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November 21, 2017

Violinist Randall Goosby And Rising Conductor Michelle Merrill Join The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra For A Touch Of Genius On December 4


At Age 13, Goosby Won First Prize At The Annual Sphinx Concerto Competition

(Monday, November 20, Orlando, Fla.) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes Violinist Randall Mitsuo Goosby and rapidly rising Conductor Michelle Merrill to its Focus Series with A Touch of Genius on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live, located at 425 N. Bumby Avenue in Orlando.

The program includes:
DVORÁK               Serenade for Wind Instruments in D minor
PONCE                   Estrellita for violin and orchestra
SAINT-SAËNS      Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra
SCHUBERT           Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major

November 9, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Goldilocks And The Three Bears At The Orlando Science Center On November 13


Free Symphony Storytime Presentation With Paid Admission To The Orlando Science Center.

WHO: The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orlando Science Center

WHAT: Symphony Storytime Presentation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

WHERE: Near The Digital Adventure Theater, Orlando Science Center

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.; Monday, November 13, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic presents a Symphony Storytime presentation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Orlando Science Center on Monday, November 13th.

November 2, 2017

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.

October 24, 2017

Guest Conductor and Concert Pianist Jeffrey Kahane Joins The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra For Beethoven and Mozart


(Tuesday, October 24, Orlando, Fla.) – Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire, ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams. He will lead the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 for Beethoven and Mozartat Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St.

The concert program includes:

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
Timo Andres – Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno
Mozart – Symphony No. 38 in D Major, “Prague”

October 19, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic Symphony Storytime Series Brings Favorite Children’s Classics To Life Through Live Music, Narration and Illustrations

Perfect for children ages three to seven. 
Tickets just $10 per concert.

(Thursday, October 19, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces the Symphony Storytime Series presented by Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. These concerts present live music for young children, ages three to seven by Orlando Philharmonic musicians, along with narration and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations that bring favorite children’s classics to life. All concerts take place on and Saturdays and Sundays, with two performances each day at The Plaza Live, 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803.

After each concert, children enjoy hands-on activities in The Plaza Live lobby that allow them to play different instruments with the musicians, act out the characters they’ll hear in the story of the day with Orlando Philharmonic musicians, color in their own Symphony Storytime booklet, and take photographs dressed as musicians. In celebration of the Philharmonic’s 25th Anniversary Season, a pre-concert toddler zone for newborns to children up to the age of two is available.

“The Symphony Storytime Series presents music while teaching about the instrument families and instilling a love of music for the entire family,” said Leia Barrett, director of education for the Orlando Philharmonic. “Each program is brought to life with gorgeous classical music, unforgettable narrators and beautiful illustrations.

October 17, 2017

The Orlando Philharmonic Kicks Off Its Focus Series At The Plaza Live With Enigma Variations

Principal Flute, Colleen Blagov to give one of the first performances of Judd Greenstein’s Flute Concerto



(Tuesday, October 17, Orlando, Fla.) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its Focus Series with Enigma Variations on Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live, located at 425 Bumby Avenue in Orlando.

Orlando Philharmonic Music Director and cellist Eric Jacobsen will take the stage as soloist, performing Dvořák’s lush, romantic “Silent Woods.” Originally written for piano four-hands, the composer arranged it for cello and orchestra with this version now more popular than the original piano version.

October 3, 2017

Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss Kick Off The Orlando Philharmonic’s Women In Song Series At The Plaza Live

8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11



(Tuesday, October 3, Orlando, Fla.) – Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss begin the second season of the Orlando Philharmonic’s Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live on Wednesday, October 11 at 8 p.m. The Plaza Live is located at 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32803.

Described by one critic as a “phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument sing 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.

September 30, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Young People’s Concerts To Reach One Millionth Student During 25th Anniversary Season

Public performances begin Wednesday, October 4 and run
through Wednesday, November 8


(Friday, September 29, Orlando, Fla.) – The Young People’s Concerts (YPCs), presented by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and sponsored by Walt Disney World Resorts, will celebrate the one millionth student who has seen a Young People’s Concert at the Bob Carr Theater during its 25thAnniversary Season. 

Presented to more than 70,000 students annually through 33 total concerts, the Young People’s Concerts include performances for 3-5th grade students in Orange County Public Schools; 5th Grade Students from Osceola County at the Osceola County School for the Arts; 5th grade students from Volusia County School Districts, and more than 6,000 students from local public, private, and homeschool groups.

September 20, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Opens 25th Anniversary Season with Two Performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Great seats still available for 
Sunday, October 1 concert at 2 p.m.



(Tuesday, September 19, Orlando, Fla.) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season, marking a pivotal moment in the organization’s history with the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Ninth on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. andSunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St.

Music Director Eric Jacobsen leads the Philharmonic in this program, which includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor “Chorale.” One of Beethoven’s best-known works in all classical music, the piece is known for its idea of the “brotherhood of man” and is the great composer’s final complete symphony.

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.)

