Come to Concert Conversations

Conductor David Itkin presents an informative pre-concert talk Saturday evenings before our classical concerts. The presentations are held backstage at 6:45 p.m. and will precede all Masterwork concerts this year.

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Go beyond the music and learn more about the pieces being played by the Abilene Philharmonic. Read more

 Young People Learn Through the Discover Music Concerts

Almost 6,000 youths learn about orchestras and music each year through the Philharmonic’s student concerts. Learn how you and your students can participate! Read more

Furthering Music Education Through the Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition

The Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition was established by the Abilene Philharmonic to help support outstanding young musicians in the Abilene area. The bi-annual competition is open to Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, String, and Piano students between the ages of 12-18 that live in Texas School Regions 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, and have not graduated high school. Scholarship awards are: First Place $1,500, Second Place $1,000, Third Place $750. Apply for this year’s Young Artist Scholarship! Read more