Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

FEATURING DEBUSSY’S LA MER

Jan 22 & 23

Program

Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Gabriela Lena Frank: APU: Tone Poem for Orchestra
Debussy: La Mer

Due to the illness of our guest artist, The Florida Orchestra is changing this weekend’s program to Beethoven’s one-and-only Violin Concerto with Simone Porter. She steps in for Karen Gomyo, who was scheduled to perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto. The rest of the program remains unchanged, with Debussy’s La Mer and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra, all under the baton of the great Larry Rachleff. The serenity and majesty of Beethoven’s famed Violin Concerto will be in the brilliant hands of Porter, who “has everything: gorgeous tone, power, a sense of drama but also a maturity well beyond her years,” according to the Edmonton Journal

HEALTH & SAFETY: Face masks are required in all concert venues, regardless of vaccination status. For full details, click here.

Program Notes

Learn more about the pieces on this program from author Kurt Loft. He is a freelance writer, member of the Music Critics Association of North America and former music critic for The Tampa Tribune.

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Artists

Learn more about the artists performing on this program.

Larry Rachleff, Conductor

Simone Porter, Violin

The Florida Orchestra

Performances

Choose a performance from the dates below.
HEALTH & SAFETY: Face masks are required in all concert venues, regardless of vaccination status.

Sat, Jan 22, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

Sun, Jan 23, 7:30 pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall

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