June 17, 2017

WOMEN IN SONG SERIES RETURNS TO THE PLAZA LIVE FOR THE 25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 20



(June 15, Orlando, FL) – The Women in Song Series is returning to The Plaza Live for the 25th Anniversary Season of the Orlando Philharmonic with three female singer-songwriters and guests performing on the harp, banjo, and piano along with members of the orchestra. The series allows live collaborations and special arrangements between the singer-songwriters and orchestra with a focus this season on folk-jazz fusion, folk, bluegrass, pop, and jazz music, as well as percussive dance.

“Celebrating the great tradition of singers, songwriters, storytellers and poets through the lens of Women in Song brings a new concept and tradition to the offerings of the Orlando Philharmonic,” said Eric Jacobsen, music director. “The creativity and originality of the series is truly breathtaking and heroic.”

May 19, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2017 SOUNDS OF SUMMER SERIES

Subscriptions starting as low as $78 on sale now


(May 17, Orlando, FL) - The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces the 2017 Sounds of Summer Series at The Plaza Live. The series is programmed by the Orlando Philharmonic musicians who present and perform intimate works in collaboration with their fellow musicians.  All five concerts take place on Mondays at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live, 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL  32803.

"The Sounds of Summer Series is the best opportunity for people to get to know our musicians even better, while being inspired by great music," said Christopher Barton, executive director of the Orlando Philharmonic. "If people are looking to fill their summer with live music, this is a great option."

May 6, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HOSTS PRELUDE TO 25 PRESENTED BY WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

Proceeds support the organization’s mission to foster and promote symphonic music


(Friday, May 5, 2017 -- Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting a fundraising event presented by the Walt Disney World Resort on Tuesday, May 23 at DoveCote Brasserie at 6 p.m. The goal is to raise $100,000 to support the orchestra’s season of concerts and education programs.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the orchestra as we approach our 25th Anniversary Season,” said Christopher Barton, executive director. “We present over 125 performances each year to more than 150,000 people. The generous support that we receive from the community makes all of this possible.”

April 22, 2017

Pokémon Day at Dr. Phillips Center Sunday, April 30: Symphonic Evolutions, Free MiniCon and More

Free Event on Seneff Arts Plaza and Special Behind-the-Scenes Educational Programming for local students in tandem with performance of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions


Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating all things Pokémon with three special events happening on the arts center campus on Sunday, April 30, 2017:

1)    Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
2 p.m., Walt Disney Theater, Tickets start at $26.00

Brought to life by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully-timed visuals from new and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before, while specifically providing a great introduction to the symphonic world for children and adults alike.

April 18, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic Symphony Storytime Series Presents Goldilocks & The Three Bears April 21 & 22 at The Plaza Live

Media Alert
Tuesday, April 18, Orlando, FL
WHO: 
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
WHAT: 
Symphony Storytime Series: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
While in the forest, Goldilocks discovers the family of three bears: Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear. Feeling hungry and tired, she explores the bear’s cottage while they are away.
WHEN: 
Friday, April 21 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. (Post-concert activities starting at 10:30 and noon.)
Saturday, April 22 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. (Post-concert activities starting at 10:30 and noon.)

April 3, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE FINAL FRONTIER

Featuring Guest Narrator Jonathan Frakes



(April 3, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final concert in the 2016/17 Season, The Final Frontier on Saturday, April 15, conducted by guest conductor Jack Everly. Performances will be at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

March 29, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 2 “RESURRECTION”

Featuring Vocalists and the University of Central Florida Chorus

(March 29, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final concert in the 2016/17 FAIRWINDS Classics Series, Mahler 2: Resurrection on Saturday, April 8, conducted by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Eric Jacobsen. Performance is at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida at 8 p.m.

March 13, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH: ONE SINGULAR SENSATION

Featuring Vocalists Jodi Benson, Scarlett Strallen, and Doug LaBreque


(March 13, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch in the Pops Series concert on April 1, featuring the sounds of Jodi Benson, a Tony-award nominee known for her role as the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid; Scarlett Strallen, the star of numerous Broadway and London West End shows; and Phantom of the Opera’s Doug LaBreque, Broadway actor and frequent Hamlisch collaborator. Performances are at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida at 2 and 8 p.m.

March 9, 2017

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL GROUP and the ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC PRESENT THE SPRINGS 2017

Dancing Queen, the Music of ABBA

(March 9, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic will perform its annual concert at the Springs Community in Longwood, featuring the music of the ‘70s pop sensation ABBA, on  Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 8 p.m. The concert is located at the Springs Community in Longwood on State Road 434, one mile west of I-4. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

The Orlando Philharmonic’s outdoor concert at the Springs is a beloved tradition in the Central Florida community and continues to sell out each year. This year, Music Director Eric Jacobsen will lead the Philharmonic in the Springs concert.

February 17, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO ANNOUNCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

An Exclusive Look at the 2017/2018 Season Takes Place on March 4 Prior to Irish Romance

(February 17, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join in celebration of the upcoming 25th Anniversary Season Announcement on Saturday, March 4 at  1 p.m. and 7 p.m., before both Irish Romance concerts at Bob Carr Theater at 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando.
This event includes a preview of the 2017/2018 Season’s Classics, Pops, and Focus (chamber orchestra), which will be announced by Executive Director Christopher Barton and Music Director Eric Jacobsen.