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March 29, 2018

VIOLINIST GRACE PARK JOINS CONDUCTOR ERIC JACOBSEN FOR AMERICAN ROOTS AT THE PLAZA LIVE ON MONDAY APRIL 2


Orlando Philharmonic Focus Series concert also includes the Central Florida Community Arts Choir

(Tuesday, March 27, Orlando, Fla.) – A dynamic violinist, dedicated chamber musician, and passionate pedagogue, Grace Park’s diverse career has carried her around the world’s main concert halls as a soloist and chamber musician, to giving masterclasses and teaching at universities around the country. Park joins conductor Eric Jacobsen and the Central Florida Community Arts Choir at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 2 for American Roots, part of the Focus Series at The Plaza Live, 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL.

The concert program includes:
Eric Jacobsen, conductorGrace Park, violinist
Lyman Brodie, trumpetSotos Djiovanis, english hornCentral Florida Community Arts Choir

March 6, 2018

NEW YORK SINGER/SONGWRITER HEATHER MASSE AND JAZZ PIANIST JED WILSON JOIN THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC AT THE PLAZA LIVE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 AT 8 P.M.


(Tuesday, March 6, Orlando, Fla.) – Heather Masse and Jed Wilson are performing a series of new original songs as part of the Women In Song Series at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 at The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. They will be joined by a string quartet from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Although trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer, New York singer/songwriter Heather Masse is equally versed in a variety of American song traditions, which influences her more prevalent work in folk, pop, and bluegrass.

February 27, 2018

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY STORYTIME SERIES BRINGS THE RUNAWAY BUNNY TO LIFE THROUGH LIVE MUSIC, NARRATION AND A FILM BY MICHELEE PUPPETS

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

(Wednesday, February 28, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces the next concert in its Symphony Storytime Series, The Runaway Bunny, with performances on Sunday, March 11 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at The Plaza Live, 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803.

The Symphony Storytime Series presented by Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children presents live music for young children, ages three to seven by Orlando Philharmonic musicians, along with narration and visuals that bring favorite children’s classics to life.

The Runaway Bunny
with a film by MicheLee Puppets

Sunday, March 11 | 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. & Saturday, March 17 | 10 & 11:30 a.m.

January 29, 2018

CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES INCLUDING STOPS IN ORLANDO, ATLANTA AND NEW ORLEANS, AMONG OTHERS

FOLLOWING A TRIUMPHANT TOUR LAUNCH IN EUROPE,
THE NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF TOUR KICKS OF FEBRUARY 10
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
 
CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE is excited to announce additional dates for the upcoming 2018 tour. The North American leg of the tour–which features members of David Bowie’s bands including Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard and Carmine Rojas–has added new stops in Tucson, AZFort Lauderdale, FLOrlando, FLClearwater, FLAtlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA to its extensive itinerary (see all North American tour dates below). VIP Presalefor these additional dates begins tomorrow, January 17 with the general on sale commencing Friday, January 19. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit CelebratingDavidBowie.com by clicking here.
 
Following the triumphant sold-out start of the tour overseas in France and the U.K. last week, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE continues in North America starting on February 10 in Silver Springs, MD at The Fillmore Silver Springs and wraps on March 19 in New Orleans, LA at Tipitina’s during its 27-date trek. More than just a mere salute, CELEBRATING DAVID BOWIE keeps Bowie’s music alive with musicians who worked closely with him throughout his career and other top musicians greatly influenced by him.

January 24, 2018

PUBLIC ON-SALE FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON CONCERT FEATURING YO-YO MA AND COLIN JACOBSEN BEGINS FRIDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 10 AM

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the world’s most celebrated cellist in his first Orlando performance

(Tuesday, January 23, Orlando, Fla.) – Tickets to see the world’s most celebrated cellist, Yo-Yo Ma and violinist and composer Colin Jacobsen performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the full Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eric Jacobsen, go on-sale to the general public this Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. The special engagement is at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL. 32801.

Brahms – Double Concerto in A Minor
Additional programming to be announced later.

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Colin Jacobsen, violin

Single tickets range from $100 to $250 depending on seat location 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.)

January 15, 2018

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY STORYTIME SERIES BRINGS THE JAZZ FLY TO LIFE THROUGH LIVE MUSIC, NARRATION, ILLUSTRATIONS AND AN AUTHOR RESIDENCY


Jazz Fly Award-Winning Author Matthew Gollub to participate in multiple appearances in celebration of Florida Literacy Week

(Thursday, January 11, Orlando, FL) – The Jazz Fly, part of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphony Storytime Series presented by Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, takes place at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 21 and 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 27. Award-winning Jazz Fly Author, Matthew Gollub will participate in both concerts on Saturday, January 27. The concert presents 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 at The Plaza Live, 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803.

The Jazz Fly is lost, trying to find his way to a very important performance.  He meets several animals along the way, but they don’t understand him.  When he finally gets to the hall, the Jazz Fly is inspired by all the animals he meets and steals the show!  

January 6, 2018

KAIA KATER’S SONGS OF NINE PIN TO COME ALIVE ON JANUARY 17 AT THE PLAZA LIVE WITH ERIC JACOBSEN AND MEMBERS OF THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA


Pre-concert panel discussion with the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida to explore how Kaia and other artists use the power of song to document history, transform society, and empower.

