The Evansville Philharmonic Guild, now in its 59th year, works to develop community support for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. The Guild has established and operated a number of events supporting the EPO, including the Lollipop Concerts and the Helen McKinney Young People’s Concerts. This spring, the Guild will also host the EPO Homes of Note Tour for its 15th straight year. This tour will take place in historic Newburgh on Saturday, April 20.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ticket-holders can tour the six locations (101 E. Jennings Unit E, 115 E. Jennings, 119 W. Jennings, 100 W. Water St. Unit 4, 214 W. Water St., and 3 Market St.) Participants choose the order of the houses they wish to tour, and each home will have tour guides. Transportation via a trolley or bus will be provided, but all the locations are within walking distance of each other. Parking will be at Newburgh Elementary School.
“Each home has something unique about it, and they all make great use of the river,” says Diane Wessel, the Homes of Note chairwoman. “The home at 119 W. Jennings has a gorgeous rock garden with beautiful flowers and trees called ‘God’s Garden.’” Last year’s tour brought nearly 500 people, and this year the Guild is expecting more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at Schnucks, Wildflower Boutique, and Paul’s Menswear, and at tour homes and the House of White Bridal Boutique on the day of the tour.
For more information on the Young Artist Competition, see our Guide.