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Brass Band Holiday Concert, Traditional Brass Holiday Concert
Friday, December 7, 7:30pm
Brass Band of Central Florida, under the music direction of Professor Gareth Pritchard, features Central Florida’s finest brass and percussion musicians performing in the British brass band style with a uniquely American twist. This dynamic ensemble has appeared with world class soloists including David Childs, Robert Childs, Steven Mead, Philip Smith and Demondrae Thurman and has won the North American Brass Band Association championship and the U.S. Open Championship four times.
Sunday, January 20, 7:00pm
Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style. The group began as a duo; a city-meets-country experiment between songstress Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley. They hopped on bicycles, touring the country, instruments on their backs, seeking to reimagine roots music. In five short years, Bumper Jacksons grew to a brassy six-piece, with horns and pedal steel. The group has been honored multiple times as the Mid-Atlantic’s “Artist of the Year” & “Best Traditional Band” at the Washington Area Music Awards. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps.
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras
Saturday, February 9, 7:30pm
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras continues to educate and inspire Central 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 and develop an appreciation of the arts through music, while also developing the strong leadership skills, dedication, discipline, accountability, and self-awareness that will lead them confidently into their future endeavors. 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.
Vienna Boys Choir
SOLD OUT Saturday, February 23, 7:30pm SOLD OUT
The Vienna Boys Choir, renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world for over five centuries, is a frequent visitor to North America. The enormously popular chorus is comprised of four separate ensembles of boys between the ages of 10 and 14. The four choirs are of equal standing, and the group’s tours, concerts in Vienna and audio and video recording projects are shared among them. Each choir has a choirmaster and two tutors who travel with the boys. Approximately eleven weeks of the school year are devoted to touring, and each choir member sings about 80 concerts a year. Many of the boys have siblings, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers who have also been members of the choir.
Gary Lovini, “An Irish Evening”
Saturday, March 16, 7:30pm
Gary Lovini is a British TV Personality and International Violin Music Star who hails from the North of England where he began his music career age 16. Lovini was the first UK violinist to successfully bridge the gap between classical and popular music. A true showman, he captivates audiences of all nationalities, ages and tastes in music. He has appeared regularly on British TV including Sunday Night at the London Palladium and performing at the prestigious Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty the Queen of England. Lovini will be bringing to stage his Headliner Show playing many Irish favorites in honor of St. Paddy’s Day.
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra,
Mendelsohn’s “Italian Symphony”
Saturday, April 6, 7:30pm
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1993, is known as Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra, comprised of accomplished musicians recruited from around the world. Orlando Philharmonic Conductor, Eric Jacobsen has been hailed by the New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” conductor and cellist. Jacobsen has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. Jacobsen is in his third year as the Music Director for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He has already started a new trend in creative programing and community engagement that has engaged a wider audience.