The Orlando Philharmonic seeks to be the wellspring of music in Central Florida–nourishing the soul of the community with music that speaks to, and sometimes for, each person. Accordingly, the hallmark of the orchestra is versatility. It strives for artistic excellence and thrives on diversity in genre, in programming, in collaboration, in audiences, and in the musicians themselves. Each season embarks on another musical adventure, where orchestra and audiences together are challenged by grand masterworks, intrigued by imaginative opera, inspired in enthusiastic youth programs, stretched by demanding chamber works, illuminated by fresh composition, and energized by engaging pops.
2016-2017 will mark Eric Jacobsen's 2nd year as Music Director of the Orlando Philharmonic. The season will include a production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, and performances with guest artists such as Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax.