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TFO will not let the coronavirus pandemic stop our 50-year tradition of Youth Concerts for thousands of Tampa Bay students. For the first time, TFO is streaming its annual program on demand straight into the classroom.
For soloists Clay Ellerbroek and Anna Kate Mackle, the pandemic brings new challenges for Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. But it’s worth it for “Mozart’s idea of heaven.”
Juilliard-trained composer Jessie Montgomery finds her voice in music. Her engrossing work Strum opens our reimagined season this weekend. Read about how she composes on the TFO Blog.
We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Black is our new resident conductor, our first in more than a decade. He conducts, composes and – new skill! – makes virtual orchestra videos during pandemics. Congratulations, Dan!
Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March, nothing has been more important than the health and safety of our […]
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you must be wondering about the orchestra’s plan to return in the fall. President & CEO Mark Cantrell gives an update on changes in the works. Today on the TFO Blog.
“We will bring you music any way we can.” TFO President & CEO Mark Cantrell shares what we know so far about TFO’s fall season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Today on the TFO Blog.
TFO has not let the pandemic stop our free violin lessons for kids through the Prodigy Cultural Arts Program. We’ve gone virtual: “It’s a tough time right now, and any pocket of community or sense of belonging is so meaningful.”
We’ve hit 100 videos! That’s how many performance and education videos we’ve posted in our TFO at Home series since mid-March, when we vowed to keep the music going. All free.
Has the pandemic doomed orchestras and the arts, especially in the schools? No way. Not if we’re creative. A unique view from a TFO Teaching Artist during Teacher Appreciation Week.