The Savannah Philharmonic, under the direction of Peter Shannon, has unveiled its ambitious 2014-2015 season, its sixth in operation.
“Our last season was a landmark one for the Philharmonic. Sold out halls, increased giving, and an orchestra and chorus that continue to go from strength to strength are a few of the wonderful things to look back on," says conductor and artistic director Shannon.
“This new season builds on that: the repertoire is a good mix of everything, and I truly believe there is not one concert that can be missed.
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Opening night, Sat. Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Lucas Theatre: Brahms, Academic Festival Overture Op. 80; Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43; Dvořák, Symphony No. 7 Op. 70. Piano soloist: Fanya Lin
Chamber Concert No. 1, Sat. Sept. 27, 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension: Schubert, Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat Major Op. 100; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major Op. 8
Fri., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Lucas: Berlioz, Marche Hongroise, from “The
Damnation of Faust”; Bizet, Excerpts from *Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Sibelius, Symphony No. 1 Op. 39.
Chamber Concert No. 2, Sun., Oct. 19, 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension: Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de
Florence” Op. 70
Irish tenor Anthony Kearns, Thu., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Lucas
Chamber Concert No. 3, Sun. Nov. 23, 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension: Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat Major K. 407; Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major K. 370; Mozart Quintet in E flat Major for piano and winds K. 452.
Holiday Pops, Fri. Dec. 12, Sat. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of
St. John the Baptist; “Family Pops” Sat. Dec. 13, 3 p.m.
Chamber Concert No. 4, Sat. Jan. 17, 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension: Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor*
Haydn’s The Creation, Sat. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Chamber Concert No. 5, Sat. March 14, 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension: Brahms, Sonata for cello and piano in E minor Op. 38; Shostakovich, Sonata for cello and piano in D minor Op. 40
Lights, Camera…Music! Sat. April 18, 7:30 p.m., Lucas
Chamber Concert No. 6, Sun. April 26, 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension: Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57; Britten, Phantasy quartet for oboe and strings Op. 2; Jolivet, Chant de Linos for flute and piano
Kings & Queens, Thu. April 30, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church: Handel, V. Williams, Elvis Presley, Basler, Wesley, Hogan
Finale: Sat. May 9, 7:30 p.m., Johnny Mercer Theatre: Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 1; Wagner, Overture to Rienzi; Strauss, Rosenkavalier Suite