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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Hungarian Pictures at Reilly Arts Center this weekend

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will return to the Reilly Arts Center this weekend with Hungarian Pictures, a concert featuring some of the most iconic works by Hungarian and Romanian composers.

During both concerts, which start at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, principal guest conductor Raymond Chobaz will lead the orchestra as they perform the following pieces:

  • Miklós Rózsa’s hauntingly beautiful Hungarian Nocturne.
  • Liszt’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2 with internationally renowned pianist Andreas Klein.
  • The thrilling Dances of Galánta by Zoltán Kodály.

Both concerts will be held at the Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street in Ocala). Tickets are available online, ranging from $15 to $40 for adults. Student tickets are also available for $10.

Over the next few months, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will look to deliver a variety of musical experiences during the following events:

Ocala Symphony’s 2024 Fundraising Gala (6 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2024).

This event will be held to raise funding for arts and music education at the Reilly Arts Center.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Rhythmic Tides (7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2024).

The orchestra’s full string section will perform Stella Sung’s KOHOLA: Spirit of the Ocean, Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings, and Albinoni’s Adagio for Strings and Organ, among other pieces.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: From Hogwarts to a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away! (7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2024 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2024).

The orchestra will perform scores from two of the most beloved movie franchises of all time: Harry Potter and Star Wars. During the concert, images from these films will be brought to life on the screen above.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Bold Brahms (7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2024 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2024).

Led by guest conductor Edward Leonard, this concert will feature Brahm’s Symphony No. 4. In addition, the two winners of the 33rd Annual Young Artist Competition will showcase their individual talents during the show.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Melodious Accord (3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2024).

This concert of choral Americana will feature arrangements of shaped-note tunes by Alice Parker, original works by Stephen Paulus, Randall Thompson, and spirituals.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: To the End of the Earth (7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28).

Led by Maestro Matthew Wardell, this season finale concert will include performances of John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, the world premiere of Jenni Brandon’s Fin de la Tierra, and three scenes from Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony.

All of the above events will take place at the Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street in Ocala) unless otherwise indicated.

Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Reilly Arts Center box office at 352-351-1606. Additionally, tickets can be purchased in-person at the box office on Tuesday through Friday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, visit the Reilly Arts Center website.