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Concerti Grossi – March 9, 2021 – Program Notes

March 9, 2021 The Anne Jenkins Memorial Concert Series welcomes you to the Imperial Symphony Orchestra's 55th season! Tonight, the ISO's chamber orchestra will perform concerti grossi, "big concertos" featuring the strings. Tonight's performance is presented by CORE Wealth Advisors. A recording of the concert will be available by March 16: ImperialSymphony.org/live Program Please click the '+' to reveal program notes. Jean Sibelius (1865–1957), was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early Modern periods. He is considered his country's greatest

2021-02-26T13:19:42-05:00March 1, 2021|

Kingdom of Sweets – December 8, 2020 Concert Program

December 8, 2020 The Anne Jenkins Memorial Concert Series welcomes you to the Imperial Symphony Orchestra's 55th hoilday concert! Tonight, the ISO's string orchestra will share favorite classics and new works that celebrate the joys (and sweets) of the season. Tonight's performance is supported by Hilda Sutton & William D. Blanton Foundation, Radiology & Imaging Specialists and Visit Central Florida. Watch online: ImperialSymphony.org/live Program Please click the '+' to reveal program notes. George Frideric Handel (February 23, 1685 – APril 14, 1759), was a Baroque

2020-12-08T09:05:44-05:00December 1, 2020|

November 10 Concert Program – Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”

November 10, 2020 The Anne Jenkins Memorial Concert Series welcomes you to Vivaldi's masterful "The Four Seasons!" Tonight, the ISO's chamber ensemble will perform Vivaldi's complete. Tonight's performance is dedicated to celebrate the life of Dr. Thomas McLaughlin, past president, lifelong ISO patron and ardent believer in the power of music.. Watch online: ImperialSymphony.org/live Program Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), was an Italian Baroque composer, violinist, teacher and Roman Catholic priest, whose compositions include sacred choral works, operas and concertos. The Four Seasons is a group of concerti

2020-11-04T13:11:30-05:00November 1, 2020|

Skylight Hangar Parking Information

Welcome Back to Sun 'n Fun! Construction adjacent to the Aerospace Pavilion continues, including a transfer of the power source. In order to keep everyone safe (and lighted!) this performance will be held in Skylight Hangar with doors open and distanced seating. A map with additional information for the December 8 concert is linked here. To minimize contact, this is a “ticketless” concert. Your name will be affixed to your seats in the pavilion. A seating chart will be available as you enter to help guide you as

2020-12-01T13:10:46-05:00October 30, 2020|

Concert Program – October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020The Anne Jenkins Memorial Concert Series welcomes you to opening night of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra's 55th season! Tonight, the ISO's string octet (plus one bass) will perform Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 and Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik.This performance was originally planned as Schubert's Octet, which was composed for five strings and three winds. Because research on aerosols and wind instruments is still in process, and out of an abundance of caution, the musicians and Maestro Thielen are proud to share

2020-09-29T16:02:55-04:00October 1, 2020|

Aerospace Pavilion Parking Guide

Welcome to the Aerospace Pavilion! The ISO's musicians are excited to welcome you to the beautiful outdoor Aerospace Pavilion on the Sun n' Fun campus! This beautiful venue will serve as a bandshell complete with stage, roof and concrete floors. Directly east of the concert venue, the newest project for the Sun n' Fun campus is underway - thanks in large part to pandemic timing! Project Skylab will provide new classroom space and a new state-of-the-art simulator training lab among other critical components. The Aerospace Center for Excellence

2020-09-22T14:42:18-04:00September 22, 2020|

Fall 2020 Salon Series

Bringing the ISO to you! This season, with a focus on safety, ISO musicians will venture outside traditional concert halls and into venues like outdoor pavilions. One new venue for the ISO is the historic Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower Gardens. Built in the 1930s for amateur horticulturalist and Bethlehem Steel executive Charles Austin Buck, the Pinewood Estate is home to stunning gardens, large porches and a music salon complete with a 1901 Steinway piano. Bok Tower Gardens and the ISO have partnered to create a virtual salon

2020-09-15T10:33:42-04:00September 3, 2020|

Thank You Visionaries!

Access to live, top quality musical performance is a rare privilege. In central Florida, this privilege is a reality because of generations of visionaries who believe that great music belongs to everyone. The ISO recognizes the visionaries who gave generously to secure the future of live music during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Allen Terri & Bill Aten Mr. & Mrs. Wogan S Badcock, III Kathy & Robin Baker Maria Balducci Bank Of Central Florida Carol And Barney Barnett Fund Within GiveWell

2020-09-29T15:37:15-04:00August 14, 2020|

Remembering Dr. Thomas McLaughlin

This week, the ISO is remembering a tremendous man who dedicated countless hours to making our community healthy and vibrant. Dr. Thomas McLaughlin was a leader in local, regional and national medical communities and contributed his leadership to local groups including The Lakeland Rotary Club, Lakeland Chamber and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. While news of Dr. McLaughlin's passing will mention his role as president of the ISO, his decades of advocacy and support as a patron made the greatest impact on the ISO's history. His love of music,

2020-09-25T14:44:24-04:00August 5, 2020|

Meet the Musicians: Matt Davis & Sarah Morrison

Meet the Musicians: Matt Davis & Sarah Morrison How about another double #MusicianMonday? This week, meet Matt Davis (cello) and Sarah Morrison (violin)! Both Matt and Sara are amazing musicians and educators in our central Florida community - you'll love their musical selection!

2020-10-30T14:29:12-04:00July 13, 2020|
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