⇒ IN THE SPOTLIGHT
In recent years, movie-score concerts — with the movie being simultaneously screened — have become a popular way of enjoying both a favorite film and the sound of a full orchestra. There’s a quartet of such performances coming this season, with movies ranging from a silent-film classic to a recent Disney animated hit.
It has been five years since we heard the singers and musicians of the Bach Festival Society provide a score to “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” a 1928 silent film by Carl Theodor Dreyer. Considered a masterpiece, the movie was scored by composer Richard Einhorn in the style of opera-oratorio in the early 1990s.
The Bach Festival Society will again present Einhorn’s dramatic and passionate music with the accompanying film, “Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc,” March 15-16, 2024.
While Joan of Arc was a medieval hero, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has a more modern hero in mind. Quick! Light the bat signal!
As part of its pop series, the Philharmonic will play Danny Elfman’s score from the 1989 “Batman” film — that’s the one with Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader and Jack Nicholson as the Joker. Mark Watters will conduct two performances on March 9, 2024, in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
A slew of heroes can be found in “The Lord of the Rings,” based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy saga of hobbits, elves and a dark lord’s “one ring to bind them.”
Howard Shore’s Oscar- and Grammy-winning score for “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first in director Peter Jackson’s LOTR trilogy, will be performed by the Bach Festival Society orchestra during a screening of the epic adventure in the Dr. Phillips Center’s Walt Disney Theater. The Bach Festival’s adult and youth choirs will lend their voices to the experience, as well. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Jan. 26-27 and 2 p.m. Jan 28. For more information, go to drphillipscenter.org.
Finally, there’s Disney’s charming and emotional “Coco,” the animated feature about a boy (and a dog) who learn about family, tradition, remembrance and love that spans generations during Mexico’s Day of the Dead festivities.
The Dr. Phillips Center will host a touring orchestra that will perform the movie’s exuberant and heartfelt score by Michael Giacchino, as well as the Oscar-winning song “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, with additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and Adrian Molina.
The music will be performed by the Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México.
“Coco in Concert” will take place in the arts center’s Walt Disney Theater at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26. For more information, go to drphillipscenter.org.
⇒ YOUR SEASON PLANNER
Schedules are subject to change, so always double-check before heading to an event.
BACH FESTIVAL SOCIETY OF WINTER PARK
Except where noted, concerts occur either in Knowles Memorial Chapel or Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. More information: bachfestivalflorida.org
This series features the Bach Festival Society Choir and Orchestra.
ECCE COR MEUM & SCHUBERT’S ‘THE GREAT’: Oct. 15 in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. “Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart)” was composed by Paul McCartney, while Schubert’s 9th Symphony is nicknamed “The Great.”
A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS: Dec. 9-10. Holiday cheer.
VOICES OF LIGHT: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC: March 15-16, 2024. The silent-film masterpiece “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (1928) is paired with a score by Richard Einhorn.
DVORAK MASTERPIECES: April 27-28, 2024. Stabat Mater and Concerto for Cello in B minor, featuring Camille Thomas.
89TH ANNUAL BACH FESTIVAL
ADAM BRAKEL, ORGAN: Feb. 2, 2024. A free, all-Bach program.
FUOCO OBBLIGATO: Feb. 3, 2024. Paris-based chamber ensemble with a repertoire spanning from Baroque cantatas to 20th-century folk songs.
THE SPLENDOR OF BAROQUE MAGNIFICATS: Feb. 9, 2024. Bach Vocal Artists perform magnificats – pieces praising the Virgin Mary – by Telemann, Vivaldi and others.
SPIRITUAL SPACES: Feb. 10, 2024. An uninterrupted flow of music, classical to contemporary, that encourages contemplation and rejuvenation.
MORAVEC AND PRICE: Feb. 17-18, 2024. Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell’s oratorio “Sanctuary Road” draws on the stories of William Still’s memoir, “The Underground Railroad.” Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 was the first symphony by a Black woman to be performed by a major American orchestra.
CONCERTOS BY CANDLELIGHT: Feb. 24, 2024. Pianist Alon Goldstein plays Piano Concerto No. 1. Routa Kroumovitch and Alvaro Gomez perform the Concertante in A Major for Two Violins, Op. 48, by Louis Spohr. Also on the bill: The iconic William Tell Overture.
MAGNIFICAT IN D MAJOR/ARIAS FOR COUNTERTENOR: Feb. 25, 2024. Bach’s Magnificat is followed by his Orchestral Suite. Countertenor Brennan Hall, an Orlando native, sings a selection of Handel’s arias.
LITERARY FOLK SONGS AND FAIRY TALES: Feb. 29, 2024. Program features the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Little Match Girl Passion.”
