The OSO Season
Upcoming Orchestra Concerts
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.
The 2023-2024 OSO Season
Join us for the Ocala Symphony’s 2023-2024 season filled with timeless masterworks, new music, and world-class soloists under the baton of Maestro Matthew Wardell.
Enjoy extra benefits by being an Ocala Symphony Subscriber!
- Secure your favorite seats for the entire season and have early access to renewal.
- Save as much as 27% over buying single tickets.
- Free ticket exchanges.
- Loyalty perks such as special offers and invitations to exclusive events
Subscribers are an important part of the Ocala Symphony. Consider making a donation or becoming a member! Members at the $1,000 level and above receive a pair of tickets for the subscription season and 10 tickets to use for other Reilly performances throughout the year!
The Subscription Concerts
Mahler and Breath of Life
Saturday, October 21, 2023 – 7:30 PM & Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 3:00 PM
Pops! Goes the Holidays
Saturday, December 2, 2023 – 7:30 PM & Sunday, December 3, 2023 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2024 – 7:30 PM & Sunday, January 28, 2024 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 24, 2024 – 7:30 PM & Sunday, February 25, 2024 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2024 – 7:30 PM & Sunday, March 24, 2024 – 3:00 PM
To the End of the Earth
Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 7:30 PM & Sunday, April 28, 2024 – 3:00 PM.
Season support provided by Culture Builds Florida, WUFT Classic, TD Charitable Foundation and Bank of America Private Banking.
The Special Concerts
Red, White and OSO Blue
Sunday, July 2, 2023 – 3:00 PM
Silent Film Orchestra “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Saturday, January 20, 2024 – 7:30 PM
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra Chorus presents “Rustic Songs and Dances”
Sunday, November 19, 2023 – 3:00 PM
Symphony Under the Lights
Friday, December 1, 2023 – 7:30 PM
Young Artist Competition: Honors Recital
Sunday, January 14, 2024 – 3:00 PM
Movie Music Spectacular
Saturday, March 9, 2024 – 7:30 PM & Sunday, March 10, 2024 – 3:00 PM
The OSO Chorus presents: Melodious Accord
Sunday, April 14, 2024 – 3:00 PM
Fine Arts For Ocala presents: Symphony Under the Stars
Sunday, May 12, 2024 – 7:00 PM
Renew Your Subscription Starting March 2023
Current OSO subscribers may renew their subscription now. The deadline to renew with guaranteed same seats is July 4, 2023.
Renew today by logging into your patron portal account. You can also call the box office at 352-351-1606 Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 2 PM and we can renew your subscription. Please leave a voicemail and a team member will get back with you.
Step-by-step guide to renewing via the patron portal:
- Log in at the top right corner of our website by clicking on the “Member Login” button and then the “Log in” button. (Your username is the email associated with your ticket purchase.)
- Once the username and password are entered you should see your patron dashboard.
- You will then click on “My Profile” under the “Hi ____” tab and see the Subscription Renewal page.
- You will click on Renew to confirm your seats, make any note of changes and give payment.
If you experience trouble logging in please contact our box office at 352-351-1606 or via email at email@example.com.
Open Rehearsals give families and students an opportunity to enjoy the orchestra in a relaxed environment, while experiencing an educational, behind-the-curtain view on how a symphony prepares for a professional concert!
Guests will hear from the conductor, watch our musicians up close, and can attend at their own speed! We encourage student groups and families to join us and take advantage of this unique event. During our season Friday night rehearsals begin at 7PM and the orchestra will begin rehearsing pieces they are playing for the upcoming concert. Guests are welcomed to stay for as long as they like. While Open Rehearsals are more relaxed than a formal orchestra performance, we do ask that all guests maintain concert manners and respect our musicians and conductor.
Open rehearsal are free and open to the public. While there are no tickets, we appreciate knowing that you plan to attend! We do serve snacks on a first come first serve basis, so if interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’ll be joining us.
6:30 PM – Lobby opens for snacks
7:00 PM – Symphony rehearsal begins in the auditorium
8:30 PM – Symphony rehearsal ends
Friday, October 20, 2023: Mahler and the Breath of Life
Friday, January 26, 2024: Hungarian Pictures
Friday, March 22, 2024: Bold Brahms
Friday, April 26, 2024: To The End of the Earth
Coffee with the Conductor at the Marion Theatre
Enjoy a cup of coffee with Matthew Wardell, Ocala Symphony conductor, as he leads an in-depth discussion about the pieces and composers that will be featured at the Ocala Symphony subscription concerts. Coffee with the conductor is free, and you do not need a ticket to the concert to attend – but we think by the end of coffee you will want to be there to experience the music!
Stay tuned for the upcoming 23-24 schedule.
RSVP to email@example.com
Previous Coffee with the Conductors:
Symphony for Schools
Each school year more than 10,000 students are visited through our Symphony for Schools program.
The Symphony for Schools program takes professional musicians into Marion County classrooms for a 30-minute fun and educational presentation. Our musicians demonstrate orchestral instruments, perform sections of pieces from Mozart to Moana, and get the students involved! The goal of the presentation is to give students an insight into the fun and empowering feelings that music and playing a musical instrument can bring. Are you interested in bringing Symphony for Schools to your school? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the Ocala Symphony Orchestra
Arts for our Veterans
The Reilly partners with Vet Tix and Vets Helping Vets to provide complimentary tickets for Marion County veterans to performances that include rock, jazz, theatre, orchestra and more! Each July veterans are honored during our Red, White and OSO Blue: A Salute to Independence concert.
Symphony for Schools
Each season, the OSO visits Marion County Elementary students for a curated music presentation. Students learn about the orchestra, hear instrument demonstrations and are welcomed to ask questions about music!
Community Ticket Program
Through the Community ticket program, the Reilly gives tickets to local nonprofits so they can share the power of music with their clients and staff.
Young Artist Competition
This competition invites promising young musicians from across the country to compete for the title of Young Artist Winner. Winners from the Junior and Senior categories go on to perform their concerto with the OSO at a Spring Subscription performance and receive a $1,000 cash prize.
Open Rehearsals for Students and Families
Open rehearsals invite students and families to the Reilly Arts Center for free pizza, soda and an exciting behind-the-scenes experience as they join the OSO and Maestro Matthew Wardell during their final rehearsal before a weekend of concerts!
Program Ads for the Ocala Symphony Orchestra
Support the Ocala Symphony Orchestra as a program ad sponsor! These programs are seen by the 6,000 guests that attend our subscription concerts starting this November and ending in April. When you purchase a spot in our program your ad will appear in all five of our programs along with the opportunity to be recognized in our pre-program slideshows. Your program ad can be used to promote your business and your support of the OSO, however it works for you! Discounts are always encouraged when applicable and we have various sizes available to fit all budgets! This donation to the OSO will not only positively impact our community, but will give your business the opportunity to partner with the arts in Ocala. Email email@example.com if interested.