A Time To Celebrate
The Tuscarawas Philharmonic has a lot to celebrate this season. Returning to live, in-person performances for the celebration of our 85th anniversary and 25 years of musical leadership from Eric Benjamin. View our concert line-up below!
The Cicada Serenade
Tuscora Park is a splendid setting for the return of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic to the stage in a free community event under the elms at the amphitheater. The cicadas are sure to be in full roar this year and the orchestra will roar back with music ranging from grand classics to movie music, pop tunes and The Stars and Stripes Forever.
There's Gotta Be Beethoven
The music of Beethoven is, surely, one of the things an orchestra is for. We missed the opportunity to observe his 250th anniversary in 2020 so the Philharmonic makes its return to the stage of the Performing Arts Center with a program featuring two masterworks. Master pianist Peter Takacs is soloist in the dramatic Third Piano Concerto and the epic Fifth Symphony takes us all on a journey from darkness to light.
Messiah - A Continuing Gift
Handel’s Messiah is one of the gifts the community gives to itself by supporting a local symphony orchestra for 85 years. Seasonal selections from Handel’s masterpiece will be presented in an admission-free performance by the orchestra and joined by the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Adult Chorus, KSU Tuscarawas University Choir and Dover High School Ars Nova Singers in the new Dover High School auditorium.
Memories and Dreams
The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Yuletide Celebration is all you could want a holiday concert to be - resplendent holiday sounds, children’s voices singing beloved songs and unique new works unwrapped especially for you! This year we feature Eric Benjamin’s setting of Dylan Thomas’ classic Christmas memoir with our old friend Richard Travers narrating. The Dover High School Treble Choir, Tuscarawas Philharmonic Children’s Chorus and The Ars Nova Chorus perform with a welcome sing-along from the audience.
Oh is for Orchestra ~ and also Orion!
What’s an orchestra for? It’s to provide the kinds of thrills and chills embedded in Rachmaninoff’s dazzling, charming, enticing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, especially when the soloist is the electrifying pianist Orion Weiss. The exhilaration continues with Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphoses and the long-awaited premiere of Eric Benjamin’s Sinfonia featuring the Dover High School Orchestra side by side with the Philharmonic strings.
Transport ~ provided by Gustav Mahler
It’s a vision of heaven that begins with sleigh bells and finishes with a soprano singing of heavenly joy. Soprano Laura Barkett joins the Philharmonic for the sublime Fourth Symphony of Gustav Mahler. If you know the symphony, then you know the delights in store. If you don’t, prepare to be transported.
Music for a Moment
“For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass.”
The distinguished art critic Walter Pater said it well and high quality moments are in store as the Philharmonic Chorus and guest soloists join with the orchestra for an evening of music of varied styles and themes. From JS Bach’s majestic song of thanks to God, to settings of James Agee’s Sure On This Shining Night to colorful and dream-like music by Faure, Ravel and Respighi, it’s all music that offers many memorable moments.
A Tuneful Goodbye ~ with Friends
Philharmonic from the Greek phil “loving” and harmonika “harmony, music”. The Tuscarawas Philharmonic, its members, board and audiences are a community of friends meeting together for the love of music - all kinds of music. Guest performers and far-away friends will join the Philharmonic in a fun-filled and varied program for a grand finale to our celebration of 85 years of the Tuscarawas Philharmonic and Eric Benjamin’s 25 years as music director.
Tickets On Sale!
Season tickets are now on sale, and individual tickets will go on sale Monday, June 27. Please visit the Tickets page for information on concert packages and how to reserve your season tickets.