Albert George Schram, conductor
“The Second City Guide to the Symphony” is a blend of original sketch comedy, new music, and songs by Matthew Reid, and orchestral works by the great masters – including Mozart, Mahler, and Glinka. The show is a humorous celebration of the symphony orchestra, taking a satirical but loving look at the players, the repertoire, the composers, the personalities, and even the audience.
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Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Simone Porter, violin
KÄRKI, arr. LJOVA – Finnish Tango
PIAZZOLLA, arr. LJOVA – Libertango
PIAZZOLLA – The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Violin and String Orchestra
SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 1
Dynamic, social, playful, romantic, elegant, and fun. Argentina may have invented it, but Finland has its own passion for the tango. Celebrate the great masters of tango along with Jean Sibelius, who is credited with helping Finland develop its national identity. Violinist Simone Porter, an emerging artist of impassioned energy, performs The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
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Focus: Mahler’s Song of the Earth
- CHEN YI Shuo
- MAHLER The Song of the Earth
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Rachel Calloway, alto
Alex Richardson, tenor
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the second concert in its Focus Chamber Series with Tchaikovsky & Mozart on Monday, November 19, at The Plaza Live.
The evening will feature Guest Conductor, Laura Jackson, of the Reno Philharmonic, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Oboe, Jamie Strefeler.
The program will include the following pieces:
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that it has raised more than $630,000 during its recent 25th Anniversary Season Gala Celebration, which will be invested in the programming of the organization, helping it to continue to enrich the community and inspire audiences through the power of live music.
Dr. Phillips Charities presents Paddington Bear’s First Concert, a free outdoor family event with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Winter Park on Saturday, February 10 in Central Park.
Paddington Bear, found at Paddington Station by Mr. and Mrs. Brown, is a polite bear who loves to explore and learn. One day, while visiting his friend Mr. Gruber, he reveals he’s never attended a live orchestra concert.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Cirque de la Symphonie in an all-new program at the Bob Carr Theater for two shows on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, and Titanic, the evening will include the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers, and aerial flyers soaring high above the heads of the members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, the first operetta in the Opera Series, on October 13, 14, and 16, 2016, at The Plaza Live.
From the team that brought you last season’s hit production of The Magic Flute, join Maestro Eric Jacobsen and a stellar cast for Bernstein’s operetta, a fully-costumed production sung in English with supertitles.
Grammy Award-winning musicians Chris Botti and Joshua Bell will share the stage for one night at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on June 11.
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His ongoing association with PBS led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Learn more about him at chrisbotti.com.
On February 27, join the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in beautiful Loch Haven Park for Let the Games Begin!, a FREE concert that’s perfect for the whole family.
The orchestra will be joined by Mr. Richard & The Pound Hounds, narrated by Candace Neal and conducted by Christopher Confessore.
Party at the Plaza is the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra‘s biggest party of the season, and it takes place this year on June 20, at Plaza Live Orlando.
The event features four stages of music, including headliner Orlando Transit Authority performing the music of Chicago, as well as other artists playing jazz, classic rock, cabaret, chamber music and more.
On October 11, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will continue its concert season with Cirque de la Symphonie, for two performances at 2pm and 8pm.
This popular event features classical and popular music accented by physical performances by aerialists, strongmen, jugglers and other world-class cirque performers. Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with orchestras.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will produce Rossini’s comedic opera, The Barber of Seville, at the Bob Carr P.A.C. on October 25 and 27.
The Barber of Seville tells the story of how town barber and local nuisance, Figaro, helps the young Rosina escape an unwanted marriage to her elderly guardian, Dr. Bartolo. Meanwhile, Figaro helps the Count Almaviva evade Bartolo’s close watch and win Rosina’s heart through a series of disguises and tricks. Figaro’s aria, “Largo al factotum,” is one of the most recognized in all of opera.
The Philharmonic’s production will be fully staged with costumes, sets and projected backdrops. Unlike past Philharmonic productions which have featured the orchestra on stage, The Barber of Seville will see the orchestra perform in the pit, as in grand opera. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English translations projected above the stage.
Performances are at 8pm on Friday, October 25, and at 2pm on Sunday, October 27. Tickets are $20-$82, and are available at 407-770-0071 or OrlandoPhil.org/opera. Select tickets are half price or $10 on the day of the show for students with a valid student ID.
In its 2013-2014 season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Rossini’s uproarious comedy The Barber of Seville, and they need your help to purchase costumes, of which there are many.
In The Barber of Seville, the love-struck Count Almaviva disguises himself not once, but three times. Taking the advice of the local barber Figaro, Almaviva becomes a poor student, drunken soldier, and music tutor—three very different characters, requiring three believable costumes in order to fool Dr. Bartolo. As if that weren’t enough, Rosina needs two costumes, and members of the chorus double as soldiers, officers, policeman, and even a notary.
Even $10 will help, and every donation of $10 or more receives special incentives ranging from a shout-out on the Orlando Phil’s Twitter and Facebook pages, to having your name stitched into a costume piece, inviations to a dress rehersal, and more.
Bank of America has also pledged to contribute 50 cents for every $1 donated by the public.
For more information, or to donate, visit the Orlando Philharmonic’s page at Power2Give.org.
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced their schedule for the 2013-2014 season, and it has a wide variety of offerings.
Opening night will be September 28, and the program will include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, and Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), conducted by Christopher Wilkins. An opening night dinner gala will be hosted by the Friends at the Sheraton Downtown Orlando beginning at 6pm.
Here are the rest of the performances scheduled:
- October 12, 2013 – Super Series Pops: An American Salute
- October 21, 2013 – Focus Series: Genius of Georges Bizet
- October 25 & 27, 2013 – Opera Series: The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
- November 16, 2013 – Super Series Classics: Beethoven 7
- November 30, 2013 – Super Series Pops: Home for the Holidays
- December 9, 2013 – Focus Series: Venetian Vespers
- January 11, 2014 – Super Series Pops: Michael Cavanaugh – The Songs of Elton John & More
- February 8 & 9, 2014 – Super Series Classics: Russian Romance
- February 17, 2014 – Focus Series: Old Wine in New Bottles
- February 22, 2014 – Super Series Pops: A Louis Armstrong Tribute
- March 8, 2014 – Super Series Classics: Music of the Ballet
- March 22, 2014 – Super Series Pops: The Broadway Tenors
- April 5, 2014 – Super Series Classics: Olivera Plays Brahms
- April 28, 2014 – Focus Series: Italian Symphony
- May 9 & 11, 2014 – Opera Series: La Traviata (Verdi)
Most of the concerts will take place at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, with the exception of the Focus Series, which will be held at the Margeson Theater at Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Tickets are available in subscription packages now. Individual tickets will go on sale in August 26, 2013.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit OrlandoPhil.org.