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Join us for our 49th Season! We are very excited to invite you as we “Play On!” The 2014-2015 season is filled with extraordinary music and wonderful guest artists all adding up to truly special evenings.

We are so looking forward to sharing these spectacular events with you. They are all great opportunities for us to come together with family, friends and neighbors, to share in the uniquely powerful experience that is live music!

Nick Palmer
Music Director & Conductor


Concert on the Lawn at KWCAugust 9, 2014
5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Kentucky Wesleyan College
Bring your family & friends to the lawn! Every summer the OSO puts on a free concert on the front lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan and brings both classics and modern music to the city of Owensboro. This event has turned into an Owensboro tradition and this year we will continue to provide amazing selections of music that will dazzle and entertain. This year we will feature guest artist, Rich Ridenour who will demonstrate his phenomenal musical abilities on the piano while entertaining and captivating the audience in between songs. You won’t be disappointed! For a preview, check out Ridenour’s website: Children’s activities begin at 5:00 PM This free, family-friendly event features a "Great Gatsby" themed table-decorating contest and the winner performs with the OSO. Reserve a table of eight for $100 by calling the OSO at (270) 684-0661. Concert Sponsor: US Bank Home Mortgage

August 9, 2014

White on SecondSeptember 13, 2014
6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Second St in front of Owensboro Symphony Academy

September 13, 2014

Night of RomanceSeptember 20, 2014
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: RiverPark Center, Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY, United States
We’ll start our 49th season out with a bang featuring the music of Vaughn Williams - Wasps Overture, Prokofiev - excerpts from Romeo & Juliet, Haydn - Concerto in C Major and Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story The OSO will also welcome to the stage 20-year-old American cellist, Cicely Parnas. Parnas is recognized for bringing “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination” to her performances (The New York Times). As First Prize Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, she will be presented this season in debuts in New York in the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert, and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. The OSO is honored to welcome this cello virtuoso to the stage to start our season out!

September 20, 2014

Heartfelt PassionOctober 18, 2014
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: RiverPark Center, Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY, United States
The OSO presents the concert version of Verdi’s, La Traviata where mid-19th century star cast lovers in Paris battle family, political and socio-economic barriers to be together. The winning combination of our OSO and the Kentucky Opera will strum your heartstrings.

October 18, 2014

Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall ConcertNovember 24, 2014
6 pm to 7 pm
Where: Owensboro Christian Church, 2818 New Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY, United States

November 24, 2014

Holiday Tradition!December 14, 2014
3 pm to 5 pm
Where: RiverPark Center, Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY, United States
Every year the OSO puts on this holiday concert and it has become an Owensboro tradition that encompasses many performing groups that all come together to fill your heart with the holiday spirit. At this concert you’ll hear the OSO, Owensboro Symphony Chorus, Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra and special guest artist, Tim King. Except from "Winter" of Vivaldi's Four Seasons along with other traditional holiday music

December 14, 2014

Stained Glass Series: Symphony SundayDecember 21, 2014
10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: First Christian Church held at Third Baptist Church
The Stained Glass Series comprises three concert dates that are free and open to the public. Join us as we bring the community and The OSO together to celebrate the human spirit through the universal medium of music. Each concert combines a chamber orchestra with a choir in some of Owensboro's most beautiful churches for an uplifting experience.

December 21, 2014

Adventure AbroadFebruary 28, 2015
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: RiverPark Center, Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY, United States
The OSO will take you on a musical journey through Europe where you will hear Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, Schumann’s Symphony #4 and feature a special guest artist, Robert Belinic. This guitar phenom will wow you with his virtuoso style of performance as never seen before in Owensboro!

February 28, 2015