Central Florida is full of thriving talent; there is no doubt about it. Our community nurtures those with tons of talent and our community gets rewarded by seeing these individuals thrive in the world. Here at Toyota of Orlando and Toyota of Clermont, our family of dealerships, we are huge fanatics of the arts and theater and we love it when artistic collaborations happen!
We are ecstatic to know that the Orlando Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic are teaming up for what’s expected to be a phenomenal performance by both companies!
A bit of history…
Like we mentioned, we are so fortunate to foster talent here in the Central Florida. While many people think we only have to offer a park that belongs to a certain little mouse, we know for a fact that there’s tons of talent out there in our area of the world. In fact, two huge sources of talent are right here in Central Florida: the Orlando Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic. Here’s a bit of info on both of these prestigious companies.
- The Orlando Ballet was founded in 1974 as The Performing Arts Company of Florida. In 1978, the company changed its name to Southern Ballet Theatre and began performing at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. The Orlando Ballet is the only fully residential professional ballet company here in Central Florida.
- The ballet company started with 12 enthusiastic, young, non-paid dancers and with only $4,000. This goes to show that not only does Orlando attract talented artists, we also cultivate tenacity!
- Since 2007, Robert Hill has been the Artistic Director for the company. He has danced with prestigious ballet companies such as the Royal Ballet, Convent Garden, and the New York City Ballet.
- The Orlando Philharmonic, on the other hand, was established on 1993. The orchestra employs musicians from all over the world to deliver optimal music to Central Florida audiences.
- One of the visions of the Orlando Philharmonic is to nourish the soul of the community—something it aims to complete with partnerships like the one with the Orlando Ballet.
More details on ‘Music of the Ballet’ in Orlando
So what just exactly is ‘Music of the Ballet’? Well, it’s a show that will showcase dances set to famous music such as Tchaikovsky’s score for ‘Swan Lake, ‘Prokofiev’s score for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and other famous works. The show was choreographed by Orlando Ballet Artistic Director Robert Hill and the Orlando Philharmonic will be conducted by Leslie Dunner.
The performance will take place this coming Saturday, March 8th at 8 p.m. and tickets can be found at ticketmaster.com
Like we said, here at our Toyota dealer near Orlando, we are always excited for something that cultivates art and culture in Central Florida, and this performance will most definitely do just that!
Our family of dealerships includes Toyota of Orlando at 3575 Vineland Rd. and Toyota of Clermont at 16851 State Road 50. Contact our dealership in Orlando at 888-725-3520 and Toyota of Clermont at 888-590-6090.