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Since 1965, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra has been educating, entertaining and inspiring central Florida audiences. The ISO’s 50th season of performances includes world renown guest artists, favorite Masterworks selections and even some new experiences! Join today to ensure that your seats are reserved for this tremendous celebration!
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News from the ISO
  • Secure the legacy of the ISO

    Secure the legacy of the ISO

    In 1965, Florida Southern College professor Dr. Ken Anderson and Lakeland businessman Jay Erwin were instrumental in forming the Lakeland Civic Symphony to provide classical music for their community. With just 30 members and an audience of family members and a few friends, the musicians played with a large glass jar marked “donations” at the […] Read More »
  • Be #ClassicCool with the ISO at First Friday

    Be #ClassicCool with the ISO at First Friday

    This Friday, ISO musicians will be in locations throughout downtown Lakeland as part of the Downtown Lakeland Partnership’s First Friday event. This month, the DLP event is a celebration of the arts – “Friday Night Live” – and includes the City’s annual employee talent show in Munn Park. ISO Musicians will be at: Two Hens […] Read More »
  • Polk Orchestra to Award $1,000 Scholarship

    Polk Orchestra to Award $1,000 Scholarship

    The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is now seeking applicants for the annual Young Artist Competition. Voice, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion artists, ages 16-21, are invited to apply. Each year, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra holds a competition for young, talented artists to award a scholarship from the ISO Guild as well as the opportunity to […] Read More »
  • Single Tickets Available Today!

    Single Tickets Available Today!

    Single tickets for Imperial Symphony Orchestra Masterworks performances go on sale Tuesday, September 1 at 9:30 a.m. Thanks to ISO partners at The Lakeland Center, tickets for single shows can be purchased online, in person or on the phone. The Lakeland Center’s box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. […] Read More »
  • Polk Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians

    Polk Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians

    Polk County’s Imperial Symphony Orchestra welcomes five new musicians who will join the orchestra during its 50th season. Samantha Felber, Violin Noah Feldman, Violin Daniel T. Kalosky, Bass Sarah Nennig, French Horn Audrey White, Violin Additionally, two musicians have been accepted to the orchestra’s substitute list. Brett Copeland, Tuba Samantha Flores, Oboe Rehearsals for ISO […] Read More »