Music From & For The Heart

7:00PM, Monday, February 12, 2024
First United Methodist Church of Orlando
142 E Jackson St
Orlando, FL 32801
Georgia Mills,guest conductor
Colleen Blagov,flute
LISA NARDI– In This Heart (An Elegy for Strings)
MOZART– Flute Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY– Octet
COPLAND– Suite from Appalachian Spring

The ethereal In This Heart is your embarkation point for the works that encompass music from Lisa Nardi’s elegy for victims of violence to the Suite from Copland’s 1940s ballet about hope and dreaming and searching for the place just right (you’ll recognize the beloved “Simple Gifts,” based on a Shaker hymn). In between, Georgia Mills, one of our female conductors on the Focus Series, also leads Mozart’s graceful—and virtuosic—Flute Concerto with plenty of opportunities for OPO’s Principal Flute Colleen Blagov to display her abundant talents. Plus, Stravinsky’s spirited Octet for winds and brass.


Please note: When purchasing tickets online the only option will be to “Hold at Box Office”. There is no need to pick anything up, but instead you will be checked off a master list upon entry. The Focus Series has been relocated to a new venue due to ongoing construction at The Plaza Live. These 5 concerts will now be held at First United Methodist Church Orlando (FUMCO) in the 2nd Floor CWC Room. This performance space offers plush seating with individual chairs and plenty of space for our musicians and guest artists. There is not bag policy at FUMCO. However, the OPO has a strict prohibited items policy you can find here for all concerts and events. Tickets for these concerts will be extremely limited and seating for single ticket holders will be General Admission on a first-come, first-served basis. The front few rows will be reserved seating for our Focus Series Subscribers. For additional information on directions, parking, and more please visit our Know Before You Go page here.

Musicians

Georgia Mills
guest conductor
Colleen Blagov
flute