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August 26, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES SINGLE TICKETS ON-SALE FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON



Tuesday, August 29 at 10 a.m.

(August 23, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic announced today that single tickets for all 25th Anniversary Season concerts will go on-sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29.

Tickets can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by email at boxoffice@orlandophil.org, by phone at 407.770.0071 or in-person at the Box Office, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Ticket prices subject to change.)


Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Sounds of Summer, Focus and Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live. Known for its artistic excellence and community collaboration, the Philharmonic presents more than 150 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People's Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020. Learn more at OrlandoPhil.org.
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Orlando Philharmonic 25th Anniversary Season

FAIRWINDS Classics Series at Bob Carr Theater

25th Anniversary Season Opening: Beethoven's Ninth
Saturday, September 30 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Dann Coakwell, tenor; and Dashon Burton, baritone; UCF Chorus

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D minor

One of the best-known works in classical music, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 is motivated by the idea of the "brotherhood of man" and is the great composer's final complete symphony. For lovers of classical music, it is a "bucket list" moment because it's a life-affirming and joyful anthem for humanity. Destiny, exuberance, love and joy… this is Beethoven's Ninth.

Beethoven & Mozart
Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m.

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and pianist

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4, in G Major
Timo Andres – Eno Paraphrase
Mozart – Symphony No. 38 in D Major, "Prague"

Travel with us to Vienna and Prague as conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducts from the piano. Beautiful and original, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 combines lyricism and intimacy with gravity and power. Mozart's Symphony No. 38 premiered in Prague in 1787 and is popularly known as the "Prague" Symphony. Transport yourself in time and place.

Rimma Plays Mendelssohn
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violin

Stella Sung - World Premiere 
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor
Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra

Our own Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois joins conductor Eric Jacobsen for Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, which is beloved by both musicians and audiences. The Concerto for Orchestra is one of Bartók's best-known and most popular works. It challenges and pushes the entire orchestra, while also serving as a showpiece, giving each section a defining moment.

Bernstein and the New World
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

Bernstein – Overture to West Side Story
Bernstein – Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety"
Kojiro Umezaki – (Cycles) America
Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From the New World"

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of one of America's most beloved composers, Leonard Bernstein, as we begin the evening with the Overture to West Side Story.

Orli Shaham has an impressive reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists and will perform Bernstein's Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning poem by W. H. Auden. It portrays the spiritual journey of self-discovery of four people in a New York bar.

We conclude with one of the most popular of all symphonies, Symphony No. 9, also known as "New World," because Dvořák wrote it during his experience in the United States in the 1890s.

Brahms Symphony No. 1
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Awet Andemicael, soprano; Alexander Elliot, baritone, William Ferguson, tenor
Kevork Mourad, visual artist

Charles Griffin - World Premiere
Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Rimsky-Korsakov – Excerpts from Capriccio Espagnol
De Falla – Master Peter's Puppet Show

Join us for an evening of collaboration of art and music.

Few great works of music have taken so long to get to a finished product as Brahms Symphony No. 1. He insisted that it took 21 years from sketches to finishing touches. It's monumental!

The first masterpiece by composer Manuel De Falla, Master Peter's Puppet Show is a puppet-opera in one act, with puppets and real characters adapted from one of the episodes of Don Quixote. Visual Artist Kevork Mourad shares the stage with your Orlando Philharmonic with his technique of spontaneous real-time animated painting.

Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles
50th Anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
Saturday, October 14 at 2 & 8 p.m.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Beatlemania is back with Classical Mystery Tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The show features original members of the Broadway sensation Beatlemania performing 30 Beatles hits as they were originally recorded. The Los Angeles Times calls the show "more than just an incredible simulation." If you like The Beatles, you will LOVE "Classical Mystery Tour," in concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Home for the Holidays!
Saturday, November 25 at 2 & 8 p.m.

Albert George Schram, conductor
Opera Orlando Youth Chorus
Central Florida Community Arts Chorus
Holiday Singers

There's no place like home for the holidays. Join us for a musical celebration of community and capture the spirit of the season at one of our region's most popular holiday concerts. Ring in the holidays with family and friends and join in the popular audience sing-along. We can't wait to celebrate with you. 

Cirque de la Symphonie: Cirque Goes to the Cinema
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2 & 8 p.m.

