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EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES NEW DIVERSITY SERIES “CONNECT & CELEBRATE: NEW TRADITIONS”

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra announces a new free Diversity Series entitled “Connect & Celebrate: New Traditions.” The next performance in this series has been scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Reitz Home Museum, located at 112 Chestnut Street, beginning at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend and bring a lawn chair to sit socially distanced outside, if weather permits.

The Eykamp String Quartet members, (Alan Snow, Concertmaster, Jia Rong Gan, Second Violin, Mark Hatlestad Principal Viola, and Graham Cullen, Principal Cello) will play works by Javier Alvarez, Caroline Shaw, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Florence Price during this one-hour performance.

Read The Full Press Release Here!

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Preview the 2020-21 Season!

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 86th Season offering the community a new music director, a wide range of concerts including master composers and important composers of our time, and the introduction of a commissioned work for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Click here to preview the season.

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CLASSICS
pops concerts
POPS
SPECIAL EVENTS
SPECIAL EVENTS
Nov
14
Sat
AROUND THE WORLD: A Global Journey of Music & Dance Re-Imagined @ Victory Theatre
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
AROUND THE WORLD: A Global Journey of Music & Dance Re-Imagined @ Victory Theatre

SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – SOLD OUT

ALAN SNOW, VIOLIN
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR
UE MAD HOT BALLROOM DANCERS

 
 

Wojciech Kilar   Orawa
Darius Milhaud   La Création du monde
Astor Piazzolla/arr. Jeffrey Scott   Libertango
Astor Piazzolla/arr. Desyatnikov,   “Spring” and “Summer” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

The November Classics brings Around the World: A Global Journey of Music & Dance.  This re-imagined concert begins with Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, composed for chamber string orchestra. This work crowns a series of Kilar’s compositions inspired by highland folklore. The EPO performs Milhaud’s  15-minute-long ballet,  La Création du monde, which outlines the creation of the world based on African folk mythology. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of tango master Astor Piazzolla, the EPO Woodwind Quintet will be featured during Libertango ,  written while Piazzolla was living in Rome, is one of his most well-known works, which he referred to as “sort of a song of liberty”. The UE Mad Hot Ballroom Dancers will join the stage during this work.  Concluding the program, Guest Artist Alan Snow, Violin and Concertmaster of the EPO will be highlighted during “Spring” and “Summer” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which includes hints of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

(UE Mad Hot Ballroom Dancers will Prior to both performances of this concert include tango demonstrations by UE Mad Hot Ballroom Dancers with audience participation: Saturday, Nov 14 from 6:15 -6:40 PM and Sunday, Nov 15 from 1:15 – 1:40 PM.)

 

CONCERT SPONSOR

Anonymous

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR

Anonymous

Nov
15
Sun
AROUND THE WORLD: A Global Journey of Music & Dance Re-Imagined @ Victory Theatre
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm
AROUND THE WORLD: A Global Journey of Music & Dance Re-Imagined @ Victory Theatre

SINGLE TICKET BUYERS ONLY

ALAN SNOW, VIOLIN
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR
UE MAD HOT BALLROOM DANCERS

 
 

Wojciech Kilar   Orawa
Darius Milhaud   La Création du monde
Astor Piazzolla/arr. Jeffrey Scott   Libertango
Astor Piazzolla/arr. Desyatnikov,   “Spring” and “Summer” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

The November Classics brings Around the World: A Global Journey of Music & Dance.  This re-imagined concert begins with Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, composed for chamber string orchestra. This work crowns a series of Kilar’s compositions inspired by highland folklore. The EPO performs Milhaud’s  15-minute-long ballet,  La Création du monde, which outlines the creation of the world based on African folk mythology. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of tango master Astor Piazzolla, the EPO Woodwind Quintet will be featured during Libertango ,  written while Piazzolla was living in Rome, is one of his most well-known works, which he referred to as “sort of a song of liberty”. The UE Mad Hot Ballroom Dancers will join the stage during this work.  Concluding the program, Guest Artist Alan Snow, Violin and Concertmaster of the EPO will be highlighted during “Spring” and “Summer” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which includes hints of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

(UE Mad Hot Ballroom Dancers will Prior to both performances of this concert include tango demonstrations by UE Mad Hot Ballroom Dancers with audience participation: Saturday, Nov 14 from 6:15 -6:40 PM and Sunday, Nov 15 from 1:15 – 1:40 PM.)