ROSSINI AND RICKETTS: March 3, 2024. Rossini’s Stabat Mater, with the world premiere of Ted Ricketts’ “Five Songs of War and Peace,” inspired by wartime writings of Stephen Crane and Walt Whitman.
BACH VOCAL ARTISTS
Performances by a choir of professional guest artists.
ROMAN VESPERS OF 1707: Nov. 2. Examples of early Handel music.
SONGS FOR THE SOUL: May 16, 2024. Music that nourishes the intellect and spirit.
INSIGHTS & SOUNDS SERIES
These informal concerts feature educational commentary about composers and musical styles along with the performances.
HAYDN’S MUSIC OF VIENNA: Oct. 5. With Dan Maltz on fortepiano.
VISITING ARTIST SERIES
EROICA TRIO: Oct. 29. Three childhood friends and Julliard classmates perform together.
A VOCTAVE CHRISTMAS: Nov. 26 in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The vocal group performs holiday favorites.
TENTHING BRASS ENSEMBLE: March 17, 2024. Trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth leads a 10-woman group of brass players.
BASILICA CONCERT SERIES
Concerts are at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave. in Orlando. All concerts are free. More information: maryqueenoftheuniverse.org/concerts
ANNUAL ORGAN CONCERT: Oct. 20. Michael Ging will perform on the basilica’s Schoenstein pipe organ.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE BASILICA CHOIR: Dec. 15. Seasonal favorites with a singalong.
CHORAL MASS IN HONOR OF THE CHAIR OF PETER: Feb. 22, 2024. Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Brevis F performed by the Basilica Choir and Orchestra.
TENEBRAE: A HOLY WEEK SERVICE OF DARKNESS: March 22, 2024. A reflective evening of Scripture and a cappella choral music.
RHAPSODIC KEYBOARDS: April 26, 2024. Joseph Irrera and Basilica organist William Picher play piano and organ favorites, including Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
MOZART’S REQUIEM: May 30, 2024. Commemorating the founding rector of the Basilica, Monsignor F. Joseph Harte.
CELEBRATION FOUNDATION CONCERT SERIES
Concerts take place at the venues throughout Celebration. More information: 407-566-1234 or celebrationfoundation.org
HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH ZOE TYLER: Dec. 15. Seasonal songs with the Royal Philharmonic soloist and West End musical performer.
JEFF RUPERT JAZZ: Jan. 20, 2024. Music led by Rupert, the director of jazz studies at the University of Central Florida.
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR: Feb. 9, 2024. The famed young classical singing ensemble.
EVOLUTION: MOTOWN: March 2, 2024. Diverse musicians pay tribute to Motown, funk R&B and soul through tight harmonies and showy choreography.
LA CALLE BAND: April 27, 2024. High-energy Latin pop group.
CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ARTS
Multiple orchestras and choirs, for children and adults, make up the organization’s music program. Shows take place at various venues. More information: 407-937-1800 or cfcarts.com
BEAUTY & THE BEAST IN CONCERT: Sept. 7-8. The music from Disney’s stage adaptation of its hit film, at Northland Church, 522 Dog Track Road in Longwood.
GHOULISH GROOVES: Oct. 20-21. A big-band celebration of the spookiest time of year, in the Pugh Theater of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
INTO THE WILD: Nov. 11-12. A mixed-media showcase of animals, real and fictional, by UpBeat!, a theater troupe of performers with a variety of exceptionalities, including but not limited to autism, Down syndrome and ADHD, at the CFCArts Black Box Theatre, 250 S.W. Ivanhoe Blvd. in Orlando.
SYMPHONIC DISNEY II: Nov. 17-18. The Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years of the Disney company through its music, in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES: Dec. 7-8. The annual holiday spectacular gets a “very merry sequel” with more seasonal tunes from the cinema at Northland Church, 522 Dog Track Road in Longwood.
CENTRAL FLORIDA SOUNDS OF FREEDOM BAND AND COLORGUARD
The ensemble, which celebrates LGBTQIA+ awareness, acceptance and equality, performs in the Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando, except where noted. More information: centralfloridasoundsoffreedom.com
HOPE ETERNAL: Dec. 17 at Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive in Orlando. Winter/holiday concert.
LOVE IS UNIVERSAL: March 3, 2024.
PIECE BY PEACE: June 9, 2024.
CENTRAL FLORIDA VOCAL ARTS/OPERA DEL SOL
The organizations perform in the Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. More information: centralfloridavocalarts.org
DRACULA: Oct. 20-29. Frank Wildhorn’s musical work celebrates the spooky season, with dancers and contortionists, at CityArts in downtown Orlando.
BELLES & BOWS: Dec. 1-31. The all-female quartet performs holiday music at various locations, including Winter Park Library and the Center for Health and Wellbeing.
