Fanfare Orlando expresses our pride in being a part of Central Florida.
It was commissioned by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for their Silver Jubilee 25th season. We are proud of our city’s compassionate action in response to its tragedies, its leadership in education, health and the sciences, and its strong arts communities represented by the Orlando Phil’s 25th season, the new Dr. Phillips Center, Timucua Arts and other art music venues the city now enjoys. We have much to fanfare about!
“Fanfare Orlando” contains two melodies: first, a kind of sophisticated bugle call full of counterpoint and rising key changes and second, a chorale on a 3 note figure that imitates the three syllables of the word “Or -lan- do!”. As the work develops, the upward shifting keys lifts our spirit higher as the themes intertwine.
This is a MIDI realization of the brass fanfare.
In early 2018, a new arrangement was created that adds an SATB choir singing “Or-lan-do!”. On Friday September 14th, students from Full Sail University will record the Brass and Choir vision being performed by the excellent Rollins College Choir with the Orlando Philharmonic Brass. Watch for the release of the recording!
This is a MIDI realization of the fanfare with Brass and Choir (Ahhs)
I hope that, when this new version is premiered at the 2018 IMMERSE in downtown Orlando with the OPO Brass and members of the Rollins College Choir, that the city sings along! More details on this event will be posted as we get closer to October.
<- Click to download the original brass score
- Thursday, September 28, 2017, by the OPO Brass conducted by Eric Jacobsen, The Mezz, Orlando, FL
- Saturday, September 30, 2017, by the OPO Brass conducted by Eric Jacobsen, Bob Carr Theater, Orlando, FL (Season opening concert, including Beethoven’s 9th)
- Sunday, October 1, 2017, by the OPO Brass conducted by Eric Jacobsen, Bob Carr Theater, Orlando, FL (Season opening concert, including Beethoven’s 9th)
- Saturday, October 21, 2017, by the OPO Brass, Downtown Orlando for IMMERSE festival, FL
- Saturday, October 21, 2017, by the OPO Brass, conducted by _____, St. Luke’s Church, Oviedo, FL
- Monday, October 23, 2017, by the OPO Brass conducted by Eric Jacobsen, Plaza Theater, Orlando, FL (Focus concert)
- Saturday, February 10th, 2018 by the OPO Brass, conducted by Paul Hostetter, Central Park in Winter Park, FL (Outdoor Family Concert)