Horatio Alger Association Presents Broadway-Inspired Concert, Amour – 3 Voices from Broadway to the Stars, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 

October 6, 2016

McKenna Young
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Horatio Alger Association Presents Broadway-Inspired Concert,  Amour – 3 Voices from Broadway to the Stars, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

In partnership with Horatio Alger Members Harvey L. Massey, Clarence Otis, Jr. and James M. Seneff, Jr., the show will benefit the Association’s scholarship and support programs for Orlando youth

                                                                                                                                                                                                    WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2016) – Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, is pleased to present a benefit concert, Amour – 3 Voices from Broadway to the Stars, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. The evening will feature three of Europe’s biggest stars performing beloved Broadway hits and classic love songs alongside the renowned Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, led by dynamic conductor Eric Jacobsen in his second season as Music Director.

The Saturday evening show is presented by the Association in collaboration with Horatio Alger Members Harvey L. Massey, chairman and CEO of Massey Services, Inc.; Clarence Otis, Jr., retired CEO of Darden; and James M. Seneff, Jr., executive chairman of CNL Financial Group. International tenor Mario Frangoulis, pop superstar George Perris and acclaimed soprano Deborah Myers will perform hits from “West Side Story,” “The King and I” and “Les Misérables.”

“Mr. Massey, Mr. Otis and I are incredibly honored to be involved in this one-night-only concert event,” said Mr. Seneff, a 2010 Horatio Alger Award winner. “We have long been supporters of both education and the arts, and Amour brings both of those passions together. This is an opportunity to showcase the immense talents of international singers and our own local Orchestra, while supporting the Association’s scholarship programs, which help to lessen the financial burden of attending college for exceptional students in central Florida – and across the country.”

All three performers hail from Europe and will bring their talent and star power to the stage in Orlando on Saturday, October 15. International classical cross-over tenor Mario Frangoulis, with over 20 personal albums, was discovered by Sir Cameron Mackintosh and is best known for his powerful and charismatic performances. George Perris has performed for sold out audiences around the world and recently released his first American album. Deborah Myers is one of the United Kingdom’s most gifted opera singers and successful stage performers, having starred in a variety of musical productions including “The King and I” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The artists will be accompanied by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra known for both its classical performances and its “pops-style” concerts.

“The Orlando Philharmonic is thrilled to work with these beautiful European singers, as well as the heroic Horatio Alger Association and Dr. Phillips Center!” said Eric Jacobsen. “I couldn’t think of a better place to perform this music. Proceeds from this evening directly benefit students in our community and beyond. Music builds our capacity for empathy and creativity and we can’t wait to share this program with the great Orlando community.”

Horatio Alger Association aims to educate young people about the limitless opportunities afforded to them by the free-enterprise system. Since the establishment of its scholarship programs in 1984, the organization has awarded more than $125 million in undergraduate, graduate and specialized scholarships to students across the United States and Canada. The Association also annually bestows the Horatio Alger Award upon outstanding business, civic and cultural leaders who have succeeded despite facing significant adversity, and who are committed to philanthropy and higher education. Scholarships are funded solely through the generosity of Association Members, Life Partners and friends.

Tickets for Amour – 3 Voices from Broadway to the Stars start at $35. Visit www.dr.phillipscenter.org or call the box office at (844) 513-2014 to reserve seats.

For more information about Horatio Alger Association, please visit www.horatioalger.org. Follow the organization on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


 About Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans:

Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. is dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles. The Association honors the achievements of outstanding leaders who have accomplished remarkable successes in spite of adversity by bestowing upon them the Horatio Alger Award and inducting them as lifetime Members. Horatio Alger Members support promising young people with the resources and confidence needed to overcome adversity in pursuit of their dreams through higher education. Through the generosity of its Members and friends, the Association awards more than $12 million annually in undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarships across the United States and Canada and provides college support and mentoring services to its Scholars. Since 1984, the Association has awarded more than $125 million in college scholarships to more than 22,000 deserving young people. For additional information, please visit www.horatioalger.org.