Yaniv Segal, conductor

Cirque de la Symphonie returns with an all-new program of awe-inspiring physical feats of power and beauty! Paired with the music from blockbuster movie classics, including Star WarsHarry Potter, Batman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mission Impossible, and Titanic and more, this thrill ride includes the spectacle of acrobats, jugglers and aerial flyers soaring high above the heads of your Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

My Sinatra Starring Cary Hoffman
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2 & 8 p.m.

Albert George Schram, conductor

Swoon to Ol' Blue Eyes with Sinatra Songs and more starring Cary Hoffman performing the concert version of his hit NYC off-Broadway show with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past eight years in over 55 Performing Arts Centers around the World, including a performance for the President of Singapore. He is New York's premiere Sinatra interpreter. His compelling blend of vocal performance and stories led to a national PBS television special seen by more than two million viewers.

A Tribute to Ella!
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2 & 8 p.m.

Larry Blank, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, Harolyn Blackwell and Aisha de Haas, vocalists

Join us for this swinging tribute to Ella Fitzgerald in celebration of her 100th birthday. We will honor the "First Lady of Song" and present some of the glorious songs that she made her own, including "It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing" and "Summertime" You'll also hear top hits by her sister jazz greats, including Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.

Focus Series – The Plaza Live

Eric Plays Haydn
Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

Colleen Blagov, flute
Eric Jacobsen, cello

Haydn – Cello Concerto in D Major
Judd Greenstein – Flute Concerto in D minor
Elgar – Enigma Variations

Touch of Genius
Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m.

Michelle Merrill, conductor
Randall Goosby, violin

Dvořák – Serenade for Wind Instruments in D minor
Ponce – Estrellita for Violin & Orchestra
Saint-Saëns ­– Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin & Orchestra
Schubert – Symphony 5 in B-flat Major

An Evening with the Mendelssohns
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Fanny Mendelssohn – Melody in C-sharp minor
Janáček – Idylla
Mendelssohn – Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Fanny Mendelssohn – Notturno in G minor
Mendelssohn – The Hebrides "Fingal's Cave"
Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scottish"

American Roots
Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Jeremy Kittel, violinist &composer
Lyman Brodie, solo trumpet
Sotos Djiovanis, English horn 
Central Florida Community Arts Chorus

Copland – Quiet City
Copland – Old American Songs
Jeremy Kittel - World Premiere
Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Major

Mozart & Dvořák
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Benjamin Hochman, conductor and pianist

Mozart – Piano Concerto No.12 in A Major
Dvořák – Serenade for Strings in E Major

Women in Song Series - The Plaza Live

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Maeve Gilchrist with Nic Gareiss
Described by one critic as "a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity," Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels of performance. She maintains a widely-acclaimed duo project with Nic Gareiss, a Michigan-born percussive dancer. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, dance, rhythm, and improvisation, Maeve and Nic have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Kaia Kater
As a new generation takes the reins, American roots music is needed more than ever to remind us of the troubled pathways of our own history. Born of African-Caribbean descent in Quebec, Kaia Kater grew up in two worlds: one of her family's deep ties to Canadian folk music in her Toronto home; the other the years she spent learning and studying Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her acclaimed debut album Sorrow Bound (May 2015) touched on this divide, but her new album, Nine Pin (May 2016), delves even further, and casts an unflinching eye of the realities faced by people of color in North America every day.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Heather Masse with Jed Wilson
Although trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer, New York singer-songwriter Heather Masse is equally versed in a variety of American Song traditions, which influences her more prevalent work in folk, pop and bluegrass. A member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin' Jennys, she has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, both as a solo performer and as a member of The Jennys. Pianist Jed Wilson first gained attention for his musical abilities as a teenager on the Portland, Oregon jazz scene. A lifelong student of the art of accompaniment, he may be best known for his collaboration with Masse, whom he met while both were studying at the New England Conservatory of Music, and with whom he has toured widely. He has also performed with singer Aoife O'Donovan, cellist/composer Rushad Eggleston, and guitar legend Dean Magraw.

About the Artists:
Kojiro Umezaki http://kojiroumezaki.com
Jesse Diener-Bennett http://jessedb.com
Jeremy Kittel http://jeremykittel.com

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All programs and artists are subject to change. Visit orlandophil.org for the most up-to-date information.