September 24, 2014

Bach Festival Society and Orlando Ballet to present “Carmina Burana”

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces that tickets for “Carmina Burana” will go on sale September 25, 2014 at noon. To purchase tickets, visit www.DrPhillipsCenter.org, call 844-513-2014 or visit 445 South Magnolia Avenue in downtown Orlando. Ticket prices start at $33.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 25 at 12:00PM

  • Online at drphillipscenter.org
  • Dr. Phillips Center Box Office: 844.513.2014

As part of the Grand Premiere of The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and Orlando Ballet are re-mounting the acclaimed 2013 performance of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” for one night only. This will be the first ticketed event for the general public in the Walt Disney Theater at The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.  The performance is scheduled for Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

This program marks the third time the Bach Festival has presented this work as a joint choral–ballet presentation. The first was in 1992 with Southern Ballet Theater and the second in 2013 with the Orlando Ballet. The Bach Festival Choir has performed this work as a concert piece several other times since 1990 under John Sinclair’s baton, as well as with the London Symphony Orchestra in 2009. Three noted vocal soloists are singing with the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Orchestra on this program: soprano Julia Foster, tenor James Hall, and baritone Gabriel Preisser.

Robert Hill, artistic director of the Orlando Ballet, is the choreographer for this performance. The original inspiration for Hill’s choreographic interpretation started as part of a stand-alone piece titled Homage to the epic and famous opening of “Carmina Burana”, “O Fortuna” in 2010, which was then developed into the full-length work in 2013.

“We couldn’t be more excited that the first ticketed event in the Walt Disney Theater is this incredible performance.” says Kathy Ramsberger, President of the Dr.Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. “This is not only what the Grand Premiere is all about, this is what the Dr. Phillips Center is all about — bringing together two great arts groups to create a unique event for the community.

A triumphant spectacle of sound, image, and emotion.
- The Orlando Sentinel

“It was by far the best theatrical experience bringing together two of Orlando’s best. What was created can only be described as breathtaking.”

Broadwayworld.com

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About Orlando Ballet

Established in 1974, Orlando Ballet is the professional resident ballet company in the Greater Orlando area.  The Orlando-based organization employs a full-time company of national and international dancers from Spain, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Puerto Rico as well as the United States, performing both full-length classical ballets and contemporary repertoire programs. Via its mission, “Orlando Ballet seeks to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural growth of Florida through the highest quality of dance.” Visit OrlandoBallet.org or call 407.426.1739


About The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park was founded in 1935 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach’s birth by presenting the composer’s orchestral and choral music to the public for its enlightenment, education, pleasure, and enjoyment. The Bach Festival Society is well known internationally and has enjoyed a long tradition of bringing world-class talent to Central Florida. Since its inception, the Society has expanded its offerings beyond the annual Bach Festival to include Choral Masterworks and  Visiting Artists performances, as well as a variety of educational and community outreach programs to encourage participation in music at all levels. The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park has the distinction of being the third-oldest continuously operating Bach Festival in the United States, as well as being Central Florida’s oldest operating performing arts organization.  Contact the Society at: 407.646.2182  or Bachfestivalflorida.org

 

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to developing and operating a new state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Fla. Opening in November 2014, the performing arts center will begin to fulfill its vision of Arts For Every Life®; to be a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students will come to experience, explore and learn.  The two-block community-gather place features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, CNL Arts Plaza, School of Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces.  Future expansion plans includes a 1,700-seat acoustic theater, rehearsal room and commercial development spaces.  The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors. For more information or to see live footage from the construction webcam, please visit drphillipscenter.org.


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September 12, 2014

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park partners with The Alfond Inn to create destination ticket packages.

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park has partnered with The Alfond Inn to create unique packages for the 80th Winter Park Bach Festival, February 13–March 1, 2015. Packages are designed to enable guests to experience Winter Park, a destination for discerning travelers since the late 19th century.

“Patrons traveling from across the country to attend Bach Festival performances finally have a world-class hotel to stay in, a few short blocks from our concert venues,” says Zac Alfson, Patron Engagement Manger for the Bach Festival Society. “The Inn is a natural fit for our  patrons and really helps visitors get the authentic Winter Park experience. It’s the perfect home base for shopping, dining, and visiting the cultural attractions that make the city and the Festival  popular attractions.”

