Conductor: Mr. Orlando Forte
Intermezzo Orchestra performs major repertoire from the standard string orchestral literature while focusing on technique, basic string repertoire, musicianship, presentation skills, and other skills needed for excellent orchestral playing and advancement into our Advanced Youth Symphony.
Rehearsals: Saturdays | 9:00 AM – 10:15 PM
Mr. Orlando Forte was born in Cuba. He graduated with honors from the National School of Art in Havana in 1980, receiving a full scholarship to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow in 1981. Later he completed the Master of Fine Arts in Conservatory of Odessa Ukraine. He studied under Asela Figueroa, Evelio Tieles, Armando Toledo, Olga Soboleva and Alexander Stanko. He toured with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Odessa throughout Ukraine and Russia. He was Concertmaster and Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Havana. Mr. Forte performed in the festival of contemporary music in Nice, France in 1988 under the direction of Maestro Leo Brower. During 1991 to 1994 he was a violin and chamber music professor at the school of Music of the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico, and director of the school’s chamber orchestra. Mr. Forte played as a guest violinist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, Mexico, directed by the Maestro Herrera de la Fuente.
He is Assoc. Concertmaster of the Symphony of the Americas, was a member of the Boca Pops Orchestra and Florida Grand Opera Orchestra for 15 years. He is the Concertmaster of the Florida Chamber Orchestra in Miami, and a member of the Miami City Ballet orchestra.
He is also the musical director of the Crosstown String Quartet and as a member of the string section of the Miami Symphonic Services, has participated in many activities for the recording industry, recording for Michael Jackson, Julio Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Alejandro Saenz, Enrique Chia, Bebu Silveti, Jose Molina and many musical recordings for movies.