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 Hough Family Foundation Masterworks concerts as they become available.

Audio program notes are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and more.

Holst’s The Planets
Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2023
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Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Oct 21 & 22, 2023
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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Oct 28 & 29, 2023
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Brahms’ Symphony No. 1
Nov 17 – 19, 2023
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Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4
Jan 6 & 7, 2024
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Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6
Jan 19 & 20, 2024
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Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Feb 17 & 18, 2024
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Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
Feb 23 – 25, 2024
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Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Apr 5 – 7, 2024
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Dvorak’s New World Symphony
Apr 12 – 14, 2024
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Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony
Apr 26 – 28, 2024
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Elgar’s Enigma Variations
May 17 – 19, 2024
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Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony
May 25 & 26, 2024
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Carmina Burana
Oct 7 – 9, 2022
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Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Oct 21 – 23, 2022
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Scheherazade
Nov 5 & 6, 2022
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Brahms’ Violin Concerto
Nov 12 & 13, 2022
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Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4
Dec 2 – 4, 2022
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Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Jan 6 – 8, 2023
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Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
Jan 21 & 22, 2023
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Mahler’s Symphony No. 4
Jan 28 & 29, 2023
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Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Feb 17 – 19, 2023
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Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3
Feb 24 – 26, 2023
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Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4
Apr 1 & 2, 2023
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Mendelssohn’s Elijah
May 5 – 7, 2023
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Wagner’s The Ring Without Words
May 20 & 21, 2023
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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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