April 14: ISO 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years with a performance recreating the music performed on their very first concert in May 1965. Beethoven’s “Overture to Prometheus” Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’ Selections from “My Fair Lady” Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm Youkey Theatre, The Lakeland Center Get tickets here!

Apr 26: Cookie Concert

This free annual performance offers a relaxed, interactive experience for elementary aged children and their families—one where dancing in the aisle is encouraged! Children are invited to participate in an interactive pre-concert demonstration of instruments with ISO musicians and are then treated to a 45 minute concert full of fun moments with the orchestra. 2:00PM […]

Cookie Concert

Nine Year Old Piano Prodigy to Join ISO for Cookie Concert Celebrating Autism Awareness Month Enjoy a fun-filled musical afternoon at the Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s annual Cookie Concert presented by Publix Super Markets Charities on April 8 at 3 p.m. at Branscomb Auditorium (111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr). Kids ages 2 – 12 will enjoy kid-friendly […]

Italian Symphony & Young Artists Concert

Felix Mendelssohn’s tour of Europe inspired his Symphony No. 4 as he wrote to his parents, “This is Italy! And now, has begun what I have always thought… to be the supreme joy in life.”

Soirée at Prince Orlofsky’s

A masked ball takes place at Prince Orlofsky’s Villa in Vienna, and as guests arrive (including Eisenstein, Adele, Dr. Falke, and Rosalinde), many begin to resemble people or characters from other lands or operas. As the energy builds (and the champagne flows), guests begin performing scenes from various operas and operettas by composers that include […]

String Orchestra Concert

Our string orchestra concert features our illustrious stringed scholars performing works of harmonic and melodic genius. General: $5 Students: $3

Florida Philharmonia Orchestra: Light Classics

Free orchestra concert at 7:30pm on Oct 22 at College Heights United Methodist Church.

Imperial Symphony Holiday Pops

Join actress, singer and bassoonist Bonne Kramer for an evening of laughter, sing-alongs and holiday favorites. Bonne Kramer is an actor, singer and bassoonist proudly hailing from Dover, Florida. She most recently toured with the Broadway National Tour of Fiasco Theatre’s Into the Woods where she played Cinderella’s Stepmother, Jack’s Mom, and the bassoon! (Helen Hayes Award, LA Drama […]

Gaelic Symphony

Gaelic Symphony Concert by ISO

The orchestra performs the first symphony composed and published by a female American composer. Amy Beach’s Symphony in E-minor, Op. 32 “Gaelic” drew inspiration from English, Scottish and Irish melodies. Also during this performance, the ISO’s Beth Mason Young Artists Endowment Fund presents the winner of the Young Artists Competition to perform with the symphony. […]

ISO Cookie Concert: Heroes in Harmony

Heroes in Harmony - ISO Cookie Concert

Hear your favorite music from Peter Pan, Frozen and Star Wars! Arrive by 2 p.m. to participate in activities including a Waveform Demonstration, Toddler Time with Kindermusik and the favorite Instrument Petting Zoo presented by Carlton Music Centers. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Then, stick around for Publix Bakery cookies and juice after the […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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