Know Before You Go: 1812 Overture

Important Information for 1812 Overture. Join us for Masterworks IV: 1812 at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring the 2018 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition Bronze Medalist, Faith Fang on solo violin. 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 […]

Executive Director, Kevin Smith, Steps Down From Role

Current Abilene Philharmonic (APO) Executive Director, Kevin Smith, has informed the Board that he has accepted a position with Artis-Naples, in Naples FL, and will be stepping down from his role at the end of the concert season. His last day with the organization will be June 13th. Mr. Kevin Smith joined the Abilene Philharmonic […]

Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition Winners

Abilene Philharmonic announces the winners for the Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition after hosting the final round concert on April 2, 2022, at Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall on the Hardin-Simmons campus. After hosting an incredibly talented group of young musicians with promising musical futures, it is with great excitement the Abilene Philharmonic announces the winners of […]

Know Before You Go: Mystical Nights

Important Information for Masterworks III: Mystical Nights. Join us for Masterworks III: Mystical Nights at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring the combined Choirs of ACU, HSU, & McM along with Guest Artist Dr. Jeffrey Snider, baritone. There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking […]

Announcing the Finalist for the 2022 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition

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: PLANETS

Important Information for Masterworks II: The Planets Join us for Masterworks II: The Planets 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 the building and is free […]

Endowment Campaign Press Release

Abilene Philharmonic shatters goal and raises $2 million for Music Director Endowment Campaign. February 2022: After surpassing the Phase 1 campaign goal of $1.5 million with a staggering $2 million, Abilene Philharmonic pushes forward with a Phase 2 goal of raising an additional $1 million by its 75th Anniversary season.   The funds raised from […]

Meet the Musicians: Canadian Brass

Learn more about each of the five incredibly talented musicians of the Canadian Brass, who will be joining the Abilene Philharmonic, this January 15th!

Concert Child Care

We are excited to partner with Day Nursery of Abilene to provide child care during every concert this season.