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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|

First Ever Biscuits, Bloody and the Blues Crowns Winners

First Ever Biscuits, Bloody and the Blues Crowns Winners Six restaurants, seven ISO musicians, one blues band and 200 brunch-loving guests add up to the first ever Biscuits, Bloodys and the Blues, held August 27 at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland. The event, created and organized by ISO VP Deedre Daniel, featured a competition for the best biscuit and best Bloody Mary judged by attendees as well as secret panels of judges. Fish City Grill, Frescos, Grillsmith, Masons Live, Popeyes and Square 1 shared samples of

August 30, 2017|

ISO Executive Honored with Professional Award

ISO Executive Honored with Professional Award At the August 17 meeting of the Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), Amy Wiggins, executive director of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, was presented the Colonel John Dillin, APR, CPRC Professional of the Year Award. The award is the Chapter's highest honor and represents the spirit and dedication of FPRA’s first President and founder, Lt. Col. John Dillin, and his lifetime of service to and support of the Association. Wiggins was honored for her outstanding contribution to

August 17, 2017|

Broadway Through the Years tickets on sale today!

Broadway Through the Years Tickets on Sale Today! The Lakeland Genesis Concert Series presents Broadway Through the Years with Elizabeth Burton. Elizabeth Burton joins the ISO for an evening of Broadway favorites including a visit from special guest Michael McArthur. Elizabeth is an actor-singer-dancer with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Florida State University Thank you to the following partners for supporting this performance! Sonata: Core Wealth Advisors Single Tickets on Sale August 15: Gold $35 Silver $25 Bronze/Student $15 PURCHASE TICKETS Now through August 22, purchase single concert tickets

August 15, 2017|

4th Annual SM(ART) Business Symposium

4th Annual SM(ART) Business Symposium The Polk Arts Alliance will host its fourth annual SM(ART) Business Symposium, bringing business, education and arts & culture leaders together to discuss the impact of the arts. This year's Symposium, "Educating an Innovative Workforce," will reveal the successful ways education leaders are infusing arts into education to drive outcomes. Featured speakers are: Jeff Poulin, National Education Director, Americans for the Arts Dr. Mary Palmer, Florida Alliance for Arts Education Beth Cummings, Director of Fine Arts, Polk County Schools Roundtable discussion: Marco Franca,

August 8, 2017|

2016-2017 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report On July 1, 2016, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra boldly entered its 51st season of performances as a semi-professional, paid orchestra. With 48 talented musicians, Imperial Symphony Orchestra audiences enjoyed 16 free concerts, four Masterworks performances, four educational lectures and a fully-staged opera! Donors like you made it possible for 10,000 students and children to attend free performances, including 8,500 school children who attended as part of annual School Day Enrichment concerts. Donations from individuals like you made up more than 40% of the ISO's budget

July 15, 2017|

Introducing LkldPerformingArts.com

Introducing LkldPerformingArts.com The ISO's box office has undergone a digital remodel! By partnering with Arts-People.com, a ticketing software designed just for local performing arts organizations, the ISO is now able to offer online seat selection for ticket purchases outside the RP Funding Center. The simple system uses email addresses to create user accounts, making sure that subscribers are never charged a ticketing fee for online ticket purchases. A ticketing fee, which pays for the software, is charged on single ticket purchases. 2016-2017 subscribers have gotten a sneak peek

June 7, 2017|

2017-2018 Audition Schedule

2017-2018 Audition Schedule The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce auditions for the 2017-2018 season (click here for season schedule). Open seats for the 2017-2018 season include violin and bass. Auditions for substitute musicians will be accepted in addition to the stated open seats. The ISO utilizes a digital audition process facilitated by Submittable.com. Users will create a free account through Submittable.com to upload video auditions. The link below is valid June 1 - June 30, 2017. SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION Audition Excerpts VIOLIN VIOLA CELLO BASS FLUTE

May 15, 2017|

Imperial Symphony Announces Young Artists Endowment Fund in Honor of Beth Mason

Since 1965, the ISO has been a driving force for music education and accessibility, and few have championed music as much as Beth Mason. As an educator and civic leader, “Miss Beth’s” commitment to providing musical education and experience for youth has led to countless opportunities for children and youth to succeed. On April 11, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra joined with the Polk Arts Alliance to present Mason with the 2017 Polk Artist Hall of Fame Award. To recognize this honor, the ISO board of directors, and Beth’s

April 21, 2017|

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|