Holiday Pops 2017
ALL-NEW for 2017!
Entertaining, exciting, authentic fun for the whole family. Spectacular immersive lighting and multimedia visual special effects will create an evocative, warm glow in the Embassy Theatre. You'll take a journey through the winter wonderlands and traditional Christmases of bygone days to the present. You'll hear traditional and contemporary holiday favorites including “Hallelujah Chorus”, and join a Christmas carol sing-along.
Starring Broadway sensation Mike Eldred, and featuring a chorus of 12 top professional singers direct from Chicago, the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, soloists from Fort Wayne Ballet, members of Fort WayneYoutheatre, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and much more.
ALL-NEW for 2017!
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This all-new program features Cirque’s awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty, paired with musical classics from including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Titanic, and James Bond. Acrobats, jugglers, and aerial flyers will soar high above the heads of the Philharmonic as they perform on stage. (All new choreography and costumes.)
Brahms wrote this requiem for the living, the mourners who remained on earth. The dramatic and powerful German Requiem is an unconventional masterpiece with an uplifting universal message.
Dubbed 'recollections of life in the country', Beethoven’s symphony is an homage to the great outdoors. Principal Violist Derek Reeves and Principal Cellist Andre Gaskins are featured in Strauss's symphonic poem that tells the tale of the knight-errant with the unshakable courage to pursue his dreams.
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.
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, premiered publicly by Felix Mendelssohn in a performance a decade later.
A Collaboration in Celebration of FORT WAYNE CIVIC THEATRE’S 90thANNIVERSARY
The Phil joins forces with Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in this 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.
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 season to a brilliant conclusion.