Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
PERFORMING ARTS: Our cultural organizations pull out all the stops, offering the best theater, classical music, dance of all disciplines, and comedy
Published: September 25, 2013
Collide Contemporary Music Series: UCF Composition Showcase 8 pm Friday; University of Central Florida Rehearsal Hall, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-2869; music.cah.ucf.edu.
Flying Horse Big Band Concert 8 pm Friday; UCF Communications Building Auditorium, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; $10; 407-823-2869; music.cah.ucf.edu.
Oct. 25, Oct. 27
Rossini: The Barber of Seville Orlando Philharmonic performs the comedic opera under the direction of Jeff Buchman and conductor Joel Revzen. 8 pm Friday, 2 pm Sunday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $20-$82; 407-770-0071; orlandophil.org.
College Park JazzFest 2013 6-11 pm Saturday; Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Edgewater Drive and Smith Street; free; 407-579-0023.
Oct. 26, Oct. 30
The Nose Just how important is a high profile in 19-century Russian society? When he wakes up without a nose, an ambitious but stuffy bureaucrat finds out in Nikolai Gogol’s absurdist 1836 parable, which Shostakovich used as libretto for his 1930s opera. These Met: Live in HD broadcasts beamed straight from New York’s Metropolitan Opera are a wonderful resource for Orlandoans starved for the kind of innovative staging that only a major opera house can afford, and the kind of unconventional operas few small regional companies would risk presenting. The sets and animated projections of this 2010 production designed by William Kentridge are stunning; the cast is, fittingly, conducted by Pavel Smelkov. 12:45 pm Saturday, 6:30 pm Wednesday; various theaters; $22-$24; fathomevents.com.
Moravian Love Feast Rollins Choral and Instrumental Groups perform modern interpretations of the work of composer Johann Friedrich Peter. 10 am Sunday; First Congregational Church of Winter Park, East New England and South Interlachen avenues, Winter Park; free.
Sanford Jazz Ensemble Presents A Tribute to the Big Band Singers 3 pm Sunday; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $10; 407-321-8111.
CF2 Salon Without new music, there would be no music – keep that in mind and support this local composers group by giving them a listen. Past salons have included audience-driven (via Twitter instructions) compositions and audiovisual treats courtesy of interaction between musical instruments and the big screen. 7:30 pm Sunday; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; free; 407-595-2713; timucua.com.
Encore! Concerts: Choir Invitational Concert Featuring Seminole State Concert Chorale, Community Chorus and Hagerty High School Choir. 7:30 pm Tuesday; Seminole State College Fine Arts Concert Hall, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-708-2040; seminolestate.edu/arts.