Orlando Philharmonic to perform four virtual chamber concerts in August

Posted on: July 24, 2020

Florida’s Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will offer four live, virtual concerts in August, curated by Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois together with Music Director Eric Jacobsen, as part of a celebration of Bergeron-Langlois’s tenth season with the orchestra. Programs will feature fifteen musicians from the orchestra, and Jacobsen will perform on cello. The series will launch on August 1 at 8 p.m. with music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Dvořák performed by Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violinist Alexander Stevens, violist Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero, cellists Eric Jacobsen and Megan Savage, flutist Colleen Blagov, and bassoonist Gabriel Bergeron-Langlois, who is Rimma Bergeron-Langlois’s son. Remaining programs on August 8, 15, and 22 will feature music by Mozart, Dvořák, Debussy, Sydney Guillaume, Jan Koetsier, Victor Ewald, Tchaikovsky, William Grant Still, and Astor Piazzolla. In announcing the series, Executive Director Paul Helfrich said, “It will be such a thrill to hear these programs. They represent our first performances since March 9, going back 5 months. I’m so proud of Rimma and all our musicians for their efforts to bring us this glorious music.” Programs can be viewed for free on the Summer Serenades page of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra website. For more information visit https://orlandophil.org/summer-serenades/.