TFO streams annual Youth Concert on demand for Tampa Bay schools 1

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.

TFO goes virtual for free Prodigy violin lessons 3

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 5

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.

How the arts became essential in a pandemic world 7

How the arts became essential in a pandemic world

Has the pandemic doomed orchestras and the arts, especially in the schools? No way. Not if we’re creative. A unique view from a TFO Teaching Artist during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Woodson Concert Series: Explore 'All That Jazz' with TFO Brass Quintet 9

Woodson Concert Series: Explore ‘All That Jazz’ with TFO Brass Quintet

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.

50% funding boost will expand free violin lessons for kids 11

50% funding boost will expand free violin lessons for kids

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.

Woodson Concert Series: Telling Our Stories 13

Woodson Concert Series: Telling Our Stories

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.

TFO through the eyes of elementary students 15

TFO through the eyes of elementary students

By Daryn Bauer TFO Community Engagement Manager As we perform our annual Youth Concerts, it’s hard to know what fourth […]

TFO’s community programs jump 47%, reaching 91,000 29

TFO’s community programs jump 47%, reaching 91,000

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.

TFO offers 20 free Instrument Petting Zoos for summer 31

TFO offers 20 free Instrument Petting Zoos for summer

Might not sound like Mozart – yet! – but kids can feel like him when they pick up a violin […]