Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

Michael Francis, conductor

Reller: Horizon Gravy*
Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

The slow build in this beloved classic pays off big with celebratory “cannons” and chimes in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. … Lutoslawski composed his Concerto for Orchestra to show off the incredible virtuosity of the modern orchestra, spotlighting the mindboggling skill of each section as the piece unfolds. … Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian,” is one of the composer’s early, joyful works that draws inspiration from folk melodies.  

*The Florida Orchestra will premiere five short celebratory fanfares written by faculty composers from universities around the state for its Florida Fanfare Project.  The debut works add a true Florida flair to TFO’s 50th anniversary celebration while supporting new music and showcasing the extraordinary talent in the state.  


Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)