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
Sep
27
Sun
WWII Remembrance: A Veteran Salute @ Evansville Wartime Museum Hangar
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm
WWII Remembrance: A Veteran Salute @ Evansville Wartime Museum Hangar

Subscibers Only

LEGACY DANCE COMPANY
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

The EPO is thrilled to open their Pops season with a performance at a unique venue. The orchestra will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with a number of musical selections by American composers John Philip Sousa and John Williams, as well as music of the time. We also look forward to partnering with other local musical groups for this celebratory concert. View The Concert Program

Subscription tickets for this one concert will be mailed out on Friday, Sept 18

Tickets include address plus date and time of the performance

With ticket purchase attendee receives a tour of the museum between 3:45 PM and 4:50 PM (self-directed)

Doors open at 3:45 PM

Masks required

Temperature check

Evansville Wartime Museum Gift Shop (Cash preferred) and Concession is open: (Cash/Credit Card)

 

Oct
17
Sat
Art In Music @ Victory Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm
Art In Music @ Victory Theatre

ERIC BYERS, CELLO
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Ravel  Mother Goose Suite
Shostakovich   Cello Concerto No. 1
Mussorgsky/Ravel   Pictures at an Exhibition

Visual art has inspired a number of composers over the years, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is one of the greatest examples of such inspiration. Featuring musical depictions of 10 paintings by his late friend, Viktor Hartmann, Ravel’s orchestration of this masterpiece showcases the entire orchestra in virtuosic and dramatic fashion. Ravel wrote the stunningly beautiful Mother Goose Suite originally as a piano duet but later revised and expanded it into an orchestrated piece. Here again, Ravel’s mastery of orchestration is apparent in the way he brings these five children’s pieces to life. Cellist Eric Byers will make his EPO debut in a performance of Shostakovich’s intense Cello Concerto No. 1, which is a tour de force for the cello.

CONCERT SPONSOR

Koch Foundation
Mrs. Nancy S. Traylor

GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR
Traylor Bros., Inc.

 

Oct
24
Sat
Ragtime Kings: Music of the Roaring 20’s @ Victory Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Ragtime Kings: Music of the Roaring 20's @ Victory Theatre

ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Cool nights and hot jazz! The EPO is excited to share this 1920s Prohibition program, which will include music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Hoagy Carmichael, among others. Come out and dance the night away with your EPO!

 

Nov
14
Sat
Piazolla and Brahms @ Victory Theatre
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Piazolla and Brahms @ Victory Theatre

ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Colin Jacobsen/Aghaei   Ascending Bird
Piazzolla   The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Brahms   Symphony No. 4

The EPO is thrilled to present a unique and compelling program that features a warhorse from the repertoire as well as two invigorating 20th century works for the orchestra. The EPO makes its premiere of Colin Jacobsen’s Ascending Bird, a piece that combines inflections of Persian folk song with traditional Western instruments and tells the mythological story of a bird flying toward the sun to achieve spiritual transcendence. The EPO celebrates the 100th anniversary of tango master Astor Piazzolla with a performance of The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, which includes hints of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The program concludes with Brahms’ towering Symphony No. 4, which is the final symphony of Brahms, a work of great passion and drama with many memorable musical moments.

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

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.