Morgan Stanley and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts recently announced their continued partnership for the 2016–2017 season with the development of a new series: Morgan Stanley Moments at Dr. Phillips Center.
Since its launch in 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando has been curating one-of-a-kind arts and entertainment experiences for the Central Florida community. Morgan Stanley has been a partner with the Dr. Phillips Center since it’s inaugural 2014-2015 season, and is excited to extend that partnership for the 2016-2017 season with a new series of unforgettable events.
Morgan Stanley Moments at Dr. Phillips Center will launch with the recently announced Spend the Night with Billy Crystal event in February. The rest of the “Moments” will include events with Smokey Robinson, Bernadette Peters, and Sheryl Crow. Rounding out the series will be the two-day Orlando Jazz Festival in March.
“When we take a look at what we helped give audiences last year and strive to broaden our appeal, we realize we’ve landed on the common theme of these unparalleled moments that don’t fit only in one genre,” said Steve Freeman, executive director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. “Moments are what matter, and what matters to people is the Morgan Stanley mission.”
Since its opening in 2014, Morgan Stanley and the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts have teamed up to develop unique arts programing for the Orlando community. For the 2015-2016 season, Morgan Stanley and the center created the Morgan Stanley Jazz at Dr. Phillips Center series, which included legendary performers Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Michael Feinstein, and Tony Bennett.
In 2014, Morgan Stanley was proud to partner with the Dr. Philips Center to bring the Jazz Roots series to the center as part of its inaugural 2014-2015 season. The concert and educational Jazz series included a celebration of the music of Ray Charles, a tribute to Henry Mancini, an evening with Chris Botti, and performance from Brazilian jazz musicians honoring the indigenous Indian, African and European roots that define the genre.
“The best thing about what happens at the arts center is the celebration of the live experience. These days, we get so lost in our technology and our phones and forget to be present and take in the wonderful experiences around us,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president and CEO of Dr. Phillips Center. “These shows weren’t just concerts. They were unique opportunities for our guests to feel something. They were moments. Great, once-in-a-lifetime moments.”
To learn more about any of the upcoming events in the Morgan Stanley Moments series or more information about the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, please visit their website.