Program to include Dr. Seuss family classics The Sneetches and Green Eggs & Ham

(Tuesday, October 22, Orlando, FL) – Dr. Phillips Charities presents a free outdoor family concert in memory of Della Phillips with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 at Seneff Arts Plaza at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen, will take the stage at 3:00 p.m. to perform beloved Dr. Seuss family classics The Sneetches, brought to life by narrator Candace Neal, and Green Eggs and Ham, featuring Orlando locals Sierra Jobman and Claire Hodge. The concert program will also include orchestral selections by Antonín Dvořák and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. A story of kindness, diversity, and acceptance, The Sneetches tells the tale of the star-bellied Sneetches and plain-bellied Sneetches, and what happens the day Sylvester McMonkey McBean comes to town. Published in 1960, Green Eggs and Ham is has become one of the most classic children’s stories with over 8 million copies sold.

This program is sponsored by Dr. Phillips Charities honoring the legacy of Della Phillips. She was an accomplished musician with a deep passion for sharing the arts with the Central Florida community.

For more information regarding the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra or this special performance, please call 407.770.0071 (The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or visit orlandophil.org.

Concert Sponsor: Dr. Phillips Charities
The name Dr. Phillips has been a major economic and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. Dr. Phillips Charities (Dr. Phillips, Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation) uses the earnings from its investment and real estate income to give financial assistance to hundreds of charities serving primarily in Orange and Osceola counties. To date, Dr. Phillips has contributed more than $195 million in grants and pledges. Learn more at DrPhillips.org

About Della Phillips
Della Phillips, the wife of Dr. P. Phillips, was a native of Mobile, Alabama. During their marriage of 58 years, Dr. and Mrs. Phillips raised two sons, built a successful citrus and commercial real estate business and contributed significant time, talent, and resources to the Orlando community. Mrs. Phillips was an accomplished musician, classically trained in piano and music theory. She shared her love for the arts with family and friends, believing classical music and performance provided not only entertainment, but also intellectual stimulation. Dr. and Mrs. Phillips regularly invited world-class artists to perform at their home on Lake Lucerne in downtown Orlando to which they added a carriage house with living quarters designed to accommodate musicians and a second-floor ballroom to entertain guests and host performances. Following each performance, guests enjoyed a sumptuous buffet supper. These Sunday afternoon musicals evolved into a major society event in Orlando, where business and community leaders met to socialize and network.

Celebrating its 27th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director
Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics Series and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Focus Series at The Plaza Live, a historic Central Florida venue. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s mission 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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