2013/2014 Season - Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
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Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Sat, Oct 12, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
The Master Chorale joins the orchestra in this performance of Stravinsky’s solemn and baroque-intoned Symphony of Psalms together with Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 9 with its life-affirming "Ode to Joy." Evan Rogister conducts.
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1
Sat, Nov 9, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Bestowed with numerous accolades, including “genius,” Stephen Hough returns to play Tchaikovsky’s rhapsodic Piano Concerto No. 1. The evening includes Rossini’s spirited Overture to La Gazza Ladra and Bartók’s tour de force Concerto for Orchestra showcasing the virtuosic talents in each section of the orchestra. Teddy Abrams conducts.
Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan"
Sat, Dec 7, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Mahler said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” And his Symphony No. 1, “Titan,” seems to call out and invite the listener to contemplate life’s many beauties as well as its heartbreaks. The concert also includes John Adams’ Chamber Symphony with its mix of wit, humor and rapid-fire challenging passages. Tito Muñoz conducts.
Bartok & Brahms
Sat, Jan 25, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Called a “prodigious and aristocratic violinist” by The Plain Dealer, Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer performs Bartók’s vivacious and gypsy-intoned Violin Concerto No. 2. The evening also features Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and Steven Stucky’s Radical Light with its wealth of moods and orchestral colors. Joana Carneiro conducts.More Details
Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 1
Sat, Mar 22, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Stefan Sanderling returns to conduct this concert featuring Markus Groh performing Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1, a virtual musical roller coaster ride of excitement...all on a night with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 4 and a world premiere by Tampa Bay composer David Rogers.
Mozart, Diamond & Brahms
Sat, Apr 12, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
In an all-TFO premiere program, it’s a night with Mozart’s Symphony No. 28, Arnold Schoenberg’s orchestral arrangement of Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor, and David Diamond’s Symphony No. 4 with its lush flowing string themes, bold brass and sparkling woodwinds. Gerard Schwarz conducts.
Sat, May 17, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Hailed as “a superior musician” by The New York Times, Cuban-American guitarist Manuel Barrueco performs Roberto Sierra’s Concierto Barroco with its lively mix of baroque and tropical musical elements...all in a night with Stravinsky’s Jeu de Cartes (A Game of Cards) and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique. Cristian Macelaru conducts.