Meet the Musicians: George Linakis Introducing George Linakis, the ISO's principal clarinet! In his #MusicianMonday video, George plays two clarinet parts and the bassoon part... a real overachiever!
Meet the Musicians: Michael Sedloff Today's #MusicianMonday is a familiar face for anyone who's attended an ISO concert or seen the ISO in pictures. Mike Sedloff is the principal cellist and sits directly to the right of Maestro Thielen, so he's in just about every photo of the orchestra! Now, you can learn a little about Mike, his family and his journey with the cello.
Meet the Musicians: Danny Tindall Even without his timpani at home, Danny Tindall shows us his percussion skills in this week's #MusicianMonday.
Meet the Musicians: Josh Dampier It's #MusicianMonday where you can learn a little more about violin player Josh Dampier! Josh has been part of the ISO since his time at Harrison and FLorida Southern and now teaches strings in Polk County Schools. Listen in as he plays one of the first songs he learned in school (he's added a little "spice" as only Josh can).
Meet the Musicians: Jennifer Stahl Today's #MusicianMonday features Jennifer Stahl, principal oboe. From reed making to etudes, you're sure to learn something new from Jen & Mark!
Meet the Musicians: Marina Tucker Maestro Mark Thielen introduces us to Marina Tucker, principal 2nd violin in our first edition of Meet the Musicians. See how Marina is using her time at home to connect with her students, rehearse and, maybe, play some video games. #MusicianMonday
COVID-19 Event Scheduling Updates The following events have been rescheduled or canceled in response to current health & safety recommendations related to the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Please stay connected to Facebook, this post and ISO emails for updates as the situation changes. Cookie Concert Originally scheduled for April 5, 2020 Rescheduled to June 28, 2020 Listeners' Club Originally scheduled for April 8 Canceled, Lakeland Public Library closed The Mark of Zorro Originally scheduled for April 17, 2020 Rescheduled for July 9, 2020 Tickets will
Congratulations to this Season's Young Artists! Young instrumentalists and vocalists auditioned for the annual Young Artists Competition in the Fall of 2019. This year, the field was so tremendous, judges chose first and second place winners! These amazing young artists will perform with the Imperial Symphony on March 10, 2020 at Youkey Theatre in Lakeland. Find tickets for the March 10 concert Milica Samargia First Place Milica Samargia (soprano) is a junior voice performance major at Florida Southern College where she studies voice with Diane Willis
#OperaSocks are Back - for a Limited Time It's the easiest way to support the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and the annual Lakeland Opera production! Back for a third year, the ISO's #OperaSocks campaign aims to raise $2,500 to bring more than 50 professional artists together for the January 18, 2020 production of La Boheme. Beginning today, you can purchase #OperaSocks for just $20 each - and they make wonderful gifts for friends and family! With the help of creative fundraisers at ProSocks.com, your purchase puts the ISO one
What a Wonderfully Spooky Symphony! The music was just a little spooky for the ISO's season opener on October 29 - and the audience was treated to a surprise guest conductor! Special thanks to the Verner Foundation and Southern Homes of Polk County for making Spooky Symphony possible!