The Abilene Philharmonic continues its 2012-2013 season of classical, pops and chamber concerts with Masters, Movies and Mystery. This season exemplifies the high artistic standards and thoughtful programming that have made the Abilene Philharmonic one of the region’s cultural treasures.
Masterworks III, on January 26th, features Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Cello Concerto in E minor by Elgar and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41. The evening showcases cellist Julie Albers. Ms. Albers made her major orchestral debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1998, and thereafter has performed in recitals and with orchestras throughout North America, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
In Germany, she recorded solo and chamber music of Kodaly for the Bavarian Radio, performances that have been heard throughout Europe. In 2003, Ms. Albers was named the first Gold Medal Laureate of South Korea’s Gyeongnam International Music Competition, winning the $25,000 Grand Prize.
The Pops Series continues on February 23rd, Lights, Camera, Oscars will feature Broadway stars Jenn Gambetese and Sean MacLaughlin. Since 1934, some of the most beloved songs have been Oscar winners or come from an Academy Award winning movie. This evening will feature memorable music from movies such as Titanic, An Officer and a Gentleman, Rocky, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind, Chariots of Fire and many more!
The Abilene Philharmonic is excited to continue the groundbreaking chamber concert series, The Nocturne Project, on March 23rd. Featuring the tremendous talent found on our stage without the need for a conductor, The Nocturne Project allows musicians to work together, listen more intently all the while challenging them to work better as a group. All repertoire is chosen by the musicians themselves. The Nocturne Project chamber concert will be performed in the intimate atmosphere of the Hardin-Simmons University’s Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall. Tickets are $15.
The Abilene Philharmonic is comprised of some of the country’s finest musicians. The Orchestra is proud to have David Itkin as its Music Director and Conductor. Artistic excellence, innovative programming, education, and community engagement are hallmarks of its mission.
All of the regular season concerts, Classical and Pops, will be performed at the Abilene Civic Center beginning at 8pm. For more information about the Abilene Philharmonic, visit www.abilenephilharmonic.org. Tickets are $25 downstairs and $10 upstairs and are available for purchase by phone at 325-677-6710 in person at 401 Cypress Street; Suite 520 (First Financial West Building) or on the Philharmonic’s website. Military, student and teacher discounts are available.
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