2015-2016 SEASON

2015-2016 SEASON
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Heavenly Bodies of Holst

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3:00 pm

Gustav Holst: The Planets

Other Worldly
Travel to the stars with Gustav Holst’s The Planets accompanied by a series of awe-inspiring films created by Emmy-nominated astronomer, film director and co-founder of KV265 (Science Through Music Project), Dr. Jose Francisco Salgado. Your extraordinary trip guide, Captain Kirk Muspratt, will debrief each musical planet during his pre-flight Bootkamp. It’s a celestial, musical experience not to be missed!

Baird Dodge

Baird and Berlioz

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3:00 pm
Baird Dodge, Violin

Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Berlioz: Rakoczy March
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Experience the astonishing playing of Baird Dodge, principal second violin for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Baird Dodge performs Bruch’s most popular concerto, rich with gorgeous melodies. Then, Kirk’s Bootkamp will prepare your mind and ears for Berlioz’s epic Symphonie Fantastique. Through the imagination of a  young artist, Berlioz’s melodic images take you on a musical voyage of heartbreak, drug addiction and an eventual march to the scaffold in this groundbreaking musical creation . . . replete with witches, guillotines, and opium-induced hallucinations.

Emily Birsan

New Year’s Eve with an International Twist!

Thursday, December 31, 2015, 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm
Emily Birsan, Soprano

Raise a glass with New Philharmonic to their 30th year at the McAninch Arts Center!
Maestro Kirk Muspratt is thrilled to bring back guest soprano Emily Birsan to ring in the New Year. Enjoy Ms. Birsan’s “Je Veux Vivre” from Romeo and Juliet, Puccini’s “Quando m’en vo” from La Boheme accompanied by your New Philharmonic orchestra. Revel in a musical spectrum with traditional Viennese musical selections to include The Blue Danube Waltz and Radetzky March, polkas, opera arias, and scores from iconic cinema as well as a ton of surprises.


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Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte Concert Production

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3:00 pm

Fiordiligi: Jessica Faselt
Dorabella: Kathryn Leemhuis
Don Alfonso: Leo Radosavljevic
Ferrando: Aaron Short
Guglielmo: Paul Scholten
Despina: Angela De Venuto

Women are Like That! This is a Cosi like you’ve never seen before — It’s a Classic Opera staged as a 2015 Reality TV Show!
Mozart’s sparkling score centers on desire and fidelity as two young lovers wager to see whose fiance will stay faithful in the heat of temptation. This mix of farce, drama, comedy and trickery examines the foibles of love. And stay tuned because “you” the audience will pick which one of three endings is performed each night. In Italian with English supertitles.

Generously sponsored by Smith Financial Advisors, Inc.

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Dueling Pianos

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3:00 pm
Winston Choi, Piano
Marta Aznavoorian, Piano
Pamela Hinchman, Soprano

Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor
Camille Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Duet or Duel?
Two award-winning pianists, Marta Aznavoorian and Winston Choi, intertwine their virtuosity on two pianos. This intriguing musical dialogue is enhanced by our “piano cam” and feels as if you are on-stage with the artists. And Mahler’s fourth symphony brings the fourth-movement piece of heaven to life culminating with soprano Pamela Hinchman singing “Das himmlische Leben.”