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|

COVID-19 Event Scheduling Updates

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

2020-03-20T16:05:40-04:00March 17, 2020|

2018 Annual Meeting Notice

On May 17, 2018 at 4:30 p.m., the annual meeting of the members of The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Inc. will take place in accordance with the bylaws of the corporation. During this meeting, members of the corporation (persons or entities holding season subscriptions) will be called on to elect directors. The nominating committee has recommended the following slate of nominees for board term 2018-2021: • Robert Berganza • Dr. Craig Collins • Mike DelBovo • Lu Fitzwater • Dr. Kira Omelchenko • April Robinson • Brad Sundgren •

2019-10-13T20:59:11-04:00May 3, 2018|

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

2019-10-13T20:59:12-04:00July 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

2017-06-08T18:35:37-04:00April 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

2017-03-28T17:46:38-04:00March 28, 2017|

Weather Statement #HurricaneMatthew

Weather Statement #HurricaneMatthew The Imperial Symphony Orchestra offices will close early on Thursday October 6 and remain closed Friday October 7, although staff will continue to monitor email and voice mail as available. Musician rehearsal is scheduled as usual for 9 a.m. on Saturday October 8 at The Lakeland Center. Updates to this schedule will be posted on Twitter and Facebook.

2016-10-06T17:21:24-04:00October 6, 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

2016-07-29T17:17:18-04:00July 29, 2016|
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