Deadline extension: The deadline for applications for the Guy Saint-Clair Young Artist Concerto Competition has been extended to the end of January. Please go here for more information and to download the application form.
10 Seasons Strong (2014/2015)
Our new Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra Season 10 will begin with a Gala Opening Concert "Encore" on Nov. 13/14 in Mount Dora and Clermont, respectively.
Made up of more than 60 professional musicians from all over the world, Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra is the resident professional orchestra of Lake County, Florida. Over the last nine seasons, the FLSO has established a reputation for excellence. Telephone 352-589-1500 for more information.
Guy Saint-Clair (1944-2010)
Brilliant international classical concert piano soloist and composer, Guy Saint-Clair was not only a child prodigy (composing at age 3 and soloist with orchestra at age 5) but studied with giants of the piano: Yvonne Loriod, Olivier Messiaen, Frieda Valenzi, Paul Baumgartner, earning Doctorates from France, Germany, and Switzerland. His compositions have been recorded with famous symphonies in Holland, France and England. His recordings with the London Symphony include several world premieres. Guy and his wife, International Portrait Artist, Audrey Sanders, are the founders of the FLORIDA LAKES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
Beloved of audiences for his outstanding musicality as well as his gentle charm, Guy’s dynamic and heartwarming Spirit will live on with each note of the music he loved so well.
The Executive Director of the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra since its beginning, Mrs. Guy Saint-Clair carries on the vision which she and her late husband began in founding the professional orchestra in 2005. Acclaimed portrait artist, book author, music producer and publisher, former international high-fashion model, Audrey holds a master's degree in education and psychology. She brings an eclectic spice to symphony programming.
The lovely Eimear Noone hails from Ireland by way of Los Angeles. Her international career has led her to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolftrap, the Toronto Symphony, an Irish Concert Television Special with James Bond star, Pierce Brosnan, and actor/producer, Roma Downey, at the Hollywood Bowl, the Miami Symphony and many others as well as world tours with the famous video game, Legend of Zelda, and many more incredible achievements. She is also a gifted composer and has just completed work on the new video game, World of Warcraft. She explained that “some young people may go to a live symphony performance once a year or in their lifetime; they listen to video games all day long---this is one fantastic way to reach out to them.” The Clermont and Mount Dora audiences became acquainted with her when she was invited as guest conductor for the December 2013 Christmas concerts with the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra.