2022 Heritage Gala

Celebrating the Rich History of Abilene and the Philharmonic! Save the Date February 26, 2022

AYO Fall Concert

Join us at the Wylie Performing Arts Center Monday, November 15th, at 7:00pm for the AYO Fall Concert. The Abilene Youth Orchestra will perform the first Fall Concert of the season and debut our newest program, Mission: Strings!  Tickets are $5 (kids 5 and under free) and can be purchased at the door or online […]

Become a Philharmonic Member

It’s time to get out and enjoy the arts by purchasing a Philharmonic membership! As you begin to see crowded concert halls once more, you might take a glance around and assume that the Philharmonic generates its funds through ticket sales. On the contrary, ticket sales only make up about 30% of what the orchestra […]

Bachtoberfest Know Before you Go!

We are excited to feature this special event after a couple years break. There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Thursday’s festivities.

Bachtoberfest fun

Join us for a night filled with drinks, live music, and more at the Grace Museum for Bachtoberfest. It is planned for October 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. To truly capture the essence of Oktoberfest, the event will be held outside primarily in the beautiful courtyard and scenic rooftop There is a contingency plan if […]

2022 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition

The Abilene Philharmonic’s annual 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 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, and have not […]

Season Subscriptions on Sale!

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven The Philharmonic has curated a wondrous concert season that is sure to enliven and enrich your spirit. Season subscriptions offer many benefits such as guaranteed tickets to concerts, […]

Abilene Philharmonic wins Nonprofit of the Year

The Abilene Philharmonic is proud to be the recipient of Abilene Chamber of Commerce award for Nonprofit of the Year! The Chamber of Commerce writes, “The Abilene Philharmonic is one of Abilene’s most established performing arts organizations. Its history traces back to 1950 when community supporters organized a musical group called the Abilene Symphony Orchestra […]

Lost Season Announcement

The Abilene Philharmonic Lost Concert season will begin on December 4, 2021 and run through June 11, 2022. It will be the 71st concert season. The season will showcase some of the cancelled programs from the last two years. Season tickets are available for purchase now. The Abilene Philharmonic is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 […]

Know Before You Go: Zoo Concert Series

Import Information for Pops in the Park!

We are so excited for our second outdoor concert series at the Abilene Zoo with Pops in the Park. There are several Items we want you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance.

Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition

2008 by Eddie Hodges to honor his wife. He hoped establishing this competition would inspire and reward young peoples’ passion for music, and if recent changes are an indication, is has been a resounding success.