Symphony orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago, and Philadelphia head to Orlando, Florida in winter 2023

Posted on: June 27, 2022

“The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced it will host a three-concert classical-music series featuring a trio of the nation’s best orchestras in the 2022-23 season,” writes Matthew J. Palm in Friday’s (6/24) Orlando Sentinel (FL). “The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra will all perform in the downtown Orlando arts center’s Steinmetz Hall this winter….Called the Great American Orchestra series, the Dr. Phillips Center concerts will begin Jan. 22 with the Cleveland Orchestra playing Schubert’s 8th Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (‘Pathetique’) [led by] Franz Welser-Möst…. Next up will be the Philadelphia Orchestra, on Feb. 17, led by principal guest conductor Nathalie Stutzmann [with] violinist Gil Shaham [as] guest artist on Brahms’ Violin Concerto….. The program also will include Dvořák’s ‘New World’ Symphony. Finally, the Chicago Symphony arrives Feb. 28 to play works by Beethoven and … Anatoly Lyadov, along with Modest Mussorgsky’s beloved ‘Pictures from an Exhibition’ [led by] music director Riccardo Muti.” The Phillips Center is home to the Orlando Philharmonic, whose “Summer Serenade series has started up once again. The concerts are curated by the musicians who perform them and feature principal players from the Philharmonic along with special guests.”