Michael Francis, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
de Murga: Fanfare for Three Cities*
Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, “Naughty Limericks”
James Newton Howard: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky ponders fate in the melancholy, playful and ultimately explosive Symphony No. 4. World-class violinist and Bradenton resident James Ehnes performs a violin concerto written for him by James Newton Howard, an eight-time Oscar nominated film composer known for The Hunger Games, Pretty Woman, The Dark Knight and more. Shchedrin fills his Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, “Naughty Limericks,” with humor as he showcases the orchestra.
*The Florida Orchestra will premiere five short celebratory fanfares written by faculty composers from universities around the state for its Florida Fanfare Project. The debut works add a true Florida flair to TFO’s 50th anniversary celebration while supporting new music and showcasing the extraordinary talent in the state.
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)