A Child of Our Time

Michael Francis, conductor 
Janice Chandler Eteme, soprano 
Susan Platts, alto
Dominic Armstrong, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Master Chorale of Tampa Bay

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess selections
Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Written decades ago in the era of Nazi Germany, Michael Tippett’s oratorio is a powerful call for unity in a divided world. TFO’s debut features the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and commemorates the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht (Night of Shattered Glass) in partnership with The Florida Holocaust Museum. The work also draws inspiration from African-American spirituals (you may recognize Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen among others), making it a natural fit with selections from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, which rounds out the program.  

Free tickets for kids and teens in advance. Click here for more information.


Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)