Celebrating “Romance & Roses” With New February 2022 Performances!
The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will present their Saint Valentine’s tribute concerts entitled “Romance & Roses” with an appearance of “Soloists of the Orchestra”. This will be a smaller group of talented musicians who will passionately play a special romantic repertoire of virtuoso classical and popular music of love on February 17 and 18, 2022
Each evening performance will begin with the rousing “Marriage of Figaro” by Amadeus Mozart. This will be an introduction to the stirringly beautiful “Seasons of the Soul” composed by member of the group, concert pianist Sergei Kossenko while at the Moscow Conservatory of Music. This will be followed by the famous tango from “Scent of A Woman” by Carlos Gardel, who is also known as “Por una Cabeza” because his love of a woman won out “by a head” over his other love-horse racing. Everyone will be captivated by the brilliant Tschaikowsky masterpiece, “Romeo & Juliet” music used in so very many film scores to great effect. The theme from the film, “Elvira Madigan” is taken from Amadeus Mozart. This will bring the evening to Vienna, home of the elegance of romance and to the performance of “Old Vienna Dances” by that incredible universally acknowledged violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler. This performance will be represented brilliantly by the FLSO’s beloved Concert Master, Konstantin Dimitrov. Made famous in the movie, “Ghost”, the next popular piece will be “Unchained Melody”. That will be followed by “Finale” from ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Camille Saint-Saens and arranged for the FLSO by the late founder of the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Guy Saint-Clair. It will be a beautiful new concert event.
Central Florida Concert Locations: The Thursday February 17 performance for this season will start at 7:30 PM at the at Lake Square Mall located at 10401 US Highway 441 in Leesburg, FL 34788 at the Sears Building on left side entrance of mall. The February 18 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 seating.
Solo Performances: Executive Artistic Director and Co-Founder Audrey Sanders notes, “Konstantin will be starring as a soloist on many pieces as we all have come to admire his sovereign virtuosity over the years. As a revered concertmaster and concert virtuoso solo violinist, Dimitrov has been a respected professional musician with over 20 years of experience as a performing artist who has performed as a star soloist with orchestras across the globe.” She adds, “There will be powerful and soulful cello solos by FLSO Principal Cellist, Paul Fleury as well as intriguing solos on the flute by FLSO Principal Flautist, Nicolas Real, Venezuelan virtuoso.
New Spring Performances: Mark your calendars for March 10 and 11 as well as for April 7 and 8.
History of the Florida Lakes Symphony: 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. Call 352-343-0733 for more information. 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.