We are making changes to our fall season to maximize safety 1

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 3

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 5

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 7

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 9

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 11

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 13

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 15

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 17

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 19

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.