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Art, music create fairy-tale world for Ravel’s ‘Mother Goose’

This weekend The Florida Orchestra will present its fourth multimedia collaboration with Visual Artist-in-residence Geff …


Pianist embraces intimacy of Covid concert world

Many years ago, when TFO was playing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at the Mahaffey …


Watch The Florida Orchestra on WEDU TV this Friday

The Florida Orchestra debuts on WEDU-PBS television this Friday (Dec. 18) at 9 pm with Inside …


TFO streams annual Youth Concert on demand for Tampa Bay schools

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.


Unmasking Mozart while playing it safe

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.”


For composer Jessie Montgomery, music is her voice

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.


Daniel Black named resident conductor

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!


TFO goes virtual for free Prodigy violin lessons

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.”


TFO posts 100 free videos in TFO at Home series

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.