Embassy Theatre

Andrew Constantine, conductor
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, Benjamin Rivera, director
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Jonathan Busarow, director
Ball State University Chamber Choir, Andrew Crow, Director of Choral Activities
Ball State University Concert Choir, Kerry Glann, Associate Director of Choral Activities
Katie Van Kooten, soprano
Corinne Wallace-Crane, mezzo soprano
Andrew Owens, tenor
Michael Dean, baritone

Adams — On the Transmigration of Souls
     Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus
     Fort Wayne Children’s Choir
     Ball State University Chamber Choir, Andrew Crow, director

Beethoven — Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op. 125
     Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus
     Ball State University Concert Choir, Kerry Glann, director
     Katie Van Kooten, soprano
     Corinne Wallace-Crane, mezzo soprano
     Andrew Owens, tenor
     Michael Dean, baritone

Beethoven’s 9th has inspired audiences with its monumental scale, intensive technical demands, and the utopian idealism of its "Ode to Joy." It is stunningly paired with American composer John Adams’ musical commemoration of the victims of 9/11, a work described as "a place where you can go and be alone with your thoughts and emotions."

Musically Speaking
This free pre-concert talk, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends, is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians, and guest artists.

Locations
For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre:  The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.
For Masterworks concerts at Auer Performance Hall:  Instrumental Rehearsal Room 120.

Time
6:30 p.m. (one hour before every Masterworks concert)

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