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Owensboro, KY – The Owensboro Symphony announces the 2024-2025 season consisting of a five concert subscription series beginning in October of this year, the subscription series is presented by Owensboro Health.  The 59th season begins Troy Quinn’s eighth season with the Symphony and will highlight the breadth and versatility of the Orchestra’s musicians. Over the course of the season, the Symphony will perform concerts spanning celebrated works from the symphonic repertoire, the best of television and movies, a haunting spooktacular, Holiday favorites, the Celtic Renaissance and more.
“Continuing this journey fills me with joy, and I always look forward to an exciting and memorable season ahead!” said Music Director, Troy Quinn. “The vibrancy and sheer joy of music-making that our orchestra creates in every concert is truly wonderful, and we are excited for everyone to join us as we share these programs together. I believe there will be something for everyone to enjoy,” says Quinn.
“Troy has planned a great season that showcases our talented musicians while also bringing world class artists to Owensboro to perform with the Symphony,” said Gwyn Payne, Symphony Chief Executive Officer. “If you’re looking for an unforgettable evening, I highly recommend attending a concert! The energy and atmosphere are truly amazing, and it’s an experience that will stay with you. It’s an incredible opportunity to have a great time and create lasting memories!”

The annual Concert on the Lawn presented by US Bank on Saturday, August 24, 2024 on the lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College, followed by the fourth annual Symphony Stroll sponsored by Jagoe Homes on Friday, September 27, 2024 on the Downtown Owensboro Riverfront.

The Owensboro Symphony is excited to announce its 2024-2025 season! This season features a wide variety of music from different genres and time periods. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Renew your seats today!

Symphony Spooktacular

October 26, 2024

Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony open the 59th season with a Halloween spectacular. The audience will be transported to the dark and mysterious world of classical music with an enchanting lineup that includes the eerie Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Herrmann’s Psycho Suite, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Brahms Symphony No. 1. Get ready for an unforgettable evening of musical magic that will leave you spellbound and wanting more!

Home for the Holidays

December 14, 2024

Celebrate the season with this holiday tradition for your family and friends with heartwarming classics. This year, the mesmerizing Tony nominated singer, Liz Callaway will be performing alongside the Symphony. The Owensboro Symphony Chorus and members of the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra will also be joining in to light up the stage and fill your heart with the joyous spirit of the holiday season.

Beethoven. Brahms. Haydn. Hooten.

January 25, 2025

Get ready for an evening of unforgettable classical music! The show begins with Beethoven’s powerful and inspiring Egmont Overture. Prepare to be amazed by the exceptional talents of Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of the LA Philharmonic and one of the world’s most renowned classical trumpet players, as he takes the stage to perform Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. The concert continues with Haydn’s captivating Symphony No. 88 and finally concludes with Brahms Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and artistry of classical music’s most iconic pieces.

Celtic Celebration

March 1, 2025

Prepare to be captivated by a truly dazzling performance by the original Celtic Woman, Orla Fallon, as she weaves magic with her harp and soulful vocals, filling the air with the quintessence of Irish music. Whelan’s Cloudsong from Riverdance, Grainger’s lively and energetic Molly on the Shore, Cowell’s Flirtatious Jig, Vaughan Williams’ beautiful and moving Rhosymedre from Three Preludes and Anderson’s classic Irish Suite. 

Cosmic Worlds

April 19, 2025

3-2-1 blast off! Join us for a cosmic adventure with John William’s music from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Waxman’s A Place in the Sun Suite featuring saxophone legend, Kenneth Radnofsky. The season finale includes Holst’s The Planets and promises to launch the Owensboro Symphony  into an exciting 60th Season.