Opening Night with Renée Fleming – Fort Wayne Philharmonic

October 6, 2018

Show Time: 7:30 pm

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Andrew Constantine, Conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
PUCKETT ­­­– 75th Anniversary Fanfare (World Premier)
Commissioned by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic 
R. STRAUSS – Dance of the Seven Veils
R. STRAUSS – Four Last Songs
Music from Film
REFICE – “Ombra di Nube” from Bel Canto
FLOTOW – “The Last Rose of Summer” from Martha
from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
BUTTOLPH (arr. Desplat) – “You’ll Never Know”
from The Shape of Water
Music from Broadway
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.
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.Renée Fleming has personality, warmth and charm. This is a once in a lifetime, not to miss opportunity.

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.

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