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Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra announces new Executive Director John Doney

Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra Appoints John Doney as New Executive Director Abilene, Texas – August 29, 2023 The Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to announce the appointment of John Doney as  its new Executive Director. Doney, 39, brings extensive experience and a dynamic vision to the organization, having served previously as General Manager of Symphony Arlington […]

Guest Artists Highlight- From Darkness To Light

From Darkness To Light September 23, 2023 | 7:30pm Abilene Convention Center Join us as we open the 2023-24 Concert Season with From Darkness to Light! The season opens with Four Sea Interludes from the haunting opera Peter Grimes, a tale of small town gossip with dire consequences. It closes with one of Johannes Brahms’ […]

Announcing the 2023-24 Concert Season

We are very delighted to share with you the Abilene Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Concert Season. This season marks 73 years of entertaining and inspiring the community of Abilene through world-class concerts. This season will feature timeless classics such as the Firebird, Don Juan, La Mer, the Brahms Double Concerto, and Fauré’s Requiem alongside Mozart’s Symphony No. 39. Our Pops Series […]

Executive Director, Gerard Gibbs, Steps Down From Role

     Abilene, TX – The Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra announced today that Gerard Gibbs, Executive Director, is stepping down from his position to pursue personal artistic endeavors and assist his spouse in starting a new business. Gibbs, a professional oboist, joined the Philharmonic in 2022 from Frederick, Maryland where he previously served as executive director […]

Know Before You Go: Broadway A La Carte

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Know Before You Go Join us for our third and final Pops III: Broadway a la Carte II at the Abilene Convention Center! This concert marks the end of the 2022-23 season! There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking lot at the convention […]

Know Before You Go: Jazz In The Park

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Know Before You Go Join us for our beloved zoo concert Jazz in the Park at the Abilene Zoo featuring Broadway Star, Kellie Rabke! This performance will be held at the Red Oak Plaza. We highly recommend that you bring lawn chairs as seating is extremely limited. There are several items that we’d like you to know in […]

Announcing the Finalist for the 2023 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition

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The Abilene Philharmonic’s Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition was established in 2008 to help support outstanding young musicians in the Abilene area. The competition is open to woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano students between the ages of 12-18 that live in Texas School Regions 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and have not yet graduated high school.

Know Before You Go: Beethoven 5

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Know Before You Go Join us for the fourth and final Masterworks: Beethoven 5 at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring clarinetist, Kimberly Cole Luevano and violist, Susan Dubois! There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking lot at the convention center is located on […]

Know Before You Go: Hotel California

Know Before You Go Join us for Pops II: Hotel Califorinia: A Salute to the Eagles at the Abilene Convention Center! There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking lot at the convention center is located on the North side of thebuilding and is free to […]

Know Before You Go: Joyful Beginnings

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Know Before You Go Join us for Masterworks III: Joyful Beginnings at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring 2021 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Gold Medal winning violinist, Daniel Bae! There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking lot at the convention center is located on the North […]

Know Before You Go: Home For The Holidays

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Know Before You Go Join us for Pops I: Home for the Holidays at 7:30pm at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring Niki Scalera, Samuel Cook, and the Abilene Chamber Singers! There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking lot at the convention center is located on the North […]

Know Before You Go: Home For The Holidays – Family Friendly Matinee

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Know Before You Go- Matinee Join us for Pops I: Home for the Holidays Matinee at 3:00PM at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring Niki Scalera, Samuel Cook, and the Abilene Chamber Singers! There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking lot at the convention center is located on […]