I was really looking forward to Bach’s St. John Passion 1

I was really looking forward to Bach’s St. John Passion

As the isolation of the coronavirus continues, it’s a reminder of the magical moments – like Bach’s St. John Passion – that we’re missing in the concert hall. Kurt Loft writes, today on the TFO Blog.

TFO to air Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons live recording on WSMR 3

TFO to air Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons live recording on WSMR

Bummed that Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons got canceled this week? Good news: You can hear it Thursday in a free live recording by The Florida Orchestra and Jeffrey Multer from 2012. Get details and the full WSMR radio broadcast schedule on the TFO Blog.

Our gift to you: Florida Orchestra recordings on the radio 5

Our gift to you: Florida Orchestra recordings on the radio

We can’t sit together in a concert hall right now because of the coronavirus, but we still found a way to listen to TFO together. We start live concert recordings on WSMR radio on March 26. Find out more today on the TFO Blog.

Benjamin Whiting ‘peers into Beethoven’s mind’ for premiere work 7

Benjamin Whiting ‘peers into Beethoven’s mind’ for premiere work

This weekend TFO premieres a short work by USF’s Benjamin Whiting that’s “as if one could travel back in time and peer into Beethoven’s mind as he was brainstorming these musical ideas.’’

The challenge of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto: Performing perfection 9

The challenge of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto: Performing perfection

For Simone Lamsma, the challenge of performing Beethoven’s “perfect” Violin Concerto is creating “a true sense of living in the moment.” An interview today on the TFO Blog.

Sax goes classical in Philip Glass concerto 11

Sax goes classical in Philip Glass concerto

If you only think of the saxophone as part of a jazz band, think again. The Rascher Saxophone Quartet takes the instrument into the classical realm with a Philip Glass concerto and full orchestra.

An emerging giant: The power of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto 13

An emerging giant: The power of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

How fast 250 years goes by, and today everybody’s going nuts over the anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. If you haven’t […]

Picasso, dreams inspire Tampa City Ballet for bold ‘Pulcinella’ 15

Picasso, dreams inspire Tampa City Ballet for bold ‘Pulcinella’

With bold colors and funky puppets inspired by a dream, Tampa City Ballet breathes new life into Stravinsky’s Pulcinella this weekend at our concerts, along with vocalists and paintings by Geff Strik. Find out more about this showstopper today on the TFO Blog.

Art of two stages: The Florida Orchestra and the Museum of Fine Arts 17

Art of two stages: The Florida Orchestra and the Museum of Fine Arts

Everybody wins when arts organizations join forces. Learn more about the artists and their work that inspired a series of TFO performances, in a special guest article by the Museum of Fine Arts’ Margaret Murray. Today on the TFO Blog.

Art, ballet combine for TFO concert inspired by Museum of Fine Arts exhibit 19

Art, ballet combine for TFO concert inspired by Museum of Fine Arts exhibit

When top arts organizations put their creative talents together, the results are spectacular. Find out how TFO’s partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts inspired not only a series of visual concerts, but new art as well. Today on the TFO Blog.