The City of Belle Isle is presenting the Orlando Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra in concert
On Saturday, November 30, the Orlando Philharmonic will perform its annual Home for the Holidays concerts at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando). Conducted by Albert George Schram, this year’s program will feature the entire Orlando Philharmonic with The Holiday Singers and the Continue reading
On Saturday, November 16, the Orlando Philharmonic will perform Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring violinist Cho-Liang Lin, at 8:00 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando). Conducted by Joel Revzen, the program will also include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Tickets are $18-$70, available at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org. This concert is sponsored by Darden Restaurants Foundation.
ammy-nominated violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing and for the superb musicianship that marks his performances. Continue reading
On Saturday, October 12, the Orlando Philharmonic will open its 2013-2014 pops series with a concert entitled An American Salute, featuring Orlando Gay Chorus and guest conductor Albert George Schram. Concerts will be performed at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando). Tickets are $18-$70, available at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org. This concert is sponsored by Darden Restaurants Foundation and Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando. Continue reading
Yesterday, after months of planning, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra purchased the property known as “The Plaza Live,” located at 425 Bumby Ave, for $3.4 million. The sale included the Plaza Live building, all its contents and the Plaza Live business, which currently presents more than 135 events each year. The Philharmonic is planning extensive renovations that will provide a new home for the orchestra, including offices, a rehearsal hall and performance space for the orchestra, as well as upgrade the venue so it can continue operating as a one of Florida’s premiere rock, pop, jazz and contemporary concert venues. Continue reading
Orlando Philharmonic & Orlando Shakes
Team Up for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
This month, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Orlando Shakespeare Theater will join forces for the very first time for a one-performance-only production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring a dramatic presentation of Shakespeare’s play accompanied by all of Mendelssohn’s incidental music. The sole performance will be Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W Livingston Street, Orlando. Tickets are available through the Orlando Philharmonic Box Office at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org. The performance is sponsored by the Bryce L. West Foundation. Continue reading
Orlando Philharmonic Presents
‘Cirque de la Symphonie’
March 30 concert will feature aerialists, contortionists, strongmen and other circus artists performing on stage with the orchestra.
This month, the Orlando Philharmonic will feature cirque performers from around the globe in a concert entitled “Cirque de la Symphonie” on March 30 at 2 & 8 p.m. Concerts will be held at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando. Tickets are $17-71, available at 407-770-0071 or www.OrlandoPhil.org. The concert is sponsored by Darden Restaurants, Merrill Lynch and IOA Insurance.
Conducted by Music Director Christopher Wilkins, the concert will consist of recognizable classical music favorites, from Bizet’s Carmen to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. As the orchestra performs, a variety of circus performers, including aerial acts, quick change artists, jugglers, strongmen and dancers, will present solo and duo acts choreographed to the music. Continue reading
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Young Composers Challenge Workshop (FREE)
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at UCF Create
A free workshop for musicians and aspiring composers ages 13-18. Attendees will learn the principles of composition, orchestration, music notation, scoring software and MIDI technology from nationally-recognized composers. Orlando Philharmonic musicians will provide demonstrations of each orchestral instrument, along with tips for writing for each instrument. Part of the 2013 National Young Composers Challenge competition. www.YoungComposersChallenge.org. Sponsored by University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Full Sail University, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, United Arts of Central Florida and the Goldman Charitable Foundation.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Young Composers Challenge ‘COMPOSIUM’ Concert (FREE)
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
The 9th annual ‘Composium,’ is a free concert event featuring new orchestral works written by students ages 13 to 18 from around the country. The student composers are winners of the 2012 National Young Composers Challenge, a composition competition that allows students to submit original compositions for judging. The six winning compositions (three orchestral and three ensemble) are performed at the Composium, and winners receive cash prizes and professional recordings of their work. Part of the 2012 National Young Composers Challenge competition.www.YoungComposersChallenge.org. Sponsored by University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Full Sail University, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, United Arts of Central Florida and the Goldman Charitable Foundation.
Over the past five weeks, second graders at Rock Lake Elementary School and Grand Ave Primary Learning Center have been working with professional teaching artists from Mary Palmer and Associates, Florida Alliance for Arts for Education, and Orlando Repertory Theatre as part of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonic Stories program, which teaches students about science, music and theatre, and helps students to work together to create an original theatrical production based on their classroom studies.
Thanks to a Disney Shine On Grant, children at Rock Lake Elementary and Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center will work with teaching artists and musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra during the months of January, February and March 2013 as they learn about science and storytelling, and create their own production of their work.
Photos by Bob Turner
3-concert series will include a social hour, chamber music, and reception with the orchestra’s principal musicians
This spring, the Orlando Philharmonic will launch a new 3-concert chamber music series in downtown Orlando, featuring up-close performances by its principal musicians. The Tuesday night Principals at The MEZZ concerts will take place at The MEZZ, inside the Sanctuary Building (100 S Eola Dr, Orlando) with lounge-style setting, live music with commentary by the musicians, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and opportunities for patrons to mingle with the musicians after the performance. Concerts are February 26 (winds), April 9 (strings) and April 16 (brass) at 7 p.m., with pre-concert socials beginning at 6 p.m. With only 150 seats available, the performances are expected to fill to capacity. The orchestra encourages audience members to purchase tickets early: $40 per concert, 2 concerts for $70, or $99 for all three performances, available at 407-770-0071 or www.orlandophil.org/mezz. Continue reading
Winter Park’s Hannibal Square Businesses Present Holiday Event to Benefit Orlando Philharmonic
“Hannibal Square Holiday” will include food and wine from area restaurants, and holiday music by musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra.
On Friday, December 7, Winter Park’s Hannibal Square Merchants Association will present “Hannibal Square Holiday,” a food and wine celebration benefiting the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Hannibal Square merchants and area restaurants, including Armando’s, Chez Vincent, Dexter’s, Mi Tomatina, Tollas, and others, will provide food and wine between 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on New England Avenue, between Virginia Ave and Pennsylvania Ave in Winter Park, Musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic will provide seasonal music. Continue reading