Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra names new music director

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)- After a two-year search, the Evansville Philharmonic announced Saturday Maestro Roger Kalia will take over as its music director in June. Kalia holds degrees from Indiana University, the University of Houston, and the State University of New York Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.

Kalia currently serves as the music director for Symphony NH in New Hampshire, California’s Orchestra Santa Monica and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as Music Director and co-founder of the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York.

Kalia will conclude his service with California’s Pacific Symphony in August. The Philharmonic says it reviewed over 200 candidates during its search process before narrowing that list down to five finalists.

Kalia’s first concert as the music director is scheduled for September 13 at the Victory Theatre.

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(This story was originally published on April 4, 2020)

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