Saturday, December 13, 2014

Kulturspiegel December 14, 2014: Eine Neue Stimme in West Floridas Kirchen :Prediger Ondrej Kotsch

Eine Neue Stimme in West Floridas Kirchen : Ondrej Kotsch
                                                 


Bill: in today's show Susanne Nielsen introduces you to a fresh voice in Florida. Ondrej Kotsch is originally from the Czech   Republic and knew early on he wanted to become a minister. His love for the German Language sent him to the Southern German town Tuebingen where he took up religious studies at the university. In four years he perfected the language he had been introduced to in an exchange at age 16. When looking for an opportunity to study English he found the Lutheran church in Temple Terrace where Pastor Meyer also offers German services the second Sunday every month at 3 pm. This year Ondrej was given a special opportunity to deliver a sermon in German for the Christmas holiday. He presented it in Sun City Center Redeemer Lutheran Church to substitute for Pastor Stiller. Susanne attended and we are now able to bring you an interview with the young pastor and his sermon as well as some of the Christmas music presented by the German church choir.
The Christmas service this year will be offered this Sunday, December 14th, at the Temple Terrace church, as Grace Lutheran church's service is December 28, after the holidays.
The NPR club (event is the 17th Dec Christmas party)
                                                                 
                                               Theologiestudent/Prediger Ondrej Kotsch

Liebe Freunde des Kulturspiegels,

Heute freue ich mich Ihnen einen jungen  Mann vorzustellen, der urspruenglich aus der tschechischen Republik stammt, mit 16 Deutsch lernte und es seit vier Jahren mit dem Studium der Religionswissenschaften in Tuebingen perfektioniert.Seine Muttersprache ist Slovak und gesprochen wird zuhause tschechisch.

 Da er auch seine englischen Sprachkenntnisse zu verbessern suchte, und dabei auf die Gemeinde in Floridas Temple Terrace stiess, wo es auch einmal monatlich deutsche Gottesdienste gibt, bewarb er sich hier um ein Praktikum.
Diese Woche bekam er die Gelegenheit, fuer den kranken Pastor Stiller einzuspringen, und den einmal jaehrlichen Adventsgottesdienst in Sun City Centers Redeemer Lutheran Church zu leiten. Ein sehr junger Mann mit einer sehr wichtigen Aussage. Hoeren Sie seine Predigt und ein Interview mit ihm im Hauptteil unserer Sendung, dazu einige Weihnachtslieder vom Deutschen Choir der Gemeinde in Sun City Center.

 Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle hoeren Sie als "live streaming" oder "news on demand" unter www.DW-World.de. 
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Unsere Sendung hoeren Sie, indem Sie auf den weissen Pfeil auf dunklem Audiobalken klicken.
(listen to our show by clicking on the white arrow on the dark audio bar below:).  



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 The Cultural Center invites you to its Fall events! Make your reservations for the January event now! 
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                       The Cultural Center for German Language invites you to its 2014/15 programs.

The Cultural Center offers monthly programs to its members, organizes events and group excursions to cultural venues such as museums, theaters with exhibitions, opera, music often paired with optional visits to European restaurants all in the spirit of sharing German, and German speaking heritage in a variety of cultural settings.

Shared events with other German-American organizations like the German American Society Pinellas, the German American Social Club of New Port Richey, the German American Society of Florida and the Richard Wagner Society and events from opera, classical concerts to the celebration of German folk culture and traditions during Mayfests, German Heritage fests and Oktoberfests may be found in the Cultural Center’s program.

The Cultural Center offers German tutoring by professional instructors. It is a German cultural and informational resource for those interested in learning and keeping fluent ones German language skills. Please contact Susanne Nielsen at 813-254-5088

All events of the Cultural Center are announced regularly on the German Radio Show, www.germanradioshow.com , (top left button: audio/blog). Read/hear and see a new show every Sunday, with archived shows on www.germanradioshow.blogspot.com

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Das Wort zum Sonntag
Hoeren ( und Lesen) Sie jetzt das Wort zum Sonntag gesprochen von Pastor Waldemar Meyer von der Deutschen Gemeinde der Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Temple Terrace.
                                                     Pastor Meyer (currently also with Intern Ondrej Kotsch)                                                                                                                 
                                                                       


Ganz herzlich grüße ich wieder alle Hörer (und Leser) der deutschen Gemeinde in Temple Terrace.
                       (Wort zum hoeren Sie im Hoerteil unserer Sendung)
Wir laden Sie zu den deutschen Gottesdiensten in Temple Terrace ein am zweiten Sontagnachmittag des Monats um drei Uhr.

Gottes Segen, von Ihrem Pastor Waldemar Meyer

Hören und lesen Sie jeden zweiten Sonntag im Monat ein neues "Wort zum
Sonntag" von Pastor Meyer. Er lädt Sie ganz herzlich ein, jeden zweiten
Sonntag im Monat in TempleTerrace, 304 Druid Hills Road um 15:00 einen
deutschsprachigen Gottesdienst zu besuchen.

