Welcome to the Aerospace Pavilion! The ISO's musicians are excited to welcome you to the beautiful outdoor Aerospace Pavilion on the Sun n' Fun campus! This beautiful venue will serve as a bandshell complete with stage, roof and concrete floors. Directly east of the concert venue, the newest project for the Sun n' Fun campus is underway - thanks in large part to pandemic timing! Project Skylab will provide new classroom space and a new state-of-the-art simulator training lab among other critical components. The Aerospace Center for Excellence
Bringing the ISO to you! This season, with a focus on safety, ISO musicians will venture outside traditional concert halls and into venues like outdoor pavilions. One new venue for the ISO is the historic Pinewood Estate at Bok Tower Gardens. Built in the 1930s for amateur horticulturalist and Bethlehem Steel executive Charles Austin Buck, the Pinewood Estate is home to stunning gardens, large porches and a music salon complete with a 1901 Steinway piano. Bok Tower Gardens and the ISO have partnered to create a virtual salon
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
This week, the ISO is remembering a tremendous man who dedicated countless hours to making our community healthy and vibrant. Dr. Thomas McLaughlin was a leader in local, regional and national medical communities and contributed his leadership to local groups including The Lakeland Rotary Club, Lakeland Chamber and the Imperial Symphony Orchestra. While news of Dr. McLaughlin's passing will mention his role as president of the ISO, his decades of advocacy and support as a patron made the greatest impact on the ISO's history. His love of music,
Meet the Musicians: Kyle Lanier This #MusicianMonday rounds out the trumpet section with music educator and amazing musician Kyle Lanier.
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: 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