Media Contact: Craig M. O’Neil, City of Winter Park
WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire, police, and parks & recreation agencies (March 25, 2014) – The City of Winter Park will proudly host the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as they present Spring Pops “Voices of Spring” Sunday, April 6, 7 p.m., in charming Central Park in downtown Winter Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of heart-warming music under the stars. This wonderful performance is made possible by a generous grant from the Charlotte Julia Hollander Trust. The event is free and open to the public.
Conductor Paul Hostetter will lead the Orlando Philharmonic in a program entitled “Voices of Spring,” featuring light classical works and selections from American musical classics by Leonard Bernstein, Leroy Anderson, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Lowe. Featured soloists Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore will perform “The Girl from Ipanema,” “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair, “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma!, “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sounds of Music, and others.
Paul Hostetter is the conductor and artistic advisor for the acclaimed Sequitur Ensemble, the principal conductor of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, and the founder and artistic adviser to the Music Mondays chamber series in New York City. He has served as associate conductor for the Broadway productions of Candide and The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, and appears as a guest conductor at opera companies and orchestras across the United States.
Natalie Cordone has performed Off-Broadway, with the Orlando Opera, and recently had her TV debut on MTV’s new half-hour comedy The Inbetweeners. She is a regular performer at The Winter Park Playhouse including parts in Nunsense as Sister Mary Amnesia and Steppin’ Out with Irving Berlin.
Shawn Kilgore played as Billy Bigelow in Carousel with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and Orlando Ballet in 2012. Prior to that, he played Bobby in Mad Cow Theatre’s Company, and George in their Drowsy Chaperone. At The Winter Park Playhouse he performed as Nick in Baby and his first solo cabaret Optimistic Voices.
To learn more, please visit orlandophil.org or call the Philharmonic box office at 407-770-0071.
For details regarding additional City of Winter Park events, please visit the city’s official website at cityofwinterpark.org.