Musically Speaking

This free, pre-concert talk is designed to provide audience members insight into the evening's concert program and featured guest artists. Musically Speaking is hosted by Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducting staff, musicians and guest artists.


  • For Masterworks concerts at the Embassy Theatre, Musically Speaking is held in The Gallery of the Grand Wayne Center.
  • For Masterworks concerts at Auer Performance Hall, Musically Speaking is held in the Instrumental Rehearsal Room 120.


  • Musically Speaking is presented at 6:30 P.M., one-hour before every Masterworks concert.

Live at Lunch

This free, around town series of concerts is designed to reach people in their own workplaces or convenient public settings. Casual and relaxed, audiences are free to sample part of the hour-long concert or stop by for just a few minutes. Live at Lunch brings the great classics right to the public, on their own terms. Watch this space for more information about upcoming performances.

Ensembles in Institutional Care Centers

In partnership with Audiences Unlimited, Philharmonic ensembles provide community oriented performances in long-term care facilities to enrich the lives of people with limited access to the arts. This form of social interaction brings joy to community members who cannot attend events.

Over the years, ensembles have reached thousands of seniors in countless performances at nursing homes and long-term care centers throughout Northeast Indiana.

For more information about booking a facility visit, visit

Steel Dynamics Foundation Patriotic Pops 

Friends and family from across the region enjoy the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in these free concert celebrations of the American spirit. Presented in exceptional outdoor venues and state parks throughout Northeast Indiana, this popular summer series is offered at no cost to audiences.

Thanks to Steel Dynamics, and countless patrons and donors for their generous support of FREE, live symphonic music throughout all of Northeast Indiana. 

Listed below is the recently completed 2017 Patriotic Pops Schedule. Stay tuned to this space later this calendar year for more information about the 2018 Patriotic Pops Series. 

in Wells County

Wednesday, June 28

7:00 p.m.

Ouabache State Park in Bluffton, Indiana

in Steuben County

Thursday, June 29


7:30 p.m.

Potawatomi Inn at Pokegon State Park in Angola, Indiana

in DeKalb County

Friday, June 30, 2017

7:30 p.m.

DeKalb Outdoor Theater in Auburn, Indiana

in Kosciusko County

Saturday, July 2, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Oakwood Resort at Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana

in Noble County

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Presented by the City of Kendallville

Bixler Lake Park in Kendallville, Indiana

See event pages for more information.