ABILENE PHILHARMONIC

ENTERTAIN | EDUCATE | INSPIRE

ABILENE PHILHARMONIC

DAVID ITKIN | MUSIC DIRECTOR

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED

The Abilene Philharmonic Association unleashes the power of music to entertain, educate, and inspire through live symphonic music and community engagement.

ENTERTAIN EDUCATE INSPIRE

The Abilene Philharmonic has grown in size and organizations over the last 70 years. Today the Philharmonic is structured as three separate 501(c)3 non-profits each with a specific function and purpose in relation to the overall professional symphony orchestra.
The Abilene Philharmonic Association manages the day to day operations of the orchestra and is responsible for planning and producing all concert and music education programs.

The Abilene Philharmonic Guild supports the Abilene Philharmonic through volunteering, fundraising, and friend-raising. 

The Foundation oversees and manages all endowment funds that ensure the future financial well-being of Abilene’s professional orchestra.

CURRENT NEWS

An Ode to Maestro John Williams

As the Abilene Philharmonic sets the stage for their second Pops concert of the 2023-2024 season, they pay tribute to Maestro John Williams, a musical luminary whose contributions to the world of film scores have become synonymous with cinematic magic.

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Guest Artist Highlights: Irish Christmas in America

In a world premiere and backed by a full orchestra, this show features traditional Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor and boundless energy. Originally from Sligo, Ireland, this folk ensemble tells the story of emigration to America and how they stayed in touch with people and customs they left behind.

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OUR SPONSORS

MASTERWORKS I

VIVE LA FRANCE

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Prepare to be transported to the streets of Paris at Vive la France, a program featuring Gershwin’s iconic An American in Paris as well as a captivating performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major by Cliburn Silver Medalist Anna Geniushene.

MASTERWORKS II

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA

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Join contemporary Fiddle/Violin legends Mark and Maggie O’Connor for a night all about American music. The performance features Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony, as well as original works by Mark O’Connor.

POPS I

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

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Celebrate the Christmas season, Abilene Style, with A Country Christmas, starring Nashville luminaries Rachel Potter (The X Factor) and Patrick Thomas (The Voice).

MASTERWORKS III

PROKOFIEV SYMPHONY NO. 5

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Take in the sounds of Moscow with a concert featuring timeless classics by Prokofiev and Dvorák and, alongside a modern masterpiece by the acclaimed Brazilian-American composer, Clarice Assad.

POPS II

BE MY BROADWAY VALENTINE

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Celebrate love and romance with a Valentine’s Day salute to Broadway’s greatest love songs.

MASTERWORKS IV

EAST MEETS WEST

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Prepare to hear two cultures collide during an enthralling performance by internationally renowned violin virtuoso, Eunice Keem.

POPS III

TO WHITNEY, WITH LOVE

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Join American Idol Finalist LaKisha Jones in a celebration of the great ladies of soul: Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, the legendary Aretha Franklin and the one and only Whitney Houston.

POPS IV

POPS AT THE ZOO

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Enjoy a relaxing evening of live music in the beautiful ambiance of the Abilene Zoo. Backed by Maestro Itkin at the piano, this family-friendly concert will feature the vocal stylings of 2024 The Voice contestant Grace Zeller.

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