By Kelly Smith and Anna Kate Mackle, Principal Harpist For TFO harpist Anna Kate Mackle and her percussionist husband, John Shaw, their mission to create new music is personal: “We…
Jeff Multer has the toughest job in town this weekend. Why? He wants to craft perfection on something already flawless. In three concerts at the Mahaffey Theater, TFO’s concertmaster tackles…
By John Shaw, TFO Principal Percussionist The percussion family often plays a supporting role in an orchestra. The endless variety of drums and other things you can strike, shake or…
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.”
We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Black is our new resident conductor, our first in more than a decade. He conducts, composes and – new skill! – makes virtual orchestra videos during pandemics. Congratulations, Dan!
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.
Conductor and composer Daniel Black found inspiration in his great-grandmother, a prominent suffragette in Wisconsin in the early 20th century, for his arrangement of Daughters of Freedom. Learn more about how the video was created, today on the blog.
With no concerts and lots of uncertainty, TFO violinist Sarah Shellman writes on how she and her colleagues work to keep the music -- and themselves -- going. Today on the TFO Blog.
Principal Clarinet Natalie Hoe will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on a Masterworks concert for the first time this weekend. No pressure! Find out her secret to the sublime work as well as her nerves, today on the TFO Blog.
Get a fresh take on Tchaikovsky’s seriously underrated Symphony No. 1 and the rest of this weekend’s concert straight from the conductor, Daniel Black – his debut on our Masterworks series.