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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra plans Christmas, series concerts

In the midst of its 13th season, the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra is continuing its tradition of excellence with a diverse series of concert performances.

The resident professional orchestra of Lake County comprises more than 60 musicians from around the state and the world under the direction of concert master and violin soloist Konstantin Dimitrov, who has been with the orchestra since 2006, according to its website.

The orchestra presents its annual Christmas Concert Dec. 14 at Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church, 1724 S. Bay St., Eustis.

After the Christmas performance, the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will present each of its concerts in two performances, one at the Eustis church location and one at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 13600 Caspian Lane, Clermont, to accommodate the northern and southern ends of the county.

The orchestra will ring in the new year with “Broadway Baby,” Jan. 11-12, featuring well-known songs from Broadway shows. Music will include songs from shows such as “Porgy and Bess,” “Showboat,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Music Man,” and many others.

“Song of Spring,” Feb. 15-16, will feature “Grieg’s Morning Mood,” intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana,” “Spring (from the Four Seasons) Vivaldi,” “Spring (from the Four Seasons) Piazzolla,” “Polovetsian Dances,” and “Afternoon of a Faun.”

“Love Stories,” March 15-16, will include “Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto No. 1” with
piano soloist Sten Heinoja, as well as beautiful love songs and a nod to St. Patrick’s Day with some touching Irish melodies.

“Home on the Range,” April 19-20, will highlight “Cowboy Serenade,” “Grand Canyon Suite,” “Dances with Wolves,” and “Rodeo.”

Tickets for individual concerts cost $15-$42 and series subscriptions also are available at floridalakessymphonyorchestra.com. This season’s chamber series is yet to be announced. For more information, call 352.589.1500.

The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra was established in 2005 by international classical concert pianist/composer Guy Saint-Clair and his wife, portrait/wildlife artist Audrey Sanders. Guy died in 2010 on the eve of his “Indigo Dreaming” concert, but Audrey has carried on his legacy.

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