The 89-year-old Evansville Philharmonic is getting a facelift.
The organization’s unveiled a new logo and branding at a press conference April 21. The new brand, created with Tucker Publishing Group, emphasizes a unified message of the Evansville Philharmonic family as a whole. The new logo features each member — the orchestra, chorus, youth orchestra, and guild — represented by a different color radiating from a lowercase “ep.”
“Our mission is to transform lives, and uplift the community through the power of music,” says Evansville Philharmonic Executive Director Kimberly Bredemeier. “To do that, we’re valuing excellence, creativity and innovation, education, collaboration and engagement, diversity and inclusion, and legacy and financial stability.”
Strategies include performances of a wide range of musical tastes and talents, enhanced community engagement, hands-on educational programming, and free concerts tickets for students.
“We’re still continuing a lot of the traditional offerings still, but what we’re doing now, more than ever, is going out into the community,” Music Director Roger Kalia says. “We’re doing more concerts outside of the Victory Theatre.”
The maestro cited 2022-23 season events such as a tailgate-inspired pre-show block party and relaxed small ensemble performances over drinks at Haynie’s Corner Brewing Co.
The philharmonic also unveiled its 2023-24 season lineup, including a musician showcase. Classics concerts include the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and a performance by Grammy-winning Indian Tabla player Sandeep Das. The lively pops lineup kicks off with a pop culture-tinged “Universe of Super-heroes” concert and shakes things up with 1980s tunes, famous American crooners, and a tribute to Louis Armstrong.
“As long as you love great music, you’re going to love the EPO,” Kalia says.