Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Beethoven's Fifth


Sept 24 - 26


Michael Ippolito: a la fenestra   |   Vivaldi: The Four Seasons   |   Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Michael Ippolito: a la fenestra  
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Maestro Michael Francis opens the season in a big way with the most famous four notes in music, plus Vivaldi’s most enduring work, featuring Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer. “As we emerge from this crisis, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is really the only piece that could open the season, because it so perfectly embodies our journey from darkness to light. This is a time of rejuvenation, and what better than Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to take us out of winter and into the new spring of life,” said Maestro Francis. An exciting new work called a la fenestra by Tampa native Michael Ippolito opens the concert with a world premiere.

Program Notes

Author Kurt Loft, freelance writer and former music critic for The Tampa Tribune, provides detailed and informative program notes about the pieces on this program. 

Listen on Spotify

Want to hear the music before you come to the concert hall? Find playlists with select music from this concert on our Spotify channel. 

Pre-Concert Conversations

Get the real story behind the composers and their music, straight from the conductor and guest soloists. Starts one hour before each Masterworks concert in the theater. Included free with each concert ticket. 

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Learn more about the artists performing on this program.

Michael Francis, Music Director

Jeffrey Multer, Concertmaster

The Florida Orchestra

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