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Explore “America’s classical music” – jazz – with the history of Fats Waller, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and more before the TFO Brass Quintet’s concert Sunday at the Woodson African American Museum.
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.
For Simone Lamsma, the challenge of performing Beethoven’s “perfect” Violin Concerto is creating “a true sense of living in the moment.” An interview today on the TFO Blog.
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.
How fast 250 years goes by, and today everybody’s going nuts over the anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. If you haven’t […]
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.
Everybody wins when arts organizations join forces. Learn more about the artists and their work that inspired a series of TFO performances, in a special guest article by the Museum of Fine Arts’ Margaret Murray. 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.
Our Woodson Concert Series of chamber music is back! Before you go, get to know the stories behind composers Astor Piazzolla, William Grant Still and Valerie Coleman, along with music links, today on the TFO Blog.
By Daryn Bauer TFO Community Engagement Manager As we perform our annual Youth Concerts, it’s hard to know what fourth […]