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Tampa native delves into the creative process for TFO’s new Violin Concerto

The Florida Orchestra gives a birth of sorts during its upcoming Masterworks program, a musical …

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Pianist Alexandra Dariescu champions women composers, their legacy

For centuries, classical music has been akin to a private men’s club. Yes, many gifted …

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Swan Lake meets Dracula: Top 10 classical masterpieces in movies

Growing up in Los Angeles as a kid, I was hooked on all the Hollywood …

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Carmina Burana Afterthoughts: A rousing start to the season

If you attended the Tampa Bay Bucs game and a TFO concert over the weekend, …

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TFO goes fully digital with concert program pages

As we open our 55th season this week, The Florida Orchestra is making a bold …

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Amadeus Live: The genius of Mozart comes alive with TFO

Not everyone got to know Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by listening to his masterpieces through concerts …

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Update from the TFO president: With courage and creativity, we’re boldly moving forward

Note: This letter from President & CEO Mark Cantrell looks at how TFO’s progress this …

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An extraordinary gift: Nearly 100-year-old Steinway piano starts new life with student

The nearly 100-year-old Steinway & Sons piano stood quiet and alone in the living room …

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Afterthoughts: Enthralling, creative night of Mozart’s Requiem and so much more

Florida Orchestra listeners went back in time over the weekend, visiting music dressed in Medieval, …