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June 4, 2018

NEW GENRES DRIVE DR. PHILLIPS CENTER’S 2018/2019 LINE-UP


— Social, talk and alternative rock meet region’s
expanding entertainment palate —

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 4, 2018) — They don’t sing, dance or play musical instruments. And no one under 30 will recognize their names. But between them, Dan and Phil have more than 10 million YouTube subscribers and their upcoming world tour (yes, we said world tour) is selling out performance halls on four continents.

The British duo known for its quirky video blogs is one of several upcoming acts at the Dr. Phillips Center that feature celebrities who’ve risen to fame exclusively through social media.

May 28, 2018

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Raises More Than $630,000 Through 25th Anniversary Season Gala Celebration


Mary and Frank J. Doherty contribute $250,000 to the orchestra’s endowment, naming the Principal Clarinet Chair

(Thursday, May 24, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it has raised more than $630,000 during its 25th Anniversary Season Gala Celebration, which will be invested in the programming of the organization, helping it to continue to enrich the community and inspire audiences through the power of live music.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our sponsors, donors, patrons, and all who have helped the Philharmonic reach this exciting anniversary milestone,” said Christopher Barton, executive director of the Philharmonic.

May 15, 2018

Live Nation Urban & TCG Entertainment Announce Inaugural “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince” Concert Tour

Tour Will Open September 8th at the Prestigious Wolf Trap Amphitheater in Washington DC and will hit 35 Markets

4U Will Present the Music of Prince like Never Before with a Full Symphony Orchestra


(New York, NY May 15, 2018) – Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment announced today an agreement with The Prince Estate for a global musical partnership celebrating the music of Prince. 
 
Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment will create and tour the first and only official Estateapproved symphonic Prince celebration, titled 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince. 4U will present the music of Prince like never before, with a full symphony orchestra. In addition, each show will feature a live band with world class musicians and vocalists who will perform alongside the orchestra. 4U will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, alongside lesser known gems. Questlove, an avid Prince fan, has helped curate the music and orchestral arrangements that will be played by the symphony.
 
The 2018 tour officially starts on September 8th, in Washington DC at Wolf Trap with the Wolf Trap Orchestra, followed by an extensive US and European Tour. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

April 25, 2018

A PERFECT CIRCLE SET TO ROCK CFE ARENA ON OCTOBER 30


TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 27 AT 10 AM

ORLANDO, FL – Alternative rock supergroup, A Perfect Circle, will bring their new tour to CFE Arena on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 PM. Their newly released album, Eat The Elephant, is their first new album in 14 years.  

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 27, 10am. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the CFE Arena Box Office. Sign up for the CFE Arena Cyber Club to receive all the information you need about this event and others at www.CFEArena.com.

April 12, 2018

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Celebrating the past, present, and future of the Orlando Philharmonic with a goal to raise more than $600,000 to support the Orchestra’s mission

(Thursday, April 12, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration, featuring a kaleidoscope of live performances highlighting music and programs of the Orlando Philharmonic, an elegant cocktail hour, a fabulous three-course dinner, a live auction, and dancing at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando. Attire is Black Tie.

Live performances at the Gala by the Orlando Philharmonic and Music Director Eric Jacobsen include Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5, select movements from Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Guest artists performing at the Gala include Philharmonic Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violinist Colin Jacobsen, violin prodigy and Orlando native Leah Flynn, and singer Michael Andrew.

April 5, 2018

Blue Man Group announces the opening of its 2018 Drum-Off competition


ORLANDO, April 4 2018 – Blue Man Group is teaming up with Florida Music Festival to host the 2018 Orlando drum-off competition taking place on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 in downtown Orlando. Drummers across the USA are invited to participate in the competition and show their creativity, technical ability, and purely awesome drumming skills.

Music has been an integral part of Blue Man Group’s DNA since its debut, especially through the various percussion instruments used each show. All performances mix art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology backed by a live rock band to create an unforgettable and euphoric dance party.

March 30, 2018

ERIC JACOBSEN CONDUCTS BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 1 ON SATURDAY, APRIL 7 AT BOB CARR THEATER

Visual Artist Kevork Mourad, shares the stage with real-time animated painting.

(Friday, March 30, Orlando, Fla.) – The Orlando Philharmonic presents an evening of collaboration of art and music with Brahms Symphony No. 1 at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Bob Carr Theater, 401 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL.
Few great works of music have taken so long to get to a finished product as Brahms Symphony No. 1. He insisted that it took 21 years from sketches to finishing touches.
The concert program includes:

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Awet Andemicael, soprano; Alexander Elliott, baritone
William Ferguson, tenor; Kevork Mourad, visual artist
Charles Griffin – World Premiere
Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in C minor
Rimsky-Korsakov – Excerpts from Capriccio Espagnol
De Falla – Master Peter’s Puppet Show

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 28, 2018

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BRINGS NOTES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAM TO PARRAMORE SCHOOLS


(Monday, March 26, Orlando, Fla.) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is partnering with multiple Parramore schools as part of its Notes in Your Neighborhood program, sponsored by OUC: The Reliable One.  Originally provided to elementary schools as an exciting and engaging program since 2011 to inspire students beginning to choose their instrument in middle school, the program has recently expanded to include middle and high schools.

