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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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2014 – 2015 Season Subscriptions

2014-2015 Season

Join us for a season like no other. To celebrate our 64th year and our 10th with Music Director and Conductor David Itkin at the helm, the Abilene Philharmonic presents a heart-warming, eye-catching, ear-pleasing variety of concerts....

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A sneak peak at the 2014-2015 season

The story behind the music:

Please visit our Program Notes page to learn about the timeless composers who brought us the great music you’ll get to hear this season.


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2014-2015 Auditions


The Abilene Philharmonic announces auditions for its 2014-2015 season. Please visit our Auditions page for more details.


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