Concert on the LawnAugust 6, 2016 7 pm to 9:30 pm Where: Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301, USAAll things Kentucky! Bluegrass, Bar-B-Que, and a little bit of Banjo will be prominent throughout the night. The music, table decorations and activities will be all things Kentucky.
Pack a picnic, put on comfortable clothes, grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and head to the lawn at Kentucky Wesleyan for this FREE community concert.
New this year, a Kentucky Buffet will be available for your enjoyment. Feed your friends and family in your own picnic spot or reserve a table for eight. For those with a creative flare join in on the “All Things Kentucky” table decorating contest.
Advanced reservations required for tables and buffet. Call 270-684-0661.
August 6, 2016
White on SecondSeptember 17, 2016 5 pm to 9 pm Where: 211 E 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42303, USASince its inception in September 2014, White on Second has become a popular summer event in downtown Owensboro. Inspired by Le Diner en Blanc in Paris, this Owensboro event was created with the next generation in mind, balancing the right mix of philanthropy and fun.
Guests arrive to Owensboro’s biggest “pop-up party” in the middle of Second Street, dressed in all white, carrying their white table decorations and European-style dinners. The evening begins with pre-dinner piano magic of Diane Earle and continues with the dance music of Owensboro Symphony’s 2nd St Dance Band.
Opening NightOctober 22, 2016 7 pm to 9 pm Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St, Owensboro, KY 42303, USAChristine Lamprea, cello
Daniel Black, conducting
Daniel Black, the first conductor finalist opens the season with an extraordinarily interesting work by young American composer Mason Bates. Bates has become a sensation in large part thanks to Mothership, a work premiered by the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Black and the Symphony will be joined by the young Columbian American cellist, Christine Lamprea, First Place Laureate of the 2013 Sphinx Competition. The Opening Night performance will conclude with a stirring and inspirational performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
October 22, 2016
American RootsNovember 19, 2016 8 pm to 10 pm Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St, Owensboro, KY 42303, USAGeoff Gallante, trumpet
Troy Quinn, conducting
Conductor finalist, Troy Quinn has chosen a program that may look like a patriotic Fourth of July concert, but is actually a hybrid of classical works and popular/folk tunes. This program will showcase American composers who have worked in multiple genres while celebrating the vast eclectic nature of American music. Joining Quinn and the Symphony will be one of the most celebrated young musicians in the world today, sixteen year-old Geoff Gallante. At six years old, Gallante was the youngest instrumentalist to ever perform at the White House and the Kennedy Center.
November 19, 2016
Holiday SpectacularDecember 10, 2016 7 pm to 9 pm Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St, Owensboro, KY 42303, USACirque de la Symphonie
Skylar Cain, vocalist
Nick Palmer, conducting
Cirque de la Symphonie will return to Cannon Hall for Owensboro’s favorite holiday tradition. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and magicians bring nonstop thrills to a festive program of seasonal favorites, like Carol of the Bells and Sleigh Ride, and beloved movements from the Nutcracker Suite. Owensboro’s own Skylar Cain and the Owensboro Symphony Chorus will join the Symphony for an evening that will put the audience in the holiday spirit and deliver fun for the whole family!
December 10, 2016
Russian RomanceFebruary 18, 2017 7 pm to 9 pm Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St, Owensboro, KY 42303, USAAndrew Tyson, piano
Bruce Kiesling, conducting
Conductor finalist Bruce Kiesling, pianist Andrew Tyson, and the Symphony will offer some of the most exciting romantic Russian orchestral masterpieces performed by the world’s finest orchestras and artists. Tyson has been winning competitions around the world since he was 15 years old. He has been hailed “a real poet of the piano” and is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice world-wide.
February 18, 2017
Awaiting SummerApril 22, 2017 7 pm to 9 pm Where: RiverPark Center, 101 Daviess St, Owensboro, KY 42303, USAKatherine Polit, soprano
Roger Kalia, conducting
Our last conductor finalist of the season, Roger Kalia and the Symphony will be joined by one of Virginia Opera’s Emerging Artists, soprano Katherine Polit. The audience will be wowed by this performance of Samuel Barber’s Knoxsville: Summer of 1915 – a simple, dreamlike depiction of a summer evening in the American South. The Symphony will conclude the 2016-2017 season with Dvorak’s pastoral Eighth Symphony, where the music is inspired by tranquil landscapes, depicting a summer’s day full of passion, dance and humor.