Season Highlights

We are very excited about what we have in store for you this season. Once again, we look to present you with one of the best orchestras around as they gracefully perform under the stellar leadership of conductor David Itkin.

The 2017–2018 concert season opens with “Classic Gershwin” featuring Gershwin’s Concerto in F and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 “The Great.” This concert features virtuoso pianist Joel Fan who’s known for his work alongside Yo-Yo Ma and with the Silk Road Project.

The October program “Trumpet Fanfare” features trumpeter Scott Thornburg, playing Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet along with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Carnival of Venice.

Longtime star of the TONY and Grammy Award winning musical Jersey Boys, Travis Cloer will bring his smooth Rat Pack flavor to the holidays in December’s concert, “Christmas at my Place”.

In January, former Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition winner Fiona Shea will join us for “European Fire” featuring Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7.

February’s “Music of the Knights” features songs from musical legends Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.

In April, “Abilene Encore” will showcase popular musical artists from Abilene including Lynette Chambers, Samuel Cook and Mark Puckett as well as the Abilene Philharmonic’s own Brent Phillips and Jeff Powers.

Finally, the season closes out with “Broadway a la Carte” featuring miniature presentations of best loved musicals Hello, Dolly, Evita, Les Miserables, and South Pacific, with vocal performances from Kristen Hertzenberg, Bruce Ewing, Jason Forbach, Jocelyn Hansen and Kristi Tingle.

Renew your subscription as soon as possible. Let the office know at any time. If we can’t take care of your wishes immediately, we’ll add your name to a waiting list and fill your requests as soon as we can. We seat subscription renewals first, those who wish to change their subscription seats next, followed by new subscriptions. Single ticket sales begin September 1.

We look forward to seeing you at our season opening on September 23, 2017!

Season tickets on sale now! Single tickets on sale September 1!

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