Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Music Week Kicks Off!

Do you love music? We do and this is the perfect week for us music lovers! This week the Fort Wayne Philharmonic kicks off music week to celebrate the opening of their 2010-2011 concert season. Events will take place from Tuesday, September 7, through Saturday, September 11, in venues all throughout the city.

The Week of Music, a first for the orchestra, will be launched at a brown-bag Lunch on the Square event, beginning at noon Tuesday at One Summit Square Plaza. As recorded classical music plays over a sound system, musicians of the orchestra will mingle with the lunch crowd, and representatives from the orchestra's marketing department will be on hand with information about the Philharmonic's upcoming concert season.
Then, on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., quintets and quartets of Philharmonic musicians will perform half-hour programs featuring light classical music and possibly some pop tunes and jazz standards at nine sites. The schedule is:
11:00 a.m. - St. Joseph Hospital and the City-County Building

11:15 a.m. - Urban League

Noon - Jefferson Pointe

12:15 p.m. - Allen County Public Library and Freimann Square

1:15 p.m. - Lutheran Hospital and Dupont Hospital

2:30 p.m. - Parkview Hospital North

Thursday will be University Day on four local campuses. String and woodwind quintets will perform at the University of Saint Francis, outdoors in front of the clock tower, at 10:30 a.m.; at the Coliseum Campus of Ivy Tech, in the main building, at 11:00 a.m.; in the Indiana Tech dining hall at noon; and in the lower level of IPFW's Kettler Hall at 12:15 p.m.

On Friday, at First Call, Last Dress, the public will have the opportunity to meet-and-greet Maestro Constantine. Starting at 4:30 p.m., the music director will be at Champions, the new sports bar at Courtyard by Marriott at the corner of Harrison Street and West Jefferson Boulevard, to mingle and converse with people. Philharmonic staff members also will be there to answer questions. There will be a cash bar. At 6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Theatre, house doors will open to the general public and people can enter, free of charge, to watch the first half of the orchestra's final rehearsal before the season-opening Masterworks concert the next night.
"Opening Night: All in the Mind" is the theme of the Saturday, September 11, Masterworks concert at the Embassy Theatre. Constantine and the Philharmonic symphony orchestra will open the season at 6:00 p.m. with Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges Suite. The guest artist, world-renowned violinist Gil Shaham, will follow with Barber's Violin Concerto. The concert's second act will feature Barber's Adagio for Strings and Debussy's La Mer. Tickets for the Masterworks concert, starting at $18, are available by calling 481-0777.

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