Classical Music/Opera-2

BACH FESTIVAL SOCIETY OF WINTER PARK
Carnival of the Animals
April 25
Journey through the animal kingdom as instruments of the orchestra portray animal sounds in this Fred Rogers Family Series concert. 11 a.m. $10-$15. Tiedtke Concert Hall in Keene Hall, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, 407-646-2182. bachfestivalflorida.org
 
Midori
April 17
This renowned violinist’s playing has been described by The Washington Post as having “intensity tempered with sweetness and lyricism.” 8 p.m. $30-$40. Tiedtke Concert Hall in Keene Hall, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, 407-646-2182. bachfestivalflorida.org

Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris
April 18-19
Carl Nielsen was inspired to write this beautiful work while on his honeymoon. Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. $20-$50. Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park, 407-646-2182. bachfestivalflorida.org

DAYTONA BEACH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
April 16-May 2 This 17-day music festival features the London Symphony Orchestra and includes world renowned jazz performers such as Chuck Mangione, international acts from Celtic to Latin to bluegrass, late-night supper-club and beachside performances, and family fare. Times, locations and ticket prices vary. 386-257-7790 or 866-849-0731. dbif.com

FESTIVAL OF ORCHESTRAS
National Philharmonic of Russia
April 4
Vladimir Spivakov conducts a program that includes Mussorgsky’s “Dawn on the Moscow River” from the opera Khovantshchina, Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto,” Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 9” and Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty: Suite.” Mayuko Kamio is featured on violin. 3 p.m. $30-$90. Linda W. Chapin Theater, Orange County Convention Center. 407-539-0245. festivaloforchestras.org

FLORIDA SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
The Finale
April 26
The season’s last concert features Mahler’s “Symphony No. 5,” as well as “Trauermarsch,” “Adagietto,” and Rondo’s “Finale allegro.” 4 p.m. $8-$30. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. 407-999-7800. fsyo.org

FLORIDA YOUNG ARTISTS ORCHESTRA
Virtuoso Concert
April 5
Winners of the FYAO Concerto Competition perform with the Young Artists Symphony and Chamber Symphony orchestras. Jonathan May conducts. 3 p.m. Free admission. Seminole Community College, 100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford. 407-772-2555. fyao.org

ORLANDO GAY CHORUS
That ’80s Show
April 4-5
The big hair and shoulder pads we’d like to forget, but the songs by Madonna, Michael Jackson and others are infinitely memorable. Saturday 7:35 p.m., Sunday 4:35 p.m. $10-$35. Plaza Theater, 425 North Bumby Avenue. 407-841-7464. orlandogaychorus.org

ORLANDO OPERA
Suor Angelica and Cavalleria Rusticana
April 3-7
A double bill of two operas for the price of one ends the main-stage season with dramatic music setting the scene for the struggles of the 19th century working class. Puccini’s Suor Angelica deals with the heartbreak of the separation of a mother and her child, born out of wedlock, while Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana sets the amorous dalliances of two women with a handsome dockworker against the background of a Sicilian fishing village at Easter. $25-$110. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. 407-426-1700. orlandoopera.org

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC
Focus III: 1900-1925—Rags to Riches
April 20
Christopher Wilkins conducts a program on the birth of jazz including “The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin and “Grandpa’s Spells” by Jelly Roll Morton. 7 p.m. $28-$39. Margeson Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins Street, Orlando. 407-770-0071. orlandophil.org
 
Super Series IX: The Music of John Williams
April 11
Williams has received 20 Grammys, five Oscars and numerous other awards for his compositions. The concert features selections from Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars and more. 2 and 8 p.m. $13-$65. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. 407-770-0071. orlandophil.org

Super Series X: Mozart and Mendelssohn
April 25
Pianist Joyce Yang is featured as Christopher Wilkins conducts Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 24, K 491, in C minor,” Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 3, op. 56 in A minor (Scottish)” and Kodaly’s “Dances of Galanta.” 8 p.m. $13-$65. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. 407-770-0071. orlandophil.org

ST. LUKE’S CONCERT SERIES
1900: Romanticism’s Long Shadow
April 18
Christopher Wilkins conducts the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s chamber group in works of Sibelius, Debussy, Fauré and Mahler. 7 p.m. Free admission. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2021 West Aloma Avenue, Oviedo. 407-365-3408.
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