Puccini’s Tosca Concert Production
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:00 pm
Tosca: Karen Slack
Cavaradossi: Dominic Armstrong
Scarpia: Corey Crider
Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus Director: Dr. Nancy Menk
Love and jealousy. Politics and murder. Fire and passion. Puccini’s opera tells the immortal tale of the singer Tosca and the painter Cavaradossi, whom she loves, and their betrayal at the hands of jealous Scarpia. Everything is driven by love — of others, of country and of power. This concert production features the gifted soloists and 100 members of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus as they bring this story of longing and destruction to life. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Oktoberfest with a New Philharmonic Twist
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:00 pm
It will be Wunderbar and fun! Replete with an outdoor Oktoberfest dinner and Oom-Pah Band, bratwurst and schnitzel (for an additional fee). It will be a barrel full of Bach, Mozart and Strauss as well as polkas, toasts, and of course, the unexpected.
New Year’s Eve with an International Twist!
Wednesday, December 31, 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 9:00 pm
John Irvin, Tenor
You now have THREE performances to choose from! Yes, you read it correctly. New Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert has become so popular that we had to add a performance. Continuing our tradition of featuring soloists from the Lyric Opera Ryan Center for Young Artists, John Irvin, a smashing young tenor who is about to turn the world on its heels is the perfect choice for the evening. There will certainly be Johann Strauss, Stoltz and Von Suppe — but hold on to your champagne glasses — there will be even more surprises!
Ravel & Rachmaninoff
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3:00 pm
Winston Choi, Piano
Ravel, Concerto for the Left Hand
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43
Shchedrin, Carmen Suite for Percussion and Strings
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
Two concerti on the same program? A tall order, but not for Winston Choi. Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition and winner of France’s 2002 Concours International de Piano, Choi is one of the most sought after pianists in Chicagoland. Whether he is collaborating with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or soloing on WFMT, he is amazing. The second half of the program features the Shchedrin Carmen Suite written for five percussionists and string orchestra. This piece is magical to hear and to behold.
Bach to Bock
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm
David Taylor, Violin
Bach, Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin — Kevin May, oboist
Vaughn-Williams, The Lark Ascending
Bock-Williams, Cadenzas from Fiddler on the Roof
Mendelssohn, Wedding March from Midsummer Nights Dream
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
New Philharmonic has been trying to arrange for CSO Assistant Concert Master, David Taylor, to play with them for years. John Williams selected him to help edit his “Fiddler on the Roof” cadenzas. We have all loved the opening music to Fiddler and now that it is published, New Philharmonic has the opportunity to perform it live. In addition, New Philharmonic will also perform one of your most requested pieces of repertoire — the joyous “Scottish Symphony”.