THE LAKELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
One Night Only
January 8, 2022 | 7 p.m.
Robert Davis Performing Arts Center at Florida Southern College
Since 1965, the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra has been educating, entertaining and inspiring central Florida audiences with great music. In 2001, the Symphony’s volunteers embarked on an ambitious project – to bring a full-scale opera production to Lakeland, complete with teaching elements for local students.
To celebrate the opera’s 20th anniversary, the opera committee is pleased to welcome great American soprano Renée Fleming for her only Florida performance with orchestral accompaniment.
This weekend with Ms. Fleming will include her performance with the LSO and also a glimpse into her work with the National Institutes of Health and research on music’s impact on brain health.
Renée Fleming is one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time. Winner of four Grammy awards, and recipient of the US National Medal of the Arts, she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014, Renée brought her voice to a vast new audience as the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Robert Moody is in his 6th season as Music Director of The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and 17th season as Music Director of Arizona Musicfest. Under his artistic leadership, the Memphis Symphony has also enjoyed exponential growth in programming, recording, new commissions, and endowment growth to over $25 million. AZ Musicfest has become the premiere Winter Music Festival in North America, boasting a festival orchestra roster comprised of players from the world’s greatest orchestras.
Thank You, Sponsors!
Music and the Mind Presented by:
Citizens Bank & Trust
Hilda Sutton & William D. Blanton Foundation / Carole Donlon / George W. Jenkins Foundation within GiveWell Community Foundation / Anita & Larry Maxwell / Glenn W. & Hazelle Paxson-Morrison Foundation / Watson Clinic LLP
Bond Clinic / CPS Investment Advisors / Kathy & Bill Cook / Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Jenkins / Christina & Greg Sale
GMF Structural / Gray Robinson, P.A. / Heath Funeral Chapel & Crematory / Northern Trust
Dr. & Mrs. Craig Collins / Mandy & Cory Petcoff / Patty & Macon Tomlinson
Regal Honda, Chevrolet, Kia, Acura and GMC Truck
Support for the Lakeland Symphony’s season provided through the City of Lakeland Mayor’s Council on the Arts • Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture • Supported in part through a partnership with Florida Southern College Department of Music
Renee Fleming in Concert is made possible through marketing support provided by Visit Central Florida through the Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee of the Tourist Development Council.
As guests of the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra, you are also guests of the beautiful city of Lakeland. There are many interesting restaurants and places to stay near the LSO’s performance venue.