The Abilene Philharmonic

The Abilene Philharmonic

By Catherine Lansdowne The Abilene Philharmonic’s 65th season opens on Saturday, September 19 with one of America’s most distinguished pianists, Misha Dichter, as guest soloist. At the age of 20, Misha Dichter entered the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow – this is the competition Van Cliburn surprised the world by winning in 1958. Dichter won the Silver Medal. Almost immediately thereafter, he performed {{more}} Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Tanglewood with Erich Leinsdorf and the Boston Symphony, a concert that was nationally broadcast live on NBC and subsequently recorded for RCA. In 1968, Mr. Dichter made his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. His long and illustrious career has included numerous recordings and appearances with leading orchestras around the world. We are delighted to be able to present him in Abilene to play Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, nicknamed “Military,” rounds out the program. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center’s auditorium. Concert Conversations with Music Director David Itkin takes place backstage at 6:45 p.m. Subscriptions are on sale now and single tickets are on sale beginning September 1. Single ticket prices for the concert range from $18-$42.Catherine LansdowneExecutive DirectorAbilene Philharmonic401 Cypress Street, Suite 520Abilene, Texas 79601Phone 325-677-6710 ext 103Fax 325-677-1299