Keep the Music Going

Even without concerts, The Florida Orchestra is keeping the music going. As a gift to our community, TFO musicians are playing straight from their homes to yours. Follow TFO on FacebookInstagramYouTube and Twitter for more videos and updates from our musicians.

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Thank You, Tampa Bay

In Tune with Art

The Florida Orchestra and the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg team up for In Tune with Art, a free video series that pairs inspiring works of visual art with music.

Sarah Shellman: Strauss and Léonard

Sarah Shellman performs Violin Sonata, Op. 18 by Richard Strauss. Her inspiration comes from the sculpture Le Jeu de l’écharpe by Agathon Léonard.

Joshua Baker: La Mer and James Weeks

Bassoon Josh Baker takes you to the San Francisco coast with La Mer by Claude Debussy and Untitled (1964) by James Weeks.

TFO Musician Videos

Daughters of Freedom

TFO, The Master Chorale and technology bring to life a women’s suffrage song that would make the conductor’s great-grandmother proud.

Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance

Just for you, Class of 2020, TFO performs Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance from their homes. Way to go, graduates!

What Brings You Joy?

The Florida Orchestra family hopes you will find your own moments of joy in this video set to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”

Jim Petrecca: Rigoletto

Jim Petrecca plays the duetto Rigoletto e Sparafucile, the scene in Verdi’s opera where the assassin meets with Rigoletto.

Daniel Black: Music Today

Daniel Black joins conductor Keitaro Harada for an interview on Music Today.

Lei Liu: Reger’s Viola Sonata

TFO violinist Lei Liu switches it up with Max Reger’s Viola Sonata to get you moving into the weekend.

TFO Brass and Friends

Ahhh, a moment of calm in these turbulent times. This is Assistant Principal Trombone Ross Holcombe’s arrangement of JS Bach’s Sinfonia from Cantata 156.

Songs My Mother Taught Me

For all that mothers teach us about life and love, we say thank you with Dvorak’s lovely Songs My Mother Taught Me.

Thank You Teachers

TFO’s teaching artists offer a musical bouquet — the Flower Duet — for all of your amazing work as the school year winds down.

John Shaw: Behind the Scenes

Have you ever watched the percussionists in the back of the orchestra and wondered how they coordinate who plays which instrument? TFO’s Principal Percussionist John Shaw explains it all.

Alfred Gratta: Adagio by Tamaso Albinoni

TFO’s Fred Gratta performs with Robert Winslow on Palm Sunday at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church in Tampa.

Yuan-Yuan Wang: The Fisherman’s Song

Here’s a treat to start your day: TFO’s Yuan-Yuan Wang performs the traditional folk song, The Fisherman’s Song.

Jim Connors: Fauré’s Après un Rêve

Principal cellist Jim Connors performs Gabriel Fauré’s Après un Rêve while keeping a safe social distance from his accompanist, Nancy Callahan.

Air de Trompette by Rob & Laura Smith

Robert Smith and Laura McKey Smith are keeping the music going at home, with Georg Philipp Telemann’s Air de Trompette.

Jeffrey Stephenson: Zerfliesse, mein Herze

Enjoy a little aria excerpt, Zerfliesse, mein Herze, from Bach’s St. John Passion, performed by Jeffrey Stephenson.

Oleg Geyer: J.S. Bach

Listen in as TFO’s Oleg Geyer performs J.S. Bach’s Sarabanda from Partita No. 2 in D-minor.

Federico Montes: Samba for Carmen

Get your day moving with rhythms from Samba for Carmen by Paquito D’Rivera performed by TFO’s Federico Montes.

Doniyor Zuparov: J.S. Bach Arioso

Doniyor Zuparov is on a roll with this cheeky performance of J.S. Bach’s Arioso!

Joshua Baker: Telemann

Joshua Baker performs the allegro movement from Telemann’s F major fantasia (which was originally D major).

Jeffrey Multer plays Bach

De-stress with this video of our concertmaster playing Bach’s A minor sonata 3rd mvt andante. Bwv 1003.

Joseph Beverly: Practice

What to do while keeping at a social distance? Practice. Practice. Practice. Take a few minutes to listen to our own Joseph Beverly.

Alan Glick: Beethoven Symphony No. 4

Have you ever been this close to the bass section? Watch TFO’s Alan Glick perform the opening notes of the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

Clay Ellerbroek with Trevor Pettiford

Trevor Pettiford gives you a peek into his home so you can listen in as husband and Principal Flute Clay Ellerbroek practices!

Yan Jiang Lu: Massenet ‘s Meditation from Thais

Relax as TFO’s Yan Jiang Lu performs Massenet’s Meditation from Thais.

Joël Vaisse: Melodious Etudes

Something sweet to end your day:  Joël Vaisse performing Marco Bordogni’s Melodious Etudes.

Rob, Lucy and Basil Smith

Principal Trumpet Rob Smith is already preparing for next season. And so are his dogs, Lucy and Basil, who add a little bit of woof to both Strauss and Mahler.

Joshua Baker: Telemann Adagio

Start your day with the soothing sounds of Telemann, as Principal Bassoon Joshua Baker performs the adagio from the flute Fantasia in D minor.

Doniyor Zuparov: Nana (Lullaby)

Doniyor Zuparov performs Nana (Lullaby) by Manuel deFalla.

Yan Jiang Lu: Salut d’amour

Yan Jiang Lu performs Edward Elgar’s Salut d’amour.