SCALIA/GINSBURG: March 15-17, 2024. Derrick Wang’s opera, played by Alterity Orchestra, celebrates the unlikely friendship between Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, in the Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The downtown arts center, at 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando, presents the Great Orchestra Series in Steinmetz Hall. More information: drphillipscenter.org
GREAT ORCHESTRA SERIES
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: Oct. 8. The Bach Festival Choir joins the London orchestra, conducted by Edwin Outwater, on a program of greatest hits of choral-orchestral music.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA: Feb. 4, 2024. Karina Canellakis conducts Chopin and Rachmaninov with pianist Seong-Jin Cho.
ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: March 6, 2024. Lahav Shani conducts Mozart, Prokofiev and Pärt with pianist Daniil Trifonov.
ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS: March 22, 2024. With Joshua Bell conducting and playing violin in a program of Brahms and Schumann.
CELTIC THUNDER: ODYSSEY: Oct. 30. Male vocal ensemble presents and songs and stories drawn from Irish culture.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER: Nov. 14. The a cappella group tours in support of its latest album and in celebration of the holiday season.
COCO IN CONCERT: Nov. 26. A 20-piece Latin ensemble accompanies a screening of Disney’s animated film about a boy’s adventures during Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration.
SARAH BRIGHTMAN: A CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY: Dec. 13. Holiday music from the renowned soprano.
TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE: Dec. 30. Trombone-led music with the spirit of New Orleans.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: Jan. 26-28, 2024. The Bach Festival Orchestra and Choir, with the Bach Festival Youth Choir, accompany a screening of the film.
NIER: ORCHESTRA CONCERT 12024 [THE END OF DATA]: March 30, 2024. AWR Music Productions partners with video-game developer Square Enix on a multimedia orchestral production with a symphony and chorus conducted by Eric Roth.
FLORIDA LAKES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The orchestra features guest conductors and is anchored by Bulgarian violinist Konstantin Dimitrov as concertmaster. Performance locations for the upcoming season are still being determined and should be announced on the organization’s website in September. More information: floridalakessymphonyorchestra.com
LEGENDS OF CHIVALRY: Nov. 9-10. British music including “The Lark Ascending” violin solo by Konstantin Dimitrov, “Elizabethan Serenade” by Ronald Binge and Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Vocal solos by Marco Romano and conductor Paul Hostetter.
THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS: Dec. 14. Holiday music with conductor Carl Topilow.
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: Jan. 18-19, 2024. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Konstantin Dimitrov, Rachmaninov’s “Vocalise” and “Moscow Nights” (“Midnight in Moscow”) and “Fiddler on the Roof” clarinet solo by conductor Carl Topilow of the Cleveland Pops.
LATIN VALENTINE: Feb. 15-16, 2024. Conductor Paul Hostetter.
WESTERN SERENADE: March 21-22, 2024. Conductor Carl Topilow.
FLORIDA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
The organization performs at various venues throughout Central Florida. More information: 407-999-7800 or fsyo.org
67TH SEASON JAZZ OPENER: Oct. 7. Joseph Wise Jazz Band and Alphonse Carlo Jazz Band at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave. in Winter Park.
FLORIDA MUSIC COLLEGE FAIR: Oct. 10. Free event at the Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St. in Orlando.
67TH SEASON CLASSICAL OPENER: Oct. 15. The orchestras perform at Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive in Orlando.
MIRACLE AT MEAD: Dec. 17. Holiday music in The Grove at Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park.
SPRING CLASSICS: March 10, 2024 at Lyman High School, 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Longwood.
FSYO PLAY-A-THON: March 16, 2024. Central Park stage on Park Avenue in Winter Park.
D.T.O. JAZZ FEST: April 28, 2024. At Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St. in Orlando.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE SHOWCASE: May 3, 2024. In the Little Amphitheater at Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park.
67TH SEASON JAZZ FINALE: May 11, 2024. At Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave. in Winter Park.
67TH SEASON CLASSICAL FINALE: May 19, 2024. At Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive in Orlando.
HOWEY MANSION MUSIC SERIES
All concerts are held at the Howey Mansion at 1001 Citrus Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills. More information: 407-385-0646 or howeymusicseries.org
THE ROARING ‘20S AND BEYOND: Nov. 12. Greg Parnell and the Classic Jazz Band, on the lawn.
SWINGING INTO THE HOLIDAYS: Dec. 17. Trumpeter Enrique Sanchez and the Marco Bojorquez Latin Jazz Quartet, on the lawn.
WONDERFUL WINDS: AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC: Jan. 17, 2024. Philharmonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Pasquale Valerio, in the great hall.
