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2014/2015 Season - Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
Sundays in Clearwater
Discovery – 5 concerts
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Carmina Burana
Sun, Nov 16, 7:30pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

The evening starts with Schubert’s dramatic and spirited Rosamunde Overture and then transitions into Debussy’s world of fantastic sounds and swirling vibrant orchestral colors in Nocturnes. Orff’s Carmina Burana provides an almost pagan musical potion of soaring vocal soloists, frenzied choral passages and pulsating percussive orchestration. Danail Rachev conducts.

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New World Symphony
Sun, Dec 7, 7:30pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

The evening opens with Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin. Strauss showcases the noble sound of the horn among wonderful melodies, flourishes and fanfares.  Dvorak’s landmark work interweaves a wealth of melodies saluting the New World and yet longing for his Czech homeland. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
Sun, Jan 18, 8pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Armed with flare and panache, Jennifer Koh promises to set afire Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, followed by his beloved favorite, Symphony No. 4, overflowing with emotions and lush symphonic sounds. The program opens with Schoenberg’s Canto. Tito Muñoz conducts.

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Mahler's Symphony No. 4
Sun, Mar 22, 7:30pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

The night begins with Strauss’ wonderfully intimate interplay of 13 wind instruments in Serenade for Winds, prior to Barber’s nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with its recollections of idyllic childhood memories of simpler times in rural America. Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 shares a unique mood of joyous and lovely melodies throughout, featuring the soprano in the radiant finale. Cristian Macelaru conducts.

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Sun, Apr 19, 7:30pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Jennifer Higdon’s lovely, mystical and ethereal memorial piece, blue cathedral, invites one to simply be with her music. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 offers sparkling dance rhythms and forceful fugal passages as a frame around the meditative center piece of this concerto. The gorgeous violin theme of Scheherazade weaves in and out of this orchestral tale of a thousand and one nights. Mei-Ann Chen conducts.

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