Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra is the professional symphony orchestra of Lake County composed of 40 to 60 musicians from all over the world. The FLSO was established in 2005 by European composer and pianist, Guy Saint-Clair and his wife, portrait artist and CEO Audrey Sanders. Beloved Bulgarian virtuoso violinist, Konstantin Dimitrov, has anchored the orchestra as Concert Master since 2006. The orchestra performs in various churches and halls across the County. 

The new 2023 & 2024 Concert Season 19 is now being finalized with exciting plans for this orchestra. First-night concerts will be held in Mount Dora and second-night performances will be held in Winter Garden.

    • On November 9 & 10, “Legends of Chivalry” will be performed with British music at its finest. This concert will include “The Lark Ascending” with a violin solo by Konstantin Dimitrov, “Elizabethan Serenade” by Ronald Binge, “Elgar Cello Concerto” and more vocal solos by Marco Romano with guest conductor Paul Hostetter.
    • On December 21 & 22, “The Joy of Christmas” will be presented, with guest conductor: Michael Garasi.
    • On January 18 & 19, “From Russia With Love” will be performed with a Tschaikowsky Violin Concerto by Konstantin Dimitrov, including Rachmaninov “Vocalise” and “Moscow Nights” / “Midnight in Moscow” and a “Fiddler on the Roof” clarinet solo by guest conductor Carl Topilow of the Cleveland Pops.
    • On February 15 & 16 -l celebrate Valentine’s week, sharing “Latin Valentine” with guest conductor Paul Hostetter. This concert will include “La Bamba”! and some beautiful romantic music.
    • On March 21 & 22 – “Western Serenade” will be presented with “High Noon”, “On the Trail” and other cowboy favorites plus Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” with guest conductor Carl Topilow.
    • On April 18 & 19 – Cherry Blossoms Concert with Spring Pops Impressions will be led by guest conductor, Shungo Moriyama coming here from Japan.

There will soon be more detailed updates shared on their Facebook page and their website with plans to make these updates by late October 2023.

Central Florida Concert Locations: The Thursday performances for this new season will start at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist, located at 1235 Mount Homer Road in Eustis, FL 32726, right behind Publix. The Friday night concert will be performed at the Church of the Messiah located at 241 North Main Street in historic Winter Garden, FL 34787 at 7:30 pm. Come early for your choice of seating.

Florida Lakes Symphony History: In 2005, the internationally respected classical concert pianist and composer Guy Saint-Clair came to Lake County from their home in Europe with his wife and portrait artist Audrey Sanders. That same year they established Lake County’s first professional symphony orchestra, the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra. Through the years, they have hosted a series of guest conductors from around the world. Virtuoso Bulgarian violinist Konstantin Dimitrov has continued to anchor the orchestra since 2006 as Concert Master and violin soloist. With the immense guiding light and musical sense of the Founder, Guy Saint-Clair with the supportive artistic and administrative skills of the co-founder, Audrey Sanders as Executive Director, this orchestra was established as a formidable force on the cultural scene of Central Florida.

Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra: Full six-season tickets are now only $222, and five concert tickets are only $180. Individual concert tickets are still only $42 in advance or $45 at the door. Students are only $15 with accompanying parents or teachers are only $25. Group tickets are always available. While ticket locations are interchangeable, indicate whether you prefer Winter Garden or Mount Dora area venues. For advance reservations, call landline phone: 352-343-0733. No texts. Visit: www.FloridaLakesSymphonyOrchestra.com. Follow them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/floridalakesymphonyorchestra/?ref=bookmarks. Mail checks for tickets and donations to: FLSO at 112 First Street, Tavares, FL 32778.

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