Elementary students receive multiple after-school visits featuring principal musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic presenting information about their instruments, sharing insight into how they make a living in the arts, and offering small group and individual instruction to students as they take their first steps into instrumental music.  The culmination of the program is presented at the school for the student body to inspire future Notes in Your Neighborhood students. 

March 19, 2018

BILL NYE, DONNY & MARIE, AUGUST GREENE WITH COMMON, AND NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS COMING TO DR. PHILLIPS CENTER

— Tickets go on sale Friday, March 23, 2018 —

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 19,  2018) — Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced an exciting variety of shows going on sale this week: An Evening With Bill Nye, Donny & Marie Summer 2018 Tour, August Greene featuring Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins, and Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About the Shows

OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center presents
An Evening with Bill Nye
Saturday, May 12, 2018
8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater

Engineer, comedian, author, inventor — audiences revere this good-natured Renaissance Man’s infectious blend of humor, intellectual curiosity, and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science. Best known for his Emmy-winning run as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” he brings his love of science and flair for comedy to every appearance — deftly translating complex issues to help inspire audiences of all ages to engage with and improve our world.

Tickets start at $49.50. VIP Meet & Greet tickets are also available.

March 14, 2018

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts introduces THE NEWEST CAST MEMBERS OF BROADWAY HIT “WAITRESS”

— Local Lulu’s celebrate with a tour of the theater and a meeting with former Waitress leading man Jason Mraz 

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 14, 2018) —  Dr. Phillips Center celebrates Pi Day by revealing the two little girls chosen for their big break in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical WAITRESS at Dr. Phillips Center.  Delainey Silvestro, age 5, and Ella Helton, also age 5, will make their professional debut on the Walt Disney Theater stage next week. The girls visited the arts center for a tour of the theater and dressing rooms. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, recent star of the Broadway production of WAITRESS, was in town to perform his Solo Acoustic tour at Dr. Phillips Center and took a moment from his sound check to meet the pint-sized pixies. Mraz played Dr. Pomatter in a limited engagement in the musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through February 11, 2018.

Auditions for the role of Lulu were held February 28 at the arts center by WAITRESS creative team members and Dr. Phillips Center Director of Education Dana Brazil. Delainey and Ella were among over 30 aspiring actresses under age 5 (and three months) interviewed to play a “sweet, carefree” young girl in the finale scene of the Tony-nominated show. Both girls are active in dance classes. Delainey also takes piano and showed an interest in acting after her older brother and sister got involved in the theater. Pre-K student Ella takes private voice and acting, having appeared in commercials and toy catalogues. She decided to audition for the Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando tour of WAITRESS when she saw the video of the original Lulu and, according to her mother, “got very excited.”  The girls will split the performance dates during the Orlando engagement. 

WAITRESS debuts in the Walt Disney Theater as part of the 16/17 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando series on Tuesday, March 20 and runs through Sunday, March 25, 2018.  Delainey and Ella will join the touring Broadway cast of WAITRESS:

DAVID BYRNE COMING TO DR. PHILLIPS CENTER

— Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16, 2018 —


ORLANDO, Fla. (March 12, 2018) — Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Live Nation announced David Byrne: American Utopia Tour with special guests TUNE-YARDS.

David Byrne brings his American Utopia Tour to Orlando and the Walt Disney Theater on Friday, September 28, 2018. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 16, 2018 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About the Show

David Byrne: American Utopia Tour with special guests TUNE-YARDS
in association with Live Nation
Morgan Stanley Moments at Dr. Phillips Center
Friday, September 28, 2018
8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater

March 13, 2018

MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME COMING TO DR. PHILLIPS CENTER

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 12, 2018) — Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Outback Concerts announced tickets on sale for MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME.

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy bring their wildly successful podcast MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME to the Walt Disney Theater on August 31, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16, 2018 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About the Show

My Brother, My Brother and Me
in association with Outback Concerts
Friday, August 31, 2018
7 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are the force behind a series of very successful podcasts, most notably MY BROTHER MY BROTHER AND ME and THE ADVENTURE ZONE.  Each get upwards of 300k unique downloads per episode, and regularly chart on iTunes.  MY BROTHER MY BROTHER AND ME has also launched as a Seeso series. Their tour dates sell out immediately, and regularly crash the servers of their ticketing partners.

THE ADVENTURE ZONE is being adapted into a comic book, and has already spawned a zine of fan art.  Griffin McElroy has also been tapped to write a piece of Star Wars prose for a new and upcoming anthology.

Tickets start at $46.75

About Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.