A CONCERT FROM THE HEART: A VALENTINE RECITAL: Feb. 7, 2024. Inaugural gala with dinner and concert featuring cellist Victor Minke Huls and pianist Wesley Ducote, in the great hall.
HARMONY IN BLOOM: A SPRING PIANO RECITAL: March 27, 2024. Pianist Byeol Kim, in the great hall.
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON: ELODIE GERMAIN SINGS THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK: April 21, 2024. With the Chuck Archard Trio, on the lawn.
MESSIAH CHORAL SOCIETY
The organization begins rehearsing in September for its annual concert, this year in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. More information: messiahchoralsociety.org
MESSIAH: Nov. 26. The performance of Handel’s oratorio is free, but bring a nonperishable item for Second Harvest Food Bank.
METROPOLITAN OPERA LAFFONT COMPETITION
The Florida District event takes place at Tiedtke Hall at Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. More information: Email MetAuditions@gmail.com
COMPETITION: Jan. 20, 2024. Hear singers vie to advance to the Metropolitan Opera’s next competitive round in this day of free music.
MILK DISTRICT SALON CONCERT SERIES
Performances are at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando, 1901 E. Robinson St. More information: orlandouu.org
HOLLY NEAR: Sept. 9. The singer-songwriter and activist celebrates “creative defiance” and the human spirit with her music of peace, justice and feminism.
MILLENNIUM MASTER CHORALE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Concerts are performed at the Morrison United Methodist Church at 1005 W. Main St. in Leesburg. More information: 352-787-3705 or mmccentralflorida.com
JOYOUS TIDINGS: Nov. 17. Handel’s Chandos Anthem No. 4, “O Sing Unto The Lord” and various “Messiah” selections featuring soloists, choir, chamber orchestra and Morrison’s beautiful Aeolian Skinner organ. With other holiday music from Dan Forrest and John Rutter.
ON MY WAY: March 22, 2024. Music of Rutter, Kirchner and others in a variety of styles, including gospel.
Except where noted, productions are presented in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. More information: operaorlando.org
TOSCA: Oct. 27 & 29. In this classic melodrama, opera diva Floria Tosca becomes caught in political intrigue as she tries to save her lover, a painter named Mario Cavadorossi, from Baron Scarpia, who wants Tosca for himself. Sung in Italian, with English supertitles.
FRIDA: Jan. 26 & 28, 2024. A look at artist Frida Kahlo’s magnetism, from her childhood during the Mexican Revolution to her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera to her political, artistic and romantic dalliances. Sung in English and Spanish, with supertitles.
RUSALKA: March 8-9, 2024, at the Art & History Museums — Maitland. Like Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid,” Antonin Dvorák’s opera tells of a sea creature that falls in love with a human and strikes a deal with a witch — giving up her voice — to pursue him. Sung in English.
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR: April 19 & 21, 2024. Opera Orlando will use TV’s “Game of Thrones” for inspiration in this staging of Donizetti’s musical masterpiece. Lady Lucia Ashton is torn between her family and forbidden love in this tragedy. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
THE JUNIPER TREE: May 10-11, 2024, in the Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center. A tale by the Brothers Grimm comes to life in a collaboration between the opera company, Alterity Chamber Orchestra, MicheLee Puppets, Phantasmagoria, the Central Florida-based atmospheric storytelling troupe. The plot kicks off with a jealous woman who murders her stepson and then makes a stew of him. But revenge can be sweet. Sung in English with English supertitles.
ORLANDO CHORAL SOCIETY
The choir performs throughout Orlando and Winter Garden. More information: 803-999-7464 or orlandochoralsociety.org
BROADWAY ON PLANT: Oct. 8. A celebration of showtunes through the years, performed at First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, 125 E. Plant St.
THE MANY MOODS OF CHRISTMAS: Dec. 17. A holiday performance at First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, 125 E. Plant St.
MLK CONCERT: THROUGH THE STORM, I NEED YOU TO SURVIVE: Feb. 2, 2024. A Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert with additional performances by University of Central Florida choirs, community choirs, soprano Naguanda Miller-Nobles, bass Benjamin Polite and Orlando poet laureate Shawn Welcome. Free, with nonperishable food item. Performed in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
THE REUNION: May 19, 2024. The reunion concert includes performances by the Orlando Choral Society’s Winter Garden Community Choir, Voci del Cuore and alumni of the West Orange choirs. At First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, 125 E. Plant St.
ORLANDO LUTHERAN TOWERS
The “Sunday Live!” series, featuring notable Central Florida entertainers and organizations, is free and open to the public. Concerts are at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 300 E. Church St. in Orlando. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA QUINTET: Sept. 10.
ORLANDO SINGS: Oct. 22.
