Acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler to join Orlando Philharmonic as featured guest artist

(Tuesday, April 2, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra FAIRWINDS Classics Series comes to a crescendo with French Soirée on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater. The Philharmonic will be led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and joined by German cellist Jan Vogler and the University of Central Florida University and Women’s Choruses as they celebrate renowned composers of France including Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Bizet. 

Jan Vogler has been increasingly more recognized as a result of his recent collaborations with American actor, comedian and writer Bill Murray. After meeting in line whilst going through airport security, Vogler and Murray struck up a friendship leading to the release of New Worlds featuring Bill Murray, Jan Vogler, and friends (Mira Wang, violin and Vanessa Perez, piano). Featuring music by Bach, Bernstein, Gershwin, Piazzolla, Van Morrison and more, New Worlds is an album described as “a program that showcases the core of the American values in literature and music.”

French Soirée will mark the end of the 2018-2019 FAIRWINDS Classics Series. Information about the 2019-2020 FAIRWINDS Classics Series is available here.

FAIRWINDS Credit Union is the Classics Series Sponsor. The Concert Sponsor is Mary and Frank J. Doherty. The Accommodations Sponsor is Aloft Hotels. The 2018-2019 Composer-in-Residence is sponsored by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, the Kay Hardesty Logan Foundation, John and Lee Benz, and Dr. Mary Palmer. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com; Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; and the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Single tickets start at $25 and student tickets start at $18 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 26th 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 Focus Chamber Series at The Plaza Live. The mission of the Philharmonic is to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music, and it presents more than 170 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:
University of Central Florida Chorus – http://music.cah.ucf.edu/chorus.php
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