Fort Wayne Philharmonic Press Kit

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February 10, 2022
Link Up Program Participants will present a Live Concert, with teachers and students nationwide for the 2021-2022 season

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is participating in Link Up “The Orchestra Sings,” a music education program provided by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), during the 2021-2022 season.  The nearly 2,000 students in northeast Indiana participating in the Link Up curriculum will attend a culminating concert on Feb. 16 and 17, 2022, at the Embassy Theatre conducted by Music Director Andrew Constantine.  Students will sing and respond to the orchestra from their seats. This experience often serves as a students’ first concert and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied. 

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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 on Feb. 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

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December 22, 2021
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board of Directors Names
Brittany A. Hall as New President and CEO

First Woman to Lead Will Assume New Role January 3, 2022

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board of Directors voted today to appoint Brittany A. Hall as the Philharmonic’s new President and CEO.

Rising from Assistant Managing Director, Hall will become the first woman in Philharmonic’s history to serve in that role. She will begin her responsibilities on Jan. 3, 2022. The appointment follows last month’s announcement that Managing Director James W. Palermo is leaving his post to lead a new, local nonprofit. (updated 2-3-22)

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December 20, 2021
Holiday Pops at Trine University Concert Cancellation 

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic has made the difficult decision to announce the cancellation of the Holiday Pops concert at Trine University on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, due to the lack of space to allow for safe distancing of our musicians on stage. The safety of the musicians, staff, and audience was the utmost concern for making this decision.

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November 19, 2021
James W. Palermo to Leave Post as Fort Wayne Philharmonic Managing Director
to Lead New, Local Nonprofit as Founding Executive Director

Board begins search for new leader for Jan. 2022, transition

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced that James W. Palermo will leave his post as the orchestra’s managing director, effective January 2, 2022. The Board will immediately commence planning to name a successor.

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August 30, 2021
Caleb Young Takes New Title - Guest Conductor for Engagement
For the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s 2021-2022 Season

Based on his extraordinary ability to connect with audiences and impart the thrill of classical music in an affable and approachable manner, Caleb Young, currently Associate Conductor of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, will take a new title for the 2021-2022 Season, Guest Conductor for Engagement. The new title, created especially for Young, will allow the young conductor to focus his strengths to the benefit of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Northeast Indiana while expanding his international career.

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August 24, 2021
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestras and Club Orchestra Programs Launch 2021-2022 Season
Serving Hundreds of Young People | Youth Symphony Orchestra Reschedules Debut at Carnegie Hall

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced details of the 2021-2022 Season of its flagship education and engagement programs for young people, including the Youth Symphony Orchestra’s (YSO) rescheduled debut appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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August 4, 2021

Music Director Andrew Constantine and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced the remainder of the Orchestra’s much-anticipated return to the stage for its 2021-2022 Season, marking 78 years serving audiences in Fort Wayne and all of Northeast Indiana. Additional concerts include the Family and Freimann Series, Holiday Specials, performances with Fort Wayne Ballet, and a new Sensory Friendly concert. Season Subscriptions are on sale now and individual tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 at noon.

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July 12, 2021

Music Director Andrew Constantine and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced the Orchestra’s much-anticipated return to the stage for its 2021-2022 Season, marking 78 years serving everyone in Fort Wayne and all of Northeast Indiana.

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June 30, 2021
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Offers Free Ensemble Concerts
Throughout Northeast Indiana

Beginning on July 8 and continuing throughout the remainder of the summer, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will offer a wide variety of free small ensemble, community, and engagement concerts across the region. Various string, brass, and woodwind ensembles will canvas much of Northeast Indiana performing concerts in care facilities through a partnership with Audiences Unlimited, in a new series called PNC Pop Ups at the James Cultural Plaza in Auburn, through Live at Lunch performances at Sweetwater, and in a new series called Coffee with the Phil in the Clubroom at the Clyde Theatre. All concerts are free and designed to fill the region with music as the Philharmonic reconnects with local audiences through its extended summer season.

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June 24, 2021
Philharmonic Offers Free Concert at Foellinger Theatre 
Music from the Movies on July 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Associate Conductor Caleb Young on the Podium

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will offer a free community concert at Foellinger Theatre on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Northeast Indiana’s premier orchestra continues its return to live concerts with an evening of treasured movie music hits. 

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June 16, 2021
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Returns with “Steel Dynamics Patriotic Pops” Series
June 25 – July 4, 2021 in Regional Venues

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic today announced details of its “Steel Dynamics Patriotic Pops Series,” in family-friendly outdoor venues throughout Northeast Indiana, from June 25 through July 4, 2021, as part of region-wide local celebrations of the American spirit.

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June 14, 2021
The Music of Queen with Fort Wayne Philharmonic
Sweetwater Performance Pavilion July 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Summer Celebration continues with The Music of Queen, the Philharmonic’s first-ever concert at Sweetwater Performance Pavilion on Sunday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are priced at $25 and will be on sale through the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion box office online at or in person at Sweetwater. 

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June 7, 2021
Philharmonic Back with Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field
Free Ticket Reservations Available Beginning Wednesday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Music Director Andrew Constantine to Conduct

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic welcomes the community back to live symphonic music at a concert celebration of the American spirit. Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field will take place on Saturday, June 26 at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks accompanying the finale. Free ticket reservations will be available through the Parkview Field Box Office in person or online here beginning on June 9 at 10:00 a.m.

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May 24, 2021
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Board of Directors Announces Agreement with Musicians of Local 58, Fort Wayne Musicians Association and American Federation of Musicians 
Patriotic Pops will Kick off Summer Season

Music of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will return to the stage this summer and next season following ratification on Sunday night of a new contract agreement between the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Local 58, Fort Wayne Musicians Association.

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