ROLLINS COLLEGE IN CONCERT: Nov. 12.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Dec. 10. With the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe Basilica Choir.
AN AFTERNOON OF VIOLIN AND PIANO: Jan. 28, 2024. With Lisa Ferrigno and Scott Watkins.
JOHN DEPAOLA QUINTET WITH SUZY PARK: Feb. 18, 2024. Jazz performance.
STETSON UNIVERSITY IN CONCERT: March 17, 2024.
ROLLINS COLLEGE IN CONCERT: April 14, 2024.
ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA QUINTET: May 19, 2024.
TRIO CON BRIO: June 9, 2024.
CENTRAL FLORIDA BRASS QUINTET: July 28, 2024.
HEATHER THORN AND VIVACITY: Aug. 25, 2024.
CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ARTS BIG BAND: Sept. 15, 2024.
OPERA ORLANDO: Oct. 20, 2024.
MAGNIFICENT FRATELLI RUFFATTI ORGAN CONCERT: Nov. 10, 2024.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE UCF CONCERT CHOIR: Dec. 8, 2024.
ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Classics and Pops concerts are in Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. Focus concerts and the Symphony Storytime Series programs for children are planned to be at The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave. in Orlando, although construction may change those plans. The Resonate Festival will be at the Winter Park Events Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. More information: orlandophil.org
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION: Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Music director Eric Jacobsen conducts Mussorgsky’s great work, with Bella Hristova soloing on the Barber Violin Concerto. Dai Wei’s “The Dancing Moonlight” is also on the bill.
THE RITE OF SPRING & EMANUEL AX: Nov. 4-5. Jacobson conducts guest artist Emanuel Ax on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. Anna Clyne’s “The Moment” opens the program, with Stravinsky’s thrilling “Rite of Spring” as a finale.
RACHMANINOFF & RAVEL: Jan. 13-14, 2024. Jacobsen welcomes guest cellist Sterling Elliott, who solos on the world premiere of John Corigliano’s “Phantasmagoria,” arranged by the conductor specifically for the musician. Also on the program: Ravel’s “La Valse” and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.
BRAHMS’ THIRD SYMPHONY: Feb. 24-25, 2024. Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen leads the orchestra in the Florida premiere of James Lee III’s new piano concerto, featuring Alexandra Dariescu, along with Emilie Mayer’s “Faust” Overture and Brahms work.
RIMMA, SIBELIUS & THE ‘ORGAN SYMPHONY’: March 16-17, 2024. Guest conductor Chloe van Soederstede presides as concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois solos on Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. The program also includes Katarina Leyman’s “Roller Coaster: Super 8? and Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3.
MAHLER’S ‘RESURRECTION’ SYMPHONY: May 11-12, 2024. Conductor Eric Jacobsen leads Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the University of Central Florida chorus and Stetson University Concert Choir.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Nov. 25. Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero conducts holiday favorites.
PROHIBITION: Jan. 20, 2024. Chelsea Gallo conducts.
‘BATMAN’: March 9, 2024. Mark Watters conducts as the orchestra accompanies the 1989 film.
SYMPHONY OF ILLUSIONS: April 27, 2024. Magician Michael Grandinetti performs tricks; Gallo returns to conduct once more.
SEEKING ANSWERS: Oct 16. Featuring The Westerlies, a brass quartet. Jacobsen conducts.
LATIN EXPLORATIONS BY MAGOS: Nov. 13. Guest conductor Geoffrey Robson and vocalist Magos Herrera present Latin jazz.
MUSIC FROM & FOR THE HEART: Feb. 12, 2024. Guest conductor Georgia Mills leads Lisa Nardi’s “In This Heart,” Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 and the Copland Suite from “Appalachian Spring.”
MINOR MATTERS: March 25, 2024. Guest conductor Chelsea Gallo presents Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bruckner and Shubert, with guest pianist Washington Garcia.
RIMMA PRESENTS MENDELSSOHN & TCHAIKOVSKY: May 20, 2024. Bergeron-Langlois curated this program of Avro Pärt, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
SYMPHONY STORYTIME SERIES
SPOOKY SERENADES: Oct. 21-22.
HOLLY JOLLY SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: Dec. 9-10.
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: March 2-3, 2024.
AESOP’S FABLES: April 20-21, 2024.
RESONATE: Jan. 30, Feb. 1, 3 and 5, 2024. Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will headline the festival, which will feature six concerts over three nights, and a special opening “prelude” concert. An orchestra performance opens each evening, followed by a more intimate chamber-music recital.
The professional choral organization features a Symphonic Choir and the Solaria Singers, a smaller chamber ensemble. The organization’s concerts are at various venues, noted below. More information: orlandosings.org
SOLARIA TAKES FLIGHT: Sept. 24. The Solaria Singers perform music by Eric Whitacre, Renaissance madrigals and more. At Park Lake Presbyterian Church, 309 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando.
