The Show Goes On
Summer 2021 | By Gene Kruckemyer ’73
Students and faculty members rebounded at UCF Celebrates the Arts this year without missing a beat, following the event’s cancellation in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. Music, theater and visual arts presentations were offered to the community in April at downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The climactic event of the festival, an outdoor performance by the UCF Symphony Orchestra, was nearly canceled because of inclement weather, but the student musicians and production team showed their resolve by moving all their instruments and equipment inside less than an hour before the scheduled concert, playing on a stage with no lights or sound system.
Participants on and off stage
Original dance productions
Free lunchtime concerts
Days of art
We got to go back to where we as an orchestra belong: on a stage together, in front of a supportive audience.
To view more photos from UCF Celebrates the Arts 2021, visit UCF Today.