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2018-2019 Audition Schedule

18/19 Audition Schedule The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce auditions for the 2018/2019 season (click here for season schedule). Open seats for the 2018/2019 season include horn, violin and bass. Auditions for substitute musicians (all instruments) will be also accepted. Video auditions will be accepted through the Airtable below now through July 31, 2018. Please do not send passwords or sensitive information through this form. Audition Excerpts Submit your audition by creating a video of yourself playing the audition excerpts for your instrument. Include a link

June 26, 2018|

Exciting Updates to ISO Venues

Thanks to the ISO's friends and partners at Florida Southern College and the RP Funding Center, there are some exciting updates that will be ready for your concert experience in the fall. New Seats Youkey Theatre is planning a major upgrade to seats in the orchestra (downstairs) sections. These beautiful new seats are one part of some other behind the scenes upgrades that will enhance the ISO's backstage experience as well. And, there's talk of cup holders! More Wheelchair Accessible Seats With those new seats, Youkey will also

May 17, 2018|

Join the Opera Chorus!

Each year, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra produces a fully staged opera with Florida Southern College. Professional leads, artistic staff and orchestra are just the beginnings of a successful opera. Opera is sound, light, drama, voice, movement and more, and the chorus plays a crucial role in moving the story from scene to scene. FSC students and community members fill minor roles and round out the chorus, providing a rich and robust sound to the stage. This year, the ISO will present Mozart's iconic and fantastical The Magic Flute

May 8, 2018|

2018 Annual Meeting Notice

On May 17, 2018 at 4:30 p.m., the annual meeting of the members of The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Inc. will take place in accordance with the bylaws of the corporation. During this meeting, members of the corporation (persons or entities holding season subscriptions) will be called on to elect directors. The nominating committee has recommended the following slate of nominees for board term 2018-2021: • Robert Berganza • Dr. Craig Collins • Mike DelBovo • Lu Fitzwater • Dr. Kira Omelchenko • April Robinson • Brad Sundgren •

May 3, 2018|

Nine Year Old Piano Prodigy to Join ISO for Cookie Concert Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

Enjoy a fun-filled musical afternoon at the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s annual Cookie Concert presented by Publix Super Markets Charities on April 8 at 3 p.m. at Branscomb Auditorium (111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr). Kids ages 2 – 12 will enjoy kid-friendly activities, including a touch-and-try instrument petting zoo provided by Carlton Music Centers and a soundwave demonstration with ISO bassoonist and science teacher John Iskra. Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. Music begins at 3:00 p.m. Cookies and juice are served immediately following the performance. Allergen-free cookies will be

March 27, 2018|

Viennese School Tickets on Sale Today!

Viennese School Tickets on Sale Today! The Lakeland Genesis Concert Series presents Late 18th century Vienna was home to great composers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven. This performance will feature the ISO’s principal oboe, Jennifer Stahl, performing Mozart’s Concert for Oboe in C Major. Single Tickets on sale December 18, 2017 at The RP Funding Center: Gold $35 Silver $25 Bronze $15 Students free with ID or parent ticket Now through December 25, 2018, purchase single concert tickets for 50% off the retail

December 18, 2017|

Limited Edition #OperaSocks to Support ISO Education Efforts

Limited Edition #OperaSocks to Support ISO Education Efforts From December 1-15, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra offers pre-orders of special limited edition socks designed just for the 2018 production of Gianni Schicchi! The socks are custom designed and custom printed, so once the pre-ordering campaign is completed on December 15, the team at bakdrop.com will begin production on the Gianni Schicchi socks. They'll be shipped directly to you in four to six weeks. After that, this design retires forever! Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the ISO's growing education

December 5, 2017|

On #GivingTuesday, Give Students the Gift of Live Music

On #GivingTuesday, Give Students the Gift of Live Music On November 28, philanthropists around the world will celebrate their giving stories and champion the causes they believe in - a global day of giving know as Giving Tuesday. In America, especially, there are two days dedicated to getting deals: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new tradition as millions around the world demonstrate a common capacity to give. The great news is, every act of generosity counts,

November 16, 2017|

Holiday Spectacular Tickets on Sale Today!

Holiday Spectacular Tickets on Sale Today! The Lakeland Genesis Concert Series presents This annual favorite brings holiday cheer to audiences with symphonic works, Christmas carols and songs of the winter season (even without a truly “white Christmas” in Lakeland, Florida)! Join in on the fun with the audience-favorite Christmas Carol Sing-Along. Sponsored in part by Radiology & Imaging Specialists. Single tickets go on sale October 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the RP Funding Center's Box Office. Now through October 23, purchase single concert tickets for 50% off the retail price! Use

October 16, 2017|

The Americans tickets on sale today!

The Americans Tickets on Sale Today! The Lakeland Genesis Concert Series presents The Americans. Enjoy the lively and familiar works from American composers like Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington at the all-American evening of symphonic music! Special guests from Florida Dance Theatre will perform with Aaron Copland’s iconic ballet, Appalachian Spring. Sponsored in part by GEICO. Single Tickets on Sale September 18: Gold $35 Silver $25 Bronze $15 Students FREE PURCHASE TICKETS Now through September 25, purchase single concert tickets for 50% off the retail price! Use code EARLYBIRD online,

September 18, 2017|