Members of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will be performing at the Sounds of the Season Concert that will be taking place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST Saturday, November 20 in beautiful St. Ferdinand Church during Christkindlmarkt.
The concert will feature live symphonic music by the Eykamp String Quartet who serve as the principal string players of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and as Artists in Residence at the University of Evansville.
This dynamic quartet will perform seasonal and traditional music sure to captivate and to fill one with holiday spirit. Members of the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus will be adding to the festivities, making one of their special appearances during the holidays, caroling to guests. The Shepard Brass Quintet will close the program, sure to put all into the spirit of the season.
Strings, Inc. will open the concert on this Christkindlmarkt Saturday night with a short program showcasing their talents on the violin. This non-profit arts organization dedicated to providing professional, personalized violin instruction to students in the surrounding area will open the evening by making beautiful music together.
“For me, this all ties back to 2018 when my husband and I finally made our way over to see some of the European Christkindlmarkts,” said Diane Hoppenjans, a Ferdinand Tourism board member and Christkindlmarkt planning committee member.
She and her husband were at the end of the first full day of their visit. It was dark, there was snow on the ground and the market booths were lit up behind them as they walked. They came across an old church on the grounds of the Prague Castle and found a string quartet and lead violinist about to perform. “
We were tired from walking all day but decided not to miss the opportunity, and I am so glad we made that decision,” she said. “I remember sitting there, enjoying the ambiance and the beautiful music, just breathing it in, wishing we could offer such an experience at our Christkindlmarkt.”
And this year, that wish has come true.
The Sounds of the Season Concert, sponsored by Masterbrand and the Ferdinand Tourism Commission, will be held in conjunction with the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt events taking place November 20-21, 2021. As there is no admission to the concert, a freewill offering is encouraged. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 812.367.2908 for more information.