2019 – 2020 Concert Series Performances:
December 12 and 13 – Holiday performances will feature the Hansel & Greta Overture, The Nutcracker Suite, Adeste Fidelis, What Child Is This, Sleigh Ride and many more Christmas favorites with Aldert Vermeulan as the guest conductor from the Amsterdam Opera.
January 9 and 10 – Shalom performance will ring in the New Year with Jewish themes from Fiddler on The Roof, Shindler’s List, Exodus and many more favorites while featuring Carl Topilow as the conductor from Cleveland’s Pop Orchestra.
February 13 and 14 – Valentine Concerts will showcase Vienna Woods, Springtime & Strauss, Tales of the Vienna Woods, and The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz. On May 19 & 20, they will offer a wonderful Fire & Ice Concert with Southern — Fire Dance, Capriccio, Espagnole, O Mo Babbino Caro, Carmen and Northern Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto 1 with piano soloist Sten Heinoia.
April 23 & 24 – a Cherry Blossoms Concert featuring A Japanese Teahouse, Madame Butterfly, Lower Song and many more Oriental favorites with guest conductor Shungo Moriyama visiting us from Osaka, Japan.
Convenient Central Florida Locations: Clermont concerts will now start at a new time this year – 7 PM. The Thursday performances for Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares and other Central Florida residents will be held at the same time 7:30 pm at the Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church auditorium located at 1724 South Bay Street, Route 19 North, Eustis FL 32757 —https://epiphanycelebration.org/. The Friday concerts will be held at the Family Christian Center, located at 2500 South US Highway 27 at the corner of Steve’s Road in Clermont, FL 34711. https://www.fcclive.com/.
Sponsors & Donors Needed: The Florida Lakes Symphony needs your gracious support. They are only able to bring these fabulous concerts to us with the help of sponsorships and donors. Plans will soon be unveiled for a new Central Florida building to house the FLSO planned to support all of the arts with a concert hall, an art museum as well as studios for artists and musicians. Please contact Audrey Sanders to help sponsor the season as well as any of the six seasonal events.
New Family Special, Group Sales & Fundraisers: This season, the FLSO is offering an exciting new special with a $50 Family Ticket Package for up to 4, with adults and children. Extra family tickets are available for only $15 each with advance reservations. Group sales of tickets are also now available to help raise funds for your school or organization. This is a great idea for children’s music groups, schools, and women’s groups.
Symphony History: Internationally respected classical concert pianist/composer Guy Saint-Clair and his wife, portrait/wildlife artist Audrey Sanders came here to Lake County from their European home in 2005. They established the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra as a formidable new cultural force here in Central Florida. Made up of more than 60 professional musicians from all over the world, the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra is the resident professional orchestra of Lake County, Florida with an established reputation for musical excellence.
Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra: Concert tickets are only $42 in advance and $45 at the door. Families of four are only $50, students are only $15 and accompanying parents/teachers are only $25. Group tickets are available. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information, call 352-589-1500 and visit: www.FloridaLakesSymphonyOrchestra.com.