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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|

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|