BERNSTEIN & GERSHWIN*
9.15.2018 • 7:30 p.m. • Columbus North Erne Auditorium
Featuring Drew Petersen, Piano
Honor the legacy of American musical icon Leonard Bernstein with a celebration commemorating his 100th birthday. The orchestra pays tribute to his life and career with music from West Side Story, dances from On the Town, and his Candide Overture. Winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards Drew Petersen completes the program with a jazzy piano concerto by Gershwin.
Bernstein Candide Overture
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Bernstein Wonderful Town Overture
Bernstein Three Dances from On the Town
Bernstein West Side Story: Selections for Orchestra
DURUFLÉ REQUIEM & ENIGMA VARIATIONS
10.20.2018 • 7:30 p.m. • First Christian Church
Featuring the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic
Duruflé’s Requiem is a stunning masterwork of profound beauty and soothing character – perfect for a presentation by your Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra in the superb acoustics of First Christian Church. The splendid world-class Aeolian-Skinner organ will be featured as a part of the instrumental ensemble accompanying the chorus.
Elgar’s Enigma Variations, which also incorporates the organ, is a delightful romp through musical depictions of Elgar’s friends. This includes the movement, Nimrod, one of the most famous and beautiful melodies ever written as well as a musical representation of a joyously barking dog falling in the river, clambering up on the bank, and shaking off the water on everyone around him.
Some of the Philharmonic’s best concerts over the years have been at First Christian. This performance promises to be another such magnificent and memorable musical event! Don’t miss it!
HONORING OUR VETERANS
11.10.2018 • 7:30 p.m. • Columbus North Erne Auditorium
Featuring Donata Cucinnota
Peace and freedom are bought with a substantial cost. The Phil pays tribute to those who have served and to those currently serving in our armed forces, providing protection and liberty to us all. On the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day which ended WWI, we recognize the sacrifices of our military personnel and their families on behalf of the American people and the nations of the world.
Soprano Donata Cucinotta, a superb nationally-acclaimed local singer, joins the Phil, the Philharmonic Chorus and The Phil’s CICC (Columbus Indiana Children’s Choir) in God Bless America, Let There Be Peace on Earth, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and much more!
Veterans and those currently serving will be recognized by their branches of service during the performance in the singing of the Songs of the Armed Forces.
Come celebrate our freedom and honor our veterans in this family-friendly concert!
12.08.2018 • 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. • Columbus East Robbins Auditorium
Featuring Justin John Moniz, Tenor
With favorites including music from The Nutcracker, Let It Snow, Silver Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, and a joyous audience sing-along, this concert is the perfect way to get the entire family in the holiday spirit.
GORGEOUS GRIEG & BRAHMS’ 2ND SYMPHONY
2.2.2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Columbus North Erne Auditorium
Featuring Timothy Stephenson, Pianist
The stunning beginning of Grieg’s famous concerto is one of the most memorable moments in classical music, and the entire concerto is filled with beautiful melodies. The 2nd Symphony of Brahms is simply “sunny,” perfect for a February concert! The fourth of Chadwick’s charming Symphonic Sketches is a tongue-in-cheek evocation of the life of a vaudevillian tramp, a train-hopping hobo, living his life riding the rails – think Charlie Chaplin’s “little tramp!”
Chadwick A Vagrom Ballad
Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major
IRISH EYES ARE SMILING*
3.2.2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Columbus North Erne Auditorium
Featuring Ronan Tynan, Tenor
You’ll be enchanted by the beautiful ballads and toe-tapping jigs of the Emerald Isle. Sing along to When Irish Eyes Are Smiling with the orchestra. One of the original “Three Irish Tenors,” world-renowned Ronan Tynan, will surely tug at your heartstrings with his rendition of Danny Boy.
TCHAIKOVSKY & BEETHOVEN 7
4.20.2019 • 7:30 p.m. • Columbus North Erne Auditorium
Featuring Susie Park, Violin
Young Australian-born violinist Susie Park – known worldwide for her “searing emotive range” and dynamic stage presence – joins the Phil for Tchaikovsky’s spirited Violin Concerto. Its supreme beauty, virtuosic challenges, and sheer musical excitement have made it an audience favorite. Emotion continues with Beethoven’s joyous 7th Symphony with celebratory dance elements.
Márquez Danzón (Dance) No. 2
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
5.24.2019 • 7:00 p.m. • Courthouse Lawn
This free, outdoor pops concert is performed on the grounds of the Bartholomew County Veterans memorial. Join the Philharmonic for a patriotic salute to honor those who have served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces.
*Indicates premium concerts