Single tickets available for FAIRWINDS Classics, Pops and Focus Chamber Series Concerts
(Tuesday September 28, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced that single tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. for the 2018-2019 Season, including five concerts on the FAIRWINDS Classics Series, and five programs of two concerts each on the Pops Series, with all performances taking place at Bob Carr Theater. The on sale also includes five concerts that take place at The Plaza Live for the Focus Chamber Series.
Music Director Eric Jacobsen returns for his fourth season with the Philharmonic, conducting concerts on each of the Orchestra’s three main series. Soloists highlighting the FAIRWINDS Classics Series include season-opening performances by violinist and OPO Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois and soprano Maria Laetitia, both familiar to Orlando audiences, pianist Harmony Zhu, the 2018 Genius of Youth artist, and award-winning cellist Jan Vogler.
Programming in the 2018-19 season evokes the themes and ideas of The Silk Road Ensemble, founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who concluded the OPO’s 25th Anniversary Season with a special concert at Bob Carr Theater. Concerts that blend cultures and styles and the return of Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh player of The Silk Road Ensemble, emphasize this theme.
Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón will be featured as composer-in-residence for the 2018-2019 season. The Philharmonic will perform her compositions and arrangements, including a world premiere on the Focus Series, on four programs throughout the season.
The Pops Series brings together the best of American popular music and live entertainment for Orlando Philharmonic patrons. Highlights include a season-opening performance by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens, also known for her starring role on the CMT drama Nashville, audience-favorite trumpeter and conductor Byron Stripling leading a program of New Orleans jazz greats in celebration of Mardi Gras, and The Second City Guide to the Symphony, featuring celebrity host, comedian, and star of television’s Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin Mochrie.
Philharmonic musicians will be featured soloists on the Focus Chamber Series, with special performances by Rimma Bergeron-Langlois (violin), Jamie Strefeler (oboe), and Robert Carpenter (tuba) performing a concerto by Orlando musician and composer Benoit Glazer.