Orlando Philharmonic announces 2013-14 season

Posted on: February 15, 2013

In Wednesday’s (2/13) Orlando Sentinel, Matthew J. Palm writes, “An Orlando Ballet collaboration, tributes to Elton John and Louis Armstrong, beloved Rossini opera ‘The Barber of Seville’ and performances by Eatonville-boy-turned-Broadway-star Norm Lewis and pianist Jon Kimura Parker are among the highlights of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2013-14 season. The Philharmonic announced its upcoming 21st season at an event for subscribers Tuesday evening at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. The season will open Sept. 28 with a performance by pianist Parker, a Vancouver native awarded his nation’s highest honor—the Order of Canada—for his musical achievements. … This will be the Phil’s final season with Christopher Wilkins at the helm as artistic director. He will conduct seven performances. The roster of guest conductors includes many who have previously worked with the Philharmonic, such as Joel Revzen, Albert-George Schram, Andrew Lane and Leslie Dunner. … The Phil will give individual musicians more prominent roles throughout the season, [Philharmonic Executive Director David] Schillhammer said, having them introduce the pieces they are about to play, for example. That’s based on audience interest, he said. ‘There’s a deep connection between our audience and our musicians,’ Schillhammer said. ‘They want to know the musicians more.’ ”

Posted February 15, 2013