The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will present “Les Solistes” once again in their Spring concerts “off-season” finale. This smaller group of talented musicians will perform a special repertoire of virtuoso classical and popular music on April 7 and 8, 2022.
Joyful Spring! The April concerts will begin with the ever-bouncy Bach “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5”, specifically composed for just such a group. Then, as this is the anniversary of the passing of the orchestra’s beloved Founder, pianist and composer Guy Saint-Clair, there will follow some original works and some favorite pieces, like “Aquarium” by Saint-Saens from “Carnival of the Animals, “Ballade in Blue” — an original Saint-Clair work, “Chopin” by Schumann from “Carnival” and “Marco Polo” by Ennio Morricone, all arranged by Guy in his signature style. The piano will be king for these pieces and will be played by Master Pianist, Sergei Kossenko. The fabulous “Kaddish” by Maurice Ravel is an appropriate work for the evening and will be presented by violin virtuoso, Konstantin Dimitrov. “Voices of Spring” by Johann Strauss Jr. will brighten our spirits as the concert concludes with three fiery Slavic Dances: by Dvorak, Saint-Clair, and Brahms. This may be your last chance to hear this fabulous selection of virtuoso artists coming together in this unique way. Enjoy these spring concerts to support the orchestra as it looks forward to a brand-new Fall season.
Central Florida Concert Locations: The Thursday April 7 performance for this season will start at 7:30 PM at the at Lake Square Mall located at 10401 US Highway 441 located between Tavares and Leesburg, FL 34788 at the Sears Building on left side entrance of mall. The April 8 Friday night Clermont concert will start at the Family Christian Center, located at 2500 South US Highway 27 at the corner of Steve’s Road in Clermont, FL 34711 at 7:30 PM. Come early for your choice of upfront seating.
Florida Lakes Symphony History: In 2005, the internationally respected classical concert pianist and composer Guy Saint-Clair came to Lake County from their home in Europe with his wife and portrait/wildlife artist Audrey Sanders. That same year they established Lake County’s first professional symphony orchestra, the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra. Through the years, they have hosted a series of guest conductors from around the world. Virtuoso Bulgarian violinist Konstantin Dimitrov continues to anchor the orchestra since 2006 as Concert Master and violin soloist. With the immense guiding light and musical sense of the Founder, Guy Saint-Clair with supportive artistic and administrative skills of the co-founder, Audrey Sanders as Executive Director, this orchestra was established as a formidable force on the cultural scene of Central Florida.
Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra: Concert tickets are still only $42 in advance or $45 at the door. Families of four inclusive of 2 Adults and 2 Students are only $50. Students are only $15 with accompanying parents or teachers are only $25. Group tickets are always available. If you have used Tickets from during the pandemic, they will be honored. If you misplaced your tickets, we have a list of those who paid, not to worry. For advance reservations, call 352-343-0733. Visit: www.FloridaLakesSymphonyOrchestra.com. Follow the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/floridalakesymphonyorchestra/?ref=bookmarks. Mail checks for tickets to: FLSO at 112 First Street, Tavares, FL 32778.