 

CONCERT SPONSOR

Anonymous

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR

Anonymous

Nov
21
Sat
EPYO & EPYO II Fall Concert @ Victory Theatre
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
EPYO & EPYO II Fall Concert @ Victory Theatre

BRIAN ONDERDONK AND LEE VEAZEY, CONDUCTORS

Dec
5
Sat
Old National Bank Candy Cane Express @ Victory Theatre
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm
Old National Bank Candy Cane Express @ Victory Theatre

ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Doors open to the public to purchase tickets one hour prior @ 1pm on Saturday.

Doors open to the event one hour prior @ 1pm on Saturday.

The EPO and Maestro Kalia present a fresh take on our one hour matinee Old National Bank Candy Cane Express program with “A TriState Christmas,” which will feature a number of local collaborations with performers from throughout the Tri-State. The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus will perform spectacular new arrangements of traditional holiday classics. Who knows, Santa may even make an appearance!

 

Peppermint Pops: A Tri-State Christmas @ Victory Theatre
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm
Peppermint Pops: A Tri-State Christmas @ Victory Theatre

EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

The EPO and Maestro Kalia present a fresh take on our annual Peppermint Pops program with “A TriState Christmas,” which will feature a number of local collaborations with performers from throughout the Tri-State. The orchestra will groove to Duke Ellington’s orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite with a full big band on stage, and the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus will perform spectacular new arrangements of traditional holiday classics. Who knows, Santa may even make an appearance!

CONCERT SPONSOR: Crescent, Cresline, Wabash Plastics Foundation
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: C. Wayne Worthington Family
CHORUS SPONSOR: Friends of the Chorus

Dec
6
Sun
Peppermint Pops: A Tri-State Christmas @ Victory Theatre
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm
Peppermint Pops: A Tri-State Christmas @ Victory Theatre

EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

The EPO and Maestro Kalia present a fresh take on our annual Peppermint Pops program with “A TriState Christmas,” which will feature a number of local collaborations with performers from throughout the Tri-State. The orchestra will groove to Duke Ellington’s orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite with a full big band on stage, and the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus will perform spectacular new arrangements of traditional holiday classics. Who knows, Santa may even make an appearance!

CONCERT SPONSOR: Crescent, Cresline, Wabash Plastics Foundation
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: C. Wayne Worthington Family
CHORUS SPONSOR: Friends of the Chorus

Dec
18
Fri
Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight @ Trinity United Methodist Church, Evansville
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm
Handel's Messiah by Candlelight @ Trinity United Methodist Church, Evansville

EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS AND SOLOISTS

ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

The Evansville Orchestra continues its holiday tradition with performances of Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah. Preserving one of the Orchestra’s most treasured holiday traditions, performances will occur at Trinity United Methodist Church located at Third & Walnut Streets in downtown Evansville and also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located in Jasper, Indiana.

Under the direction of Philharmonic Music Director Roger Kalia, the baroque-size orchestra drawn from the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will join forces with voices from the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus and four accomplished soloists to present this 18th century masterpiece in its traditional setting.

Mission

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s core purpose is “to engage our community in the powerful experience of live symphonic music,” with core values covering the areas of customer service, artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community enrichment.

CLUB18|39!

Club1839A FREE program that allows 18–39 ages to get discounted best available seats to Evansville Philharmonic Classics or Pops concerts (limit 2 tickets per member per concert). If you’re 18–39, you can register for CLUB 18│39 for free. There is no joiner or membership fee for this program.

More details can be found here.

GIVING, BUILDING, IMPROVING AND CHANGING.

As the largest arts institution in the Tri-State area, the impact of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra extends beyond the concert hall. We serve a vital educational role for area students ranging from pre-school through high school. We provide numerous community-outreach programs that play a critical role in attracting new businesses to the area. We help make the Tri-State an attractive place to work and live with a thriving cultural environment.