We have rescheduled Maestro Savia's Farewell concert Puccini's "Turandot"
that was to be held on Saturday, AUGUST 15, 2020 at 7PM
to the following date: APRIL 10, 2021 at 7pm!

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.

August Auditions Now Open for Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s 2020-2021 Season. Apply Now!

It is our pleasure to announce all instruments/all chairs are open for EPYO and EPYO II for the 2020-2021 season! If you are a middle or high school level instrumentalist who would like the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra on the stage of the Victory Theatre, then please apply. All applicants are welcome!

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CLASSICS
pops concerts
POPS
SPECIAL EVENTS
SPECIAL EVENTS
Aug
25
Tue
EPYO and EPYO ll Auditions @ Via Zoom
Aug 25 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
EPYO and EPYO ll Auditions @ Via Zoom

It is our pleasure to announce all instruments/all chairs are open for EPYO and EPYO II for the 2020-2021 season! If you are a middle or high school level instrumentalist who would like the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra on the stage of the Victory Theatre, then please apply . All applicants are welcome!

Click here for audition information and application form.

Aug
26
Wed
EPYO and EPYO ll Auditions @ Via Zoom
Aug 26 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
EPYO and EPYO ll Auditions @ Via Zoom

It is our pleasure to announce all instruments/all chairs are open for EPYO and EPYO II for the 2020-2021 season! If you are a middle or high school level instrumentalist who would like the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra on the stage of the Victory Theatre, then please apply . All applicants are welcome!

Click here for audition information and application form.

Aug
29
Sat
Welcome To Evansville – Gala 2020 @ Tropicana Riverfront Event Center
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm

“Welcome to Evansville”

Saturday, August 29, 2020
6:00 PM
Tropicana Riverfront Event Center

Tickets:

  • $250 couple
  • $125 individual

Musician Sponsor: $125
If you can’t attend but would like to send a musician to the Gala or if you are attending but would like a musician to sit at your table, this is a wonderful opportunity!


 

Raffle Sponsor: Diamond Galleria

This year’s drawing is for a 1.04 emerald cut white gold diamond ring valued at $11,500! Tickets are $75 per ticket or 2 tickets for $100. Cash or check only. Call 812.425.5050 for more information.

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Sep
19
Sat
Visionaries @ Victory Theatre
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Visionaries @ Victory Theatre

SEAN CHEN, PIANO
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Paul Dooley   WORLD PREMIERE, Commissioned Fanfare for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Evansville
Mendelssohn   Piano Concerto No. 1
Mahler   Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

The EPO begins a new era in this season opening concert conducted under the baton of Roger Kalia in his first symphonic performance as the EPO’s new music director. The program opens with a world premiere of a commissioned fanfare by acclaimed composer Paul Dooley that celebrates the EPO and the City of Evansville. Pianist Sean Chen will dazzle audiences with his astonishing technique and artistry in Mendelssohn’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 1. The program concludes with Mahler’s monumental First Symphony, which is one of the most triumphant works in the repertoire. Mahler said a “symphony must be like the world — it must contain everything,” and with this symphony, Maestro Kalia leads the EPO into its next chapter.

CONCERT SPONSOR: Crescent, Cresline, Wabash Plastics Foundation
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: Martha & Merritt deJong Foundation

Sep
27
Sun
WWII Remembrance: A Veteran Salute @ TBD
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm
WWII Remembrance: A Veteran Salute @ TBD

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.

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
Prohibition @ Victory Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Prohibition @ 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!

 

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.

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.