Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra
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 Alfred Savia. 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:
- 6-concert Classics Series
- 5-concert Pops Series
- 6 Educational Youth Concerts
- Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight
- Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in collaboration with Evansville Ballet
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.
Project Trio & Tchaikovsky ::
Date: Saturday March 18, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
THE ENERGY OF PROJECT TRIO MEETS THE PASSION OF TCHAIKOVSKY! THIS ELECTRIFYING ENSEMBLE RETURNS WITH A THRILLING NEW WORK WRITTEN FOR THEM BY YTHE YOUNG AMERICAN RISING STAR ADAM SCHOENBERG! THE ORCHESTRA PERFORMS TCHAIKOVSKY’S SUITE NO. 3 AND HIS CORONATION MARCH, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY THE COMPOSER HIMSELF AT THE OPENING OF CARNEGIE HALL IN 1891.
Patriotic Pops ::
Date: Sunday April 09, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
AN AFTERNOON OF TRADITIONAL PATRIOTIC FAVORITES FEATURING THE US NAVY BAND AND THE EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS LED BY CARL TOPILOW, THE CHARISMATIC CONDUCTOR OF THE RENOWNED CLEVELAND POPS. PLEASE NOTE TIME IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SUNDAY POPS CONCERTS. ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
American Accents ::
Date: Saturday April 29, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
LAUDED FOR “SUPERB PLAYING BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, AMERICAN PIANIST SPENCER MYER IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER ARTISTS ON TODAY’S CONCERT STAGE. HEAR HIM PLAY GOTTSCHALK’S COLORFUL “GRAND TARANTELLA” AND GERSHWIN’S “MANHATTAN RHAPSODY.” THE ORCHESTRA WILL PERFORM GERSHWIN’S CUBAN OVERTURE AND BARTÓK’S “CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA”, WRITTEN AFTER HIS MOVE TO AMERICA FROM HUNGARY IN 1940.