Ocala, Orchestrated

Residents and guests of Ocala/Marion County have access to both an award-winning entertainment venue and orchestra – just one of many reasons why moving and living here is so sought-after. Let our agents introduce you to the Reilly Arts Center, home of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, and help you realize a year’s worth of date nights, family outtings and girl’s nights out.

Located just 5 blocks from Ocala’s Historic Downtown Square in picturesque Tuscawilla Park, the Reilly Arts Center is Ocala’s home for the arts and live entertainment. Featuring state-of-the-art acoustics and production equipment, the 705-seat venue hosts an eclectic assortment of events, concerts, meetings, and parties and has become a hub for the arts in Ocala.

In addition to being the home of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and producing local, regional and national acts, as the new flagship center for arts and culture in Ocala, the Reilly is committed to being an active and accessible venue in our community.

The Community Music Conservatory, located at the Reilly Arts Center, launched in Spring 2022. The conservatory features multiple teaching studios, professional staff and faculty, and performance spaces that include the 700-seat mainstage auditorium and NOMA Black Box. Conservatory programming includes group classes and private instruction designed for students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. The Conservatory, which launched programming in Spring 2022, is managed by the team at the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and is committed to fostering an environment of creativity, life-long learning, and quality instruction.

Here’s a quick look at the OSO’s 2024 Lineup:

33rd Annual Young Artist Competition: Honors Recital
Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 PM
Tickets: $10
The Honors Recital features the finalists from our 33rd Annual Young Artist Competition. These talented young musicians, from our Junior division and Senior division, take the stage to perform their concerto for a live audience. The winners of this competition will go on to perform as a soloist at the March subscription performance.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra Silent Film Orchestra: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 PM
Adults: Tickets from $15 | Students: $10
Return to the Golden Age of cinema with an unforgettable film music experience. The OSO presents the 1923 classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” accompanied by an original score composed by Maestro Wardell and Brad DeLoatche. This performance promises to be a true feast for the senses that will add a new dimension to this full-length gothic story. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the art of cinema and music in all their glory!

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Hungarian Pictures (Add-On Dinner Experience Available)
Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 PM
Adults: Tickets from $15 | Students: $10
Principal Guest Conductor Raymond Chobaz leads a breathtaking program featuring some of the most iconic works by Hungarian and Romanian composers. From Miklós Rózsa’s hauntingly beautiful Hungarian Nocturne, to Liszt’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2 with internationally renowned pianist Andreas Klein, and the thrilling Dances of Galánta by Zoltán Kodály, this concert promises to be an unforgettable experience for all.

Ocala Symphony’s 2024 Fundraising Gala
Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 PM
Tickets: $150
A fundraising gala for arts and music education at the Reilly Arts Center.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Rhythmic Tides
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 PM
Adults: Tickets from $15 | Students: $10
Feel the power and beauty of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s full string section. Stella Sung’s KOHOLA: Spirit of the Ocean will be performed side by side with stunning video work by award-winning producer and underwater photographer Annie Crawley, while guest soloist Danielle Moreau will lead us on an incredible journey with Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings. The program is rounded out with Albinoni’s Adagio for Strings and Organ and the ethereal Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallisby Ralph Vaughan-Williams.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: From Hogwarts to a Galaxy, Far, Far, Away!
Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 PM
Adults: Tickets from $15 | Students: $10
Grab your wand and lightsaber and join us for a night of pure musical enchantment! The OSO will perform scores from two of the most beloved movie franchises of all time – Harry Potter and Star Wars. As the orchestra plays soaring melodies to epic battle themes, images from these iconic films will be brought to life on the screen above.

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Bold Brahms
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM
Adults: Tickets from $15 | Students: $10
Join us for an exhilarating night as the Ocala Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms’s Symphony No. 4, under the direction of guest conductor Edward Leonard. Brahms’ final symphony is sure to captivate you with its soaring melodies. The winners of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s 33rd annual young artist competition will join the program with their incredible talent as the OSO provides a platform for the next generation of performers. Matthew Wardell, Music Director | Edward Leonard, Guest Conductor

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Melodious Accord
Sunday, April 14 at 3 PM
Tickets from $15
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra Chorus presents a concert of choral Americana, featuring 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
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM
Adults: Tickets from $15 | Students: $10
Maestro Wardell leads your Ocala Symphony Orchestra in a season finale of awe-inspiring works. Experience the pulsing rhythms of John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the world premiere of Jenni Brandon’s Fin de la Tierra featuring guest soloist Jackie Glazier. The season concludes with three scenes from Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony – a piece he noted was “absorbing all my time, sometimes to utter exhaustion, but an inner voice tells me that my labor is not in vain” – you will be left breathless!

Events are held at the Reilly Arts Center located at 500 NE 9th St. Ocala, FL 34470 unless otherwise indicated. Tickets can be purchased at reillyartscenter.com or by contacting the Reilly Arts Center box office at (352) 351-1606. Box office hours are 10 AM – 2 PM, Tuesday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Reilly Arts Center during box office hours.

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