The Savannah Philharmonic will kick off its highly-anticipated 2018-19, Tenth Anniversary Season, with 10 Years in the Making: Fire & Spirit."
A pre-concert talk, designed to enhance concert goers music experience, will be presented by John Canarina and Savannah Friends of Music at 6:30 p.m. The presenting sponsor for opening night is Charles C. Taylor & Samir Nikocevic Charitable Foundation. Other sponsors include; The Olde Pink House, Garibaldis, Synovus, and Wet Willies.
The Savannah Philharmonic Artistic Director and Conductor Peter Shannon will open the season with a special homage to the past. Audiences will be swept away on a breathtaking journey through the Philharmonics storied history, as the musicians reprise pieces from their inaugural season including Ludwig van Beethovens Fantasia for Piano, Op. 80 Choral Fantasy and concluding with Beethovens fiery Fifth Symphony. The concert will feature pianist Quynh Shannon, along with members of the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus. A marvelous new work, aptly entitled TEN, was commissioned just for the occasion by celebrated composer Richard Sortomme, and will be premiered as overture to the opening night extravaganza.