Did you know the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corporation (EPO) is a non-profit organization? It is also the largest arts institution in the Tri-State area. The high quality programs provided annually by the Orchestra continue to improve the quality of life throughout our Tri-State community. The music of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is a source of joy, solace, and inspiration to thousands of people.
Founded in 1934, the EPO is a professional orchestra comprised of approximately 80 musicians led by Music Director Roger Kalia. Many of the musicians have graduated from the finest music schools in the country, including Indiana University and the University of Evansville.
Each year the Orchestra treats audiences to a multi-concert season that features the works of classical and pops composers from Beethoven to The Beatles, plus several special event concerts. The Philharmonic performs concerts from September through May, including:
- 5-concert Classics Series
- 5-concert Pops Series
- 3-concert Bourbon Series
- 2-EPYO Concerts
- Annual Educational Youth Concerts
- Candy Cane Express Children's Concert
- Handel's Messiah by Candlelight
- New Traditions Diversity Series
Members of the Eykamp String Quartet serve as principal string players of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and as Artists in Residence at the University of Evansville.
The Eykamp String Quartet provides classical music performances of artistic excellence and passion. This dynamic quartet is committed to ensuring that both chamber and orchestral music are a vital part of our community and beyond.
Members of the Consortium of Music Educators serve as principal wind players of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and as Faculty at the University of Evansville.
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra's core purpose is "transforming lives and uplifting the community through the power of music" with core values covering the areas of customer service, artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community enrichment.