The stage is set for artistic excellence. Make plans now to witness the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (pictured) during its first-ever full season at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ Steinmetz Hall.
Just in time for their 30th anniversary, the acclaimed Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) has launched its inaugural full season in one of the world’s most acoustically remarkable spaces: the magnificent new Steinmetz Hall at downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Music aficionados of all ages won’t want to miss a note of this historic pairing of aural architecture and artistry — one of many unforgettable experiences you will only find in Orlando.
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Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-23 Season
Orlando Philharmonic’s 30th season kicked off in style at Steinmetz Hall on Oct. 1 – 2, 2022, with their presentation of The Planets. You’ll have many other chances to see them in the coming months with series at Steinmetz Hall and The Plaza Live, both of which are adjacent to acclaimed dining, nightlife and other reasons to visit the downtown area. They include:
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Guest artists from around the world join OPO musicians to perform invigorating orchestral masterworks and passionate performances. This series takes place exclusively at Steinmetz Hall.
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Majestic Bruckner / Dvořák Grandeur (Nov. 12 – 13, 2022)
Enter Bruckner’s expansive sound world, become one with its sonorities, and get carried away by the radiant strings, the majestic brasses, the long-breathed phrases and ultimately, the splendor of his music. Learn more.
Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff (Jan. 14 – 15, 2023)
Hang on tight as piano superstar Yuja Wang takes you on a wild ride with Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto. Learn more.
Rimma Plays Bruch (March 4 – 5, 2023)
Bruch’s superlative Violin Concerto is at once fiery and romantic, sparkling and seductive — and a showcase for virtuoso OPO Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois. Learn more.
Mahler’s 5th (May 6 – 7, 2022)
Inon Barnatan is the soloist for this sometimes brilliant, sometimes gossamer, but always romantic work. Plus, the world premiere of a much-anticipated new composition by former OPO composer-in-residence, Orlando’s own Stella Sung. Learn more.
Also hosted by Steinmetz Hall, OPO’s Pops Series has something for every listener. Fresh and exciting, it is perfect for everything from family outings to date nights.
Home for the Holidays (Nov. 26, 2022)
Experience the joyful sounds of the season with holiday singers, the Opera Orlando Youth Company and other favorite guests. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Learn more.
‘Something Wonderful: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein’ (Jan. 28, 2023)
With songs from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma, this concert features vocalists direct from Broadway and narration by Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, grandson of the famed lyricist. Learn more.
Chris Thile in Concert (Feb. 25, 2023)
An evening with groundbreaking musician and recording artist Chris Thile under the baton of OPO Music Director Eric Jacobsen. Learn more.
‘Spies, Lies & Treble Clefs’ (March 25, 2023)
Featuring some of the greatest songs from spy movies and TV, this show will wow you with hits from the James Bond film series, Charlie’s Angels, Get Smart, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and more. Learn more.
‘Let’s Misbehave: The Songs of Cole Porter’ (May 13, 2023)
Enjoy a fresh, edgy and sexy take on the timeless songs of Cole Porter as sung, danced and played by outstanding guest artists and the Orlando Philharmonic. Learn more.
Held at The Plaza Live in Orlando’s Milk District, just east of downtown, this OPO series presents a more intimate experience.
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Celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage (Oct. 24, 2022)
Featuring Guillermo Figueroa (conductor & violin) and Nestor Torres (flute). Learn more.
Holiday Brass & Percussion (Dec. 5, 2022)
Seasonal selections and holiday favorites. Learn more.
Rimma Plays Mozart (Feb. 6, 2023)
Featuring violinist and conductor Rimma Bergeron-Langlois. Learn more.
Stars of the OPO (March 13, 2023)
Featuring Mauricio Céspedes Rivero (conductor), Vincent Kiray (horn), Nikolay Blagov (clarinet) and Rimma Bergeron-Langlois (violin). Learn more.
Dvorak's 6th (April 17, 2023)
Featuring Eric Jacobsen (conductor) and Kelly Hall-Tompkins (violin). Learn more.
Symphony Storytime Series
Specially designed with families in mind, OPO’s Symphony Storytime Series presents live music for young children, ages 3 to 7, along with narration and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations that bring favorite children’s classics to life. Concerts are held at The Plaza Live.
Spooky Serenades (Oct. 22 – 23, 2022)
Together with OPO’s storyteller, the haunted sounds of the Woodwind Quintet will help get you in the mood for the fall season. Learn more.
Holly Jolly Sounds of the Season (Dec. 10 – 11, 2022)
This musical celebration will capture the spirit of the season with members from OPO’s String Family. Learn more.
Just a Lucky So and So (Feb. 11 – 12, 2023)
This story of Louis Armstrong’s rise from the streets of New Orleans to international star will be told by a compelling narrator accompanied by OPO’s Brass and Percussion families. Learn more.
Peter Rabbit (April 19 – 30, 2023)
Strings, percussion, a trombone and a clarinet will come together to tell the story of a mischievous rabbit named Peter. Learn more.
The Resonate Festival returns to The Plaza Live in February 2023 for four nights of exciting musical experiences that are sure to check all the boxes for classical music fans.
Prelude Program: Goldberg Variations (Feb. 13, 2023)
A Prelude Program — J.S. Bach’s epic Goldberg Variations — begins this season’s Resonate Festival in a spectacular way. Learn more.
McGill, Saint-Georges & Beethoven (Feb. 16, 2023)
This concert begins with Mozart’s regal Jupiter Symphony — his last in the genre — aptly nicknamed for the king of the gods, with drums and trumpets lending a majestic feel and setting a crown upon the composer’s symphonic canon. Learn more.
Debussy & Beethoven (Feb. 16, 2023)
Dive into Resonate Festival chamber music with Anthony McGill & Co. playing Beethoven’s delightful Op. 11, with OPO’s own maestro joining the festivities on cello. Learn more.
McGill, Copland & Bernstein (Feb. 18, 2023)
It’s a night of all-American music. First up: Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with Anthony McGill center stage. Learn more.
Brahms Clarinet Quintet (Feb. 18, 2023)
Brahms came out of self-imposed “retirement” to compose his four late masterpieces that have made him especially beloved of clarinetists, with this Quintet often regarded as his greatest chamber music achievement. Learn more.
McGill & Mozart (Feb. 20, 2023)
Mozart’s love for the clarinet’s mellow sound was inspired by the artistry of Anton Stadler — virtuoso, friend and fellow-Freemason — and nowhere more so than in his beguiling Clarinet Concerto. Learn more.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Feb. 20, 2023)
Anthony McGill and members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra gather for London-born Anglo-African composer Coleridge-Taylor’s magnificent Clarinet Quintet, whose lyrical language is likely to remind you of Brahms and Dvořák. Learn more.