ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has named Christopher Barton as its new executive director. In his role, Barton will provide leadership and vision to meet the orchestra’s mission to foster and promote symphonic music through excellence in performance, education, and cultural leadership. “After a national search, we are thrilled to welcome Chris to the Orlando Philharmonic family,” shared Michael Elsberry, President of…

Orlando Philharmonic’s Stages Verdi’s La Traviata


On May 9 & 11, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will produce Verdi’s romantic opera, La Traviata, at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando). Performances will be Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20-$82, available at407-770-0071 or visit OrlandoPhil.org.

$3 Million Raised Toward Orlando Philharmonic’s Plaza Live Renovations


This week, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it received an anonymous gift of $1 million toward renovations to the Plaza Live Theatre, bringing the total raised to date to $3.1 million. The Anonymous donor joins other philanthropists Marc and Sharon Hagle, who made a $750,000 pledge in early 2011, Bryce West, who made a…

Orlando Philharmonic Performs Beethoven 7, Shostakovich Violin Concerto


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…

Orlando Philharmonic’s Stages Rossini’s The Barber of Seville


This month, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will produce Rossini’s comedic opera, The Barber of Seville, with performances Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m. andSunday, October 27 at 2 p.m. at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando). Tickets are $20-$82, available at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org/opera. Select tickets are half price or $10 on the day of the…

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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,…

Orlando Philharmonic Brings Orchestra to Students


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,…

Orlando Philharmonic Presents New Chamber Series Downtown at The MEZZ


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…