TFO has not let the pandemic stop our free violin lessons for kids through the Prodigy Cultural Arts Program. We’ve gone virtual: “It’s a tough time right now, and any pocket of community or sense of belonging is so meaningful.”
About Kelly Smith
Kelly has gone from Miley Cyrus to Mozart. For 25 years, she was an editor in various roles at the Tampa Bay Times, most recently guiding features and entertainment coverage. Now she is TFO’s communications manager.
Entries by Kelly Smith
We’ve hit 100 videos! That’s how many performance and education videos we’ve posted in our TFO at Home series since mid-March, when we vowed to keep the music going. All free.
TFO’s free live recording on WSMR radio is a truly heroic program: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Strauss’ Don Quixote. Just what we need right now. Today on the TFO Blog.
We can’t sit together in a concert hall right now because of the coronavirus, but we still found a way to listen to TFO together. We start live concert recordings on WSMR radio on March 26. Find out more today on the TFO Blog.
Great news: Our program offering free violin lessons to kids is growing again! All thanks to a funding boost for our partnership with University Area CDC’s Prodigy Cultural Arts Program. Such an uplifting way to help kids navigate their world through music.
With bold colors and funky puppets inspired by a dream, Tampa City Ballet breathes new life into Stravinsky’s Pulcinella this weekend at our concerts, along with vocalists and paintings by Geff Strik. Find out more about this showstopper today on the TFO Blog.
When top arts organizations put their creative talents together, the results are spectacular. Find out how TFO’s partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts inspired not only a series of visual concerts, but new art as well. Today on the TFO Blog.
In honor of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, The Florida Orchestra is partnering with Florida colleges and universities to co-commission five short fanfares inspired by Beethoven.
We are fusing art with music to perform Strauss’ Don Quixote like no other orchestra anywhere. Read about TFO’s first-ever visual artist-in-residence today on the TFO Blog.
91,000! That’s how many we reached last season through our mostly free community and education programs, such as violin lessons for kids and Pops in the Park concerts. How did Michael Francis and TFO grow these programs 47% in just four years? Today on the TFO Blog.