ALAS & ALLELUIA: WORKS FOR DOUBLE CHOIR: Nov. 10. Symphonic Chorus and Harmonia, a soprano-alto ensemble, perform music including a North American premiere by Shruthi Rajasekar and world premiere by Keith Lay. At First United Methodist Church, 142 E. Jackson St. in Orlando.
A SOLARIA SOLSTICE: Dec. 21. The Solaria Singers perform songs of the season. At Timucua Arts Foundation, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave. in Orlando.
BAROQUE MAGNIFICENCE: March 1, 2024. Symphonic Chorus performs Bach’s Mass in B minor. In Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD: June 1-2, 2024. The Solaria Singers perform the work in tribute to those lost at the Pulse mass shooting. In the Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
CHORAL FESTIVAL: EAST & WEST
THE ROAD EAST: April 30, 2024. Symphonic Chorus and Harmonia perform music from the Republic of Georgia and South Korea, with guest conductors from those countries. At First United Methodist Church, 142 E. Jackson St. in Orlando.
THE ROAD WEST: May 3, 2024. Symphonic Chorus and Harmonia perform Reena Esmail Malhaar’s “A Requiem for Water” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem.” At First United Methodist Church, 142 E. Jackson St. in Orlando.
PERFORMING ARTS MATTER
The umbrella organization consists of multiple musical ensembles, with schedules detailed below. More information: pamatter.org
MAITLAND STAGE BAND: Sept. 2. At Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave. in Winter Park.
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD: Sept. 9. The Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, with vocal ensemble VoxO, presents new music in collaboration with the Central Florida Composers Forum. In the Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
THRESHOLDS: DOORWAYS INTO HOPE, LOSS AND SPIRIT: Sept. 16. The Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, with vocal ensemble VoxO, presents new music in collaboration with the Central Florida Composers Forum. At Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, 600 N. Lake Formosa Drive in Orlando.
MAITLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Oct. 8. Free performance at Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
MAITLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Oct. 29. At Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Nov. 4. At Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave. in Winter Park.
ART UNDER THE STARS: Nov. 10. Free Maitland Stage Band concert at the Maitland Rotary Art Festival, Lake Lily Park Stage, 701 Lake Lily Drive in Maitland.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Dec. 3. At Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
MAITLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Dec. 17. At Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
MAITLAND STAGE BAND: Jan. 21, 2024. At Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave. in Winter Park.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: Feb. 4, 2024. At Timucua Arts Foundation, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave. in Orlando.
MAITLAND STAGE BAND: March 1, 2024. At Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave. in Winter Park.
MAITLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: March 10, 2024. At Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: April 7, 2024. At Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave. in Winter Park.
MAITLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: April 14, 2024. Free performance at Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
MAITLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: May 5, 2024. At Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
MAITLAND STAGE BAND: May 19, 2024. At Venue on the Lake, Maitland Civic Center, 641 Maitland Ave.
BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: June 2, 2024. At Maitland Presbyterian Church, 341 N. Orlando Ave.
The venue, at 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford, hosts plays, children’s productions and other events in addition to concerts. More information: 407-321-8111 or ritztheatersanford.com
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE FALL JAZZ NIGHT: Oct. 24. Free community concert by student musicians.
U.S. NAVY BAND COMMODORES JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Nov. 1. Free community concert of big-band jazz.
SANFORD JAZZ ENSEMBLE: LET’S CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS: Dec. 3. Spirited holiday jazz.
ORLANDO GAY CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERT: Dec. 16.
ORLANDO BIG BAND: A WHITE CHRISTMAS: Dec. 17. Holiday favorites with a sing-along.
SANFORD JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Feb. 11, 2024. Black History Month concert featuring Ron Stark.
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE SPRING JAZZ NIGHT: March 26, 2024. Free community concert.
ORLANDO GAY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT: May 22, 2024.
SANFORD JAZZ ENSEMBLE SALUTES BROADWAY: June 20, 2024. Showtunes.
Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are at the Tiedtke Concert Hall on the campus of Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. More information: 407-646-1517 or rollins.edu/music-department
FACULTY RECITAL: Sept. 17
MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Oct. 17, Oct. 19, Oct. 24, Oct. 26, March 7, March 19, March 21, March 26
STRING ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Oct. 19; May 16, 2024
ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Oct. 24; May 30, 2024
CHORAL CONCERT: Oct. 26; May 11, 2024; May 29, 2024
WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 7; May 2, 2024
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 9; May 4, 2024
MUSIC FROM THE STAGE: Nov. 10
FLUTE ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 12; May 21, 2024
ACOUSTIC ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 12; May 21, 2024
JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 14; May 9, 2024
JAZZ COMBO CONCERT: Nov. 15; May 10, 2024
INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 16; May 18, 2024
COMPOSITION CONCERT: Nov. 19; May 28, 2024
CHRISTMAS VESPERS: Dec. 1-3
VISITING ARTIST: Feb. 2, 2024. Organist Adam Brakel.
