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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 …

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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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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 …