Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Captures The Spirit Of The Season At One Of The Region’s Most Popular Holiday Concerts

Home for the Holidays concerts include the Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, Central Florida Community Arts Chorus and Holiday Singers

(Thursday, November 2, Orlando, Fla.) – Ring in the holidays with family and friends as Guest Conductor Albert George Schram joins the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, Central Florida Community Arts Chorus and the Holiday Singers for two concerts at 2 & 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 25 for Home for the Holidays at Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St.

One of the region’s most popular holiday concerts, Home for the Holidays includes a popular audience sing-along.

“The Home for the Holidays concert is just the ticket to kick off your holiday season because there is no better place to be listening to and singing along with the wonderful Orlando Philharmonic,” said Guest Conductor Albert George Schram. “The theater is packed with people who come to celebrate great music and we capture the Thanksgiving spirit and combine it with all of the celebrations the upcoming season offers.”

The concert program includes such favorites as “Deck the Hall,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, “O Holy Night,” and many more.

In the spirit of the season, the Philharmonic encourages audience members to bring a non-perishable, canned or dry food items to help restock the pantries at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Over past seasons, the orchestra has helped donate more than 5,000 pounds of food for families in Central Florida.
The Accommodations Sponsor for Home for the Holidays is DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Downtown. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Ring in the holidays with the entire family by saving 25% on a Family 4-Pack and purchase 4 or more tickets by November 23. To receive the discount on the Home for the Holidays concert, add at least four ADULT price tickets to the shopping cart and a 25% discount will be applied automatically. Good on Gold and Silver tickets only and not valid on previous purchases or in combination with others. Single tickets are available starting at $23 and can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (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.


About the Artists:
ALBERT GEORGE SCHRAM - Equally adept at conducting classical and pops programs, Albert-George Schram has led a wide variety of repertoire for many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Schram is currently Resident Conductor of the Nashville Symphony and Resident Staff Conductor of the Columbus (OH) and Charlotte Symphonies. He has conducted classical, pops, holiday and educational concerts for all three orchestras. He has also served as Music Director of the Lubbock (TX) Symphony and the Lynn (FL) Philharmonic, and has held titled positions with the Louisville and Florida Philharmonic Orchestras.

CFCArts - Since its inception in February of 2011, the Central Florida Community Choir has brought creativity, collaboration and community-building to the Central Florida performing arts world. The choir has grown to include over 400 singers and has expanded into several other ensembles, including a Women's Ensemble and Classical Choir. From patriotic to Christmas music, classical to Broadway, gospel to Disney, their concerts are always an exciting way to engage with the community, and this collaboration with the Orlando Philharmonic for "Home For The Holidays!" is no exception!

HOLIDAY SINGERS - THE HOLIDAY SINGERS’ combined sound of seasoned vocalists is not by mere coincidence – they are considered one of America’s premier professional vocal ensembles. Each member lends his or her command of various musical styles that adds flair, power and quality to the group, enabling them to perform many genres of choral music. The Holiday Singers and their alter ego, The Liberty Voices, have appeared in diverse venues across Florida and the U.S. including conventions and trade shows, Citrus Bowl, Capital One Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Russell Athletic Bowl, Miami Dolphins, Orlando Magic, Florida Hospital, Indianapolis 500, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sarasota Orchestra, to name a few. They have also sung for four U.S. Presidents and VIP dignitaries in official ceremonies. As educators, adjudicators, arrangers, directors and artists, the Liberty Singers’ individual contributions to arts and entertainment are immeasurable. Making their home in the vacation capital of the “World” in Orlando,

OPERA ORLANDO YOUTH CHORUS - The Opera Orlando Youth Company has sung many times with the Orlando Philharmonic. They have performed in many “Home for the Holidays” performances, as well as singing children’s chorus for their productions of “Tosca,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Barber of Seville” and Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The program is designed for aspiring young artists who are interested in Classical Music, Opera and Musical Theatre. Members explore their artistic creativity in a work shop environment and develop their performing powers while practicing and developing healthy vocal habits. The Opera Orlando Youth Company is currently comprised of two divisions: Children’s Chorus (Elementary School age) and the Apprentice Company (Middle School and High School age.)

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