Unmasking Mozart while playing it safe 1

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 3

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.

We are making changes to our fall season to maximize safety 5

We are making changes to our fall season to maximize safety

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you must be wondering about the orchestra’s plan to return in the fall. President & CEO Mark Cantrell gives an update on changes in the works. Today on the TFO Blog.

In isolation, listening to Beethoven with fresh ears 7

In isolation, listening to Beethoven with fresh ears

Some tips to listening to Beethoven’s Fifth in a new way, since we can’t listen to it live with TFO. Kurt Loft writes today on the TFO Blog.

We need a hero: TFO to air Beethoven’s Eroica on WSMR 9

We need a hero: TFO to air Beethoven’s Eroica on WSMR

TFO’s free live recording on WSMR radio is a truly heroic program: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony and Strauss’ Don Quixote. Just what we need right now. Today on the TFO Blog.

Remembering famed composer Penderecki, TFO’s first-ever guest conductor 11

Remembering famed composer Penderecki, TFO’s first-ever guest conductor

Kurt Loft remembers famed composer Krzysztof Penderecki. Not for his movie music, but as TFO’s first-ever guest conductor. Kurt takes us back to 1985.

I was really looking forward to Bach’s St. John Passion 13

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 15

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 17

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 19

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.’’