Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Time for Three


Mar 26 & 27


Be there for the world premiere of Time for Three performing Contact, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts specifically for the popular crossover string trio. The beautiful work was co-commissioned by The Florida Orchestra in our dedication to music as a living art form. Then it’s all about dance, with Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story paired with Gabriela Lena Frank’s Three Latin-American Dances. Daniel Black conducts.

HEALTH & SAFETY: As of March 8, face masks are recommended for all patrons in accordance with CDC guidelines. For full details, click here.

Aaron Copland (1900-1990) 
John Henry (Railroad Ballad for Orchestra) [1940, rev. 1952]

Kevin Puts (b. 1972)
CONTACT (Time for Three & Orchestra) 2021 * [world premiere]
I. The Call
II. Codes (Scherzo)
III. Contact  
IV. Convivium

Co-commissioned for Time For Three by the San Francisco Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Sun Valley Music Festival, The Florida Orchestra


Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972)
Three Latin-American Dances ♪
I. Introduction: Jungle Jaunt
II. Highland Harawi
III. The Mestizo Waltz

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story ♪♪

I. Prologue
II. “Somewhere”
III. Scherzo
IV. Mambo
V. Cha Cha
VI. Meeting Scene
VII.”Cool” Fugue
VIII. Rumble
IX. Finale

♪ Music represented by Wise Music Classical  |  ♪♪ Music represented by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

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. 

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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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Learn more about the artists performing on this program.

Daniel Black, Conductor

Time for Three

The Florida Orchestra


Choose a performance from the dates below.
HEALTH & SAFETY: As of March 8, face masks are recommended for all patrons in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Sat, Mar 26, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

Sun, Mar 27, 2 pm
Mahaffey Theater

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