ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT ORCHESTRATE


In collaboration with Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and The Creative City Project

Orlando Philharmonic, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Creative City Project are seeking 5 bands or solo artists from a diversity of genres to play with a live orchestra.
  • 5 bands or artists will be selected
  • Each will have 2 songs orchestrated
  • Songs will be performed live at IMMERSE 2019 in Downtown Orlando with the Orlando Philharmonic and Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras.

(Friday, June 21, Orlando, FL) – Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Creative City Project are pleased to announce this partnership.

“Orchestrate” will collaborate with 5 bands or solo artists to arrange orchestrations for 2 of their songs. The bands will rehearse with the collaborative orchestra and will perform their songs live in Downtown Orlando as one of the central acts of IMMERSE 2019.

“As a musician, I know how epic the prospect of playing with an orchestra can be,” says Cole NeSmith, Executive Director of Creative City Project. “So when Eric Jacobsen [Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director] and I started talking about this, I knew it would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the artists we end up collaborating with. And it seemed like the perfect opportunity for us collaborate with the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras as well.”

This initiative continues Creative City Project’s commitment to original and innovative experiences that audiences and artists can’t have anywhere else in the world. And it highlights the Philharmonic’s commitment to quality and innovative programming, collaboration, and education.

“We’re excited to work with some incredible artists to fuse orchestral music with other genres,” says Eric Jacobsen, Music Director of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. “The Philharmonic is committed to performing orchestral music from the past, but we’re also interested in creating innovative contemporary musical experiences that explore where music is going.”

Hanrich Claassen, FSYO Music Director, notes, “We believe in giving our student performers diverse experiences. ‘Orchestrate’ is a great opportunity for our three organizations to work together to create something truly unique for all the artists involved.”

The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras are comprised of three full orchestras, chamber orchestras, and two jazz ensembles.

For “Orchestrate,” the three organizations are looking for artists from a diversity of genres; pop, rock, hip-hop, rap, jazz, electronic or other forms. The final selections will be a broad representation of styles.

Important Dates :
• Submission form is now available at creativecityproject.com/orchestrate
• Submission deadline : Friday, July 19• Selection of artists/bands : Friday, July 26• Rehearsal : Early October in Orlando• Performance : Friday, October 18 during Day 1 of IMMERSE 2019

“Orchestrate” Artist Submission Link
Link for artist submissions : http://www.creativecityproject.com/orchestrate

Information on IMMERSE
IMMERSE is the annual, performing and interactive arts event from Creative City Project. In 2019, IMMERSE will platform 1,000 artists and performers for an audience of 70,000 in the streets and public spaces of Downtown Orlando. The event takes place over two days, October 18 and 19, 2019.
The event started in 2012 as a group of artist friends popping up on street corners and in business plazas around Downtown Orlando during the month of October. Since 2012, it continues to grow exponentially year after year and is on track to become a global-destination arts experience that hosts 100,000 guests by 2020.

Information on Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Celebrating its 27th 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.

Information on Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
FSYO has served Central Florida for over sixty-two years. In the early 1950's, Rollins College music professor Alphonse Carlo recognized a need for a youth orchestra program in the Orlando area and accordingly organized free Saturday classes for string students in the community.

Today, FSYO serves nearly three-hundred students and is comprised of seven ensembles: three symphonic orchestras, one string-training orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and two jazz orchestras.

Information on Creative City Project
Creative City Project is an arts organization committed to platforming Central Florida as a hub for innovation and creativity. Creative City Project does that by connecting people to innovative arts and culture experiences throughout the year through media and promotion.

Creative City Project produces the annual, IMMERSE, event. It takes place the third weekend of every October in Downtown Orlando.

Celebrating its 27th 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 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.

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