Annual Water For People Benefit Concert "Where The Action Is" Tour
Sep 27, 2018 | 7:00PM
The Indiana Section of the American Water Works Association will host their annual Water For People Benefit Concert, one of the most anticipated events of the year, on September 27th at The Victory Theatre.
Anchored by Paul Revere’s Raiders the “Where the Action Is Tour” is taking America by storm, 50 years after the Raiders first appeared on TV sets across the nation. One of the most popular rock groups of the 1960s, Paul Revere & The Raiders’ hits – “Steppin' Out," "Just Like Me," "Hungry," "Him or Me,” “What's It Gonna Be," and "Kicks” – are considered classic rock & roll with a punk edge. Since Paul’s death in 2014, the group continues to tour all over the world with his son Jamie.
The Raiders are joined by super-charged Mitch Ryder of the Detroit Wheels. His distinctive vocals were the driving force, and the heart and soul behind melding Detroit’s Motown and Soul music.
When Peter Rivera, the original lead singer of Rare Earth, takes the stage, there’s no doubt that he’s the voice on the group’s classic hits, as well as the dynamo behind the drums. His talent is unsurpassed in the industry.
The Cyrkle have reunited for the first time in 50 years with original members Don Dannemann and Mike Losekamp and they’re already electrifying fans today just as they did when they were the opening act for The Beatles on 18 tour dates, including their last American tour!
This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Proceeds from this event benefit the Water for People Charity. Corporate sponsorships are available, including tax-deductible ticket package options. The public is invited to contribute by making donations or by inquiring as to how they can become more involved. Visit waterforpeopleevansville.com for more information.
Beethoven, Brahms and Bluegrass
Sep 29, 2018 | 7:00PM
“CANDID OVERTURE” KICKS OFF THE EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC’S CELEBRATION OF THE 100TH BIRTHDAY OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN. KENTUCKY NATIVE TESSA LARK RETURNS BY POPULAR DEMAND TO PERFORM BEETHOVEN’S “SECOND ROMANCE” SHOWING OFF HER CLASICAL SKILLS, WHILE “LOVE LETTER” DISPLAYS HER VERSALTILITY IN BLUEGRASS. DANCE MUSIC BY AARON COPLAND AND JOHANNES BRAHMS ADDS TO THIS CONCERT’S FOLKSY FEEL.
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
Oct 12, 2018 | 7:00PM
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra made a big impact right before and during the war. And it had more hit records in one year than anybody in the history of the recording industry. In fact, its recording of Chattanooga Choo-Choo earned the first Gold Record ever awarded to a performing artist. Additional Gold Record recordings include “In the Digital Mood” and “In The Christmas Mood,” Volume I & II.
Back in the days of the big band era of the forties, any dance band “worth its salt” had a distinctive theme song. It was the musical signature with which they signed on and signed off at their engagements and radio broadcasts. The theme of Glenn Miller and His Orchestra was the beautiful Moonlight Serenade, and it is still the signature tune of the Glenn Miller Orchestra today. Interestingly enough, Glenn Miller originally wrote the music of the song himself as an exercise for a course in arranging. He composed it long before he organized his band, when he was a trombonist and arranger with Ray Noble’s famous band.
Today, it is considered a standard in the field of popular music with its popularity as an instrumental continuing undiminished through the years.
It is now more than 75 years since Glenn Miller first succeeded with the Orchestra, which still bears his name until this day. Except for a few years following his disappearance, Glenn’s orchestra and music have been heard around the world continuously since 1938.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought after big band in the world today for both concert and dance engagements. Still considered the greatest band of all time, its unique sound is loved by almost anybody that cares for dance music.
The Miller Estate formed the present Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1956 following strong popular demand aroused as a result of the successful motion picture, an immense box office smash - The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart and June Allyson. The band has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year around the globe to millions of fans.
Tickets are $29, $38 & $48