The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will launch their new season on Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8 with Scheherazade – Legends and Heroes with Michael Garasi as the special guest conductor.

Scheherazade: The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will perform the very romantic “Scheherazade”, the story of 1001 Arabian Nights with the exploits of Sinbad, the young Prince and Princess as a special request from an angel donor. This exciting new program will feature family-friendly music. Other musical journeys into fantasy will be performed. Appropriate for the Fall Season, they will share Superman, ET Adventures on Earth, Hedwig’s Theme, and Hook-Flight to Neverland — all of which were huge hits for John Williams. Plus, as another special request: they will perform In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Mr. Michael J. Garasi previously held the position of Principal Conductor of the professional Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra for numerous seasons. Under Maestro Garasi’s baton, the FLSO successfully earned a significant profile in the Central Florida community. Garasi is currently the Artistic Director of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Central Florida Concert Locations: The Thursday performances for the 2019 / 2020 Season will be held at 7:30 PM  at the Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church auditorium located at 1724 South Bay Street, Route 19 North, Eustis FL 32757 —  The Friday night Clermont concerts will start at 7 PM, which is a new time this year. 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. If you can’t make a Thursday series concert, you may use the same ticket the next night in Clermont! — and vice versa.

More Season 15 Performances: The upcoming December 12 & 13 Holiday performances will feature the Hansel & Gretel Overture, The Nutcracker Suite, Adeste Fidelis, What Child Is This, Sleigh Ride and many more Christmas favorites with Aldert Vermeulan from the Amsterdam Opera as the guest conductor. The January 9 & 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 the conductor from Cleveland’s Pop Orchestra, Carl Topilow. The special February 13 & 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 music — Fire Dance, Capriccio Espagnole, O Mo Babbino Caro, Carmen and Northern Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto 1 with piano soloist Sten Heinoia. Spring will commence on April 23 & 24 with 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.

Concert Sponsors: The Florida Lakes Symphony needs your gracious support. They are only able to bring these very special concerts to us with the help of sponsorships and donors. Please contact Audrey Sanders to help sponsor the season as well as any of the six seasonal events.

Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra: Concert tickets are only $42 in advance or $45 at the door. If you purchase a season ticket, it is almost like getting one concert for free at only $180 for 5 concerts.  Add Christmas for only: $222. Families of four are only $50, students are only $15 and accompanying parents/teachers are only $25. Group tickets are available. Call 352-589-1500 for more information and to pay by credit card. Visit: Follow FLSO on Facebook at: You can mail a check to:  FLSO, 1026 Nantucket Sound, Mount Dora, FL 32757.

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