February 7, 2022 


Today, Music Director Andrew Constantine and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced the concert line-up for the 2022-23 season. The season will consist of Masterworks and Pops Series concerts available for purchase as part of a subscription package. Other concerts will include a new Matinee Series and a reinvigorated Freimann Series that will feature women composers. Additional concerts for the Family Series and other special events will be announced later. Subscription packages will be available for purchase online at fwphil.org on Feb. 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Music Director Andrew Constantine shares his excitement with this new season. “I invite you to share a journey with me and your Fort Wayne Philharmonic as we take you on a musical exploration through genres and places around the world. The 2022-23 season is filled with adventuresome music where fates and destinies often coincide but always hang in the air.”

The Paul Yergens and Virginia Yergens Rogers Foundation Masterworks Series features time-honored masterpieces and contemporary greats from Tchaikovsky to Gershwin. The first of the Philharmonic’s season ignites with Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. Next up is a debut by locally born composer Patrick O’Malley followed by a larger-than-life performance of Carmina Burana. The new year will kick off when world renowned pianist, Yefim Bronfman takes on the lush melodies of Rachmaninoff. Then, Music Director, Andrew Constantine brings you two of his favorite pieces with Elgar’s “Falstaff” and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. The season continues in the spring with performances of Latin themed works by Ginastera, JP Jofre, and Piazzolla featuring the unique accordion-like instrument – the bandoneon. The Philharmonic closes out the season with an electric evening of Prokofiev and Gershwin.

The Sweetwater Pops Series will be loaded with everything from heroes to classics. The season opens with Stuart Chafetz conducting “Superhero Soundtrack,” then Fort Wayne’s favorite tradition is back with Holiday Pops. Ann Hampton Callaway will give tribute to the Streisand Songbook, and we’ll hear the group “Go Now” honor the great rock tunes of the Moody Blues. The season wraps up with Andrew Constantine conducting Classic Broadway with Broadway greats Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman.

The Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company Freimann Series offers audiences chamber music classics up close and personal. This series, programed by the Philharmonic musicians, will showcase female composers, and include works from Louise Farrenc, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, and Amy Beach.

Philharmonic President and CEO, Brittany Hall echoes Constantine’s sentiments about the vibrancy of the new season. She said, “As the new President and CEO, I am truly excited about the diverse range of programming that the Philharmonic is offering our community next season.  It is because of our dedication to serving our community that we look forward to providing you with excellent and memorable music every way we can.” A full season line up is included below.


2022-2023 Season Concert Listing

Paul Yergens and Virginia Yergens Rogers Foundation Masterworks Series – All 7:30 p.m. at Embassy Theatre

Opening Night: Firebird – Oct. 8, 2022
Carmina Burana – Oct. 29, 2022                                                                                           
Power and Passion with Higdon and Rachmaninoff – Jan. 28, 2023
Conductor’s Choice: Elgar and Beethoven – Feb. 18, 2023
This Midnight Hour - March 11, 2023
Violins and Bandoneons – Latin Themes - April 1, 2023
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue - May 13, 2023

Sweetwater Pops Series – All 7:30 p.m. at Embassy Theatre

Superhero Soundtrack – Nov. 5, 2022
Holiday Pops – Dec. 9, 10, 17 & 18, 2022
Ann Hampton Callaway Sings The Streisand Songbook – Feb. 4, 2023
“Go Now” Music of The Moody Blues – March 4, 2023
Constantine Conducts Classic Broadway – May 6, 2023

Matinee Series – All 2:00 p.m. at Embassy Theatre
Firebird – October 8, 2022
Superhero Soundtrack – Nov. 5, 2022
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue – May 13, 2023

Brotherhood Mutual Freimann Insurance Company Series – Wed. 7:30 p.m. at History Center,
Sun. 2:00 p.m. at PFW

Louise Farrenc – Piano Quintet – Oct. 19, 2022, Oct. 23, 2022
Freimann Quartet Plays Fanny Mendelssohn – Feb. 8, 2023, Feb. 12, 2023
Clara Schumann – Piano Trio – March 15, 2023, March 19, 2023
Amy Beach – Flute and String Quartet – April 19, 2023, April 23, 2023

Andrew Constantine