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‘We will bring you music any way we can’

To our community,

With all the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, we know you have questions about The Florida Orchestra and what your concert experience will be like in the fall.

I’d like to share with you what we know so far.

We are planning fall concerts filled with the triumphant and inspirational music you love from your TFO musicians and Music Director Michael Francis, and we are hopeful that we’ll see you then.

We anticipate that changes to our previously announced season will be necessary, and we will outline those for you in August. We are allowing for the utmost flexibility so we can adjust if circumstances change, and we will continue to share updates before the season begins and throughout the year as warranted.

With everyone’s safety a top priority, we are diligently exploring options that include spaced seating, no-touch experiences in the lobby, smaller orchestra performances and live-streamed digital concerts.

For subscribers who love their seats, we will do what we can to accommodate you, but we also ask for your flexibility as we navigate physical distancing in the concert hall. Because circumstances continue to evolve, your tickets will be mailed a little later than normal but well before the season begins.

In the meantime, what can you do to help your orchestra?

The pandemic has tested each of us in very personal ways, but we hope you’ll consider how important music and The Florida Orchestra are to your life. Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us with your donated tickets and contributions. If you can help further, please do so now at We are more grateful than ever for your support.

We also hope you’ll check out our TFO at Home series on our website, where our musicians have been absolutely determined to keep the music going with an astounding 100 free performance and education videos, along with radio broadcasts and more.

Especially now, it is music that keeps us hopeful and connected. Keeps us sane. The Florida Orchestra will not be silenced even when times are difficult. With our vast, flexible reach throughout Tampa Bay, we are committed to playing a key role in unifying and healing our community – just as we have for more than 52 years. We will bring you music any way we can, with passion, beauty and strength.

On behalf of the entire Florida Orchestra, we miss you! It will be an emotional moment when we all come together to feel the power of a live concert for the first time in months. We cannot wait to share that moment with you.

Thank you and take care.

Mark Cantrell
President & CEO
The Florida Orchestra

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