The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra is continuing its dynamic new series of extraordinary 2024 concert performances on April 18 & 19. With about 50 musicians from Lake County and all over the world, their musical talents are brought right here to you each year.

World Famous Conductor Shungo Morijama, will be coming from Japan specifically for these concerts. He will lead the orchestra in a Spring Celebration of “Cherry Blossoms” or “Sakura”. Mr. Morijama will bring with him a lovely singer for the “Madame Butterfly” segment of the concert and a Japanese calligrapher in the lobby to illustrate the writing of names in Japanese script for the audience.

Beginning with “Far and Away” by John Williams from the movie, the tone will be set for an adventure around the world in floral fashion with “Bluebells of Scotland” by Leroy Anderson, Next, they will play “What a Wonderful World”, “Orange Blossom Special”, Twilight’s “A Thousand Years”, Ravel’s “Enchanted Garden’, Lakmé’s “Flower Duet”, and “La Vie en Rose” will be sung by Alexandra Vargas with a trumpet solo by Neal Webb, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s fantasy “Flight of the Bumblebee” with flute solo by Nicolas Real will be performed.

The second part of the program will engage you with the perennial “Waltz of the Flowers” by Johann Strauss Jr., and continue with “Sakura” the Japanese name for Cherry Blossoms as well the “Madame Butterfly” segment with our surprise Japanese singer. Konstantin Dimitrov, the FLSO’s resident internationally respected violin virtuoso star, will present “Danse Russe” from Tschaikowsky’s Swan Lake Ballet. The concert will end in a flourish with the “Polovetsian Dances” including the favorite melody of “Strangers in Paradise”.

Central Florida Concert Locations: The conclusion of this 2024 Concert Season will have their first-night concert held on April 18 in Eustis and their second-night performances will be held in Winter Garden, Florida on April 19. The Thursday performance will start at 7:30 pm at the at Unitarian Universalist, located at 1235 Mount Homer Road in Eustis, FL 32726, right behind Publix. The Friday night South Lake 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. These will be the final concerts of the Season 19 — 2023-24 Season.

Season 20 – Fall 2023 to Spring 2024:Preparations for Season 20 are underway. As usual, the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra remains enigmatic in the choice of pieces for this garden variety of melodies.

The FLSO was established by European composer and pianist, Guy Saint-Clair and his wife, portrait artist and CEO Audrey Sanders in 2005.  Bulgarian virtuoso violinist, Konstantin Dimitrov, has anchored the FLSO as Concert Master since 2006.

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. With the immense guiding light and musical sense of the Founder, Guy Saint-Clair with 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: Individual concert tickets are still only $42 in advance or $45 at the door. Students are still 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 Eustis area venues. Call line phone for reservations at 352-343-0733. No texts. Mail checks for tickets and donations to: FLSO at 112 First Street, Tavares, FL 32778. Facebook:


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