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For articles prior to March 1, 2012, please visit our News Archive

Dec 12, 2014: Florida Orchestra releases first holiday album on its own label


Dec 11, 2014: Incoming TFO conductor Michael Francis welcomes a daughter


Dec 9, 2014: Florida Orchestra releases first holiday CD


Dec 8, 2014: Philanthropist Ray Murray, who gave millions to Tampa Bay causes, dies 


Dec 6, 2014: Review: The Florida Orchestra delivers graceful world music


December 2014: MA 30 Professionals of the Year Profiles in Courage


Dec 2, 2014: Joan Steinbrenner, Yankees bring Christmas cheer & arts to children


Nov 25, 2014: To infinity and beyond: Florida Orchestra takes on Pixar catalog


Nov 11, 2014: 'Carmina Burana' thrilling, hypnotic, but where was text?


Nov 11, 2014: From monks to music, your guide to 'Carmina Burana'


Nov 8, 2014: Review: Ben Folds, TFO magically meld classical and pop at the Straz 


Nov 8, 2014: Concert review: The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience at the Straz Center


Nov 3, 2014: Ben Folds brings signature sounds to the Florida Orchestra


Oct 25, 2014: Review: New Florida Orchestra conductor Michael Francis wows crowd


Oct 24, 2014: Florida Orchestra’s new maestro ready for debut


Oct 22, 2014: Q&A With The Florida Orchestra Music Director On Elgar


Oct 21, 2014: Florida Orchestra's Michael Francis talks making music and a home


Oct 16, 2014: Top Florida Orchestra leader leaves for new role


Oct 11, 2014: Florida Orchestra goes confidently into new season


Oct 10, 2014: Florida Orchestra to balance new season with heavy and light fare


Oct 2, 2014: Florida Orchestra opens a season of renewal


Sept 12, 2014: Four New Maestros Take Over At Top Florida Orchestras


July 30, 2014: Gasparilla Music Festival reaches out for Cuban talent


July 24, 2014: Midori cancels Florida Orchestra performances


June 24, 2014: Bay News 9 Interview with Music Director Designate Michael Francis


June 24, 2014: Florida Orchestra names Michael Francis new music director


June 24, 2014: Florida Orchestra names new musical director


May 31, 2014: Review: Florida Orchestra ends season with beauty, humor


May 29, 2014: Florida Orchestra prepares for future with inventive thinking


May 17, 2014: Review: TFO plays Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' with great passion


Apr 26, 2014: Review: 'Water Concerto' at Florida Orchestra is a splashing success


Apr 24, 2014: Florida Orchestra makes a splash with ‘Water’ concerto


Apr 22, 2014: Water is the instrument at Florida Orchestra concerts


Apr 17, 2014: TFO embraces video games for ‘rePlay: Symphony of Heroes’


Apr 15, 2014: TFO to geek out with rePlay: A Symphony of Heroes video game show


Apr 12, 2014: Review: Mozart, Diamond & Brahms concert shows off TFO's skill


Mar 31, 2014: Yo-Yo Ma, Ben Folds to perform with Florida Orchestra


Mar 31, 2014: Yo-Yo Ma and Ben Folds added to Florida Orchestra 2014-15 season


Mar 22, 2014: Stefan Sanderling's approach rings true at Florida Orchestra concert


Mar 18, 2014: Stefan Sanderling talks music, art & Italy before final TFO performance


Mar 14, 2014: Florida Orchestra soloist is crystal clear on Korngold violin concerto


Feb 22, 2014: Florida Orchestra's flawless concert packs a lot of KAPOW!


Feb 16, 2014: The Florida Orchestra offers a new season of firsts


Feb 15, 2014: Florida Orchestra welcomes major soloists in 2014-2015 season


Jan 25, 2014: Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer is stunning in Bartok concerto

Jan 11, 2014: Florida Orchestra's all-Beethoven concert is sublime


Jan 8, 2014: TFO digs into the works of Beethoven


Jan 7, 2014: TFO's all-Beethoven concert features Irish pianist


Dec 7, 2013: Review: Florida Orchestra does a 'Titan' performance of Mahler


Dec 3, 2013: Florida Orchestra takes on Mahler's 'Titan' symphony


Nov 25, 2013: Hanging with the horns onstage at the Florida Orchestra


Nov 5, 2013: On-stage seating with the Florida Orchestra: Behave


Nov 1, 2013: Mom playing with Florida Orchestra juggles family and Mozart


Oct 12, 2013: TFO, Master Chorale of Tampa Bay give joyous performances


Oct 11, 2013: TFO adds family friendly matinee shows


Oct 10, 2013: Florida Orchestra’s 2013-14 season fine-tuned for success


Oct 8, 2013: TFO opens pivotal season with Beethoven's 'Ninth Symphony'


