T. and Peter Pan <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Join the Philharmonic for adventures in Neverland, indulging in every young person’s dream of flying. Music from Peter Pan, Hook, and E.T. will fill the air. Arrive early for FREE pre-concert activities starting one hour before the performance.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-01-22 19:30:00 2020-01-22 21:30:00 Brahms Clarinet Quintet <p>Zelenka — Sonata No. 5 for 2 Oboes, Bassoon &amp; Continuo in F major <br />Sampson — Morning Music<br />Brahms — Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 <br /><br />Disillusioned, Brahms was about to give up composing when he heard a performance by an extraordinary clarinetist whom he excitedly described as ‘the greatest wind player alive.’ This inspired the nostalgic, autumnal Clarinet Quintet, a work of unabashed sentimentality and grace.</p> Auer Center for Arts & Culture 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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  • 2020-01-26 14:00:00 2020-01-26 16:00:00 Brahms Clarinet Quintet <p>Zelenka — Sonata No. 5 for 2 Oboes, Bassoon &amp; Continuo in F major <br />Sampson — Morning Music<br />Brahms — Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 <br /><br />Disillusioned, Brahms was about to give up composing when he heard a performance by an extraordinary clarinetist whom he excitedly described as ‘the greatest wind player alive.’ This inspired the nostalgic, autumnal Clarinet Quintet, a work of unabashed sentimentality and grace.</p> 2101 East Coliseum 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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  • Winner Conducts Mozart

    First Wayne Street United Methodist Church

    February 8, 2020

    2020-02-08 19:30:00 2020-02-08 21:30:00 Winner Conducts Mozart <p>Mozart — Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K.525)<br />Mozart — Horn Concerto No. 4, K.495 in E-flat major <br /> Megan Shusta, horn<br />Mozart — Overture to Così fan tutte <br />Mozart — Symphony No. 35, K. 385 in D major (Haffner) <br /><br />Conducted by the winner of the 2019 Fort Wayne Philharmonic International Conductors Workshop, this program represents the pinnacle that beauty has attained in the sphere of music.</p> 300 E Wayne St 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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  • 2020-03-04 19:30:00 2020-03-04 21:30:00 Freimann Quartet Plays Beethoven <p>Tower — Copperwave (2006)<br />Brahms — Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin &amp; Horn, Op. 40<br />Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 <br /><br />Beethoven’s C♯ minor Quartet was a personal favorite of the composer, a work about which Schubert remarked, "After this, what is left for us to write?"</p> Auer Center for Arts & Culture Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-03-08 14:00:00 2020-03-08 16:00:00 Freimann Quartet Plays Beethoven <p>Tower — Copperwave (2006)<br />Brahms — Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin &amp; Horn, Op. 40<br />Beethoven — String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 <br /><br />Beethoven’s C♯ minor Quartet was a personal favorite of the composer, a work about which Schubert remarked, "After this, what is left for us to write?"</p> 2101 East Coliseum 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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  • 2020-03-20 19:30:00 2020-03-20 21:30:00 A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Fort Wayne Ballet <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br />Fort Wayne Ballet<br /><br />Mendelssohn — A Midsummer Night’s Dream<br /><br />William Shakespeare’s ode to the summer solstice relishes in joyful abandon and dreamlike fantasy, a world of non-stop adventure.</p> 303 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Cole Porter Celebration

    Embassy Theatre

    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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  • 2020-04-04 19:30:00 2020-04-04 21:30:00 Mozart and Two Pianos <p>Andrew Constantine, conductor<br />Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, pianos<br /><br />Mozart — Concerto for Two Pianos, No. 10 in E-flat major, K. 365<br />Schnittke — Concerto for Piano (Four-Hands) and Chamber Orchestra<br />Mozart — Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543 <br /><br />What’s better than a grand piano? Two grand pianos! The internationally celebrated husband and wife team perform works by Mozart and the Russian master Schnittke.</p> 2101 East Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2020-04-05 14:00:00 2020-04-05 15:00:00 Pirates of the Sea <p>Caleb Young, conductor<br /><br />Ahoy, mateys, it’s a concert that celebrates the buccaneer in all of us, with music from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Flying Dutchman. Shiver me timbers! Arrive early for FREE pre-concert activities starting one hour before the performance.</p> 2101 East Coliseum 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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  • 2020-04-29 19:30:00 2020-04-29 21:30:00 Bliss <p>Mann — Torden Og Lyn (Thunder and Lightning) <br />Prokofiev — Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, Op.94a <br />Stravinsky — Octet for Wind Instruments <br />Bliss — Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet<br /><br />Sir Arthur Bliss served in the Royal 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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  • 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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  • 2020-05-03 14:00:00 2020-05-03 16:00:00 Bliss <p>Mann — Torden Og Lyn (Thunder and Lightning)<br />Prokofiev — Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, Op.94a<br />Stravinsky — Octet for Wind Instruments <br />Bliss — Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet<br /><br />Sir Arthur Bliss served in the Royal 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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  • 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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