Orlando Symphony Orchestra, Music For The City | Orlando's Professional Orchestra For Hire

The "Central Florida Friends of Music" organization became the "Orlando Symphony Orchestra, Inc." on July 24, 1990, and offered an ambitious full season of symphonic concerts during the 1995-96 season.  More recently, Orlando Symphony Orchestra has collaborated with major musical organizations, choirs, schools, churches, etc. to jointly present concerts of the highest professional level.

Orlando Symphony Orchestra is registered as a not-for-profit corporation under Florida law. While we do not solicit contributions, any contributions for philharmonic music activities are always sincerely welcome. Sponsorships for specific concerts are especially welcome, and can be linked with public recognition and targeted advertising, or anonymity, as the contributor wishes.

Honeywell Convention 2011 -- Rehearsal

In addition, Orlando Symphony Orchestra has become the pre-eminent source for musical ensembles, large and small, for meetings and conventions in Central Florida.  Our clients have included Americredit, Unisys, and McDonald's, among many others.  Orlando Symphony Orchestra is composed of only full-time professional musicians of the highest calibre.  Orlando Symphony Orchestra supports and adheres to the policies of Local 389, American Federation of Musicians.

Jerry Weiss, violinist and violist, began studying violin at the age of 5 in Toronto, Canada. He has toured with the "Phantom of the Opera World Tour", the Mantovani Orchestra during 4 tours of the Far East, the Buffalo Philharmonic , the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the New York City Opera, and singer Ray Price. Mr. Weiss has performed as concertmaster of numerous Broadway musicals, and has been a member of many ensembles, including the Niagara Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, the ARTPARK Orchestra, Flagler Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, and others.

Jerry's extensive recording experience has included a performance of the Bach E Major Concerto which aired on BBC Scottish Radio, a duet with Jessica Simpson during ABC's New Year's Eve Special, and performances with N'Sync on the FOX Christmas Special and Kenny Loggins for the Children's Miracle Network.. Mr. Weiss has served on the faculties of Eastern Music Festival and Daemen College.

Evenings of Note:
  • May 9, 2015 at 4 PM-- West Orange Choir with Orlando Symphony--Haydn "Creation"-- First Methodist Church in downtown Orlando, 150 voice choir plus soloists and orchestra..
  • May 2, 2015 at 8 pm-- "Fernando and Friends" with members of Orlando Symphony at Hard Rock Live in Orlando
  • Dec 24 2014-- Orlando Symphony String Quartet with orchestra, for Xmas Eve Service at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church in Oviedo, FL.
  • Dec 18 2014-- Orchestral Xmas Concert with Jeff Redding and the West Orange High School Chorus, music from Classical to Gospel-- 7pm at First United Methodist Church on Jackson St in downtown Orlando.
  • Nov 13 2014-- Honeywell Convention, Connect 2014
  • Nov 8 2014-- Choral Concert with Orchestra, featuring the Gainesville Community Chorus, at University Auditorium, University of Florida, Gainesville FL at 7:30 PM
  • "Forte Tenors", of "America's Got Talent" fame, with Orlando Symphony at the Savannah Center, the Villages , FL Aug 23 at 7:30 pm , Aug 24 2014 at 7:30 PM.
  • Orlando Symphony with the TEN TENORS , April 5, 2014 at 3 and 7:30 PM at Flagler Auditorium, Palm Coast, FL
  • Orlando Symphony, with West Orange High School choirs, present 10th annual Xmas concert -- Dec 13, 2013 at 7pm at First United Methodist Church in downtown Orlando
  • Orlando Symphony String Quartet with orchestra at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church, Dec 24, 2013 at 7 PM
  • NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH !! "Cheap Trick" with Orlando Symphony Orchestra, at Jannus Live in downtown St. Pete. Early Bird tickets $100 "All you can drink!", through Ticketmaster. Treat yourselves !! This will be a blast..
  • Saturday Dec 24, 2012-- Christmas Eve service featuring Orlando Symphony Orchestra strings, 7:30 PM at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church in Oviedo.
  • Friday Dec 14, 2012--"Holiday Concert" with Orlando Symphony Orchestra featuring Dr. Jeffery Redding leading the orchestra together with several Central Florida choirs. First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 7 PM.
  • OSO Chamber Ensemble with choir at First United Methodist Church of Ocala for Handel "Messiah" 2010 May 2 - 4:00 PM
  • OSO String Quartet with Choir at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church in Oviedo for Christmas Eve programme 2009 Dec 24 - 8:00 PM
  • OSO Chamber Ensemble performs with choir at First Baptist Church of Central Florida, 700 Good Homes Rd, Orlando for Christmas programme 2009 Dec 13 - 5:30 PM
  • Orlando Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble with Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church Choir, Christmas Eve Service at Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church, 3600 W. State Rd. 426, Oviedo, Fl., 32765 2008 Dec. 24
  • Boone High School Choir with Orlando Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble, 7 PM at First United Methodist Church in Orlando 2008 Dec. 4
  • College Park Baptist Church, 1914 Edgewater Dr., Orlando Sing-Along Messiah with OSO Chamber Ensemble2008 Dec 6 - 2 P.M.
  • "Sing Along Messiah" with Orlando Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at First Baptist Church of Leesburg in Leesburg, Fl 2008 November 14
  • Mary J. Blige with Orlando Symphony Orchestra Strings at Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa 2008 Oct. 11 - 8 P.M.
  • Orlando Chorale with Orlando Symphony Orchestra, First United Methodist Church of Orlando 2008 May 18 at 1:30 P.M.
  • Boone High School Choirs with Orlando Symphony Orchestra Strings at Boone High School 2008 May 16
Honeywell Launches Connect 2014
Honeywell Launches Connect 2014 Convention
Orchestra performance opening convention meeting for NCR
NCR 2013 Sales Kickoff Meeting
OSO with Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick and the OSO
West Orange HS Chorus with the OSO
West Orange HS Chorus, and the OSO: Sleigh Ride
West Orange HS Chorus with the OSO
West Orange HS Chorus, and the OSO: Christmas Medley
OSO on stage at the Honeywell Convention
Opening to Honeywell Convention, Orlando 2011
 OSO on stage at CPCU Meeting
CPCU Meeting, Orlando 2010
Conductor directing the OSO at the Lotusphere Convention in 2008

Fried chicken, top-quality music, a full house, and fun was had as Orlando Symphony Orchestra assisted First United Methodist Church of Ocala in presenting their great 4th of July Concert.

Hire the Orlando Symphony Orchestra for your event. Tell us about your Project / Convention / Recording. Call the symphony at '407.228.8414' or the business agent directly at '407.896.8001'.