Education & Community

Ages 13-18

At the Orlando Philharmonic, we strive to create musical programs for every age and stage of musical background. We offer a wide variety of programs perfect for budding musicians, music lovers, and ensembles.

Overture Series (New!)

The Overture Series is a perfect opportunity for aspiring middle and high school musicians ready to take their performance to the next level.

Orlando Philharmonic Music Director and professional cellist Eric Jacobsen will guide your students on creating a world-class performance.  Using the Orlando Philharmonic as a teaching tool, Maestro Jacobsen will share insights on performance fundamentals, technical preparation, and specific methods for strong musical effects and results crucial for MPA success.  Expect to leave the concert hall inspired and ready to apply these techniques to your own music and beyond!

Tickets are just $9; group rates are available.

Thursday, November 10 | 12:00 pm | Plaza Live Theater

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Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra:
High School Orchestra of Distinction

In the 2015-2016 season we introduced the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra:  High School Orchestra of Distinction program.  Orchestras participating in this competitive program receive support and feedback from local orchestral experts and professional musicians.  Participating orchestras receive exclusive invitations to open dress rehearsals, master classes, opportunities to sit in with the orchestra, and so much more!

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Youth Orchestra Information

Interested in taking your musicianship to the next level? Consider joining one of Orlando’s amazing youth orchestras.

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Open Dress Rehearsals

Are you interested in seeing how Orlando Philharmonic concerts come together? Are you a music director interested in bringing your ensemble to observe a professional group?

The Philharmonic offers open dress rehearsals at no cost to attendees several times a year. To learn about upcoming dates email us at and a Philharmonic representative will get back to you.

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Backstage Pass

The best way for music students to gain an understanding of a professional orchestra concert is through the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Backstage Pass program, in which students learn about the music, witness the rehearsal process, talk with professional musicians, and experience the concert together in a fun setting.

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New this year: Online Program Notes!

Attending an Orlando Philharmonic event for the first time? Get the most out of your experience by reading about the musical works pieces you’ll hear.

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