Auer Performance Hall, Rhinehart Music Center, Purdue University Fort Wayne


Sit in on a very special performance and recording session, as the Philharmonic makes its first-ever commercial recording. Hear a concert of lovely works and experience the drama and excitement of a live recording session. 

Music director Andrew Constantine leads the Philharmonic as it performs and records three works by the noted Austrian American composer Walter Bricht, a long-time faculty member at the Indiana University School of Music.

Born in Vienna in 1904, Bricht was a child prodigy who began composing at the age of 12. After emigrating to the United States, in 1938, he worked and taught in New York City and at Mason College of Music, in Charleston, West Virginia, before joining the faculty at Indiana University School of Music, where he taught and composed until his death in 1970.

Leading the project is Tim Handley, producer, who won the 2018 GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for “Viola Concerto” by composer Jennifer Higdon, with artists Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero, and the Nashville Symphony.

Admission is free to the public. No ticket is required.

Andrew Constantine, conductor

BRICHT—Symphony in A minor, Op. 33
BRICHT—Symphonic Suite in A minor, Op. 25
BRICHT—Verwehte Blatter
                 (Eight Small Pieces for Orchestra), Op. 18b