Sep. 28, 20197:30 PM
The Abilene Philharmonic's 69th Concert Season begins with the emotional Mahler Symphony No. 4 featuring Lynnette Chambers in the final movement singing the poem "Das himmlishe Leben" translated "The Heavenly Life". The second half features John Hopkins University cello professor and world renowned cellist, Amit Peled, performing Dvorak Cello Concerto.
The Abilene Philharmonic’s second performance of the season features symphonic photochoreography provided by Westwater Arts. During the performance of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and Rodeo Suite, photos will be projected on multiple digital displays above the orchestra creating a full multimedia concert experience. Narrating the powerful Lincoln Portrait is Abilene’s own Mayor Anthony Williams. Also on the program is a suite from the comedic opera by Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, and Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis.
October 26, 20197:30 PM
December 7, 20197:30 PM
Kick off the Holiday Season with the Abilene Philharmonic’s annual Christmas Concert. This year we are bringing back Abilene favorite, Bruce Ewing. Bruce will be backed by a massive choir made up of many Abilene church congregation choirs. This concert also has a shortened matinee performance with general admission pricing, making this a great opportunity to bring your kids for them to enjoy their favorite Christmas classics.
The Abilene Philharmonic’s first concert of the New Year features an encore performance of Abilene’s very own Halle Puckett. Now in her senior year at TCU, she will be performing the powerful Beethoven Concerto No. 5, Emperor. Rounding out this performance is the cheery and almost pastoral Brahms Symphony No. 2.
January 25, 20197:30 PM
February 22, 20207:30 PM
Jerry Herman is a legendary composer/lyricist of the American Musical Theatre and one of Broadway’s most beloved icons. From “Hello, Dolly” and “Mame” to “Mack and Mabel” and “La Cage aux Folles,” Jerry Herman’s songs have lit up Broadway for decades with toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical showstoppers. Now he’s sharing his great musical legacy with a new generation of music lovers.
The world’s most famous Brass group comes to Abilene! Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Canadian Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. They will be joining your Abilene Philharmonic in a performance of New York cityscapes by Jeff Tyzik. Also on the program is Overture to the School for Scandal by Barber and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
April 18, 20207:30 PM
May 9, 20207:30 PM
Kristen Hertzenberg returns to Abilene for one memorable night at the historic Paramount Theater! Best known for her role as Christine in the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera, Kristen Hertzenberg has proven her ability to sing anything in her concerts, from opera to Broadway to blues. She will be accompanied by Maestro Itkin on piano and backed by a cast of philharmonic musicians rocking the house with hits from the Eagles, James Taylor, the Doobie Brothers, Paul Simon, Carole King, and many more!