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Evansville, Indiana
Saturday, 19 September 2020 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, 20 September 2020 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, 20 September 2020 - 7:30 PM
Conductor: Roger Kalia
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra announces that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will begin its 86th season with a “re-imagined” Opening Night concert, entitled “Visionaries Re-Imagined.”

Because of mandates limiting attendance to 250 people, there will be three performances of this program at the Victory Theatre--Saturday, September 19 at 7 PM (subscribers only), Sunday, September 20 at 2 PM (subscribers only), and Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 PM (single ticket buyers only).

Social distancing and other safety precautions will be in place in accordance with State of Indiana and the City of Evansville guidelines. Precautions being implemented for the safety of musicians include a shorter concert (45 minutes to one hour with no intermission), reduced Orchestra size (30 musicians), wearing masks on stage, backstage temperature checks, and no sharing of music stands.

For concert attendees, there will be temperature checks (along with security checks--metal detector, clear bag policy--), mandatory mask wearing, open doors to maximize air flow, socially distanced seating assignments. Venuworks staff will be cleaning between each concert, disinfecting lobby, hall, and bathrooms.

Music Director Roger Kalia has planned a wonderful program to help introduce him as the EPO’s new conductor! The concert opens with a World Premiere Commissioned Fanfare, "River City," for the EPO and the City of Evansville by composer Paul Dooley.

Next on the program is the joyful and gorgeous J.S. Bach Keyboard Concerto in A major, BWV 1055 featuring pianist Sean Chen. “Lyric for Strings” by American composer George Walker will follow. George Walker is the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Music (1996).
To conclude the concert, the Orchestra will perform Mozart’s soulful Divertimento for Strings, K. 136--a wonderful way to close the program.

For tickets on Sunday, Sept 20 concert at 7:30 PM, please call our ticket office at (812) 425-5050, Ext 300 between 10 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. All student tickets free at the door for the Sunday, 7:30 PM performance!

Concert Sponsor:
Crescent, Cresline, Wabash Plastics Fdn

Guest Artist Sponsor:
Martha & Merritt deJong Fdn
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