ST. LUKE’S CONCERT SERIES
Concerts are presented at the church, 2021 W. S.R. 426 in Oviedo, and streamed online at the St. Luke’s Concert Series Facebook page and YouTube channel. More information: 407-365-3408 or sllcs.org
BRASS BAND OF CENTRAL FLORIDA: Sept. 8-9, Dec. 1-2
UCF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Nov. 17; Feb 17, 2024
ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: March 1, 2024
ORLANDO CONCERT BAND: April 26, 2024
SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE
Concerts are at various venues throughout Central Florida. More information: 407-708-2040 or seminolestate.edu/arts/events/concerts
FACULTY RECITAL: Oct. 17.
JAZZ NIGHT: Oct. 24 at the Ritz Theater, 201 S. Magnolia Ave. in Sanford.
STUDENT RECITAL: Nov. 7.
MESSIAH SINGALONG: Nov. 14 at Holy Cross Lake Mary, 780 N. Sun Drive in Lake Mary.
HOLIDAY GALA CONCERT: Nov. 28. At Lake Mary Events Center, 260 N. Country Club Road.
STEINWAY SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
The nonprofit organization provides pianos and music lessons to children. Performances are at Steinway Piano Galleries at Ashby Square, 520 W. State Road 436, Suite 1140 in Altamonte Springs, except where noted. More information: 407-339-3771 or steinwaysocietyorlando.com
DIVAS AND DUDES: Sept. 17 at Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. Carol Stein, Jacqueline Jones, Hannah Laird, Billy Flanigan and Kevin Brassard raise money to bring music to underserved children in this high-spirited concert, with light dinner buffet and drinks.
STUDENT HOLIDAY SHOWCASE: Dec. 10. The holiday performance, sponsored by Helpful Hands, includes a visit by Santa Claus, the Dickens Carolers and student pianists.
TIMUCUA ARTS FOUNDATION
Most programming is both online and in person at 2000 S. Summerlin Ave. in Orlando. More information: 321-234-3985 or timucua.com
YUVAL AMIHAI TRIO: Aug. 25. Original compositions and classic jazz standards.
CARLOS SERRANO: Aug. 26. Colombian classical guitarist.
KEEGAN MATTHEWS: Sept. 2. Trio plays original music along with the music of Herbie Hancock, Flying Lotus and others.
SIMON LASKY GROUP: Sept. 3. Original compositions.
ENERGY WHEEL: Sept. 6, Oct 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6. Crystal singing bowls and Tibetan bells meet synthesizer in this spacey, meditative, inspirational concert. Bring a pillow, mat and blanket.
TAL COHEN TRIO FEATURING IGNACIO BERROA: Sept. 9. Afro-Cuban jazz drumming combines with the Israeli pianist’s prowess.
POR UNA CABEZA: Sept. 15. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a program of tango, bolero and Latin jazz.
LOS SOLIDOS LATIN JAZZ BAND: Sept. 16. Central Florida salsa group performs.
BOBBY CALLENDER PRESENTS 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF RAINBOW: Sept. 22-23. Enter a psychedelic time capsule as the artist presents his sonic 1968 album “Rainbow” live on stage.
FROM THE DIARY OF VIRGINIA WOOLF: Oct. 13. Sarah Purser sings the eight-part Pulitzer prize-winning song cycle from the author’s writings. Presented by the Helena Collective.
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE: Oct. 22. Australian guitar virtuoso.
COMPARING NOTES: A JAZZ RIVALRY WITH STRINGS ATTACHED: Dec. 16. Pianist Konrad Paszkudzki and guitarist Pasquale Grasso perform together.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Unless otherwise noted, concerts are at the UCF Rehearsal Hall on the main campus, 4000 Central Florida Blvd. More information: 407-823-1500, email@example.com or arts.cah.ucf.edu
FACULTY RECITAL: Sept. 8. Jeff Moore, Thad Anderson and Kirk Gay, percussion.
FACULTY RECITAL: Sept. 14. Ayako Yonetani, violin.
FACULTY RECITAL: Sept. 15. David Bjella, cello with Sun-A Park, piano.
JAZZ CHAMBER GROUPS CONCERT: Sept. 19; Oct. 3; Nov. 14; Nov. 28; Jan. 30, 2024; Feb. 20, 2024; March 12, 2024;
FACULTY WIND QUARTET RECITAL: Sept. 21.
