We are pleased to announce that the Orlando Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a generous grant from the Seminole Cultural Arts Council, in support of its residency and 2019 – 20 concert series, in partnership with Seminole State College. Please see Programming on our website.
In partnership with the Valencia College, Department of Sound and Music Technology and Opera Orlando, the Orlando Symphony Orchestra has just completed a series of recording sessions of Michael R. Pranzatelli’s monumental score Memorial Day: A Commemoration. Release and distribution of the recording will be announced, subject to the exclusive rights and wishes of the composer’s family.
Re: Seminole State College & Orlando Symphony Orchestra
As the new dean of Arts and Communications at Seminole State College, I am excited to have the opportunity to develop an ongoing collaboration with the Orlando Symphony Orchestra. We have submitted a grant to fund a Latin American Festival for Fall 2019. We are also looking into other funding sources with a plan to bring back the Orlando Symphony Orchestra even sooner, in Spring 2019. Ultimately, a yearly residency of 4 events a year would enhance our mission to provide cultural vitality to our community.
Seminole State represents a diverse scholarly community that promotes a foundation of reasoned inquiry that enables students to develop philosophical, ethical, scientific and artistic knowledge. My goal is to promote awareness of the transformative power of the arts and communication studies through the multiple outlets our Center for Fine and Performing Arts offers as well as the academic programs within the Arts and Communications Department. We can achieve this in part through our relationship with the Orlando Symphony Orchestra which will enhance our students’ learning and enrich our community through professional performances throughout the year.
I look forward to a longstanding partnership.
Arts and Communications Department
Seminole State College
On October 27th at 7:30 pm, the OSO will perform a program featuring music by composers from the Americas as well as European masters. The concert will include works by Mozart, Verdi, Chapi, Piazzolla, Copland, Handel, Bernstein, Villa Lobos and Glinka. In collaboration with Opera Orlando, Arleen Ramirez and John Murray will perform as soloists. There will be a pre-concert performance by the OSO Youth Symphony at 7:15 pm. The performance will take place at the Seminole State College, Center for The Fine and Performing Arts. Admission $15 for adults and $5 for students, general admission.
David Handel has been appointed Music Director of the Orlando Symphony Orchestra. As we look forward too many new projects and artistic achievements, we welcome David to the OSO family. To learn more about the Maestro, visit www.davidhandel.info