Michael Francis, conductor
Dejan Lazic, piano
Sclafani: Deconstruction of Anger
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Described as both powerful and poetic, TFO debut pianist Dejan Lazic performs Beethoven’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” in the spectacular TFO season finale with Michael Francis on the podium. Also on the program is Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Symphony No. 5, which came 10 years after his fourth symphony, during which he was busy composing several operas, the 1812 Overture, and much more. In fact he worried that his creativity was exhausted.
Francesco Sclafani was selected as the winner of the USF composition competition. The orchestra will premiere Sclafani’s work, Deconstruction of Anger, during these concerts. To learn more about the composition competition, click here.
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)