Opening Night featuring Aoife O’Donovan

7:30PM, Saturday, October 12, 2024
Dr. Phillips Center – Steinmetz Hall
445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
2:30PM, Sunday, October 13, 2024
Dr. Phillips Center – Steinmetz Hall
445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Eric Jacobsen,conductor
Aoife O’Donovan,guitar and vocalist
TRADITIONAL– National Anthem
GLINKA– Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
AOIFE O’DONOVAN– America, Come
AOIFE O’DONOVAN– Original Works
DVOŘÁK– Symphony No. 8
DVOŘÁK Arrg. CURTIS STEWART– Slovanic Dance No. 8 “M. Bett”

Opening Night welcomes the return of GRAMMY Award-winning Aoife O’Donovan whose enchanting melodies and evocative lyrics weave an unforgettable musical tapestry about the women heroes in her piece America, Come. This work is inspired by the lives and letters of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in a musical exploration of voting rights for women during the 1920’s. Then, immerse yourself in the soundscape of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 composed during his heroic election into the Bohemian Academy of Sciences. Every note in the Symphony explores a journey through landscapes and stirring melodies, sure to captivate you with its grandeur and passion.

Musicians

Eric Jacobsen
conductor
Music Director
Aoife O'Donovan
guitar & vocals