Three generations ago, following JFK’s assassination, Leonard Bernstein said: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” At this concert, Seventeen, created by Portia Kamons and Ron Ramin, explores how a younger generation is responding to violence and seeking a more peaceful and equitable world. And so it is with the other elegiac works on the program that lend themselves to contemplative, memorial occasions: Mahler’s ethereal Adagietto, for example, played at RFK’s funeral, and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, “In memory of the victims of fascism and war,” written after having seen the total destruction of Dresden by Allied bombardment in World War II.
Please note: The Resonate Festival has been relocated to a new venue due to ongoing construction at The Plaza Live. The Festival will now be held at Winter Park Event Center, including the Prelude Concert on Tuesday, January 30. This performance space offers plenty of seating with individual chairs for patrons and plenty of space for our musicians and guest artists. There is also plenty of free parking on site at the Event Center. There is not a bag policy at the Winter Park Event Center. 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 at the time only All Access Passes are on sale. Tickets will not be mailed for the Resonate Festival, rather All Access Passes will be distributed at the door on your first performance. For additional information on directions, parking, and more please visit our Know Before You Go page.