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Inside the Music: The Maestro reveals the magic of The Firebird

You’re sitting in a concert hall listening to Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird, the first of …

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The Florida Orchestra’s Soundwaves series returns

Chamber concerts range from Baroque to more modern in Tampa, St. Petersburg The Florida Orchestra …

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TFO Afterthoughts: A night to explore the two worlds of Beethoven

“How can I possibly admit an infirmity in the one sense which ought to be …

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Beethoven’s own words set the stage for his powerful Ninth Symphony

In 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven sat down to write a letter to his brothers, Johann …

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Akiko Fujimoto: It’s the music that matters, not the gender

When Marin Alsop stepped down as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra last summer, …

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Handel’s Messiah: Why it’s still a smash hit after 300 years

Three hundred years is plenty of time for something to go out of style. But …

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Open rehearsal: Come inside the workings of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

That night 23 years ago will always be remembered as a touching moment in The …

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TFO Afterthoughts: Augustin Hadelich gives intense, intimate performance

Playing the big symphonic works with precision is a goal of any orchestra, and TFO …

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At the top of his game, violinist talks Harry Potter, Prokofiev, playing by memory

Augustin Hadelich is justly regarded as a phenom in the music world, a brilliant violinist …