This concert has Rimma’s fingerprints—and fingers!—all over it! Not only did she curate it, she also leads the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and performs on all three works. First up is Arvo Pärt’s shimmering classical music “hit,” Fratres (Latin: Brethren), revealed through his tintinnabuli technique that immerses you in a meditative sound world. Then it’s Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto—no, not THAT one. The wunderkind wrote another one at age 12! Across borders and decades, its manuscript was “rediscovered” and premiered by the legendary Yehudi Menuhin. And now you’re the first OPO audience to hear it. Finally, Rimma and the Philharmonic’s strings crown this evening with enriched memories of Tchaikovsky’s beloved sunny-blue-skies-Florence.
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.