The nightingale song that ruffled feathers in ‘Pines of Rome’ 1

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 3

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 5

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 7

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 9

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.