Bok Tower Gardens will present the award-winning Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening of pops and light classics tomorrow (Nov. 7, 2009) for Sunset & Symphony. Guests will be able to enjoy the drama as the sky transforms from a colorful golden sunset glow into a darkened starry night.
With this year’s theme, “Fanfare for Opera,” the Orlando Philharmonic will perform selections from “Candide” by Leonard Bernstein, “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Can Can” from “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Jacques Offenbach, “Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet, “The Barber of Seville” by Gioacchino Rossini along with patriotic favorites and more under the direction of guest conductor Joseph Mechavich. Soprano Janette Zilioli will sing selections from “La Boheme” by Giacomo Puccini, “The Merry Widow” by Franz Lehar and “Summertime” from “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin.
Guests can also try their hands at a variety of instruments with the help of Orlando Philharmonic musicians in the Instrument Petting Zoo, located on the Garden Activities Center lawn beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Chicken and yellow rice, hot dogs, snacks and beverages including beer and wine will be available for sale at the Hilltop Café from 3:30 to 8 p.m. The Gift Shop and Visitor Center will remain open until after the concert. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, insect repellent and flashlights. Handicapped parking and shuttle service will be available.
The gates will open at 3:30 p.m. to allow time to explore the beauty of the Gardens. Advance tickets are $12 for members and $15 for the general public. Tickets are $20 the day of the concert, children under 5 are free. Click Here to purchase advance tickets or call 863-676-1408.