Highlights from previous seasons

2019-2020 Season Highlights

November 8, 2019 “Bach in the Barn”


C. P. E. BACH — Sinfonia in D major, H. 663 (Wq. 183)

BLOCH — Concerto Grosso No.1, for Piano & Strings

J. S. BACH — Sinfonia in D major, BWV 1045

HANDEL — Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351

November 14, 2019 

Violins of Hope: Stories of Defiance, Resilience, and Legacy with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic

KORNGOLD (Arr. Mann) — String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 34 

MENDELSSOHN — Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah, Op. 70
TRADITIONAL (Arr. Steinberg) — Mi Chamocha from Kol Shalom

HIRSCH / MANOR — Bashana Haba’ah
BARBER — Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
BACH — Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (Violetta Todorova, violin)
BEETHOVEN (Arr. Mann) — String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
MAHLER — Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

GLICK— The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23)

December 6-8, 2019

Nutcracker with Fort Wayne Ballet

January 19, 2020 “Flying Themes”

WILLIAMS — E.T.: Adventures on Earth
RESPIGHI — The Cuckoo from "The Birds"
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV — Flight of the Bumblebee from Tale of the Tsar Saltan
WAGNER — Ride of the Valkyries
MONTGOMERY — Starburst
HOWARD — Peter Pan Suite
                      Fort Wayne Children's Choir
                      Shelby Lewis, narrator
WILLIAMS — The Flight to Neverland from "Hook"

January 25, 2020

Valentina Lisitsa’s Love Story: Piano Themes from Cinema’s Golden Age

STEINER — Casablanca Suite(1942).                                                                                          DAVIS — Main Theme from Pride and Prejudice (1995)

MOZART — Selection from Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 from Elvira Madigan 

NORTH — Love Theme from Spartacus (1960)

ROTA — Legend of Glass Mountain from The Glass Mountain (1949)

WILLIAMS — Dream of Olwen from While I Live (1947)

ROTA (Arr. Mancini) — Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (1968)

SHOSTAKOVICH — Assault on Beautiful Gorky from The Unforgettable Year 1919 (1951)

SILVESTRI — Main Theme from Back to the Future (1985)

BENNETT — Overture from Murder on the Orient Express (1974) 

NYMAN — The Heart Asks Pleasure First from The Piano (1993) 

GRUSIN — Main Theme from On Golden Pond (1981)

ADDINSELL — Warsaw Concerto from Dangerous Moonlight (1941)

RACHMANINOFF — Selection from Piano Concerto No. 2 in C, Op.1


February 15, 2020

Lisa Vroman and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club Sing Broadway

BERNSTEIN — Overture to Candide

MARTIN AND BLANE — Trolley Song from Meet Me in St. Louis

LERNER AND LOEWE — I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady

BERLIN — I Love a Piano from Stop! Look! Listen!

BOCK — When Did I Fall in Love from Fiorello

KIRKPATRICK — A Musical from Something Rotten

WILLSON — Selections from The Music Man

WILLSON — Lida Rose and Will I Ever Tell You from The Music Man

BERLIN (Arr. Ades) — Irving Berlin: A Symphonic Portrait


                                                            -- Intermission --


BERNSTEIN — Overture to West Side Story

BERNSTEIN, SONDHEIM — I Feel Pretty from West Side Story

BERNSTEIN, COMDEN AND GREEN — Some Other Time from On the Town

WILDHORN, KNIGHTON — Into the Fire from Scarlet Pimpernel

WILDHORN, BRICUSSE AND CUDEN — Someone Like You from Jekyll & Hyde

WEBBER — The Phantom of the Opera

WEBBER — All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera

WEBBER — Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera

LOESSER — Brotherhood of Man from How to Succeed in Business


February 26 27, 2020


Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic


March 6, 2020 “Bach in the Barn”


C.P.E. Bach — Symphony in E minor, H.653 Wq 178 "Fandango" 

J.S. Bach — Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060R

                         Orion Rapp, oboe

                         Violetta Todorova, violin



J.S. Bach — Prelude and Fugue in Eb major (“St. Anne”), BWV 552

Rameau — Les Boréades-Entrée de Polymnie

Stravinsky — Dumbarton Oaks


March 20,21,22, 2020


A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Fort Wayne Ballet


April 30, 2020


Various American Folk Tunes (Arr. Dragon)

