Andrew Constantine, Conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
PUCKETT – Fanfare for the 15th Night of the Moon (World Premiere)
Commissioned by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic
R. STRAUSS – Dance of the Seven Veils
R. STRAUSS – Four Last Songs
SAINT-SAËNS – Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
REFICE – “Ombra di Nube” featured in the film Bel Canto
FLOTOW – “The Last Rose of Summer” from Martha, featured in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
WARREN (Arr. Alexandre Warren) – “You’ll Never Know” featured in the 2018 Best Picture The Shape of Water
MÁRQUEZ – Danzón No. 2
WILLSON – “‘Til There was You” from The Music Man
KANDER/EBB – “Love and Love Alone” from The Visit
STING – “August Winds” from The Last Ship
SONDHEIM – “The Glamorous Life” from A Little Night Music
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Renée Fleming is known as “the people’s diva.” Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she recently made her Broadway debut as Nettie Fowler in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" to rave reviews. Renée Fleming has personality, warmth, and charm. This is a once in a lifetime, not to miss opportunity.
On the first half, Renée will sing Richard Strauss's sumptuous and ultra romantic "Four Last Songs", made famous to contemporary audiences in the 1982 Mel Gibson movie, The Year of Living Dangerously. The second half features Fleming in a wide variety of Broadway and film selections, including: "The Last Rose of Summer," featured in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; "You’ll Never Know," from the film The Shape of Water; "Til there Was You," from The Music Man; and Sondheim's "The Glamorous Life" from A Little Night Music.
The concert will begin with the world premiere of an overture for the Philharmonic’s 75th Anniversary Season by American composer Joel Puckett.
Also part of The Robert, Carrie, and Bobbie Steck Family Foundation Great Performers Series
FREE Ride Service
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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. This event is free and open to the public, click here for event information.
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.
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.
6:30 p.m. (one hour before every Masterworks concert)