Classical WSMR Broadcasts
Live recordings of nine full concerts from our extraordinary 2020/21 season will air for free on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 FM radio and stream online at WSMR.org, thanks to The Florida Orchestra’s partnership with the station. The concerts, all recorded live at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, will be hosted by Russell Gant and broadcast at 8 pm Thursdays starting this week (July 22) through Sept. 16. Each broadcast will be available on demand on this page or at WSMR.org for 45 days after the airdate.
Brass with a Beat
Air date: July 29
Daniel Black, conductor
Jim Parker’s A Londoner in New York; Bach’s Sinfonia; Jan Koestier’s Symphony for Brass; Gabrieli’s Canzon; George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
Air date: Aug 5
Michael Francis, conductor; John Shaw, percussion
Adolphus Hailstork’s American Fanfare; Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1; Steven Stucky’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary; Joseph Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto; Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.
A Noble Pairing
Air date: Aug 12
Michael Francis, conductor
Jean Baptiste Lully’s Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme paired with Richard Strauss’ Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.
The Intimate Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Air date: Aug 19
Michael Francis, conductor; Madison Leonard, soprano
A stellar arrangement for just 14 players, arranged by Klaus Simon.
From Telemann to Mozart
Air date: Aug 26
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor & harpsichord
Telemann’s Concerto Polonois and Overture Burlesque; Gretry’s Orchestral suite from Zémire et Azor; Mozart’s Symphony No. 33.
Mozart’s Horn Concerto
Air date: Sept 2
Daniel Black, conductor; David Smith, horn
Alberto Ginastera’s Variaciones Concertantes; Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3; Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1.
Mozart’s Gran Partita
Air date: Sept 9
Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 featuring TFO woodwinds; no conductor.