COPLAND  — Simple Gifts

WILLIAM GRANT STILL — Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American Symphony)


June 28- July 4, 2020


Patriotic Series throughout Northeast Indiana with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic 

2018-2019 Season Highlights

October 10, 2018


ROSSINI — Overture to La scala di seta (The Silken Staircase) 

RAVEL —  Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)

BRAHMS — Hungarian Dances Nos. 5, 6 (arr. A. Parlow) 

FAURÉ — Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, op.80 

STRAUSS — Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), op.410 

HAYDN — Symphony No.101 in D major (The Clock; Die Uhr) 


November 30, December 1, 2, 2018


Nutcracker with Fort Wayne Ballet

February 24, 2019

Poulenc — L'histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant - The story of Babar, the little elephant

Saint-Saëns — Carnival of the Animals


May 1-3, 2019


TELEMANN – Overture from Tafelmusik I                    

J.S. BACH – “Sheep May Safely Graze” from Cantata 208

LULLY – Suite from Armide et Renaud


REBEL – Les Éléments

TELEMANN – Overture from Tafelmusik III      

GLUCK – Ballet Music from Alceste, Armida, Orpheus and Don Juan


C.P.E. BACH – Flute Concerto in D minor, H. 425

                               Luke Fitzpatrick, flute

TELEMANN – Overture from Tafelmusik II                   

J.S. BACH – “Little” Fugue in G minor, BWV 578

VIVALDI – "La Folia" (Madness)


HANDEL – Da tempeste il legno infrante from Giulio Cesare, HWV 17

HANDEL – Tu del ciel ministro eletto from The Triumph of Time and Truth HWV 46a

HANDEL – Tornami a vagheggiar from Alcina HWV 34

VIVALDI – Alleluia, RV 626

HANDEL – Disserratevi oh porte d'Averno from La Resurrezione HWV 47

Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano


May 11, 2019

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience

Richard Glazier, pianist and host

Natalie Cordone, vocalist

Michael Andrew, vocalist


This multimedia concert celebrates the ingenious musical legacy of George and Ira Gershwin, including their most popular songs such as “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Summertime,” as well as George Gershwin’s masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. Musical performances are complemented by rare Gershwin family home videos, photos, and recordings along with wonderful stories that will offer an inside view of the iconic Gershwin Brothers.


May 18, 2019


Dvořák and Janáček


Dvořák — Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53, B.96 (Paul Huang, violin)

Dvořák — Slavonic Dances (1,2,3,4,5 & 8) 

Janáček — Sinfonietta

2017-2018 Season Highlights

October 29th, 2017


BACH — Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

SAINT-SAËNS — Danse macabre, op.40 8' Fort Wayne Ballet

CHADWICK — Hobgoblin from Symphonic Sketches

GOUNOD — Funeral March of a Marionette

WAGNER — Siegfried's Death & Funeral Music from Götterdämmerung

WILLIAMS — Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

BERLIOZ — Dream of a Witches' Sabbath from Symphonie Fantastique


November 11, 2017


Beethoven — Overture in C major, Op. 115, “Feast Day”

Beethoven — Elegiac Song

Beethoven — Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

Canning — Fantasy on a Hymn by Justin Morgan

Ives — from New England Holidays, “Thanksgiving and Forefathers’ Day”, S. 5 No. 4

Copland — The Tender Land: Suite


February 10, 2018


Dvořák — Serenade, Op. 44, D minor

Tchaikovsky — Serenade, Op. 48, C Major

Mendelssohn/Arr. Hillemacher — Songs Without Words


March 24-25, 2018


Delibes — Coppélia with Fort Wayne Ballet


April 8, 2018


GLINKA — Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

SHOSTAKOVICH — Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47

                                         II. Allegretto

BEETHOVEN — Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93

                                         I. Allegro vivace con brio

PROKOFIEV — Peter and the Wolf, op. 67

                                         Fort Wayne Ballet

                                         Fernando Tarango, narrator

HIGDON — Machine


May 2-4, 2018


Complete J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto Cycle (1-6)