The Orlando Philharmonic begins its 2012-13 season with a celebration of mu- sic for your summer entertainment. The Sounds of Summer Series, a five-concert chamber music series, is presented at the Margeson Theater, in the Lowndes Shake- speare Center, located at 812 E. Rollins Street, in Orlando’s Loch Haven Park. The series runs from June through August. All concerts are presented on Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
On June 11, the first concert in the series, Take Me Out to the Brass Games, brings back audience favorites, the Sovereign Brass. You’ll enjoy some musical tail- gating with the amusing antics of these very talented musicians: Mike Avila and Tom Macklin, trumpets; Kathy Thomas, French horn; Jeffrey Thomas, trombone; Robert Carpenter, tuba; and Mark Goldberg, percussion.
With light hearts and skilled hands, the Sovereign Brass breathes fresh life into the otherwise serious world of brass and chamber music. These six virtuoso per- formers have established a reputation for leaving their audiences both charmed and amazed. Created in 1994, Sovereign Brass is an ensemble of six of the finest freelance musicians in the Central Florida area. The goal of the Sovereign Brass is to bring the highest quality music to the widest possible audience and to present this music in a way that is both entertaining and fun. With a repertoire of more than 300 titles spanning over 400 years of music, the Sovereign Brass has an appeal that bridges generations and cultures. Instrumentation of five brass and one percussion- ist makes Sovereign Brass one of the most versatile ensembles available today.
Other concerts in the Sounds of Summer Series include:
June 25, 7:00 pm
Summer Serenades — Classic serenades and masterworks featuring the Dvor- ak Serenade for Winds in D minor, Op. 44 and Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major, K. 361.
July 9, 7:00 pm
Tanglisimo — Classical Argentinean tangos from the golden age of 1920s, 30s, 40s and other assorted European tangos, including Piazzolla’s Tango Nuevo.
July 23, 7:00 pm
A Musical Offering — Including Bach’s incomparable Musical Offering and Shostakovich’s towering String Quartet No. 8.
August 6, 7:00 pm
Orlando Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra — Musicians of the Orlando Philhar- monic are joined by Central Florida’s leading jazz musicians, including the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and charts by contemporary big band arrangers.