music at its best...with operatic performances at the Monticello
and Orlando Opera Houses and Florida Orchestra's delighting you
with their musical repertoire.
The Alhambra Orchestra was founded in 1990 to provide amateur
musicians an opportunity to rehearse and perform classical music.
The Orchestra gives six to eight performances per season (October
through June) at various locations in the South Dade, Miami, Florida
region. Participation is open to anyone of at least intermediate
proficiency who wishes to play. No formal audition is required.
Members pay minimal dues. People from all walks of life participate
in the ensemble. Professionals, retired persons and students all
share their love of great music in the Alhambra Orchestra.
1307 S. Florida Avenue. Suite 125 Lakeland, FL 33806 - Tel: 863
Symphonic orchestra performing 15-16 concerts per season. Concerts
will feature a delightful array of music that will not only challenge
audiences but also continue the Orchestra's commitment to performing
great staples of the orchestral repertoire.
3401 NW 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 - Telephone:
954 938 6700
I invite you to join your Florida Philharmonic Orchestra as it
performs musical masterpieces ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven,
Schubert and Mendelssohn to Brahms, Wagner, Liszt and modern masters
Piazzolla, Piston, Sibelius and Shostakovitch. A brilliant roster
of guest conductors, many of whom are candidates for the music
directorship of the Philharmonic, will be joined by outstanding
soloists in a series of masterworks programs that will bring you
a season of enriching musical pleasures.
P.O. Box 7011 Gainesville, Florida
The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra was founded by a group of local
musicians in 1983. Dr. Raymond Chobaz, conductor of the University
of Florida Orchestra, was invited to be the Music Director and
Conductor of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. In 1995, the Orchestra's
name changed to the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra reflecting
more accurately its size and stature. The Orchestra consists of
professional musicians from the community and some gifted university
and high school students. The season's concerts are presented
in several series. First there is the CELEBRATION SERIES. This
is a series of three concerts at the Center for the Performing
Arts at the University of Florida and at Memorial Auditorium.
Both internationally acclaimed soloists as well as highly regarded
local soloists perform with the Orchestra. The well-known violinist
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Gainesville's own acclaimed pianist
Kevin Sharpe, who teaches at the University of Florida, are two
examples of the wonderful talent that have played with our Orchestra.
300 W. Water St. 200 Jacksonville, FL 904 354 5479
Acclaimed 52 piece orchestra performing musical selections of
the highest quality. The 2002-03 concert lineup encompasses musical
styles for everyone, including masterpieces by Mahler and Beethoven,
a fully staged production of Bizet's Carmen, and popular music
from Broadway to bluegrass to Dixieland. Also taking the stage
with the JSO this season will be esteemed soloists such as Gil
Shaham, Elmar Oliveira, Angela Cheng and Marvin Hamlisch.
West Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 774 Key West, FL 33041 - Tel: 305 292 1774
The KWSO's internationally renowned Conductor and Music Director
Sebrina Maria Alfonso recruits professional symphonic musicians
from across the country for each concert. This unique approach
has allowed Maestra Alfonso to develop a recurring core professional
symphony orchestra supplemented by a select group of musicians
and soloists to complement each individual performance.
10661 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 206-A, Miami, FL 33176 - Tel: 305
The Miami Symphony Orchestra is Dade County's flagship orchestra.
Founded in 1989, the orchestra is now entering its twelfth concert
season. Under the leadership of a highly regarded and renowned
Cuban-American conductor, Manuel Ochoa, since its founding, the
orchestra has come to represent the excitement and cultural vitality
of the community.
185 W. Washington St. Monticello, FL 850 997 4242 Fax: 850 997
Programme including theatrical productions, concerts dinner theater,
muisicals and a children's theater.
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard,
Naples, FL 34108
The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is increasingly recognized as
one of the leading young orchestras in the United States. In addition
to regular classical, pops and chamber concerts, the orchestra
has international recording credits and has accompanied such renowned
artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Dmitri Hvorostovsky,
Kiri Te Kanawa and Frederica von Stade.
1111 N. Orange Avenue. Orlando, FL 407 426 1717 Toll Free: 800
A professional opera company on tour throughout Florida.
PO Box 1752 Pensacola, FL 32598 - Tel: 850 435 2533
Enjoy the dazzling virtuosity of some of the world ís most accomplished
Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
1345 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, Florida 32303 - Tel: 850 224
TSO is a professional symphony orchestra that provides a Masterworks
series, holiday concerts, young people's concerts and a free Pops
concert for the Tallahassee community and surrounding areas.
P.O. Box 1561 Venice, Florida 34284 - Tel: 941 488 1010
The regular season consists of six sets of triple performances,
plus a fourth performance of the January Pops Concert.