The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra will bring beautiful music to the Victory Theater soon.

he Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Guild will present their fall Lollipop Concerts to over twelve hundred preschoolers and kindergarten students on November 2, 3, and 4, at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville. These fun-filled performances will be presented twice daily beginning at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. Admission to the concerts is $1.00 per child, and $1.00 per adult (payable at the door). Due to limited concert space, pre-registration is required.

The Lollipop Concerts are a series of 45-minute “informances” presented by eleven of the principal musicians of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director, Alfred Savia. The goal of these concerts is to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra and basic musical concepts, while providing personal contact with musicians and an opportunity for teachers to reinforce audience skills.

In this year's Lollipop Concerts, the orchestra will take the children to far off kingdoms, and make the most beloved fairytales and fables come to life in a fun-filled presentation of Anthony Plog's Aesop's Fables and Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. Children will hear the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, The Tortoise and The Hare, The Mouse and The Lion, and others as never heard before - told by violins, flutes, horns and a small army of percussion instruments. These classics have been delighting children and adults of all ages with their whimsical plots and valuable morals for centuries. Add to the mix a narrator and dancers Caitlyn Prosser and Braje Goines, and children will experience these stories through a multi-sensory integration of music, word, dance, audience-participation, and imagination!

The Lollipop Concerts are presented in partnership with the Evansville Philharmonic Guild and sponsored by Lewis Bakeries. For information or registration, please contact the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Education Department, 812.425.5050, ext. 316, or

About the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra:

The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest arts institution in the Tri-State area. Throughout its 77 year history, the Philharmonic has been committed to providing high-quality music education, outreach and entertainment programs for the entire Tri-State. It is dedicated to sharing the powerful experience of live symphonic music with everyone, from pre-schoolers to the elderly.