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Spotlight

Spotlight: Orlando Phil, Color Vibe 5K, Michael Dorn and Kids Art


With a large orchestra, chorus and soloists, Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony tells the story of life, the search for understanding and meaning, and a universal expression of hope. The show is Saturday at 8 at Bob Carr performing arts center. For tickets go to orlandophil.org. Runners get sprayed with colored chalk while running a 5k during the Color Vibe 5K. You’ll end up covered in colors ready for selfies. The Color Vibe 5k is Sunday at 8 at Florida Mall. For details google color vibe Orlando. Michael Dorn who played Worf will be the guest of honor during “An Evening with Michael Dorn.” He will share stories from his career in an “Inside the Actor’s Studio” format hosted by Orlando Shakes …
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Spotlight

Scavenger Hunt, Orlando Phil, Garden Show and Taxidermy


The second annual Mills 50 Madcap is a scavenger hunt, a pub crawl, party taking teams of friends and Individual participants who have no friends to various locations in the Mills50 District to solve puzzles and complete tasks. The fun ends with a big party at Ten 10 Brewing Company with prizes and goody bags. Mills 50 Madcap is Saturday at noon at The Brass Tap. The Orlando Philharmonic will honor the legacy of the late Marvin Hamlisch in a concert featuring Donna McKechnie from the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line, Jodi Benson from The Little Mermaid, She was Ariel, and an evening of great live music and song. The Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch is Saturday at 8 …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

The Orlando Phil performs world premiere of ‘Drama/Self Pity’ by composer Lisa Bielawa


Drama and self-pity! We’re all prone to them to some degree; maybe a little bit more around the holidays and after presidential elections? This weekend’s Orlando Philharmonic program will celebrate drama and self-pity with the world premiere of a composition named for, and built from, those very emotions. For composer Lisa Bielawa – who’s also the vocalist in the Philip Glass Ensemble – there is no source of inspiration more empowering than words. Her 2007 composition Chance Encounter made music from words overheard in transient public spaces, and Drama/Self-Pity, which the Philharmonic plays Saturday and Sunday at the Bob Carr Theater, is carved from that longer piece. “It’s a distillation of public dissatisfaction – one big long complaint,” says Bielawa. …
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Spotlight

Charity Events and ways to Treat Yourself


If you care about others…. Folks will be putting together lunches including sandwiches, bananas, water, cookies and chips for the homeless then split up into two groups at Lake Eola and near the Coalition for the Homeless on Central to pass them out. The goal is pass out up to 300 lunches. Children are encouraged to join in to decorate the lunch bags and pass them out. This wonderful event takes place Sunday at 10 at Julie’s house at 515 West Harvard Street in College Park. Technically it’s sold out but just show up anyways and help package 70,000 healthy meals for hungry people all around the U.S. for the children’s charity Feeding Children Everywhere. This project is for children …
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Archives

Contemporary Classical Music


“Without new music, there is no music.” That simple maxim is the unofficial motto of Orlando’s Accidental Music Festival, and it’s a viewpoint that’s shared by a new tribe of classical music fans. The idea of the classical listener as an elderly gray hair is an outdated one; festivals around the country like Big Ears and Bang on a Can draw mostly young crowds. And they showcase mostly young performers playing works by living composers. Locally, our classical offerings are steadily approaching the vanguard. This month marks the debut of Eric Jacobsen, the Orlando Philharmonic’s new music director, just 33 years old, and his first official concert included a piece by composer Gabriel Kahane, himself just 34. In 2012, the …
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Intersection

Intersection: Orlando’s Talented Performers


Orlando’s got theme parks. But that’s not all: there’s a vibrant arts community in the city beautiful- with everything from classical music to break dancing. Today on Intersection- we’ll introduce you to some of Central Florida’s most talented: a husband and wife who are the principal flute and clarinet in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra; a slam poet; the best break dancer in North America; and up and coming band Beemo.
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