Full Concert Season

All Regular Season Concerts Begin at 7:30 PM at the Abilene Civic Center
Music Director and Conductor: David Itkin


 

MASTERWORKS I: HEROIC BEETHOVEN
September 21, 2013

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

  • Featuring Sean Chen, Crystal Award Winner from the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

 

MASTERWORKS II: ENCHANTING DUO from a MOVIE MUSIC MASTER
October 26, 2013

Nielsen Maskerade Overture
Rosza Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello and Orchestra

  • Featuring Maria Schleuning, violin and Jolyon Pegis, cello

Bizet Symphony in C
Rossini William Tell Overture

CANCELLED! POPS I: HOLIDAY POPS with BEN UTECHT
December 7, 2013

  • FAMILY MATINEE performance begins at 3 PM
  • EVENING PERFORMANCE begins at 7:30 PM

Bring the entire family and celebrate the joy of the holidays with us.  Featuring vocalist and former Tight end from the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts, Ben Utecht and the Pure Gold show choir from our own Abilene High School.

 

MASTERWORKS III:  MAD FOR MOZART
January 25, 2014

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23

  • Featuring Halle Puckett, piano – First Prize Winner of the 2012 Young Artist Scholarship Competition

Mozart: Symphony no. 39

 

POPS II: JAZZ NIGHT AT THE PHIL
February 22, 2014

Join guest artist, composer and arranger Rich DeRosa in an evening of classic jazz standards from the “Great American Songbook” including Autumn in New York, Old Devil Moon, and The Man I Love.  Also featuring jazz vocalists and musicians from the Grammy-nominated UNT One O’clock Lab Band.

 

SPECIAL CONCERT with CHRISTINE HUDMAN
March 7, 2014

Performance at 8:00 PM at the Historic Paramount Theatre

All you have to do to support the Abilene Philharmonic is listen to a relaxed evening of coun­try, gospel, Broad­way and Amer­i­can stan­dards. Christine Hudman – Albany-born, McMurry graduate, Broadway star –  sings Country, Gospel, Broadway and American standards with Maestro Itkin at the piano and jazz trio.

 

MASTERWORKS IV:  CARMINA BURANA!
April 12, 2014

Schubert Symphony No. 5
Orff Carmina Burana

  • Featuring soloists Jennifer Youngs, soprano, Sam Cook, tenor, and Jeffrey Snider, baritione along with the Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University choirs

 

POPS III: DISNEY IN CONCERT – A TALE AS OLD AS TIME
May 3, 2014

Experience the magic of Disney, featuring music and visuals from your favoirite Disney movies like, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin and more!

Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library  © Disney