ABILENE PHILHARMONIC

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The Abilene Philharmonic is the oldest and most established performing arts organization in Abilene. Its history traces back to September 1950, when community supporters organized a musical group called the Abilene Symphony Orchestra with Jay Dietzer, a recent graduate from the University of Texas, as its first conductor. Concerts were held in the old Abilene High School, now Abilene Heritage Square.

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCED​

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

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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.

ABILENE PHILHARMONIC