Under the direction of guest conductor Alasdair Neale, the orchestra will perform “Chang & Tchaikovsky,” featuring Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Rossini’s Semiramide Overture, and Sarah Chang performing the Barber Violin Concerto. Performances will be 8 p.m. Saturday, January 26 and 3 p.m. Sunday, January 27 at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Downtown Orlando. Tickets are $17-$70, available through the Orlando Philharmonic Box Office at 407-770-0071 or www.OrlandoPhil.org.
Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8, she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more
than two decades. She has recorded exclusively for EMI Classics for 20 years. In 1994, she was hailed as “Newcomer of the Year” by the international Classical Music Awards. In 1999, she became the youngest artist ever to receive the Avery Fisher award.
In 2006, Ms. Chang was honored as one of 20 Top Women in Newsweek Magazine’s “Women and Leadership, 20 Powerful Women Take Charge” issue. In March 2008, Ms. Chang was honored as a Young Global
Leader for 2008 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for her professional achievements, commitment to society and potential in shaping the future of the world. (More details about the artist)
Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season, the Orlando Philharmonic is Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra, appearing in over 125 performances each year.
The orchestra offers a variety of programs, from classical and pops concerts to chamber music, staged musicals and opera productions. Education programs and community concerts are also a core part of the Philharmonic’s programming. Concert schedule and information at www.OrlandoPhil.org.
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