The Evansville Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra will be playing in New Harmony soon.

New Harmony, Indiana  -   Once again, New Harmony’s Rapp-Owen Granary, the massive stone and brick structure originally built in 1818, will play host to a concert by Evansville Philharmonic’s Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

The Evansville Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, made up of members of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, presents “Classical, Ragtime...and All That Jazz!”  The concert, conducted by Alfred Savia, features music by American composers who are considered original pioneers of “jazz”, as well as European composers who were influenced by these uniquely “American” rhythms and harmonies. The first half of the program begins with the Scott Joplin’s famous “Maple Leaf Rag” followed by the great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s “Rag-Time”. Next is an arrangement of George Gershwin’s “3 Piano Preludes” scored for solo clarinet and strings featuring Evansville Philharmonic Principal Clarinetist Thomas Josenhans. The first half closes with French composer Darius Milhaud’s landmark work “The Creation of the World”.

Following intermission, the second half begins with another popular “rag” by Joplin: “The Entertainer” followed by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Jazz Suite No. 1”. Kurt Weill, a German composer, enters the fray with his “Ballad of Mack the Knife” from his “Threepenny Opera”, and the program concludes with Joplin’s lively “Ragtime Dance”.

Proceeds from the afternoon performance will benefit the Rapp-Owen Granary which has become home to a variety of events and musical performances, including the Under the Beams Concert Series.  Tickets for the event are $25.  For tickets, call the Granary office at (812) 682-3050.

“Classical, Ragtime …and All That Jazz!” is made possible by a grant from the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation in cooperation with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rapp – Owen Granary Auxiliary, and Under the Beams, producer of the event.