2017-18 A Concert Season of Evolution

Save the dates!

Evolution I

“Celebrate the Sorg”
Presented by the Kettering Health Network
The Butler Philharmonic
with Jessica Rivera, soprano and Thomas Dreeze, baritone
Music of the 1940s, and a few love songs!
Sunday; September 24

Sorg Opera House
63 S. Main  St.
Middletown, Ohio

Evolution II
Tillmann Memorial Concert

Presented by the Hamilton Community Foundation
Saturday October 28
8pm –  No Admission charge  

St. Maximillian Kolbe Church
5720 Hamilton-Mason Rd.
Liberty Township  

Vaughan Williams’ “A Sea Symphony” on poetry by Walt Whitman
with Jessica Rivera, soprano and Thomas Dreeze, baritone
(Cincinnati Opera Artists)

The Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
The Mason Chorale; Karen Mail, Director
The Springfield Symphony Chorale; Basil Fett, Director
Paul John Stanbery, conducting

Evolution III

“The Majesty of Christmas”
Friday; December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Paul and Kathy Alexander

“Handel’s Messiah” in an audience sing-a-long
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Gailyn Draper, mezzo
Scott Wyatt, tenor
Thomas Dreeze, baritone

The Butler Philharmonic and Chorus

West Chester Church of the Nazarene
7951 Tylersville Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

Tickets available online after November 1, 2017
Please check back here.

Evolution IV

“An Evening of Love”
with artists from the Cincinnati Opera
The Butler Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday; February 17, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Fairfield High School PAC
8800 Holden Blvd.
Tickets available here after January 1, 2018

Comical portrayal of ‘Brunnhilde’ from Wagner’s opera Die Walkure

Evolution V
Fitton Center for Creative Arts – Fitton Showstoppers Series
Bryan Wallick and members of the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, April 14, 2018  7:30pm
Tickets available through 
Event Sponsor: Bill & Jackie Groth National Retirement Consultants Inc

Evolution VI
Ohio Mozart Festival Grand Finale Concert
4 p.m. Sunday; April 22, 2018
“Mozart Returns!”

Mass in c minor “The Great”
Ave Verum Corpus
Vocal Artists from the Cincinnati Opera
The Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Paul John  Stanbery, conducting

Sunday; April 22, 2018
St. Joseph Church
171 Washington St.
Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Closing event of the yearlong observance of the
church’s 150th anniversary year.

No Admission charge, but there is limited seating.

Evolution VII
A Return to  Carnegie Hall!
June 17, 2018

The Butler Philharmonic Chorus
Concordia Sacrae Chorus
Scott Wyatt, tenor soloist
The New England Symphonic Ensemble
“Music for Mass” by Paul Stanbery (New York Premiere)
Paul John Stanbery, conducting