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Brass Band Holiday Concert, Traditional Brass Holiday Concert

Friday, December 7, 7:30pm

Brass Band

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.

Bumper Jacksons, Contemporary Western Swing Band

Sunday, January 20, 7:00pm

Bumper Jacksons

Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans, the Bumper Jacksons pull together a vast array of early American traditions into a deliciously cohesive sound that strikes you right in the heart. Country swing, old-time blues, brassed-up bluegrass – these high-spirit wonders do and love it all. Powerhouse vocals are flanked by a dexterous pedal steel and a brassalicious horn section, all supported by dynamic drums and bass. Hard-swinging grooves and roadhouse drinking songs are valleyed by delicate waltzes of loss and regret.  At the center of it all, is an invitation to join in – be it a rowdy dance, a moment of soulful intimacy, or a movement to make a better world.

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra

Saturday, February 9, 7:30pm

Florida Youth Symphony

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra 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

Saturday, February 23, 7:30pm

Vienna Boys Choir

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

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

Orlando Philharmonic

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.

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