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Florida Orchestra concerts to air on Classical WSMR radio

For the second year in a row, you can tune in to live recordings of select Florida Orchestra Masterworks concerts on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 FM radio. Eleven concerts from the 2018-2019 season will air at 7 pm Thursdays, starting with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 on March 28, 2019. Most are conducted by Music Director Michael Francis.

The broadcasts are part of TFO’s ongoing partnership with WUSF Public Media and Classical WSMR radio, Tampa Bay’s only classical music radio station. The broadcasts are made possible by support from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Jay’s Fabric Center. Special thank you to the Florida Orchestra Musicians Association and to the American Federation of Musicians Local 427-721.

The full concerts are being recorded live all season long at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, and Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. Here is the schedule of the Thursday evening broadcasts, which can be heard at 89.1 and 103.9 FM, as well as online at, no matter where you are. Schedule subject to change.

March 28: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5
April 4: A Child of Our Time
April 11: Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1
April 18: Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony
April 25: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
May 2: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 9: The Planets
May 16: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1
May 23: The Creation
May 30: Mozart & Sibelius
June 6: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

The Florida Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season runs through May with concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. The orchestra just announced its 2019-2020 season, which celebrates 250 years of Beethoven and beyond, starting in September.

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