The nightingale song that ruffled feathers in ‘Pines of Rome’

Composers often use the orchestra like a giant paintbrush, splashing colors across an imaginary canvas, evoking ideas and images through a bundle of instruments.

Musician concert picks: John Shaw

John Shaw never tires of his top concert pick of the season – which percussionists know well from auditions. Today on the TFO Blog.

TFO adds second teaching artist for Pinellas schools

In less than two years, our Teaching Artist partnership with Pinellas County schools has become so successful that we’ve hired a second musician. Violist Kaitlin Springer joins violinist Kristin Baird to work with orchestra programs in Pinellas public schools.

Musician concert picks: Sandra del Cid-Davies

Flute/piccolo player Sandra del Cid-Davies has a way of getting to the heart of her 5 concert picks for the season: “The Beethoven will triumph and the Rachmaninoff will sweep audiences off their feet.”

Musician concert picks: Jeffrey Stephenson

Jeffrey Stephenson’s top concert picks are two stellar programs. Tip: If you hear someone singing from the orchestra, look at the English horn player.