A (VERY) Little Bit About Music with Amy: Rodeo This week of spring break, I've been focusing on preparing for the upcoming Cookie Concert. I know the music that's on the program, and I know that it makes me think of cowboys, trail rides and wide open spaces. What I didn't know was WHY the music was composed to begin with. So, naturally, I figured we'd learn together. Aaron Copland is a familiar American composer - even if you're not sure of the name. If you've seen the
The Vltava (Moldau) River flows through Chesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. A (VERY) Little Bit About Music with Amy: The Moldau Today, I'm reminiscing about my trip to Europe last year. For some reason, I haven't worn the ring we bought until today. Michael and I took a cruise down the Danube and had the opportunity to take several day trips inland. When we arrived in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, I was a total dork because I recognized the name of the river we were going to visit as
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 •
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
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
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
Give Inspiration: Give Kids Music this Holiday With your generosity, the first half of the ISO's season has been a tremendous success! Since September, ISO musicians have performed seven concerts for more than 6,800 folks... and they have at least three more scheduled in December! As you know, the ISO relies on the generosity of patrons like you to fulfill its mission to "educate, entertain and inspire" audiences through live music. I want you to know why those gifts are so important. 1. Education In November, ISO musicians
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.
Brigid Pettit will be interning with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra this summer!
As the 50th season of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra (ISO) comes to a close, the board of directors announces an exciting development in the way the ISO meets its mission to “educate, entertain and inspire audiences.”