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.
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
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.
Principal Tuba Bill Mickelsen has played thousands of concerts for TFO in 40 years, but few notes have resonated like low B-flat for a swamp full of alligators. We look back with author Jeff Klinkenberg as Bill retires.
Might not sound like Mozart – yet! – but kids can feel like him when they pick up a violin […]
Way to go, Lincoln Sandham! The FSU student will have his piece, Silver Glass, premiered by TFO in May. His inspiration? Straight from The Lord of the Rings books. Find out more about the winner of TFO’s Student Composer Competition today on the TFO Blog.
Wishing you could hear TFO’s performance of The Planets again? Or how about Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue? You’re in luck! WSMR will be broadcasting 11 of our concerts starting March 28. Click thru for a complete schedule.