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

August 5, 2015: Florida Orchestra celebrates video games with Final Fantasy concert

June 24, 2015: Brandon sculptor honors Florida Orchestra retirees

June 17, 2015: Violinist puts down her bow after 50 years

May 27, 2015: As its last original musician retires, TFO looks to new beginnings

May 21, 2015: TFO lands singer Michael Feinstein for January gala concert

May 2, 2015: 'Rock star' bassoonist adds cheery tone to TFO performance

Apr 18, 2015: Florida Orchestra presents diverse set at latest concert

Mar 24, 2015: TFO guest conductor cancels after landing role in Wesley Snipes pilot

Mar 21, 2015: Florida Orchestra gets inside a child's mind with Mahler

Mar 13, 2015: TFO Shares Music and Magic with Patients at All Children's Hospital

Mar 13, 2015: TFO performs rooftop concert at All Children’s Hospital

Feb 28, 2015: Young talent leads Florida Orchestra through Ades, Brahms, Mozart

Feb 27, 2015: Florida Orchestra's Instrument Petting Zoo lets kids play with music

Feb 21, 2015: Florida Orchestra presents a joyful, sparkling night of Beethoven

Feb 8, 2015: Florida Orchestra 2015-16 season is a journey through America

Feb 8, 2015: Florida Orchestra announces 2015-16 season

Feb 4, 2015: TFO to give season preview concert at International Plaza

Feb 1, 2015: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma stuns at sold-out Florida Orchestra gala

Jan 28, 2015: Radiohead mashed with Brahms: Not as weird as you think

Jan 28, 2015: Steve Hackman talks 'Brahms v. Radiohead'

Jan 21, 2015: TFO members recall unexpected moments with Yo-Yo Ma

Dec 18, 2014: Florida Orchestra to serenade the sick with free Moffitt concert

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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