Polk Arts Alliance to Present 4th Annual Hall of Fame Award to Former ISO Executive Director

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra joins the Polk Arts Alliance in welcoming Beth Mason to the Polk Arts Hall of Fame, as the 2017 Award recipient. She is known as “Mother Music” for her gracious musical influence on several generations on Lakelanders; however, Beth Mason is a long-time champion of Polk County’s entire arts community. “If there is an art event in Polk County, Beth Mason will attend it,” says Rob Tate, Vice-President of External Relations at Florida Southern College. Friend Patti Foster echoes, “She goes to everything and

March 28, 2017|

Masterworks#4 (Pines of Rome) Program Notes

Masterworks #4 (Pines of Rome) Program Notes Learn more about the ISO's performance on April 11, 2017, including how to purchase tickets. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Overture to Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi achieved astounding success as a musical dramatist with his ability to capture in music the psychological depth of his characters. He was the king of Italian opera through much of the nineteenth century and premiered works in all the major cities of Italy, as well as in Paris, St. Petersburg and Cairo. So in

March 9, 2017|