About Evansville Philharmonic
Did you know the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (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
- 2-EPYO Concerts
- Annual Educational Youth Concerts
- Candy Cane Express Children's Concert
- Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight
- New Traditions Diversity Series
The music of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is a source of joy, solace, and inspiration to thousands of people. The high quality programs provided annually by the Orchestra continue to improve the quality of life in the community.
Eykamp String Quartet
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.
Consortium of Music Educators
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 “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.
Our Core Values
We are dedicated to selecting the most highly qualified artistic personnel, organizational staff and volunteers. We will plan and implement programming and performances of the highest quality.
As advocates of the composer, we dedicate ourselves to faithfully perform works by a variety of composers in the style in which they were conceived.
Creativity and Innovation
We utilize new ideas for varied and diverse programming and are open to new ways to promote and support the organizational goals.
Community Enrichment and Enjoyment
We present stimulating and educational programs, both inside and outside the concert hall. We share the performers’ joy and passion of music-making with the audience.
Ethics and Trust
Our policies and practices meet the highest ethical standards, and we are dedicated to honoring our commitments and fulfilling the public’s expectations.
Outstanding Customer Service
We treat all people, both inside and outside the organization, with dignity and respect. We deliver more services than promised.
We are good stewards of the funds with which we have been entrusted. We use sound business practices that maintain the Orchestra’s financial stability.