Dying to get away from his despised Salzburg employer, Mozart was on a job-hunting trip when he composed his 31st Symphony, for the Paris Orchestra (which happened to have a great clarinet section). He loved the instrument and—spoiler alert—this is his first symphony to use clarinets. Now, turn your eyes heavenward for illuminating impressions of musicians’ respective star signs by the legendary pianist/composer Mary Lou Williams. She masterfully combines jazz and classical idioms to depict the personalities of Ben Webster and Billie Holiday in “Aries”; Duke Ellington in “Taurus”; Art Tatum in “Libra”; Eartha Kitt in “Aquarius,” and more!
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.