The Alfond Inn earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond status just eight months after opening in August 2013 and has become a new hub for social gatherings in the greater Orlando area.  Hamilton’s Kitchen, the Inn’s restaurant, is a bright light in the dynamic restaurant scene in Winter Park and a dining destination for Greater Orlando.

“We are delighted to support the Winter Park Bach Festival and look forward to extending a special welcome to music aficionados staying at The Alfond Inn,” says Debbie Potter, Director of Sales and Marketing.  “Supporting the arts is an essential part of our mission. Festival attendees will feel right at home at the hotel, surrounded by The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art and within walking distance of concerts and museums.”

Founded in 1935, the Bach Festival Society has established itself as one of the nation’s leading choral music organizations.  Specializing in choral masterworks performed during the annual Winter Park Bach Festival each winter and concerts each fall and spring under the baton of Artistic Director John V. Sinclair, the Society is driven by the influence of J.S. Bach. The Society’s Visiting Artists Series is Central Florida’s preeminent chamber music series, presenting world renowned performing artists throughout the year.

Photos – Bach Festival Society: http://www.bachfestivalflorida.org/presspage

Photos – The Alfond Inn: http://www.conranpr.com/digital-news-room/alfond-inn/photo-gallery

Who

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and The Alfond Inn


What

Packages for hotel stays, Bach Festival tickets, and dining at Hamilton’s Kitchen


When/Where

February 13–March 1, 2015

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College
300 E. New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789


Bach Festival Society
At Rollins College

1000 Holt Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789


Related Events

The 80th Annual Winter Park Bach Festival | Feb. 13–Mar. 1, 2015

Paul Jacobs, organ | Feb. 13, 2015 | Knowles Memorial Chapel
Concertos by Candlelight | Feb. 20 and 21, 2015 | Knowles Memorial Chapel
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin, and Anne-Marie McDermott, piano | Feb. 22, 2015 | Tiedtke Concert Hall

Brahms and Beethoven | Feb. 28, 2015 | Knowles Memorial Chapel
J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor | Mar. 1, 2015 | Knowles Memorial Chapel
For more information on Bach Festival Programming, visit www.bachfestivalflorida.org


Ticket Packages

Dinner and concert packages: $150–$220.

Room, dinner and concert packages: $399–$469.
Tax and gratuity not included.

Ticket packages are available by calling The Alfond Inn at 407.998.8090 and online at http://www.thealfondinn.com/.

Bach Festival Tickets are available by calling the Bach Festival Box Office at 407.646.2182 and online at http://www.bachfestivalflorida.org.


Contact

Zac Alfson

Patron Engagement Manager

407.646.2182

zalfson@ bachfestivalflorida.org

bachfestivalflorida.org


About the Bach Festival Society

Located in Winter Park, Florida, the Bach Festival Society is one of the longest continuously operating Bach Festivals in the country and among America’s great oratorio societies. The Bach Festival Society brings the highest caliber of classical music to Central Florida. Performances are held in the intimate settings of Tiedtke Concert Hall and Knowles Memorial Chapel on the beautiful campus of Rollins College.

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August 27, 2014

2014-15 Bach Festival Society Tickets Now On Sale

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Zac Alfson

Patron Engagement Manager

Phone: 407.646.2342

Fax: 407.646.2692

media@BachFestivalFlorida.org

www.BachFestivalFlorida.org

For Immediate Release
8/15/2014


2014-15 Bach Festival Society Tickets Now On Sale


The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is pleased to announce single tickets are now on sale for its 80th Anniversary Season of classical and choral music in beautiful Winter Park, Florida.  The 2014-15 Season features many of the greatest musical masterworks of Western art.  The geniuses who composed these works all owe a debt of gratitude to the master of all composers, Johann Sebastian Bach.​

Choir and Orchestra Photos available for download at http://www.bachfestivalflorida.org/presspage

Visiting Artists Photos available for download at http://s226.photobucket.com/user/Bachfestival/library/Press/2014-15%20Visiting%20Artists

Choral masterworks Series

Performed by the 160-Voice Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra at Knowles Memorial Chapel in Winter Park, FL

All-Mozart Program

Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 3:00pm

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E‑Flat Major, K. 364, featuring co-concertmasters Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez and Alvaro Gomez

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute

Mozart Requiem in D Minor, K626.


