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Opening Night Afterthoughts: New music, old favorites shed light on today’s world

I first met Michael Ippolito at his parents’ home in Brandon more than 20 years …

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Chief violinist tunes up for well-seasoned music

I got on an elevator the other day and piping through a speaker was – …

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Important update from TFO President Mark Cantrell

This is it! The moment we’ve been waiting for. We are thrilled to bring back …

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Live recordings of TFO concerts start this week on Classical WSMR radio

Here is your chance to hear some of The Florida Orchestra’s most talked about concerts …

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Grant will help TFO musicians create new piece for harp, percussion

By Kelly Smith and Anna Kate Mackle, Principal Harpist For TFO harpist Anna Kate Mackle …

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Afterthoughts: A precious season that defied the odds

Since The Florida Orchestra began playing music in 1968, no season has been like this …

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A year in the making: All County Music Festival in the time of Covid

By TFO Teaching Artist Kaitlin Springer and Steve Harris, Seminole High School Director of Music …

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Concert Afterthoughts: TFO gives orchestral gems new life onstage

The Florida Orchestra continues to adapt during this unusual season, and anyone who attended the …

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Maestro Wilkins: ‘We’re seeing a fresh fervor for making and hearing music’

Thomas Wilkins is a busy guy these days, regardless of the setbacks Covid has made …