On Friday the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Music Director Andrew Constantine announced details of its 2014-15 season, which begins in September.
The Phil's 71st season will feature 10 performances of the Madge Rothschild Masterworks Series, with six at the Embassy Theatre and four at the Auer Performance Hall in the Rhinehart Music Building on the IPFW campus.
The Sweetwater Pops Series offers five programs, including "Pixar in Concert," a multimedia performance. Other programs include "The Best of Swing with Capitol Quartet," "Wicked Divas," "Great Movies, Grand Piano with Rich Ridenour," and of course the ever popular Holiday Pops.
The STAR Family Series is back at the Rhinehart Music Center at IPFW. The season begins with "Halloween Spooktacular," featuring scary but fun classical music. Other programs include "Musical Storytelling" and "Beethoven Lives Upstairs."
The Freimann Series celebrates its 30th anniversary with four programs. The Freimann Series features small ensembles in intimate venues.
The Phil will present four Chamber Concerts this season, some featuring the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus. The Chamber Concerts are on Saturday evenings at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. Dates and details will be announced in the coming weeks.
One change of note is that all 2014-15 evening concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. That's to give patrons time to eat downtown before or after a concert.
For those who want deeper insight into Masterworks concerts, the Phil Friends will once again present pre-concert lectures, which are called Musically Speaking." The lectures are free to all ticket-holders and begin at 6:30 p.m. They're held in the Gallery of the Grand Wayne Convention Center for concerts at the Embassy, and in room RC120 in the Rhinehart Music Building when concerts are held at IPFW.
"Afterworks" events are planned for selected concerts. These catered events held after a concert give patrons an opportunity to mingle and talk about the concert. "Afterworks" events are held in the Indiana Hotel Lobby adjacent to the Embassy Theatre and require a ticket.