Imperial Symphony Orchestra presents Franck's Symphony in D Minor

Feb 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Belgian Composer Cesar Franck’s most famous orchestral work, Symphony in D minor premiered on February 17, 1889, just one year before his death. The ambitious fusion of French and German musical traditions was considered rebellious at the time – so much so that even his conservative wife railed against its morally compromising passion!

Guest Artist Rita Fandrich
Pianist Rita Fandrich Is Professor Emerita at Florida Southern College, where she served as Artist-Teacher for 43 years. As a performer, she appeared as soloist and collaborative musician at festivals, conferences and summer clinics throughout the United States. As professor, she taught courses in piano performance, piano pedagogy, advanced music theory and composition. Prior to her post at Florida Southern, Fandrich was Artist-Teacher at the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Camp at the Indianhead Performing Arts Center.


  • Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Saint Saens, Piano Concerto featuring Rita Fandrich
  • Symphony in D minor, Cesar Franck

A performance of the Masterworks Series, symphonic works that inspire generations.

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra is comprised of 80 volunteer musicians, who have made it their mission to entertain, educate and inspire audiences through enlightening performances of symphonic music. The orchestra presents a number of concerts each year, primarily at the RP Funding Center, but also at other venues throughout the area.

You may also be interested in RP Funding CenterPolk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College or Lakeland.