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Maestro Roberston's Praise for the Orchestra

Our new orchestra too has gained critical accolades, especially for their rendition of Strauss's virtuoso score Salome; and the sense of classical style and texture they brought to Mozart's La finta giardiniera I would proudly compare to the best period-informed performances anywhere.

Maestro Stewart Robertson, 2003-4 FGO program book


FGO Orchestra Members Have Performed with Many Organizations

Members of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra have performed with every other musical organization in south Florida, as well as many other major organizations across the country. Some of the organizations we have performed with (or continue to perform with) include:


FGO Orchestra is Well Educated

Members of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra have degrees from some of the most prestigious music schools in the country. Educational institutions the musicians have attended include:


Critics Have Good Things to Say About FGO Orchestra

FGO soars in La Sonnambula
Miami Herald, Feb. 11, 2007  

More than any single factor, the evening's success was due in no small part to having the estimable Richard Bonynge in the pit. A long and experienced veteran in bel canto repertoire from his celebrated partnership with his wife, Dame Joan Sutherland, Bonynge's natural command brought out all the elegance, lyric beauty and vivacity of Bellini's score masterfully. The conductor also drew consistently refined and idiomatic playing from the Florida Classical Orchestra, whose strings in particular sound better with every outing.


History of the FGO Orchestra

At least as early as the 1980's Florida Grand Opera had its own orchestra. Since the FGO orchestra and the Florida Philharmonic (then Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida) shared many of the same musicians, the orchestras merged in 1986 and FGO agreed to use the FPO for its productions. This relationship continued until 2002. 


Contact Information

Contact the Musicians:

FGO Orchestra Musicians
South Florida Musicians Association
5861 SW 21 Street
Hollywood, FL 33023


Florida Grand Opera Orchestra Personnel

The 2007-2008 Season Personnel includes the following musicians:

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