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Concert violin players

This coming season is the Philharmonic’s 83rd year. In the 2023-24 season, we will play five concerts at Pike Performing Arts Center.
We will provide the dates and times once the upcoming season is finalized. Our first rehearsal is on August 28.
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7:30-10:00 with additional rehearsals on Thursday and Saturday prior to every concert.

2023-2024 Season

Tuesday, September 19 @ 7:00 PM

Side by Side Concert

Pike Performing Arts Center

6701 Zionsville Road, Indy 46268


Sunday, October 15 @ 3:00 PM 

Music from Manuel de Falla’s 

The Three-Cornered Hat

Pike Performing Arts Center

Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00 PM 

Leonard Bernstein’s 

West Side Story Symphonic Dances

Pike Performing Arts Center

Saturday, February 17 @ 2:00 PM

Annual Gospel Concert with 

the Symphonic Praise Choir

Pike Performing Arts Center

Sunday, May 19 @ 3:00 PM

Alexander Borodin’s 

Polovsian Dances

Pike Performing Arts Center

June 2024 @ 7:00 PM 


Free Concert

MacAllister Amphitheater 

at Garfield Park

Auditions for New String Players

The Philharmonic Orchestra, the largest all-volunteer orchestra in Indianapolis, is holding auditions for NEW string players on

August 28 and September 6, 2023.

Brass, percussion, and woodwind musicians interested in playing with the Philharmonic should contact Dorothy Ilgen at


Monday, August 28 and September 6, 2023 from 6:00-7:20

Deadline to register for an audition is August 25.


Pike High School  | Orchestra Room 
6701 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268  

The dates and times are as follows:
August 28      September 6
    6:40                6:40
    6:50                6:50
    7:00                7:00
    7:10                7:10


Please prepare 2 works that demonstrate your musical talents. One piece should be fast and technical and the other slow and lyrical. You may also be asked to sight-read music from our upcoming season. You will audition privately for 10 minutes with Music Director Orcenith Smith. Like the Phil itself, our auditions are friendly and relaxed.


If you are invited to join the orchestra, the first rehearsal is also on Monday, August 28th from 7:30-10 PM.  Join US!!

Katie Lockwood, Auditions Coordinator

Dorothy L. Ilgen, Executive Director

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