Program Notes

Detailed and informative program notes authored by Kurt Loft, freelance writer and former music critic for The Tampa Tribune, will be available on our website before each of our Tampa Bay Times Masterworks concerts as they become available.

Carmina Burana
Oct 7 – 9, 2022
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Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Oct 21 – 23, 2022
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Program notes are available from past seasons.

Beethoven’s Fifth with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Sept 24 – 26, 2021
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Symphonie Fantastique with Joël Vaisse on Trombone Concerto
Oct 23 & 24, 2021
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Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances
Nov 6 & 7, 2021
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Pictures at an Exhibition with Augustin Hadelich on Prokofiev
Nov 13 & 14, 2021
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Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23
Dec 4 & 5, 2021
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Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto
Jan 8 & 9, 2022
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Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Jan 22 & 23, 2022
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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
Jan 28 – 30, 2022
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Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Stravinsky’s The Firebird
Feb 19 & 20, 2022
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Time for Three
Mar 26 & 27, 2022
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Miloš Plays Concierto de Aranjuez
Apr 1 – 3, 2022
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Mozart’s Requiem
May 13 – 15, 2022
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Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5
May 21 & 22, 2022
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Program notes and pre-concert conversations are available from past seasons.

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
May 29 & 30, 2021
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Dvorak’s New World Symphony
May 1, 2021
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Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Apr 10 & 11, 2021
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Beethoven & Haydn
Mar 20 & 21, 2021
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TFO Percussion
Mar 20 & 21, 2021
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Serenity
Mar 13 & 14, 2021
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Mozart’ Gran Partita
Mar 13 & 14, 2021
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Joseph Beverly Plays the Basset Horn

From Telemann to Mozart
Feb 20, 2021
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Mozart’s Horn Concerto
Feb 20, 2021
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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4
Jan 30 & 31, 2021
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The Intimate Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Jan 30 & 31, 2021
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Rachmaninoff on Paganini
Jan 23 & 24, 2021
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A Noble Pairing

Jan 9 & 10, 2021
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Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony
Jan 9 & 10, 2021
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American Heroes
Dec 5 & 6, 2020
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Come inside John Shaw’s studio for a video tour

Tchaikovsky & Vivaldi for Strings
Dec 5 & 6, 2020
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Brass with a Beat
Nov 14 & 15, 2020
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Mozart’s Symphony No. 40
Nov 14 & 15, 2020
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Legends from the Americas
Oct 31 & Nov 1, 2020
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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
Oct 31 & Nov 1, 2020
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