A Year in Review

This season, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra celebrated 50 years of music, education, entertainment, and inspiration. Last week, the ISO completed the fiscal year with the annual meeting held at the Terrace Hotel.

Here are some highlights from the ISO’s 50th Season–stay tuned for even more exciting opportunities in the 2016-2017 Season!

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra introduced a new family concert called FOSSILS!, held at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum. The museum welcomed200 children to the concert, which provided children with the opportunity to learn about science and history and enjoy live symphonic music.

The Orchestra also provided Polk County’s only fully-staged opera production to more than 800 patrons in January, performing Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss’s lighthearted operetta about an elaborate practical joke.

Finally, this season, the ISO board made an historic decision: beginning with the 2016-2017 Season, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra will be a paid orchestra. This step forward in the ISO’s history will provide recognition to the hard-working and talented musicians of the ISO.

For more information about the ISO’s 50th Season, download our FY16 Annual Report!