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Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony: Masterworks

“I gave everything to it I was able to give,” Saint-Saëns said of his Third Symphony. TFO Resident Conductor Chelsea Gallo takes us to France for a program featuring Saint-Saëns’ lush masterpiece, which builds until the splendor of the organ is let loose in the breathtaking conclusion. A tribute to Fauré’s father, his Requiem creates a place of peace and serenity with rich, soulful melodies, featuring The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. The vibrant energy of Lili Boulanger’s Of a Spring Morning begins the concert.

Bonus! For every Masterworks concert, Michael Francis has personally chosen a surprise “mystery piece” to enhance your experience. What will it be this weekend?

Classical Kids & Teens: Kids and teens ages 5-18 get in free to all Masterworks concerts with Classical Kids tickets, thanks in part to the generous support of an anonymous donor. At least one paying adult purchase is required per order, and other restrictions apply. These tickets are available in advance only through The Florida Orchestra Ticket Center. For more information and tickets, call 727.892.3337.

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Sinfónica de Organo de Saint-Saëns

“Le di todo lo que podía dar”, dijo Saint-Saëns sobre su Tercera Sinfonía. La directora residente de TFO, Chelsea Gallo, nos lleva a Francia para un programa que presenta la exuberante obra maestra de Saint-Saëns, que se desarrolla hasta que el esplendor del órgano se suelta en una impresionante conclusión. Un tributo al padre de Fauré, su Réquiem crea un lugar de paz y serenidad con melodías ricas y conmovedoras, con la participación de The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. La energía vibrante de Of a Spring Morning de Lili Boulanger inicia el concierto.

¡”Prima – Bonus”! Para cada concierto de Masterworks, Michael Francis ha elegido personalmente una “pieza misteriosa” sorpresa para mejorar la experiencia en vivo. ¿Qué será este fin de semana?

Lili Boulanger
D’un matin de Printemps (Of a Spring Morning)

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, Op. 48
I. Introit and Kyrie
II. Offertorium
III. Sanctus
IV. Pie Jesu
V. Agnus Dei
VI. Libera me
VII. In paradisum

– Intermission –

Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3, Op. 78 “Organ”
Adagio – Allegro moderato Poco adagio
Allegro moderato – Presto Maestoso – Allegro

♫ Music represented by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

Printable Program

Click here for a printable version of the repertoire and program notes.

Program Notes

Author Kurt Loft, freelance writer and former music critic for The Tampa Tribune, provides detailed and informative program notes about the pieces on this program. Click here to read online.

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Pre-Concert Conversations

Get the real story behind the composers and their music, straight from the conductor and guest soloists. Starts one hour before each Masterworks concert in the theater. Included free with each concert ticket. 

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Dr. Robert H. Wharton, Jr.

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