2013/2014 Season - Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
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Intermezzo – 10 concerts
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Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
Fri, Oct 11, 8 pm, Straz Center, Carol Morsani Hall
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.
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Fri, Nov 1, 8 pm, Straz Center, Carol Morsani Hall
Acclaimed as “a first-rate Mozartean” by The Chicago Tribune, Orli Shaham performs Mozart’s intensely dramatic, yet poetic and lyrical, Piano Concerto No. 20. The program includes Britten’s memorial to his parents and those lost in WWI, Sinfonia da Requiem, along with Richard Strauss’ commanding and powerful tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra, well known as the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Michael Francis conducts.
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1
Fri, Nov 8, 8 pm, Straz Center, Carol Morsani Hall
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.
Fri, Jan 10, 8 pm, Straz Center, Carol Morsani Hall
Hailed for his “exquisite playing” by The New York Times, Irish pianist John O’Conor is the soloist in the powerfully dramatic Piano Concerto No. 3 in this all-Beethoven concert that opens with the Egmont Overture and concludes with the buoyant and charming Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale.” Marcelo Lehninger conducts.
Bartok & Brahms
Fri, Jan 24, 8 pm, Straz Center, Carol Morsani Hall
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
Fri, Mar 21, 8 pm, Straz Center, Ferguson Hall
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
Fri, Apr 11, 8 pm, Straz Center, Ferguson Hall
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.
Tan Dun's Water Concerto
Fri, Apr 25, 8 pm, Straz Center, Ferguson Hall
Principal Percussionist John Shaw promises to delight and enchant concertgoers with Chinese composer Tan Dun’s Water Concerto, which has been hailed by the critics as “hypnotic,” “other-worldly” and “playful and profound.” The concert also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll,” and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. Rossen Milanov conducts.
Fri, May 16, 8 pm, Straz Center, Ferguson Hall
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.
Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe
Fri, May 30, 8 pm, Straz Center, Carol Morsani Hall
The evening opens with Haydn’s buoyant Symphony No. 60, “Il Distrato.” This is followed by Toru Takemitsu’s dreamy soundscape Toward the Sea II, which is an apt prelude to Ravel’s dazzlingly lush symphonic palette of orchestral colors in the full ballet score of Daphnis et Chloé. Joshua Weilerstein conducts.