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January 31 Warm your winter with Bolero and more

Christine LampreaOn Saturday, January 31, expect to see not just hear Ravel’s orchestration masterpiece, Bolero.  The popular piece has one melody that slowly grows to a peak. The musicians will appear on stage only as they begin to play, making for a...

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Holiday Pops December 6

Ben UtechtCome and celebrate the joy of the holidays with vocalist and former tight end from the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts Ben Utecht, Abilene High’s Pure Gold show choir, and the Abilene Philharmonic.  Ben will be singing holiday favorites from his Dove...

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Beer, Brats, Bach October 25


3:00 p.m. Opening for the Oktoberfest-style Street Festival

Tickets to the street festival available at the entrance only

Entrance at North 6th and Cypress, the intersection on the south side of the Abilene Civic Center’s...

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Masterclass with Mark Ford

Abilene Civic Center Backstage, Free and open to the public
Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Students of Allen Teel, Abilene Christian University and Josh Knight, McMurry University

Mark Ford is a world-renown marimba specialist, composer and educator, and the coordinator of one of the largest percussion programs in the United States at University of North Texas. The Saturday, September 20 Abilene Philharmonic concert will be the U.S. orchestral premiere of his marimba concerto, which he will play with colleagues...

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September 20 Opens Season


Mark Ford, Composer and Marimba

The U.S. orchestral premiere of a marimba concerto, Brahms’s first symphony, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture open the 64th season of the Abilene Philharmonic...

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