Evansville Philharmonic taps Roger Kalia as next music director

Posted on: April 6, 2020

“After a two-year search, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors has announced their pick for music director,” reads an unsigned Saturday (4/4) article at TV station WFIE (Evans-ville, IN). “Roger Kalia will be EPO’s Music Director, effective June 1, 2020.… Kalia currently serves as Music Director of … Symphony NH (Symphony New Hampshire), of California’s Or-chestra Santa Monica and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as Music Director and co-founder of the celebrated Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York…. Due to COVID-19 and Governor Holcomb’s [stay-at-home] directive, Maestro Kalia was formally introduced by a virtual press conference Saturday afternoon.… His first official performance as music director for the orchestra will be the opening concert, September 13, 2020…. Search Committee Chair Thomas Josenhans … stated, ‘After carefully reviewing applications from over 200 candidates during this process … we are confident that the energy and expertise that Mr. Kalia brought to the orchestra and our community during his visit will translate into an exciting new vision for the EPO.’ ” Kalia succeeds Alfred Savia, the orchestra’s music director since 1989, who will step down at the end of the 2019-20 season.