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Meet the Guest Artist: Young-Ah Tak

Meet the Guest Artist: Young-Ah Tak Young Ah-Tak joins the Imperial Symphony Orchestra on October 11 for an energetic performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. Watch Young-Ah perform "My Joys." Young-Ah joins the ISO for this special appearance thanks to the generosity of Southeastern University College of Arts & Media. Learn more and purchase tickets for Masterworks #1 New World Symphony. Young-Ah's Bio: Praised for her “winning combination of passion, imagination, and integrity” (New York Concert Review) and her “thrilling blend

September 12, 2016|

#BecauseOfArtsEd: Celebrating Arts in Education Week

#BecauseOfArtsEd September 11 - 17, 2016 is National Arts in Education Week, a time for parents, students, business leaders and the entire nation to celebrate the benefits of arts in education. Studies show that students who participate in arts education have higher graduation rates and better test scores. Plus, the practice of art encourages innovation, fosters critical thinking skills and welcomes change. An analysis of Florida's 12th grade students provides further evidence that students participation in arts-related classes: 1) stay in school; 2) have higher graduation rates; 3)

September 12, 2016|

Make Plans for Music Munndays in October

Make Plans for Music Munndays in October Munn Park Saints performs for Music Munnday April 18, 2016. Plans are taking shape for five Music Munnday concerts in October, culminating with a Halloween dance party on October 31. Music Munndays are a partnership of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) that brings live music to downtown Lakeland's Munn Park during Monday's lunch hour. The first Music Munnday series took place in February, March and April of 2016, bringing more than 200

August 26, 2016|

New World Symphony Tickets on Sale Today!

New World Symphony Tickets on Sale Today! Open the 51st season of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra with Dvorak’s iconic New World Symphony as well as Southeastern University’s artist in residence Young-Ah Tak presenting Liszt’s piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat. Single tickets go on sale August 11 at 9:30 a.m. at The Lakeland Center's Box Office. Now through August 18, purchase single concert tickets for 50% off the retail price! Use code EARLYBIRD online, by phone or in person at The Lakeland Center Monday - Friday,

August 11, 2016|

Shape Your Season by Answering 5 Questions!

Shape Your Season! The Imperial Symphony Orchestra's production committee needs your help! Planning discussions have begun for the 2017-2018 season, and the discussion needs input from stakeholders like you. Whether you're a season subscriber, an opera aficionado, Cookie Concert attendee or just a fan of live music, your suggestions are meaningful to the ISO. Thank you for taking five minutes of your time to share your thoughts on future programs! View Survey

July 29, 2016|

15 Things Americans Believe about the Arts

15 Things Americans Believe about the Arts In December 2015, 3,200 Americans responded to a survey by Americans for the Arts, identifying perceptions and attitudes about the arts in the US. Do they value artistic activities and arts education? Do our country's citizens feel the arts are an important part of their lives? Do they support government funding for the arts? The results to these questions and many more were released earlier this month, and are compiled below in this handy infographic! (For the complete report, visit Americans

July 29, 2016|

Meet the Guest Artist: Michael McArthur

Meet the Guest Artist: Michael McArthur On September 10, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra will debut brand new orchestral charts for Michael McArthur's original work. Michael is a local artist who is garnering incredible national attention, all while choosing to build his career in the place that he loves - Lakeland. The ISO is honored to welcome him to the stage at The Polk Theatre for a night of beautiful music! Learn more and purchase tickets for Michael McArthur Live with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. Michael's

July 27, 2016|