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  • Fri, April 19, 7:30 pm

    Church of the Ascension

  • Sat, Apr 20, 8 pm

    Tampa Theatre

  • Sun, Apr 21, 2 pm

    Palladium Theater

Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings & More: Chamber Concert

A unique experience with TFO’s world-class musicians in an intimate chamber setting. Felix Mendelssohn was just 16 when he composed his brilliant Octet for Strings as a birthday gift for his friend and violin teacher. The program features influential American composer Philip Glass’ Concerto Grosso and Arthur Honegger’s Pastorale d’ete, inspired by his vacation in the Swiss Alps in 1920. Chelsea Gallo conducts.

Philip Glass
(b. 1937)
Concerto Grosso [1992] ♫

Arthur Honegger
(1892-1955)
Pastorale d’été, H.31 [1920]

– Intermission –

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)
Octet for Strings in E-flat major, Op.20

For a printable version of the repertoire, click here.

♫ Concerto Grosso by Philip Glass is represented by G. Schirmer, Inc. / Wise Classical Music for Dunvagen Music Publishing, Inc.

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TFO’s chamber concerts are generously sponsored by Rick and Amy Smith.

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  • Fri, April 19, 7:30 pm

    Church of the Ascension

  • Sat, Apr 20, 8 pm

    Tampa Theatre

  • Sun, Apr 21, 2 pm

    Palladium Theater

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