Parkview Field

Parkview Field
1301 Ewing Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Andrew Constantine, conductor

Ian Williams, host

Fort Wayne Philharmonic welcomes the community in a FREE concert celebration of the American spirit. Patriotic Pops at Parkview Field will take place on Sunday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks accompanying the finale. The concert, performed without intermission, will be conducted by Music Director Andrew Constantine and hosted by Ian Williams. Parkview Field venue information can be found here. Learn more about event details here. Parkview Field is a cashless venue. VIP tickets to this event are sold out.

Know Before You Go:

  • Gates will be open to the public for general admission seating at 6:30 p.m. No tickets are needed.
  • Parkview Field’s concessions will be open (no outside food or beverages are permitted)
  • Pre-concert activities will be offered including:
    • Free access to the Batting Cages and the Fun Zone Area.
    • Johnny TinCap, the Fort Wayne TinCaps mascot
    • Lucktech photobooth where friends and families can capture the memories made at Parkview Field
    • Patriotic Pops t-shirts are also available with a $20 donation (cash only) and can be found at the Philharmonic info booth

In honor of his 100th birthday, community members and local organizations are celebrating Fort Wayne native Bill Blass, who revolutionized the fashion industry. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Blass’ signature simple yet striking designs are not only distinctly American – they are clearly tied to his upbringing in the relaxed and conservative Midwest. To learn more of Bill’s legacy, click here.

PROGRAM

SMITH                                    Star-spangled Banner

BERNSTEIN                           Overture to Candide

LOEWE (R. R. Bennett)        Selections from My Fair Lady

LOWDEN                               Armed Forces Salute

CUSTER                                 Beach Boys Medley

TRADITIONAL                       Sing Out America

SOUSA                                   Liberty Bell March

WILLIAMS                              Liberty Fanfare

WILLIAMS                             Theme from Jurassic Park

GOULD                                  Yankee Doodle

SOUSA                                  Washington Post March

ELLINGTON                          L.A. Medley for Orchestra

MANN                                   How Sweet the Sound - A Fantasy on American Hymntunes 

Fireworks Set

WILLIAMS                            Star Wars: Suite No. 1: Main Title

TCHAIKOVSKY                    1812 Overture

SOUSA                                 Stars and Stripes Forever

Ian Williams, an Indianapolis native, is performing his first Patriotic Pops concert after appearing in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Young People's Concerts from 2019-2022. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's of Musical Arts in Voice Performance and a Bachelor of Theatre Arts, before moving to Fort Wayne to perform with Heartland Sings, Inc. for several years as a Principal Vocal Artist. Ian has performed as the bass soloist in Handel's Messiah and the Fauré and Mozart Requiem, has appeared onstage with Broadway veteran J. Mark McVey (Les Misérables), and has recently performed in Stephen Paulus' opera "The Three Hermits" (Captain). Ian's other theatre credits include Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) and Ordinary Days (Jason) with the theatre company Art 4 in South Bend, IN. He is also a co-founder of the Fort Wayne chapter of Opera on Tap, which presents casual operatic performances in bars. Other credits include participating as a finalist in the 2022 Lotte Lenya Competition, and performing his solo recital “Deep River: The Music of Black Composers” in honor of Black History Month this past February. Outside of performing, Ian is passionate about education and serves as a Unit Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Indiana. A major shout out to the BGC for inspiring and enriching children everyday in our community!

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