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Michael McArthur Live with the ISO

September 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20 – $35

Michael McArthur 2On September 10, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra will open its 51st season by welcoming Michael McArthur to the Polk Theatre stage for the inaugural Singer Songwriter Session.

A native of Lakeland, Michael McArthur is a solo artist with acoustic roots whose soulful music is a perfect complement to the classical sound of the orchestra. A graduate of Mulberry High School and the former co-owner of Black & Brew Coffee House and Bistro in downtown Lakeland, Michael McArthur made the choice to leave the increasingly successful restaurant in order to pursue a career in music.

Michael’s debut EP, The Year of You and Me, was released in 2012, introducing him as a strong songwriter, a soulful singer, and a talented guitarist. The following year, he released a second EP entitled The Home Recordings, a self-produced piece of work that reinforced his identity as an acoustic musician and earned him a spot as the winner of the Florida Grammy Showcase in 2013.

Michael’s talent is quickly earning him exciting opportunities within the music industry; in May 2015, Michael opened for the Beach Boys at Tiger Town in Lakeland, a group who played a role in influencing his musical style. Following the positive reception to his EPs and with support from a Grammy award-winning producer, Michael released his debut album, Magnolia, last year with a show at the Polk Theatre.

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is delighted to welcome Michael McArthur back to the Polk Theatre stage in September for a unique take on the symphony. With the aid of composer Christopher Lowry, who has been enlisted to complete charts for Michael’s original works, ISO musicians will accompany Michael in performing his music, blending the traditional sounds of the orchestra with Michael’s soulful sounds to create a memorable experience for the artists and audience alike.

With this performance, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra continues to expand upon its commitment to the support and fostering of local artists, and the ISO invites the community to play a role in that commitment this season. The inaugural Singer Songwriter Session with Michael McArthur takes place on September 10 at 8 p.m. at the Polk Theatre in Lakeland. For more information about the Singer Songwriter Session or the Imperial Symphony Orchestra,


September 10, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $35
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