ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OPENS FOCUS CHAMBER SERIES WITH VENEZUELAN PIANIST GABRIELA MARTINEZ

Schumann and Schumann includes arrangement by

composer-in-residence Angélica Negrón

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 2018-2019 Focus Chamber Series with Schumman and Schumann on Monday, October 8 at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live.

The concert features Conductor Eric Jacobsen, pianist Gabriela Martinez and an arrangement by Orlando Philharmonic composer-in-residence, Angélica Negrón.

The program includes:

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SCHUMANN, C. – Piano Concerto in A minor

MESSIAEN, arr. NEGRÓN (Composer-in-Residence) – Piano Prelude

SCHUMANN, R. – Symphony No. 4

Versatile, daring and insightful, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is establishing a reputation on both the national and international stages for the lyricism of her playing, her compelling interpretations, and her elegant stage presence.

Delos recently released Ms. Martinez’s debut solo album, Amplified Soul, which features a wide-ranging program including works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Szymanowski. She also pays homage to acclaimed composers Mason Bates and Dan Visconti, whose title selection, Amplified Soul (world premiere recording), was written for her.  Ms. Martinez collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer David Frost on the recording.  A music video of Amplified Soul can be found on Ms. Martinez’s YouTube Channel.

Her wide-ranging career includes world premieres of new music, live performance broadcasts, and interviews on TV and radio. Her performances have been featured on National Public Radio, CNN, PBS, 60 Minutes, ABC, From the Top, Radio France, WQXR and WNYC (New York), MDR Kultur and Deutsche Welle (Germany), NHK (Japan), RAI (Italy), and on numerous television and radio stations in Venezuela.

Aloft is the composer-in-residence accommodations sponsor for this concert. 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.

Subscriptions to the Focus Chamber Series are on sale now. Single tickets start at $18 and 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.)

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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.

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About the Artists:

Gabriela Martinez – http://www.gabrielamartinezpiano.com/about/

Eric Jacobsen – https://orlandophil.org/director/

Angélica Negrón – https://www.angelicanegron.com

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