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Classically Summer at Bok Tower Gardens - All-New Concert Series to debut at Bok Tower Gardens

This summer, the stunning Bok Tower Gardens will present an all-new series of classical music performance by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.


Bok Tower set within Bok Tower Gardens

Created by Edward Bok in the 1920's, Bok Tower Gardens is a 250-acre contemplative garden and bird sanctuary located atop Iron Mountain, north of Lake Wales, and this summer visitors can look forward to three family-friendly Symphony Story Time performances and three intimate Summer Serenade chamber performances in the air-conditioned comfort of the Visitor Center Theater.


Classically Summer at Bok Tower Gardens

Symphony Story Time

Enjoy music from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with Symphony Storytime. These concerts are especially designed with your family in mind. Enjoy live music for young children, ages three to seven, along with narration and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations that bring favorite children’s classics to life.


June 3 – Carnival of the Animals at 9:30 & 11:00 am

Come take a walk on the wild side with this timeless classic brought to you by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet. This musical menagerie brings music inspired by animals to life.


You will be transported to exotic locales as (musical) birds chirp, fish swim, elephants trumpet, and lions roar!


June 10 – Peter Rabbit at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m

Enjoy music from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with Symphony Storytime featuring the tale of Peter Rabbit. Enjoy live music for young children, ages three to seven, along with narration and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations that bring favorite children’s classics to life.


The tale of Peter Rabbit features strings, percussion, a trombone, and a clarinet as they come together to tell the story of a mischievous rabbit named Peter!


August 5 – The Emperor and the Nightingale at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m

Enjoy music from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with Symphony Storytime featuring the tale of the Emperor and the Nightingale. Musicians from three of the four instrument families come together to tell the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of a Chinese Emperor and a Nightingale with a voice like no other.


A gorgeous re-telling with flute, strings, and percussion, The Emperor and the Nightingale will captivate and delight children of all ages.


$10 member adult/$5 member child (12 and under), $22 non-member adult/$15 non-member child (12 and under). Registration required. Register Now.


Classically Summer at Bok Tower Gardens

Summer Serenade Schedule

Classically Summer, a 3-part concert series featuring musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.


Programs have been specially curated by the musicians performing them. All concerts will feature outstanding OPO Principal Musicians plus a few special surprise guests. You won’t want to miss these delightful and intriguing programs designed to fill your summer with music!


July 8 – Summer Serenade: Brass at 6 p.m.

July 22 – Summer Sernade: Woodwinds at 6 p.m.

August 19 – Summer Serenade: Strings at 6 p.m.


$25 member adult/$5 member child (12 and under), $35 non-member adult/$15 non-member child (12 and under). Registration required, Register Now.



The beautiful   Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, Florida

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