Some tips to listening to Beethoven’s Fifth in a new way, since we can’t listen to it live with TFO. Kurt Loft writes today on the TFO Blog.
Kurt Loft remembers famed composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Not for his movie music, but as TFO’s first-ever guest conductor. Kurt takes us back to 1985.
As the isolation of the coronavirus continues, it’s a reminder of the magical moments – like Bach’s St. John Passion – that we’re missing in the concert hall. Kurt Loft writes, today on the TFO Blog.
This weekend TFO premieres a short work by USF’s Benjamin Whiting that’s “as if one could travel back in time and peer into Beethoven’s mind as he was brainstorming these musical ideas.’’
If you only think of the saxophone as part of a jazz band, think again. The Rascher Saxophone Quartet takes the instrument into the classical realm with a Philip Glass concerto and full orchestra.
When Michael Francis, The Florida Orchestra and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay team up for their production of Handel’s Messiah this week, they will add another notch to a…
Today, nearly 30 years later, Hubble continues to inspire, and not just scientists – but artists, writers and musicians. Eric Whitacre is one of them. The Grammy-winning composer is a certified space nerd and delighted in creating a score to accompany a visual mosaic of Hubble images from far, far away.
It’s Opening Week! Find out more about your favorite earworm works – Bolero! Grieg’s Piano Concerto! -- and how they reflect Tampa Bay’s culture, today on the TFO Blog.
“Classical rock star” Joshua Roman performs the Bates Cello Concerto, written just for him. What’s it like to work with a composer who’s alive? Today on the blog.
Composers often use the orchestra like a giant paintbrush, splashing colors across an imaginary canvas, evoking ideas and images through a bundle of instruments.