The Owensboro Symphony has announced plans for Troy Quinn’s third season as music director of the Owensboro Symphony, of which was to have been his last under his inaugural contract.
“It’s only just the beginning,” said Symphony CEO G. Dan Griffith. “Troy’s original contract would have ended after the upcoming 2019-2020 season, but the community and the Symphony were so thrilled by his first season that we immediately extended his first contract for three additional years. That is an unusual occurrence to see happen after a new conductor’s first year on the podium. Troy, however, is phenomenal and has so much to offer our organization and community. We certainly did not want to slow the momentum after his third season.”
The Symphony has seen tremendous growth in ticket revenue since Quinn was hired and the average attendance at Symphony events has more than doubled in the last five years.
The excitement and fun will continue during the upcoming 2019-2020 season.
“It’s a thrill to introduce the 2019-2020 season,” said Quinn. “We will continue celebrating the best in classical, film, and popular music – our concerts are always a stirring mix of adventurous projects that invigorate our minds and traditional favorites that warm our collective hearts. Through this programming we hold true to our organizational mission of creating meaningful, imaginative performances that enrich lives and create memorable experiences for Owensboro and our surrounding communities.”
Oct. 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Take an epic journey with Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony while listening to Love Theme from Spartacus, selections from Ben-Hur and the highly popular TV theme from Game of Thrones. Feel the emotion of Respighi’s rarely played Fountains of Rome and experience his sonic masterpiece Pines of Rome, as you are transported to a distant land.
Home for the Holidays
Dec. 14, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Come Home for the Holidays! Be mesmerized by traditional favorites and fresh new works from The Nutcracker, The Polar Express, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Experience being part of a grand choir from your seat, while singing holiday favorites with the Owensboro Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Dennis Jewett. Get your phone ready for a selfie with Santa!
Bond… James Bond
Feb. 1, 2020 at 7 p.m.
The dashing and dangerous British spy movies charm audiences with some of the greatest music ever written. Prepare to be on the edge of your seat as the Owensboro Symphony shakes things up with all your Bond movie favorites, including Goldfinger, Skyfall, and For Your Eyes Only.
The Music of Michael Cavanaugh
March 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Grammy and Tony nominated vocalist and pianist Michael Cavanaugh and his dynamic band, will reunite with the Owensboro Symphony to pay special tribute to The Music of Elton John. A rocking evening with all your favorite Sir Elton hits, including Crocodile Rock, Bennie and the Jets, Rocket Man, and more!
April 18, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Troy Quinn, the Symphony and the Chorus conclude their third season together with divine and inspiring music that soothes the soul. Ji-Woon Jung, Concertmaster, will be featured as the soloist for Massenet’sbreathtakingly beautiful Meditation from his opera Thaïs. Vaughan Williams’ stirring choral work, Dona Nobis Pacem, will feature acclaimed Baritone Jorell Williams and renowned Soprano Zanaida Robles.
Season Tickets are available through the Owensboro Symphony website at TheOSO.com. For personal service, call the Owensboro Symphony Office at 270-684-0661, extension 11.