Celebration Foundation’s Concert Series was founded in 2001 with the belief that great communities deserve great music.
The original focus was on featuring Central Florida music organizations and classical music performances. Today, we continue to honor Central Florida talent, as well as invite nationally- and internationally-acclaimed artists to grace our Concert Series. We enjoy jazz, bluegrass, swing, and Americana music, along with classical performances. We often invite local high school music groups to open for these acts to promote arts appreciation among all ages.
“Join friends, family, and neighbors and be carried away with the triumph of enduring music as it can only be heard in the pristine confines of an acoustic gem.” Paul Kinser, Concert Sponsor
To bring the finest quality music to western Osceola County.
We are grateful to Celebration’s Community Presbyterian Church for being the host of our Concert Series. Their sanctuary was designed to enhance sound and many artists have said it is one of their favorite venues in which to perform. The venue, which only seats 420, provides an intimate setting where the audience can connect to the artists who are performing.
As we gather together again, we ask your help in keeping each other safe and healthy. Let’s protect each other from flu, seasonal colds and COVID. We encourage wearing face masks, staying socially distant and washing your hands often. Seating may look different in our small venue, where every seat is a good seat!
2022 Concert Schedule
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Celebrating its 28th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s vision is to enrich, inspire, and serve the Central Florida community through the transformative power of live music, and it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth, and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in the new Steinmetz Hall when it opens.
Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Ranky Tanky is a Grammy award winning, Charleston, SC-based quintet that performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, this jazz influenced group whose name translates loosely as “Work It” or “Get Funky!” will have you off your feet. The soulful songs of the Gullah culture, music made by a self-contained culture of descendants of enslaved Africans, are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B.
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra
Saturday | February 19, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra continues to educate and inspire Florida’s top young musicians. The programs that make up the FSYO all reflect a commitment to provide young musicians with the opportunity to strengthen their musical talents. The Symphonic Orchestra, under Music Director Hanrich Claassen, is a pre-professional, conservatory level orchestra in which students are challenged with exceptionally difficult literature and perform at several concerts and engagements throughout the year.
Jeremy Denk with Les Violons du Roy
Friday | March 11, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Led by charismatic, award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk, Les Violons du Roy will perform Renaissance and Baroque works culminating with J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerti in E Major and D Minor. Les Violons du Roy, which takes its name from the court orchestra of the French kings, plays modern instruments with period bows for Baroque and Classical music. Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists, winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, and recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Balsam Range, the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, has become one of the genre’s most award-winning acts. The group has garnered 13 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) awards on the heels of nine critically-acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast-to-coast, selling out venues across the nation, and in multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to winning Entertainer of the Year, Balsam Range vocalist Buddy Melton won IBMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year and bass player Tim Surrett won IBMA’s Bass Player of the Year in 2018.