Know Before You Go: Concierto De Aranjuez

Know Before You Go Join us for Masterworks I: Concierto de Aranjuez at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring Grammy award winning guitarist, Jason Vieaux! 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 […]

Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra announces new Executive Director

Abilene, TX—The Abilene Philharmonic Association is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director. Gerard Gibbs comes with a wide background in orchestra management, theater management and a career as a professional oboist. As a player of baroque and classical oboes he performed with Baroque Orchestras of Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Vancouver, […]

Know Before You Go: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

Important Information for Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles. Join us for our season finale to The Lost Season at the Abilene Convention Center, featuring Classical Mystery Tour, A Tribute to The Beatles! There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of Saturday’s performance: PARKING The main parking lot […]

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 […]