June 14, 2013: Edificando el Puente La Habana-Tampa (III)

June 7, 2013: Edificando el Puente La Habana-Tampa (II)

May 31, 2013: Edficando el Puente La Habana-Tampa (I)

May 24, 2013: Strings lead the way in Florida Orchestra finale, The Rite of Spring


May 23, 2013: Florida Orchestra pays tribute to riotous 'Rite'


May 18, 2013: Nearly 100 musicians to play Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring' for TFO


May 17, 2013: Florida Orchestra violinist sweats it out on Cuba trip


May 2, 2013: Florida Orchestra concertmaster going to Cuba


Apr 19, 2013: Amadeus rocks the Straz in Florida Orchestra concert


Apr 19, 2013: Florida Orchestra playing Mozart’s unfinished business


Apr 17, 2013: Florida Orchestra, Master Chorale tackle Mozart's 'Requiem'


Apr 16, 2013: The Bard in Florida


Apr 12, 2013: Review: Orchestra's morning concert a medley of dance tunes


Apr 4, 2013: Tiempo Libre promises Cuban party with Florida Orchestra


Apr 2, 2013: Tiempo Libre brings Cuban flair to Florida Orchestra concert this weekend


Mar 20, 2013: Bach, sinfonías y ritmos cubanos


Mar 15, 2013: Sanderling returns for fond 'Farewell' with orchestra


Mar 13, 2013: Sanderling brings Mahler's emotion to 3 weekend concerts


Mar 11, 2013: Stefan Sanderling talks exit, return, future


Mar 1, 2013: Pianist Peter Rosel leads powerful Florida Orchestra concert


Feb 23, 2013: Florida Orchestra plays surprise concert at International Plaza


Feb 22, 2013: After little-known Belgian works, ever-popular Tchaikovsky owns the night


Feb 16, 2013: TFO concertmaster Jeffrey Multer returns to chamber music roots


Feb 10, 2013: Florida Orchestra announces schedule


Feb 10, 2013: Florida Orchestra announces 2013-14 season


Jan 29, 2013: U.S. bottleneck snags Florida Orchestra's Cuba exchange


Jan 26, 2013: Video Games Live joins Florida Orchestra to light up Mahaffey


Jan 25, 2013: Florida Orchestra teams up with Shakespeare


Jan 11, 2013: Flying off with Wagner


Jan 8, 2013: Pianist performs Mozart's final concerto with TFO this weekend


Dec 30, 2012: 2012 cultural exchange between Florida Orchestra, Cuba is highlight


Dec 7, 2012: A string of rare musical gems


Dec 1, 2012: TFO guest conductor brings youthful flair to Brahms, Shostakovich


Nov 22, 2012: Florida Orchestra pops conductor debuts with movie music


Nov 10, 2012: Sonic poetry thrills, trills at Florida Orchestra


Nov 8, 2012: National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba presents rich musical tradition


Nov 8, 2012: NSOC performed to an enthusiastic crown at the Mahaffey Theater

Nov 7, 2012: National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba has a busy day in Ybor City

Nov 7, 2012: Cuban orchestra sets toes tapping

Nov 7, 2012: Cuban orchestra inspires U.S. on tour

Nov 6, 2012: Cuban conductor’s U.S. tour comes to Tampa area

Nov 5, 2012: Uniting for music

Oct 27, 2012: Multer leads Florida Orchestra with passionate abandon


Oct 24, 2012: Violinist Jeff Multer tackles Sibelius concerto this weekend


Oct 14, 2012: Quick work yields younger lineup


Oct 11, 2012: Florida Orchestra returns with 'Beethoven to Bernstein'


Oct 11, 2012: Florida Orchestra, soloist Buechner bring authenticity to 'Anxiety'


Oct 7, 2012: For Florida Orchestra and guest conductors, a chemistry experiment


Oct 7, 2012: The Florida Orchestra's guest conductors


Sept 25, 2012: Review: 'Delius: Appalachia, Sea Drift' breathes life into Old Florida


Sept 25, 2012: Florida Orchestra's major label CD of Delius goes on sale


July 26, 2012: Florida Orchestra rocking and rolling, and concerts are, too


July 26, 2012: TFO plans tributes to Simon & Garfunkel, Michael Jackson, Doors


July 15, 2012: Sanderling risks reputation by leaving Florida Orchestra so abruptly


July 2, 2012: TFO director Sanderling steps down two years early


July 2, 2012: Stefan Sanderling stepping down early as music director


June 28, 2012: Musicians trumpet positive, if modest, Florida Orchestra agreement


June 24, 2012: Justine LeBaron dazzled as a model and French horn player for TFO


June 22, 2012: Florida Orchestra taps Stuart Malina as principal guest conductor


June 7, 2012: Florida Orchestra names pops conductor



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