Explore “America’s classical music” – jazz – with the history of Fats Waller, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington and more before the TFO Brass Quintet’s concert Sunday at the Woodson African American Museum.
Great news: Our program offering free violin lessons to kids is growing again! All thanks to a funding boost for our partnership with University Area CDC’s Prodigy Cultural Arts Program. Such an uplifting way to help kids navigate their world through music.
Our Woodson Concert Series of chamber music is back! Before you go, get to know the stories behind composers Astor Piazzolla, William Grant Still and Valerie Coleman, along with music links, today on the TFO Blog.
By Daryn Bauer TFO Community Engagement Manager As we perform our annual Youth Concerts, it’s hard to know what fourth […]
91,000! That’s how many we reached last season through our mostly free community and education programs, such as violin lessons for kids and Pops in the Park concerts. How did Michael Francis and TFO grow these programs 47% in just four years? Today on the TFO Blog.
Might not sound like Mozart – yet! – but kids can feel like him when they pick up a violin […]
Way to go, Lincoln Sandham! The FSU student will have his piece, Silver Glass, premiered by TFO in May. His inspiration? Straight from The Lord of the Rings books. Find out more about the winner of TFO’s Student Composer Competition today on the TFO Blog.
When Meghan Lance took over as the orchestra director at Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School, she had her work cut out for her. “I remember my first year thinking that the orchestra sounded like The Sister Act choir of orchestras. They were all playing at different times, horribly out of tune, I was like, ‘What is happening?!’“ Mrs. Lance said.
This week is The Florida Orchestra’s first-ever Pride Weekend, celebrating Tampa Bay’s vibrant LGBTQ community with the music of Bernstein’s Broadway (Oct. 5-6), conducted by Michael Francis.
Starting this weekend, The Florida Orchestra is amping up its kid-sized Family Concerts by joining forces with other Tampa Bay organizations that cater to children.