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.
OPENING NIGHT SATURDAY POPS: A NIGHT AT THE COTTON CLUB ::
Date: Saturday September 30, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
WELCOME TO THE COTTON CLUB! INSPIRED BY HARLEM’S FAMED MUSICAL HOT SPOT WHERE DUKE ELLINGTON’S ORCHESTRA WAS THE HOUSE BAND AND CAB CALLOWAY AND ELLA FITZGERALD SHOWCASED THE CLASSICS OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK. FEATURING THE BRILLIANT TRUMPERT/VOCALIST, CONDUCTOR BYRON STRIPLING, FORMER FEATURED VOCALIST FOR “COUNT” BASIE CARMEN BRADFORD AND BROADWAY TAP DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER TED LOUIS LEVY.
WICKED DIVAS ::
Date: Sunday October 29, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM
GIVE IN TO YOUR INNER DIVA AND JOIN US FOR A WICKED-GOOD AFTERNOON OF DIVA SHOWSTOPPERS FORM THE WORLD OF BRADWAY, OPERA AND POP FEATURING ELPHABA AND GLINDA FROM THE BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF WICKED. IN ADDITION TO FAVORITES FROM “UNTOLD TALE OF THE WITCHES OF OZ”, ALLI MAUZEY AND NICOLE PARKER TAKE THE STAGE TO PERFORM FAVORITES FROM WICKED, GYPSY, RAGTIME, TITANIC AND CARMEN.
LA TRAVIATA (OPERA IN 3 ACTS) COLLABORATION WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS OPERA ::
Date: Saturday November 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
OPERA RETURNS TO THE VICTORY STAGE WITH SOME OF THE MOST DRAMATIC VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EVER WRITTEN. VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA IS A TIMELESS FAVORITE THAT EXPLORES THE EXTREMES OF EMOTION FROM EXUBERANT CELEBRATION TO UNBRIDLED PASSION AND THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR LOVE. SUPPORTING ROLES AND CHORUS INCLUDE THE UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE OPERA PROGRAM AND MEMBERS OF THE EVANSVILLE PHILHARMONIC CHORUS.