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.
BACH, BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS ::
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY THE THREE Bs! THE PROGRAM BEGINS WITH BRAHMS’ SUBLIME VARIATION ON A THEME OF HAYDN. TRUMPETER MARY ELIZABETH BOWDEN JOINS EPO PRINCIPAL PLAYERS FOR J.S. BACH’S BRANDENBURG CONCERTO NO.2 AND BEETHOVEN’S WILDLY ENERGETIC SYMPHONY NO. 7 IS ONE OF THE VIENNESE MASTER’S MOST POWERFUL WORKS.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION ::
Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
ST. PATRICK’S DAY COMES ALIVE WITH AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCES FROM THE EMERALD ISLE AND ITS NORTHERN NEIGHBORS. FILM MUSIC FROM TITANIC, BRAVEHEART AND FAR AND AWAY WILL HELP YOU GET INTO THE CELTIC SPIRIT. SIXTEEN YEAR OLD RISING STAR VIOLINIST(AND ITZHAK PERLMAN PROTÉGÉ) NATHAN MELTZER PERFORMS SAINT-SAENS’ RONDO AND CAPRICCIOSO AND THE ORCHESTRA ROUNDS OUT THE PROGRAM WITH IRISH TUNES, INCLUDING PERCY GRAINGER’S IRISH TUNE FROM COUNY DERRY(AKA DANNY BOY) AND MORE!
THE MOVIE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS ::
Date: Saturday April 07, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
WRAPPING UP THE “SEASON OF WONDER” HIGHLIGHTS THE TALENTED ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS AS THEY PERFORM SCORES OF SOME OF THE BIGGEST HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER HITS COMPOSED BY JOHN WILLIAMS. HEAR SOME OF THE BEST SOUNDTRACKS OVER THE PAST FIVE DECADES, INCLUDING JAWS, STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, E.T., JURASSIC PARK, HARRY POTTER, SCHINDLER’S LIST AND MORE!