The OPO Beat #4: Celebrating Black History Month

These 5 Composers Blended Classical Traditions with African-American Traditions The Western Classical Tradition has gone through changes and shifts throughout its history, but it frequently left out the voices of people of color, specifically African-Americans. These composers (and many, many ) challenged the prevailing norms of exclusion and brought their own voices to the concert … Read

The OPO Beat #2: The Practice Room with Principal Percussionist John Patton

Practicing is the way musicians cultivate their talents, but often students and younger musicians struggle to learn the proper techniques and strategies to make practicing efficient. All of our musicians here at the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra have diverse backgrounds from all over the world and have learned from some of the best! Over time (and … Read