Are you missing the magic of live music? The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing the concert experience to your living room with a free, 4-part Summer Serenades virtual concert series this August. Concerts will premiere Saturdays at 8pm on August 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2020.

Throughout the series, enjoy listening to performances of favorite works of chamber music (think Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and more) featuring fifteen musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

To watch, just visit the Orlando Philharmonic Summer Serenades page. The concerts are free, but if you can swing it, make a donation to support the musicians. Our local arts organizations need our help now more than ever; let's show them our support.

For a perfect at-home date, pair these fabulous concerts with takeout from your favorite local restaurant. Bite30 is going on through August 16 and many of the participating restaurants are offering their $30, 3-course prix fixe menus for takeout this year. Maxine's on Shine, Dovecote, and VINIA Wine & Kitchen are a few of our top date night picks. Read our post on Date Night To-Go Dinner Deals for Two for more date-worthy takeout ideas.

Concert Lineup

Each program in the series has been curated by Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois to celebrate her 10th Anniversary Season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

PROGRAM 1: August 1, 2020 at 8pm

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois & Alexander Stevens, violin
Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero, viola
Eric Jacobsen & Megan Savage, cello
Gabriel Bergeron-Langlois, bassoon
Colleen Blagov, flute

Ludwig van Beethoven – Duo No. 3 in B Flat Major WoO 27
I. Allegro sostenuto
II. Aria con variazioni. Andantino con moto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo

Antonín Dvořák – String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 (American)
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Lento
III. Molto vivace – Trio
IV. Finale. Vivace ma non troppo

PROGRAM 2: August 8, 2020 at 8pm

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois & Alexander Stevens, violin
Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero, viola
Eric Jacobsen & Christopher Glansdorp, cello
Nikolay Blagov, clarinet
Diane Bishop, bassoon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sonata in B Flat Major for Bassoon & Cello, K.292/196c
(Virtual Duo)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Rondo: Allegro

Antonín Dvořák – Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74/B. 148
I. Introduzione. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo. Vivace — Trio. Poco meno mosso
IV. Tema con variazioni. Poco Adagio—Molto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegretto con variazioni

PROGRAM 3: August 15, 2020 at 8pm

Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero, viola 
Colleen Blagov, flute
Michael Fee & William Cooper, trumpet
Kathleen Thomas, horn
Jeffrey Thomas, trombone
Robert Carpenter, tuba
Haley Rhodeside, harp

Claude Debussy – Sonata for Harp, Flute, Viola
I. Pastorale – Lento, dolce rubato
II. Interlude – Tempo di minuetto
III. Final – Allegro moderato ma risoluto

Sydney Guillaume – Probono

Jan Koetsier – Brass Quintet, Op. 65
I. Andante con moto – Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Molto Vivace

Victor Ewald – Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 5
I. Moderato
II. Adagio non troppo lento
III. Allegro moderato

PROGRAM 4: August 22, 2020 at 8pm

Rimma Bergeron-Langlois & Alexander Stevens, violin
Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero, viola
Eric Jacobsen & Ronald Gardiner, cello
Jamie Strefeler, oboe
Colleen Blagov, flute
Nikolay Blagov, clarinet
Diane Bishop, bassoon
Kathleen Thomas, horn
Albert Bergeron-Langlois, piano

Virtual Trio TBD

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Selections from “Children’s Album”, Op. 39

William Grant Still – Miniatures
I. I Ride an Old Paint (USA)
II. Adolorido (Mexico)
III. Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land (USA)
IV. Yaravi (Peru)
V. A Frog Went A-Courtin' (USA)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – String Quartet No. 16 in E-flat Major, K. 428/421b
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto and Trio
IV. Allegro vivace

Astor Piazzolla – Libertango (Encore)

About Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Celebrating its 27th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics Series and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Focus Series at The Plaza Live, a historic Central Florida venue.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s mission is to enrich and inspire the diverse communities of Central Florida through the transformative power of live music, and it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020. Learn more at

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