TFO will not let the coronavirus pandemic stop our 50-year tradition of Youth Concerts for thousands of Tampa Bay students. For the first time, TFO is streaming its annual program on demand straight into the classroom.
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.
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We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Black is our new resident conductor, our first in more than a decade. He conducts, composes and – new skill! – makes virtual orchestra videos during pandemics. Congratulations, Dan!
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.”
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.