A Classic Christmas

Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 2:00pm and 6:00pm

A Winter Park holiday tradition—hear Christmas classics performed by the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Orchestra.


Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7:30pm

Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 3:00pm

Mendelssohn Elijah, Op. 70, featuring baritone Richard Zeller, this generation’s definitive Elijah.


Visiting Artists Series

The Parker Quartet

Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 3:00pm

Tiedtke Concert Hall

The Grammy Award–winning Parker Quartet has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. The New York Times hailed the quartet as “something extraordinary,” and the Boston Globe acclaimed its “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency.”

Jeremy Denk, piano

Friday, January 30, 2015, at 7:30pm

Tiedtke Concert Hall

One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted, and compelling artists, Jeremy Denk was praised by The New York Times as “a pianist you want to hear, both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.”

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin, and Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00pm

Tiedtke Concert Hall

Passion, excitement, and innovation are the hallmarks of internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s artistry. “Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg and Ms. McDermott are musicians who bring considerable energy and emotional rawness to the music at hand.” The New York Times

VIDA Guitar Quartet

Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 3:00pm

Tiedtke Concert Hall

British sensation VIDA Guitar Quartet brings its seemingly effortless sense of ensemble and broad range of timbres and dynamics. The experience suggests “listening to an entire orchestra and not merely to four guitars. Thereʼs only one word for it: magic.” Gramophone.

80th Annual Bach Festival

Paul Jacobs, organ

Friday, February 13, 2015, at 7:30pm

Knowles Memorial Chapel


Concertos by Candlelight

Friday, February 20, 2015, at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 7:30pm

Knowles Memorial Chapel

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 featuring violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Beethoven Choral Fantasy featuring Gloria Cook

Brahms and Beethoven

Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 7:30pm

Knowles Memorial Chapel

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op.45

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op.92.


J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 3:00pm

Knowles Memorial Chapel

One of the most celebrated choral masterpieces, Bach’s Mass in B Minor features musical and spiritual unity on a grand scale.


ABOUT THE BACH FESTIVAL SOCIETY
The mission of the Bach Festival Society is to inspire the human spirit through great classical music, featuring powerful choral performances, as we celebrate the legacy of J.S. Bach. The 2014-2015 Season is the Society’s 80th year of presenting outstanding musical offerings to the Central Florida community.

Located in Winter Park, Florida, the Bach Festival Society is one of the longest continuously operating Bach Festivals in the country and among America’s great oratorio societies. The Bach Festival Society brings the highest caliber of classical music to Central Florida. Performances are held in the intimate settings of Tiedtke Concert Hall and Knowles Memorial Chapel on the beautiful campus of Rollins College.  For more information on the Bach Festival Society, visit www.bachfestivalflorida.org

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June 4, 2014

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park elects Brock McClane to Board of Trustees

JBM (Winter Park, FL) Orlando Attorney and Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, J. Brock McClane was elected to the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park’s Board of Trustees on May 14, 2014.

J. Brock McClane is Managing Director of McClane Partners Law Firm, P.A., a transactional law and business litigation firm specializing in international matters with its office in downtown Orlando. He also serves as Honorary Consul of Germany in Orlando.

“It is a great honor to be asked to join the board of trustees of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.” said Mr. McClane, “I am excited to join the board and look forward to contributing to its evolution as it enters its 80th year of bringing rich, beautiful music to Winter Park, central Florida and visitors from around the globe.”

Brock is a Florida native raised in Lakeland. In 1983, he received his undergraduate degree in economics with a minor in German from Emory University. In 1988, he graduated from George Washington University Law School with a J.D. degree.

Brock has served in all executive capacities of the Florida Bar International Law Section, including service as chairman from 2009–2010, and he continues to serve on its executive council. He is Chairman of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s International Advisory Board. Brock is Treasurer and a Director of Global Connections Foundation, Inc. He serves as Orlando co-chair of the Florida Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce – South. He was a Founding Director of Blankner School Foundation, Inc.

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