Fort Wayne Philharmonic Press Kit
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December 2, 2020
American Federation of Musicians and Local 58 Fort Wayne Musicians Association Fail to Respond to Repeated Requests to Negotiate
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board Votes To Extend Musician Health Care
Fort Wayne Philharmonic musicians, the American Federation of Musicians, and Local 58 Fort Wayne Musicians Association have failed to respond to repeated requests to return to the bargaining table since Sept. 28 when the Philharmonic management negotiating team delivered its latest proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement. In addition, the Union continues to publish untruthful summaries of the Philharmonic’s position.
November 4, 2020
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Extends Suspension of Subscription Concerts, Other Concerts and Events Through May 2021
Education Programs And Small-Scale Public Engagement Events Will Continue
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board of Directors voted yesterday to extend the suspension of the concert season through May of 2021 due to the effects of the ongoing global pandemic. The Philharmonic will continue to implement resource-saving measures, including the extension of musician furloughs and further reductions in administrative staff positions, effective Jan. 1, 2021.
October 13, 2020
New Series Announced: Fort Wayne Philharmonic Presents!
Fall Activities and Concerts Include Eductation, Engagement
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced today a series of concerts and activities under the new banner, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Presents!. Events will be produced at various locations throughout the city. The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will also continue to present a full slate of educational and public engagement events throughout the Fall and Winter months.
August 31, 2020
Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Board Management Offer Partial Musician Pay for Fall Months with No Response to Offer
Management Will Continue Talks with Hopes for Spring Season Terms
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced today that its offer of partial pay for its musicians during the fall furlough received no response from the musicians’ orchestra committee by today’s 5 p.m. deadline. This deadline was critical so that the management team could make the necessary arrangements to schedule, advertise, and produce high-quality concerts in the Fall.
August 5, 2020
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Agrees to Pay Majority of Musician Health Care Premiums During Furlough
Health Care Ensured Through the End of the Calendar Year
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced today that it will pay 99% of musician healthcare premiums during the period of the upcoming furlough, from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. This is the maximum allowed by the healthcare policy provider. The other 1% will be paid by each individual musician.
July 15, 2020
Fort Wayne Philharmonic to Suspend All Concerts Until January 2021
Pandemic Effects Require Cost-Cutting for Long-Term Sustainability
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board of Directors voted yesterday to suspend all concerts until Jan. 30, 2021, and to implement resource-saving measures, including musician furloughs and reduction of five full and part-time staff positions, effective Sept. 1.
May 29, 2020
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Cancels Summer Patriotic Pops Concerts | James Cultural PLaza Summer Series Concerts Remain Scheduled
As the health and welfare of the musicians, audiences, and staff are of the utmost importance, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced that all Patriotic Pops concerts scheduled between June 26 to July 4 are now canceled.
April 9, 2020
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Cancels Remainder of 2019-2020 Season | Postpones PHILharmonious Gala and Sensory Friendly Concert Until Next Season | Board of Directors Votes Unanimously to Continue Musician Pay Through The End of the 2019-2020 Season
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced today that the remainder of its 2019-2020 Season is now canceled, including all concerts and events through May 17. Summer 2020 concerts are currently scheduled to begin on June 26. More information about summer 2020 concerts will be forthcoming at a later date.
January 31, 2020
FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES 2020-2021 SEASON
Music Director Andrew Constantine and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced the Orchestra’s much-anticipated 2020-2021 Season, its 77th year serving everyone in Fort Wayne and all of Northeast Indiana.
September 20, 2019
Kid-Friendly Halloween Spooktacular Concert Features Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Fort Wayne Ballet and Fan Favorites
The STAR Family Series Halloween Spooktacular concert has been a staple for northeast Indiana families wanting to experience educational, kid-friendly performances that offer a variety of fun and entertainment.
September 10, 2019
Popular FREE Ride Service to Masterworks Series Concerts Continues: Location Change of Northside Pickup
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced the continuation of its popular FREE ride service to all Masterworks Series concerts for patrons age 70 or older, and for those with qualifying medical conditions.
September 10, 2019
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Opens 2019-2020 Season with Tchaikovsky Spectacular featuring Pianist Nikolai Demidenko and Youth Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side Performance
The Fort Wayne Philharmonicwill be devoting the opening of its 2019-2020 season to the music of Russia’s greatest composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
September 9, 2019
AWS Foundation Awards Grant to Fort Wayne Philharmonic for Sensory-Friendly Concert Pilot
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is pleased to announce that AWS Foundation has awarded $25,000 to the orchestra for its first ever sensory-friendly concert being held on April 19that the Purdue University Fort Wayne Rhinehart Music Center, in the Auer Music Hall.
July 9, 2019
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Names Brittany Hall as Assistant Managing Director
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced today that it has named Brittany Hall as assistant managing director. Hall comes to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic from the Binghamton Philharmonic in Binghamton, New York, where she has served as its executive director.
May 3, 2019
Violins of Hope Come to Fort Wayne, Indiana “Defiance, Resilience, Legacy”
The Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Philharmonic will lead over twenty-five organizations from across the community in bringing the historic Violins of Hope to Northeast Indiana this fall.
April 8, 2019
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board Of Directors Announces PHILharmonious: Play It Forward At The Clyde Theatre
The Board of Directors of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic announces that its annual gala fundraiser and auction, PHILharmonious: Play It Forward, will return once again to The Clyde Theatre on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
March 1, 2019
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Performs Beethoven’s 9th
Music Director Andrew Constantine and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will be joined on the historic Embassy Theatre stage by vocal soloists, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, and the Ball State University Choirs to present a concert entitled, Beethoven’s 9th: An Ode to Joy.
March 1, 2019
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Announce Auditions, New York City Tour and Carnegie Hall Performance
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestras Director Troy Webdell today announced auditions for its 2019 - 2020 Season which will include a New York City tour and a performance at Carnegie Hall.
January 31, 2019
FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON
Music Director Andrew Constantine and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced the orchestra’s 2019-2020 Season, which includes Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, Freimann and Family series along with other special events.
September 17, 2018
FAMED OPERA SINGER TO DISCUSS MUSIC AND THE MIND
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic are pleased to present Music and the Mind, featuring the world-renowned star of opera and Broadway, Renée Fleming, on Sunday, October 7 at 12 noon, Arts United Center.
May 23, 2018
THE PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF TROY WEBDELL AS DIRECTOR OF YOUTH ORCHESTRAS PROGRAM
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic announced noted educator and conductor Troy Webdell has been named as the Director of its Youth Orchestras program. This appointment marks the end of a yearlong search for the revitalized program.
April 19, 2018
THE PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION AND NEW TITLE FOR ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR CALEB YOUNG
Andrew Constantine, Music Director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and James W. Palermo, Managing Director, announced an extension of Assistant Conductor Caleb Young’s contract and new title as Associate Conductor, beginning in September 2018.