Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Focus Chamber Series Welcomes Conductor Laura Jackson For Tchaikovsky & Mozart

Orlando Philharmonic Principal Oboe Jamie Strefeler is featured soloist


The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the second concert in its Focus Chamber Series with Tchaikovsky & Mozart on Monday, November 19 at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live.

The concert features Guest Conductor, Laura Jackson and Principal Oboe, Jamie Strefeler.

The program includes:

CLYNE – Within Her Arms

MOZART – Oboe Concerto in C Major

TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade for Strings

Laura Jackson, celebrating her tenth season as music director of the Reno Philharmonic, continues to win praise for her artistry, leadership, innovative programming, and creative community engagement.

Her passion and drive have helped the Reno Philharmonic reach new heights with cutting edge composer-in-residence projects, vibrant performances of traditional repertoire, and collaborations that captivate the enthusiasm of the local community as well as the symphonic industry nation-wide. She is currently spearheading a multi-ensemble commissioning project celebrating the 50thanniversary of the Reno Phil and also the 150thanniversary of one of the city’s formative historic events—the completion of the transcontinental railroad. She has invited a consortium of orchestras to join the Reno Phil in commissioning a new work by composer Zhou Tian. Partnering orchestras include the symphonies of Utah, Omaha, Allentown, and Sacramento while the list continues to grow.

In addition to classical, pops, ballet, and educational concerts with the Reno Philharmonic, Ms. Jackson guest conducts nationally and internationally. Recent performances have included concerts with the symphonies of Eugene, Hartford, Charlottesville, Hawaii, Flint, the Philly POPS, and L’Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne in France. In addition, Jackson recently returned to perform with the Atlanta Symphony, where she previously served as their first-ever female Assistant Conductor from 2004–7.

Jamie Strefeler joined the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as principal oboe in the Fall of 2008. Prior to moving to Orlando, she was principal oboe of the Great Falls Symphony and a member of the Chinook Winds Quintet in Great Falls, Montana. She has also held principal oboe positions with the American Youth Orchestra, the Debut Orchestra and the Helena Symphony as well as the second oboe and English horn position with the Tri-Cities Opera Company.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, and sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.

Single tickets start at $18. Student tickets start at $14.60. Patrons may receive (2) free children’s tickets (ages 17 and under) with the purchase of (1) full price Adult ticket. All tickets can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket prices subject to change.)


Celebrating its 26th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Focus Chamber Series at The Plaza Live. The mission of the Philharmonic is to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music, and it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020. Learn more at orlandophil.org.


About the Artists:

Laura Jackson – http://www.laurajackson.net/web/bio.aspx

Jamie Strefeler – https://orlandophil.org/orchestra-musicians/



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