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2012 and some 2013 dates

Florida music at its best...with operatic performances at the Monticello and Orlando Opera Houses and Florida Orchestra's delighting you with their musical repertoire.

The Alhambra Orchestra
The Alhambra Orchestra was founded in 1990 to provide amateur musicians an opportunity to rehearse and perform classical music. The Orchestra gives six to eight performances per season (October through June) at various locations in the South Dade, Miami, Florida region. Participation is open to anyone of at least intermediate proficiency who wishes to play. No formal audition is required. Members pay minimal dues. People from all walks of life participate in the ensemble. Professionals, retired persons and students all share their love of great music in the Alhambra Orchestra.

Imperial Symphony Orchestra
1307 S. Florida Avenue. Suite 125 Lakeland, FL 33806 - Tel: 863 688 3743
Symphonic orchestra performing 15-16 concerts per season. Concerts will feature a delightful array of music that will not only challenge audiences but also continue the Orchestra's commitment to performing great staples of the orchestral repertoire.

Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
3401 NW 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 - Telephone: 954 938 6700
I invite you to join your Florida Philharmonic Orchestra as it performs musical masterpieces ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn to Brahms, Wagner, Liszt and modern masters Piazzolla, Piston, Sibelius and Shostakovitch. A brilliant roster of guest conductors, many of whom are candidates for the music directorship of the Philharmonic, will be joined by outstanding soloists in a series of masterworks programs that will bring you a season of enriching musical pleasures.

Gainesville Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 7011 Gainesville, Florida
The Gainesville Symphony Orchestra was founded by a group of local musicians in 1983. Dr. Raymond Chobaz, conductor of the University of Florida Orchestra, was invited to be the Music Director and Conductor of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. In 1995, the Orchestra's name changed to the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra reflecting more accurately its size and stature. The Orchestra consists of professional musicians from the community and some gifted university and high school students. The season's concerts are presented in several series. First there is the CELEBRATION SERIES. This is a series of three concerts at the Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Florida and at Memorial Auditorium. Both internationally acclaimed soloists as well as highly regarded local soloists perform with the Orchestra. The well-known violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Gainesville's own acclaimed pianist Kevin Sharpe, who teaches at the University of Florida, are two examples of the wonderful talent that have played with our Orchestra.

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
300 W. Water St. 200 Jacksonville, FL 904 354 5479
Acclaimed 52 piece orchestra performing musical selections of the highest quality. The 2002-03 concert lineup encompasses musical styles for everyone, including masterpieces by Mahler and Beethoven, a fully staged production of Bizet's Carmen, and popular music from Broadway to bluegrass to Dixieland. Also taking the stage with the JSO this season will be esteemed soloists such as Gil Shaham, Elmar Oliveira, Angela Cheng and Marvin Hamlisch.

Key West Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 774 Key West, FL 33041 - Tel: 305 292 1774
The KWSO's internationally renowned Conductor and Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso recruits professional symphonic musicians from across the country for each concert. This unique approach has allowed Maestra Alfonso to develop a recurring core professional symphony orchestra supplemented by a select group of musicians and soloists to complement each individual performance.

Miami Symphony Orchestra
10661 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 206-A, Miami, FL 33176 - Tel: 305 275 4363
The Miami Symphony Orchestra is Dade County's flagship orchestra. Founded in 1989, the orchestra is now entering its twelfth concert season. Under the leadership of a highly regarded and renowned Cuban-American conductor, Manuel Ochoa, since its founding, the orchestra has come to represent the excitement and cultural vitality of the community.

Monticello Opera House
185 W. Washington St. Monticello, FL 850 997 4242 Fax: 850 997 7142
Programme including theatrical productions, concerts dinner theater, muisicals and a children's theater.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL 34108
The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra is increasingly recognized as one of the leading young orchestras in the United States. In addition to regular classical, pops and chamber concerts, the orchestra has international recording credits and has accompanied such renowned artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Kiri Te Kanawa and Frederica von Stade.

Orlando Opera
1111 N. Orange Avenue. Orlando, FL 407 426 1717 Toll Free: 800 336 7372
A professional opera company on tour throughout Florida.

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
PO Box 1752 Pensacola, FL 32598 - Tel: 850 435 2533
Enjoy the dazzling virtuosity of some of the world ís most accomplished soloists

The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra
1345 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, Florida 32303 - Tel: 850 224 0461
TSO is a professional symphony orchestra that provides a Masterworks series, holiday concerts, young people's concerts and a free Pops concert for the Tallahassee community and surrounding areas.

Venice Symphony
P.O. Box 1561 Venice, Florida 34284 - Tel: 941 488 1010
The regular season consists of six sets of triple performances, plus a fourth performance of the January Pops Concert.


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