Musician concert picks: John Shaw

John Shaw never tires of his top concert pick of the season – which percussionists know well from auditions. Today on the TFO Blog.

Musician concert picks: Sandra del Cid-Davies

Flute/piccolo player Sandra del Cid-Davies has a way of getting to the heart of her 5 concert picks for the season: “The Beethoven will triumph and the Rachmaninoff will sweep audiences off their feet.”

Musician concert picks: Jeffrey Stephenson

Jeffrey Stephenson’s top concert picks are two stellar programs. Tip: If you hear someone singing from the orchestra, look at the English horn player.

Musician concert picks: Sarah Shellman

I can easily say I’m most excited about the Masterworks concert in which I’m soloing on Anna Clyne’s The Seamstress. Clyne’s music is expansive and haunting in general.

Musician concert picks: John Bannon

My first concert as a principal timpanist was with the Anchorage Symphony in February 1970 celebrating the bicentennial of Beethoven’s birth. The program in 1970 was Egmont Overture and the Fifth and Seventh symphonies, a program that would challenge me now.

Musician concert picks: Harold Van Schaik

The Florida Orchestra musicians will play more than 130 concerts in the 2018/19 season. That’s hundreds of works and thousands of pages of music. Which ones are they most looking forward to?