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Evansville, Indiana – The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra opens its new season with “American Visionaries” at the Victory Theatre on Saturday, September 25 beginning at 7 PM. Masks are required at the Victory Theatre at this time, but no social distancing will be in place. The evening begins with River City Re-Awakened, by Paul Dooley, a work commissioned and written especially for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Evansville. Two of the most popular works for symphony orchestra will also be performed; Gershwin’s jazzy Rhapsody in Blue performed by award winning pianist Fei-Fei and the iconic “Symphonic Dances” from Bernstein’s West Side Story. The evening also includes Dances in the Canebrakes by Florence Price, based on old-style ballroom dance music and Joplin-like rags. A special musical surprise honoring healthcare workers and people lost to COVID-19 will be performed by the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus. Paul Dooley is one of the most prolific and performed composers in America today. His path has embraced not only his Western Classical heritage, but also a cross-cultural range of contemporary music, dance, art, technology, and the interactions between the human and natural worlds. His music has been described as “impressive and beautiful” by American composer […]