This has been a very busy and enriching season for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. From 'The Nutcracker' and 'Peppermint Pops' to the Maestro of the Movies: Celebrating 90 Years of John Williams, you can bet that almost every style of music has been represented. This weekend will feature a concert that Evansville Philharmonic fans have been waiting over two years to see.

Alfred Savia was Music Director of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation from the 1989-90 season until the 2019-2020 season and was given the title of Conductor Laureate by the EPO Board of Directors in 2020.


Maestro Alfred Savia Conductor Laureate in Studio

This was my first time sitting down for an interview with 'The Maestro'. Yes, I had to make the Seinfeld reference which could've been the end of our interview, if he hadn't also been a fan of the episode. Mr. Savia actually grew up around Jason Alexander (George Costnaza) so I didn't offend him with my Maestro jokes.

Puccini's TURANDOT Opera

You might remember that this concert production was scheduled right before the pandemic forced businesses to close. So, this will be the final concert for Maestro Savia, so you don' want to miss it.

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Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer known primarily for his operas. Regarded as the greatest and most successful proponent of Italian opera after Verdi, he was descended from a long line of composers, stemming from the late-Baroque era

Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, posthumously completed by Franco Alfano in 1926, and set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni.

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Puccini’s “Turandot” Opera (concert version)

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Victory Theatre 7 PM

Tickets are available at

$10 students tickets

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