March 12, 2018

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES ITS 2018-2019 SEASON


Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón
featured as composer-in-residence

FAIRWINDS Credit Union commits to multi-year sponsorship of Classics Series

(Monday, March 12, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 2018-2019 Season today, including five concerts on the FAIRWINDS Classics Series, and five programs of two concerts each on the Pops Series, with all performances taking place at Bob Carr Theater. The Focus Series includes five concerts that take place at The Plaza Live Theater. Summer programming will be announced at a later date.

Music Director Eric Jacobsen returns for his fourth season with the OPO, conducting concerts on each of the Orchestra’s three main series. Soloists highlighting the FAIRWINDS Classics Series include season-opening performances by violinist and OPO Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois and soprano Maria Laetitia, both familiar to Orlando audiences, pianist Harmony Zhu, the 2018 Genius of Youth artist, and award-winning cellist Jan Vogler.

March 9, 2018

18/19 FAIRWINDS BROADWAY IN ORLANDO SEASON AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

HAMILTON,
2017 TONY®-WINNING BEST MUSICAL AND
2018 GRAMMY® AWARD WINNER DEAR EVAN HANSEN
and
TONY®-WINNING BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL HELLO, DOLLY!
Starring Broadway Legend Betty Buckley
to anchor
18/19 FAIRWINDS BROADWAY IN ORLANDO SEASON
AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Current subscribers may renew their seats for the upcoming season beginning at
10 a.m. Friday, March 9

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 9, 2018) — Hamilton will headline the 2018–2019 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to Hamilton the season includes the six-time 2017 Tony® and 2018 Grammy® Award winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen and the 2017 Tony® Award-winning Best Revival Hello, Dolly! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley.

The arts center joined Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America today to announce the full line-up.

18/19 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series:

  • Hello, Dolly! — November 27–December 2, 2018
  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical — December 18–December 23, 2018
  • Hamilton — January 22, 2019-February 10, 2019
  • Fiddler on the Roof  March 5 –March 10, 2019
  • Dear Evan Hansen — April 16 –April 21, 2019
  • Anastasia — May 14–19, 2019
  • Come From Away  June 11–16, 2019

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.

February 26, 2018

“OUC SPEAKERS AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER” RETURNS WITH THE BIG BANG THEORY’S MAYIM BIALIK AND S-TOWN PODCAST CO-CREATORS BRIAN REED AND JULIE SNYDER

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, March 2, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 26, 2018) — Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and OUC – The Reliable One announced today that actress, author and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will kick off the second year of the popular speaker series, “OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center.” 

Best known for her critically acclaimed role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Bialik will explore seemingly dissimilar — yet altogether entertaining — topics such as the work of the brain and behavioral development; her life as an actress and scientist; and the special relationship that exists between The Big Bang Theory and its audience. Her speaking engagement will take place Saturday, April 14 in the Walt Disney Theater. 

Tickets for “An Evening with Mayim Bialik” presented by the Dr. Phillips Center in association with UCF Celebrates the Arts start at $35; a limited number of tickets will also be available for $200 for a meet and greet with the actress. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2.

“The OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center platform allows us to make meaningful connections with our customers and our community,” said Roseann Harrington, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Community Relations of OUC – The Reliable One. “And the series is steeped in both education and innovation — two things we’re passionate about. We’re very pleased to be part of the program for a second year.”

February 22, 2018

CARY HOFFMAN AND CONDUCTOR ALBERT GEORGE SCHRAM JOIN THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA


My Sinatra is the concert version of Hoffman’s hit NYC Off-Broadway show

(Wednesday, February 21, Orlando, Fla.) – Swoon to Ol’ Blue Eyes with Sinatra songs and more as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents My Sinatra starring Cary Hoffman, on Saturday, March 10 with performances at 2 & 8 p.m. at the Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL. 32801.

My Sinatra is the concert version of Cary Hoffman’s hit New York City Off-Broadway show. (Dead On… “New York Times, “The Best Sinatra Singer in the World!” …Jackie Mason).

February 17, 2018

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL GROUP PRESENTS THE SPRINGS 2018 “EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE: THE MUSIC OF STING & THE POLICE” WITH THE ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC AND JEANS ‘N CLASSICS


Tickets go on-sale Friday, February 16 for this outdoor concert, which takes place at
8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at The Springs Community in Longwood

(Thursday, February 15, Orlando, Fla.) – Certified Financial Group presents the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with Conductor Mauricio Céspedes Rivero and world-class touring act Jeans ‘n Classics performing a fabulous new outdoor concert combining the best of Sting and The Police on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at The Springs Community in Longwood, Fla.
The influences of reggae, jazz and punk made The Police one of the most exciting sounds in rock and pop music when they exploded into stardom in 1980, and whether it's the classic "Roxanne" or Sting's emotional "Fields of Gold,” these songs continue to inspire and enthrall audiences worldwide. Featuring Neil Donell on lead vocals and Kathryn Rose on background vocals.