Orlando Symphony Orchestra

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The "Central Florida Friends of Music" organization became the "Orlando Symphony Orchestra, Inc." on July 24, 1990, and offered an ambitious full season of symphonic concerts during the 1995-96 season.  More recently, Orlando Symphony Orchestra has collaborated with major musical organizations, choirs, schools, churches, etc. to jointly present concerts of the highest professional level.

Orlando Symphony Orchestra is registered as a not-for-profit corporation under Florida law. While we do not solicit contributions, any contributions for philharmonic music activities are always sincerely welcome. Sponsorships for specific concerts are especially welcome, and can be linked with public recognition and targeted advertising, or anonymity, as the contributor wishes.

Honeywell Convention 2011 -- Rehearsal

In addition, Orlando Symphony Orchestra has become the pre-eminent source for musical ensembles, large and small, for meetings and conventions in Central Florida.  Our clients have included Americredit, Unisys, and McDonald's, among many others.  Orlando Symphony Orchestra is composed of only full-time professional musicians of the highest calibre.  Orlando Symphony Orchestra supports and adheres to the policies of Local 389, American Federation of Musicians.

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Artists Artists

Artistic Director, Jerry Weiss

Jerry Weiss, violinist and violist, began studying violin at the age of 5 in Toronto, Canada. He has toured with the "Phantom of the Opera World Tour", the Mantovani Orchestra during 4 tours of the Far East, the Buffalo Philharmonic , the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the New York City Opera, and singer Ray Price. Mr. Weiss has performed as concertmaster of numerous Broadway musicals, and has been a member of many ensembles, including the Niagara Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Florida Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, the ARTPARK Orchestra, Flagler Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, and others.

Jerry's extensive recording experience has included a performance of the Bach E Major Concerto which aired on BBC Scottish Radio, a duet with Jessica Simpson during ABC's New Year's Eve Special, and performances with N'Sync on the FOX Christmas Special and Kenny Loggins for the Children's Miracle Network.. Mr. Weiss has served on the faculties of Eastern Music Festival and Daemen College.

Director Of Youth Activities, Chris Chen

Chris Chen, Director Of Youth Activities, and the Orlando Youth Symphony, moved to Orlando from New Jersey, where she was Principal Viola with the NJ Plainfield Symphony, and Principal Second Violin with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music in Performance from Guangzhou Xinghai Conservatory of Music. Ms Chen has had a successful teaching career since 1999, and her students have won top prizes at the Honk Kong World Youth Artists Competition, among others.

Calendar Agenda

Evenings of Note:
OSO Plays Moonlight Symphony in Kissimmee Park
Mass for the Children, by Rutter, with the Lake Nona Choirs, and Orlando Symphony. Justin Chase, and Courtney-Connelly: Directors November-2016
Raul Esparza performs a selection from Pippin, in The Villages, FL, with members of the Orlando Symphony Orchestra.
Haydn Creation rehearsal at Seminole State College with Orlando Symphony Orchestra
Honeywell Launches Connect 2014 Convention
NCR 2013 Sales Kickoff Meeting
Cheap Trick and the OSO
West Orange HS Chorus, and the OSO: Sleigh Ride
West Orange HS Chorus, and the OSO: Christmas Medley
Opening to Honeywell Convention, Orlando 2011
CPCU Meeting, Orlando 2010
Fried chicken, top-quality music, a full house, and fun was had as Orlando Symphony Orchestra assisted First United Methodist Church of Ocala in presenting their great 4th of July Concert.

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Hire the Orlando Symphony Orchestra for your event. Tell us about your Project / Convention / Recording. Call the symphony at '407.228.8414' or the business agent directly at '407.896.8001'.

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