MOZART GRAN PARTITA: Sept. 24.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE II CONCERT: Sept. 26; Nov. 7; Feb. 27, 2024; April 16, 2024.
EMERALD BRASS QUINTET: Sept. 28. Guest artist.
FLYING HORSE BIG BAND: Sept. 29 and Feb. 9, 2024, in Nicholson School Auditorium; Oct. 7 in Central Park in Winter Park;
FACULTY RECITAL: Oct. 1. Jesse Cook, trumpet & Sun-A Park, piano.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Oct. 5.
PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: Oct. 6.
WIND ENSEMBLE & SYMPHONIC BAND: Oct. 12 and Feb. 15, 2024, in the Student Union’s Pegasus Ballroom; Nov. 28 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
FACULTY RECITAL: Oct. 13. Sun-A Park, piano.
CONCERT BAND & JAZZ ENSEMBLE II CONCERT: Oct. 15 in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom.
UCF FACULTY BRASS QUINTET RECITAL: Oct. 19.
UCF CHOIRS: LIGHT BEYOND SHADOW: Oct. 21 at Tuskawilla United Methodist Church, 3925 Red Bug Lake Road in Casselberry.
UCF BRASS CHAMBER CONCERT: Oct. 31.
NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 2.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 5; March 7, 2024.
COMPOSITION STUDIO RECITAL: Nov. 6; Nov. 17; April 19-20, 2024
UCF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT: Nov. 7 and Feb. 17, 2024, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo.
UCF OPERA SCENES MÉLANGE: Nov. 8 & 12 in the Visual Arts Building auditorium.
PEGASUS STRING QUARTET RECITAL: Nov. 9.
UCF SAXOPHONE STUDIO RECITAL: Nov. 12.
ALAN H. WOO, PIANO: Nov. 12. Guest artist.
CHAMBER WINDS RECITAL: Nov. 19; April 18, 2024.
UCF WOODWIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Nov. 19.
CONCERT BAND CONCERT: Nov. 19 in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom.
NICK PHOTINOS, CELLO: Nov. 21. Guest artist.
KNIGHTS TRUMPET ENSEMBLE CONCERT: Dec. 2; April 21, 2024.
UCF SEASON OF JOY CHORAL CONCERT: Dec. 3 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando. With guest artist Resolve.
FACULTY RECITAL: Jan. 25. Ayako Yonetani and Friends.
THROUGH THE STORM, I NEED YOU TO SURVIVE: Feb. 3, 2024. Martin Luther King Jr. concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
KATARZYNA MYCKA & CONRADO MOYA, PERCUSSION: Feb. 11, 2024. Guest artists.
CONCERT & UNIVERSITY BANDS: Feb. 18 and April 18, 2024, at the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom
FACULTY RECITAL: Feb. 22, 2024. Keith Koons, clarinet.
UCF-ORLANDO JAZZ FESTIVAL: Feb. 23-24, 2024 at Nicholson School auditorium.
UCF CLARINET DAY: March 2, 2024.
FACULTY RECITAL: March 3, 2024. Jeremy Hunt, tenor.
OLIVER XU, PERCUSSION: March 28, 2024. Guest artist.
NATIONAL YOUNG COMPOSERS CHALLENGE: April 14, 2024 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
MAHLER’S ‘RESURRECTION’ SYMPHONY NO. 2: May 11-12, 2024 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in Orlando.
Concerts are at the performing-arts center on Valencia College’s East Campus, 701 N. Econolockhatchee Trail in Orlando, unless otherwise noted. More information: 407-582-2332 or valenciacollege.edu/campaign/arts
SYMPHONIC/JAZZ BAND HALLOWEEN CONCERT: Oct. 31 on the School of Arts and Entertainment outdoor stage.
JAZZ CONCERT: Nov. 14.
HOUSE BAND CONCERT: Nov. 15 and April 3, 2024, venues TBA.
WINTER CHORAL CONCERT: Nov. 16.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOLIDAY SHOW: Nov. 21.
‘HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING’: Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The musical, directed by Carla DelVillaggio, is presented as Valencia’s Fall Opera Theatre Workshop.
SYMPHONIC BAND COMMUNITY CONCERT: Feb. 15, 2024.
SPRING JAZZ BAND CONCERT: Feb. 20, 2024.
MASTER MUSIC SERIES: Feb. 26-March 1, 2024.
SPRING CHORAL CONCERT: April 9, 2024.
ART AND MUSIC CONCERT: April 10, 2024.
SPRING OPERA THEATRE WORKSHOP: April 18-20, 2024.
— Listings compiled by Matthew J. Palm