Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces 'Summer Serenades' virtual performance series in August

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Rimma Bergeron-Langlois - PHOTO COURTESY ORLANDO PHIL
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  • Rimma Bergeron-Langlois
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has announced a "Summer Serenades" series of virtual performances set for the first four Saturday evenings in August. The programs will be free to watch online.

This month's worth of concerts will be a comeback for the Orlando Phil and a celebration of Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois' 10-year anniversary with the orchestra. She has curated the music set to be performed every night, with OPO Director Eric Jacobsen pitching in.



“It will be such a thrill to hear these programs,” said Paul Helfrich, Orlando Phil Executive Director, in a press release. “They represent our first performances since March 9, going back five months. I’m so proud of Rimma and all our musicians for their efforts to bring us this glorious music.”

Fifteen musicians will take part in this performance series – some in-person at the Plaza Live and some virtually – and there will be a guest appearance from Bergeron-Langlois' son, Albert, on piano.



Some highlights of this run of shows include pieces by Mozart, William Grant Still, Dvořák, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Astor Piazzolla.

These shows can be viewed online directly from the "Summer Serenades" page. Follow the Facebook events for updates. Though the events are free, there will be an option to donate to the musicians.

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