Join the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in a whirlwind season of grand masterworks, pop culture classics and fresh new compositions (Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts pictured).
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) returns to Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for its 2023-24 season, plus other downtown-area venues, featuring diverse musical works from some of Orlando’s most talented artists. Music aficionados won’t want to miss a note of this rich 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 2023-24 Season
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra season kicked off in late September with two performances at Steinmetz Hall. You’ll have many other chances to see them in the coming months with series at Steinmetz Hall, First United Methodist Church of Orlando, and The Plaza Live, all of which are adjacent to acclaimed dining, nightlife and cultural offerings in the downtown Orlando area.
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Joined by an array of talented guest artists from the world, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform passionate orchestral masterworks at Steinmetz Hall in downtown Orlando. Acclaimed as one of the world’s most acoustically remarkable spaces, Steinmetz Hall was also recently named one of the beautiful theaters in the world by Architectural Digest.
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The Rite of Spring & Emanuel Ax (Nov. 4 – 5, 2023)
This electrifying three-part program features Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax, a bold new arrangement from Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne, and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Descend into phantasmagorical new worlds with Ravel’s La valse, cellist Elliott Sterling, and the haunting harmonies of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
Between rousing performances of Emilie Mayer’s Faust Overture and Brahms Symphony No. 3, conductor Mei-Ann Chen will lead pianist Alexandra Dariescu and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in the Florida premiere of the new Piano Concerto composed by James Lee III.
This wild ride begins with Katarina Leyman’s Beethoven-inspired Roller Coaster: Super 8 and doesn’t let up, featuring OPO concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois on the violin and guest conductor Chloé van Soeterstède at the helm.
This powerful performance will bring you to heaven’s gate, featuring soaring vocals and thunderous fanfares to ignite your soul.
Also hosted at Steinmetz Hall, the Pops Series features fresh, exciting arrangements that are perfect for everything from family outings to date nights.
Kick off the happiest season of all with lively holiday tunes led by OPO Assistant Conductor Mauricio Céspedes-River.
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Travel through the dark cabarets and speakeasies of 1920s New York, Paris, Berlin, London and Atlantic City, featuring alluring new takes on Rudy Vallée, Josephine Baker and more.
Catch a one-of-a-kind showing of the 1989 film Batman, featuring Danny Elfman’s iconic score performed live by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Prepare to be amazed by Michael Grandinetti, who combines magic and music with special scores themed to suit each enthralling illusion.
Hosted at the First United Methodist Church of Orlando, this intimate concert series features soul-stirring performances from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and various guest artists.
Mexican-born songstress Magos Herrera features in this bold blend of contemporary jazz and Latin American melodies, featuring original compositions by Astor Piazzolla and Gabriela Lena Frank.
This stirring four-part program features guest conductor Georgia Mills and OPO’s Principal Flute Colleen Blagov performing Lisa Nardi’s In This Heart (An Elegy for Strings), along with emotional compositions from Mozart, Stravinksy and Copland.
OPO Principal Guest Conductor Chelsea Gallo leads the orchestra in a captivating four-part program dedicated to works in the minor mode, including Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 with pianist Washington Garcia.
Rimma Bergeron-Langlois leads the orchestra and performs in all three parts of this stirring program for strings, featuring works from Arvo Pärt, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
Designed with families in mind, these playful concerts are performed at The Plaza Live, featuring live music, narration and hand-drawn illustrations best suited for children ages 3 to 7. The Plaza Live is the official home of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and is part of Orlando’s eclectic Milk District.
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Spooky Serenades (Oct. 21 – 22, 2023)
This spellbinding performance features a captivating storyteller and a haunting brass quintet for a spooky good time with no tricks — just treats!
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Celebrate the spirit of the season with cheerful holiday classics like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Little ones can walk on the wild side with a musical menagerie that mimics the chirping of birds, trumpeting elephants and roaring of lions.
This musical retelling of classic fables like The Tortoise and the Hare is sure to enchant audiences young and old.
Resonate Festival returns in February 2024 for four nights of exciting musical experiences featuring Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra alongside Artist-in-Residence Aaron Diehl and talented guest artists. Each night features two concerts at the Winter Park Event Center: one orchestra concert and one chamber music concert for a full evening of beautiful music.
Music Director Eric Jacobsen officially kicks off the Resonate Series with Bach, Gershwin and John Lewis’ take on Johann Sebastian tunes.
Dublin-born fiddle player Aoife Ní Bhriain’, renowned oboist Patrick Flanaghan and the OPO String Quartet get together for some late-night Irish tunes that, without warning, might morph into other sound environments.
The First Symphony by Weill reflects the troubled times after World War I — sometimes meditatively, sometimes with martial cadences. In the opening number, jazzy tourists visit an Old World town.
Concertmaster Rimma leads works by Americans of different eras, including legendary Broadway and American Songbook favorites performed by Grammy Award-winner and Opera Orlando director Gabriel Preisser.
Zodiac features illuminating impressions of musicians’ respective star signs performed by the legendary pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams. Loving depictions include Ben Webster and Billie Holiday in “Aries,” Duke Ellington in “Taurus,” Art Tatum in “Libra,” Eartha Kitt in “Aquarius,” and more.
To conclude the 2024 Resonate Festival, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with host an alluring jazz cabaret featuring local artists. Stick around after the show for a chance to meet Aaron Diehl and his Jazz Trio and celebrate another fantastic season in Orlando.
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