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All 13 mystery pieces unveiled

For the first time, this season every Hough Family Foundation Masterworks concert had a surprise …

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Afterthoughts: Season finale resurrects the magnificence of Mahler

Many music lovers, myself included, have been afflicted by an incurable condition known as Mahleria, …

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Double your pleasure with Brahms Double Concerto

It seems odd, or ironic, that the last major orchestral work by Johannes Brahms is …

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A lullaby of heavenly peace in Faure’s masterpiece

The Requiem of Gabriel Fauré has been called a “lullaby,’’ an apt description of music far …

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Chamber Series Afterthoughts: Intimate yet powerful experience

As a concert experience, the Sunday matinee is a preferable choice for many Florida Orchestra …

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Violist Sarah McElravy brings universal language of Mozart

We all remember the 1984 movie Amadeus, which depicts the creative and tragically short life …

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Betting on Beethoven: Which is greater, the Eroica or Ninth Symphony?

What is the most influential piece of music of all time? What work changed everything …

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Can a performer get in the way of a composer?

Years ago, I attended a concert at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, a …

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Afterthoughts: Classical blends with jazz for riveting, rousing Rhapsody in Blue and more

It was 100 years ago this month when a slim, well-dressed 25-year-old man walked on …