The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s core purpose is to engage our community in the powerful experience of live symphonic music. We’re re-imagining ways to keep our programs alive in person and virtually. The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra would appreciate your donation on #GivingTuesday December 1. Thank you!

CLASSICS
pops concerts
POPS
SPECIAL EVENTS
SPECIAL EVENTS
Dec
1
Tue
Old National Bank Candy Cane Express
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Old National Bank Candy Cane Express
TELEVISED TO PUBLIC BY WEHT AND WTVW in December 2020
Dates and times to be announced.

ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

The EPO presents a fresh take on our Old National Bank Candy Cane Express children’s matinee program with “A Tri-State Christmas,” featuring local collaborations with musicians throughout the Tri-State. The orchestra performs holiday favorites including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” played by a brass quintet, and children’s favorite Christmas carols. Maestro Roger Kalia reads the story of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with musical accompaniment by the Eykamp String Quartet and who knows, Santa may even make an appearance! This performance is free and available to the public by local stations, WEHT and WTVW, who will televise during the month of December. Dates and times to be announced soon!

 

Dec
5
Sat
Peppermint Pops: A Tri-State Christmas LIVE STREAM @ Live Stream From Victory Theatre
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Peppermint Pops: A Tri-State Christmas LIVE STREAM @ Live Stream From Victory Theatre

EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

LIVE STREAM
Cost: $15

The EPO and Maestro Kalia present a one-hour fresh take on our annual Peppermint Pops program with “A Tri-State Christmas,” which will feature local collaborations with musicians throughout the Tri-State, the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus and Evansville Children’s Choir. The orchestra performs holiday favorites including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” played by a brass quintet, Bob James & Kenny Loggins’ “Celebrate Me Home,” with local jazz musicians, and Handel & Quincy Jones’ “Hallelujah!” from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration, and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” 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.

Dec
19
Sat
Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight @ St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jasper, IN
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm
Handel's Messiah by Candlelight @ St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jasper, IN

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.

Jan
16
Sat
Theatricality @ Victory Theatre
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
Theatricality @ Victory Theatre

TIMOTHY CHOOI, VIOLIN
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

Beethoven   Violin Concerto
Stravinsky   Petrushka (1947 version)

The EPO combines elements of theater and music in a program featuring masterworks by Beethoven and Stravinsky. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is one of the most famous violin concertos ever composed, and it is a work of great beauty. Meanwhile Stravinsky’s Petrushka is one of his most colorful and exciting scores. Originally composed as a ballet, the work is in four scenes that are set during the last day of carnival season in 1830s Russia. It is one of Stravinsky’s most technically demanding works that features the entire orchestra.

Feb
13
Sat
The Envelope Please @ Victory Theatre
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Envelope Please @ Victory Theatre

EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
DOUG LaBRECQUE, TENOR
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

An Evening of Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winning songs with Broadway’s great tenor Doug LaBrecque (Phantom of the Opera) and guest soprano. The song list includes Circle of Life, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Colors of the Wind, You Raise Me Up, The Way We Were, Cabaret, Defying Gravity, and Music of the Night.

Feb
14
Sun
The Envelope Please @ Victory Theatre
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm
The Envelope Please @ Victory Theatre

EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
DOUG LaBRECQUE, TENOR
ROGER KALIA, CONDUCTOR

An Evening of Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winning songs with Broadway’s great tenor Doug LaBrecque (Phantom of the Opera) and guest soprano. The song list includes Circle of Life, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Colors of the Wind, You Raise Me Up, The Way We Were, Cabaret, Defying Gravity, and Music of the Night.

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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.