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Baritone Jubilant Sykes shares the simple gift of spirituals with TFO

Consider it a simple gift. Jubilant Sykes tours the country, appearing with orchestras to share, …

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Opening night afterthoughts: The big bang of percussion, The Planets

Boy, am I feeling old. The opening of every music season takes me yet another …

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TFO welcomes 9 new musicians, including principal oboe and bass

With the new season comes nine new musicians for their first full year with The …

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Chelsea Gallo promoted to resident conductor

After a year with The Florida Orchestra, Chelsea Gallo is being promoted to resident conductor. …

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The Florida Orchestra names new CEO

The Florida Orchestra has named Ignacio Barrón Viela as its new president and CEO, the …

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A master of Mozart explores the dark side on the piano

Dejan Lazić knows a thing or two about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After all, the globe-trotting …

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Rare chamber version offers ‘mesmerizing experience’ with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7

Mention the name Anton Bruckner and you might expect crickets from friends and two-for-one tickets …

Portrait of Joseph Bologne
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After 244 years, neglected composer Joseph Bologne makes his TFO debut

“Who?’’ a friend asked. “Never heard of him.’’ That’s a typical reaction to any mention …

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Afterthoughts: Spellbound by pianist Joyce Yang in Rachmaninoff 3

If you had a front-row seat for Joyce Yang’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. …