Presentation on theme: "Central Florida’s resident professional Orchestra serving the community as a resource for culture, education and economic development. Our mission is."— Presentation transcript:
Central Florida’s resident professional Orchestra serving the community as a resource for culture, education and economic development. Our mission is to foster and promote symphonic music through excellence in performance, education and cultural leadership.
Performs over 125 concerts annually including 30 Young People’s Concerts $3 million annual operating budget In the black 18 consecutive years for every year of existence $3.7 million endowment 45 “Nucleus” members of the orchestra 220 musicians on our roster
Shared musician/management/governance structure, honoring open and honest communication at all levels Maintaining financial accountability to ensure the organization in perpetuity Passionate commitment to community Commitment to Artistic Excellence & Innovation
Major collaborators with Opera, Ballet, Theater, History, Science, Literature, Virtual Arts and Universities UCF & OPO have enjoyed a 15 year partnership!
Two shared faculty positions – 3 rd year of partnership Principal Bass – Don Michael Hill Principal Oboe – Jamie Strefeler
UCF Chorus & Chamber Chorus – Dr David Brunner Beethoven Symphony No 9 – Opening Night 2009 Mahler Symphony No 2 – Opening Night 2010
UCF Chorus & Chamber Chorus – Dr David Brunner Puccini e Verdi – Opening Night 2011 - September 24 th 8:30 pm Bach Christmas Oratorio – Focus Series - December 12 th 7:00 pm
UCF Faculty who perform with the Orlando Philharmonic Nucleus – Lyman Brodie (Trumpet), Don Michael Hill, Jamie Strefeler Frequently hired – Laurel Stanton (Cello), Ted Shistle (Bassoon), Keith Koons (Clarinet), John Almeida (Trumpet), Johnny Pherigo (Horn), Kirk Gay (Percussion), Ayako Yonetani (Violin)
Dr Stella Sung served as the Philharmonic’s inaugural composer-in-residence from 2007 – 2010 Dr Sung’s major commissions Rockwell Reflections – in collaboration with Orlando Museum of Art Has now been performed by over 10 American Orchestras MOFILM – Prize Barcelona Film Festival for Cell Phone video
Dr Stella Sung served as the Philharmonic’s inaugural composer-in-residence from 2007 – 2010 Dr Sung’s major commissions Lincoln’s Battle – in collaboration with Orange County Regional History Center
Dr Stella Sung served as the Philharmonic’s inaugural composer-in-residence from 2007 – 2010 Dr Sung’s major commissions The Circle Closes
Lisa Mills – UCF Film Department Two documentaries Young Composer’s Challenge - Shown at Orlando Film Festival The Circle Closes - Recently screened by Brighthouse TV - Now part of Naxos Digital Library
Concert Soloists through the years Gary Wolf, Eladio Scharron, Laurent Boukobza, Thomas Potter, Lyman Brodie, Jeremy Hunt, Ayako Yonetani Students have auditioned for and won many roles in the Philharmonic’s concert musicals and operas
1998 – 2001 UCF provides funding for 1 st Executive Director search followed with salary support for two years OPO Executive Director taught Masters Arts Management class and served on Music Department’s Chair search Executive Director & General Manager have served on several panels and made various presentations to students
Board of Directors – Gary Whitehouse, Tom Keon, Lyman Brodie, Mary Palmer, Lee Kernick UCF provides sponsorship support – has sponsored Opening Night for the past three years