(Friday, January 5, Orlando, Fla.) – Kaia Kater joins Music Director, Eric Jacobsen on cello and members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17 at The Plaza Live (425 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803) to perform songs from her latest album Nine Pin, with orchestral arrangements by Andrew Ryan.

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

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.

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."

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 16, 2017

REVIEW: Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical at The Plaza Live


Who doesn't love a Disney story? Even if the tales we associate with Disney didn't actually originate there, Disney is the company that breathed new life into many classic stories, and made them household names - evergreen stories that we all know and love... stories that fill us with warmth, hope, strength and victory. But, truth be told, Disney is also the company that bastardized these tales. Oh, they call this "re-imagining", right? Re-imagining... that's cute.

March 21, 2017

DISENCHANTED! April 11-20 at The Plaza Live

DENNIS T. GIACINO (Book, Music, Lyrics)

 “Toddlers and Tiara’s for grown-up girlsTheatre Chicago

 “this musical comedy will bring a smile to your faceSplash Magazine (By: Allison Taylor)

Your Favorite Princesses are coming to town …and they’re setting the record straight!

TUESDAY, APRIL 11 – THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 at The Plaza Live
Individual Tickets Go On Sale Friday, December 2, 2016

January 17, 2017

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS OPERA ELIXIR OF LOVE

Opening Night Post-performance Q&A
With Members Of The Cast


(January 17, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comic opera The Elixir of Love, the second in the Opera Series on February 2, 3, and 5. Donizetti’s sparkling comic opera is a potion for happiness, wealth, and love that changes EVERYTHING and is also one of the most performed operas in the world. Performances at The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, Florida on February 2 at 7 pm, February 3 at 8 pm, and February 5 at 2 pm.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Eric Jacobsen and Stage Director Mary Birnbaum, along with a stellar cast, presents Donizetti’s opera, sung in Italian with English supertitles in a surprising concert version designed for The Plaza Live stage.

Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy L’elisir d’amore. The hopeless romantic Nemorino purchases a love potion from a traveling salesman to get the brilliant Adina to fall in love with him before she marries the soldier Belcore.  Will the potion work?  Does true love conquer all?  Bring your sweetheart and find out!

“The Elixir of Love is one of the sexiest, funniest and most ridiculous operas,” said music director Eric Jacobsen. “Not only is there a love triangle (in which its hard to decide which male character is more oblivious to reality), but there is also deception, hilarity, drinking games, and some of the greatest Italian music. Whatever your elixir of choice, Donizetti's Elixir of Love with cast a spell over you!”

Music Director Eric Jacobsen and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by Mary Birnbaum, Stage Director, featuring Ariadne Greif, as Adina,William Davenport, as Nemorino, Tobias Greenhalgh, as Belcore, Wayne Tigges, as Dr. Dulcamara, Maria Laetitia, as Gianetta with the Opera Orlando Chorus.

Single tickets are available 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.)

Now in its 24th season, The Orlando Philharmonic is Central Florida’s professional orchestra, comprised of accomplished musicians recruited from around the world. Presenting over 125 events each year, the orchestra provides captivating musical experiences and education programs to people of all ages, and is committed to building a rich, sustainable future for symphonic music in Central Florida. Learn more at OrlandoPhil.org.

Artists
Eric Jacobsen is hailed by The New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” conductor and cellist and has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. Following an international search, Eric Jacobsen was appointed Music Director of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2015-2016 Season.
Mary Birnbaum Nominated for “Best Newcomer” at the 2015 International Opera Awards, Mary Birnbaum is a director whose credits include the world premiere of Jeremy Denk and Steven Stucky’s The Classical Style (Carnegie Hall and the Ojai Festival), The Rape of Lucretia and Eugene Onegin (with conductor Matt Aucoin) at Juilliard, Barber of Seville and Hansel and Gretel (Houston), L’elisir d’amore (Teatro Nacional, Costa Rica), Otello (Taipei Philharmonic), plays by Lauren Yee and Joe Tracz at New World Symphony, and assisting Stephen Wadsworth on Masterclass (Broadway), King Roger (Santa Fe Opera) and the Ring Cycle (Seattle Opera). She teaches acting for singers at Juilliard where she is the associate director of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program.

Ariadne Greif, praised for her “luminous, expressive voice,” “searing top notes,” and “dusky depths,” (NY Times), began her opera career as a ‘boy’ soprano in the Los Angeles area and at the LA Opera, eventually making an adult debut singing Lutoslawski’s Chantefleurs et Chantefables with the American Symphony Orchestra. She starred in roles ranging from Therese/Tirésias in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, singing a “thoroughly commanding and effortless” run at the Aldeburgh Festival, to Sappho in Atthis by Georg Friedrich Haas, which The New York Times called “a solo high-wire act for Ms. Greif,” “a vehicle for Ms. Greif’s raw, no-holds-barred performance,” “one of the most searingly painful and revealing operatic performances in recent times.” 

William Davenport Upon his debut of Rigoletto with Tuscia Opera Festival, the Italian news reported, “The biggest ovation, however, was for William Davenport. The young tenor demonstrated a huge vocal ability.” The young lyric tenor is the Winner of the 2016 Veronica Dunne International, Opera Orchestra of New York Agnes Varis, Gerda Lissner, Giargiari Bel Canto, Licia Albanese, and of the Loren L. Zachary Society Vocal Competitions. He is a 2015 graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and Peabody Conservatory of Music.
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