Nach dem Gottesdienst lädt Sie Pastor Meyer zu einer gemütlichen
Kaffeestunde ein. Kommen Sie zahlreich und rufen Sie Pastor Meyer jederzeit an

unter 813-988-4025 ext.102.Wer aktiv mithelfen möchte, melde sich gerne bei Pastor Meyer, 813-988-4025.
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Eine Neue Stimme in West Floridas Kirchen : Ondrej Kotsch
              

Liebe Freunde des Kulturspiegels,

 in der Erwartung eines jaehrlichen Wiedersehens mit dem deutschen Pastor Stiller waren dieDeutschen und Deutschamerikaner, die z.t. Von weither zu diesem Adventsgottesdienst erschienen waren, vielleicht etwas erstaunt ueber diesen schlanken jungen Mann in der Pastorenrobe mit dem grossen gdenen Kreuz um den Hals, der da vor ihnen stand und sich vorstellte.
Er spicht klares und ausgezeichnetes Deutsch, das er in vier Jahren Theologiestudiums in Tuebingen perfektioniert hat, jedoch alle wissen liess, dass Slovakisch ist seine Muttersprache ist.
Ondrejs Vater spricht Deutsch , zuhause wird jedoch tschechisch gesprochen.
Die Liebe zu seiner Berufung hat er schon als Kind gehabt, sagt er in unserem Gespraech. Hier in den USA will er so viel er kann ueber sein Gastland lernen, und dass er es ernst meint zeigt seine Predigt, die fuer einen 22jaehrigen recht tief greift.
Hier zunaechst unser Interview Ondrej Kotsch:

( Hoeren Sie das Interview im Hauptteil unserer Sendung)

                                                                 
 In der Kirche waren von Gemeinde und Choir abwechselnd mit Lesungen des Lukas Evangeliums Weihnachtslieder gesungen worden.Einige bringen wir Ihnen jetzt.

( Weihnachtslied vom Chor im Audioteil der Sendung)

  Hoeren sie die Lesungen des Lukas Evangeliums, wobei ich selbst beginne:
"Es begab sich zu der Zeit, da ... "
 Lukas Ev. Lesung  2
 Lukas Ev Lesung  3
 ukas Ev. Lesung  4
( Weihnachtslied vom Chor)
                                                                 
Hoeren Sie nun die Predigt zur Weihnachtszeit von Pastor Ondrej Kotsch

Ich darf ihnen noch eine besinnliche Weihnachtszeit wuenschen, und bedanke mich nochmals bei Pfarrer Andre Kozc fuer seine Predigt und unser Gespraech.

Herzlichst,
Ihre Susanne Nielsen und Produzent Bill Davidson. Tschuess.

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                    Bill's Moment in German Cultural History
                                                             
Bill Davidson

-  In 1911, we see the birth of Hans Pabst von Ohain in Dessau, Germany.  While working for the firm of Heinkel, he developed the first jet engine.

-  !n 1915, the world's first all-metal airplane, the Junker J.1 undergoes a test flight at Dessau, Germany.

-  In 1926, a group of German teachers in New York City founds the professional association, the American Association of Teachers of German.

-  In 1944, the "Battle of the Bulge" opened on December 16th.

-  In 1991, The Federal Republic of Germany recognizes Croatia and Slovenia, formerly
parts of Yugoslavia.

-  And also in 1991, Nato begins installing middle ranged missiles in West Germany in response to Soviet missile installations in East Germany.  Nato will agree to remove them if the Soviet Union removes theirs.

This segment is sponsored by DnDMusic in New Port Richey, Florida and produced by Bill Davidson 
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                (Alfreds interessante Ansichten hoeren Sie im Audioteil der Sendung)
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 Sunday, Dec 21, 2014,02:00 pm, 
Seasonal Sparkle!!The Palladium Theater
 
 Monday, Dec 22, 2014,07:30 pm
Seasonal Sparkle!!The Palladium Theater
 
 Friday, Jan 9, 2015, 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm,
Broadway Cabaret Opera Central, Preis Hall
 
 Thursday, Jan 15, 2015,06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
EWTM Figaro, Figaro, Figaro:Preview to The Barber of Seville,The Music Gallery  

 Friday, Jan 16, 2015, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MWTM Figaro, Figaro, Figaro:Preview to The Barber of Seville Museum of Fine Arts
 
 Friday, Jan 30, 2015, 07:30 pm
The Barber of Seville The Palladium Theater
 
 Sunday, Feb 1, 2015, 02:00 pm ,
The Barber of Seville The Palladium Theater
 
 Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015, 07:30 pm
The Barber of Seville The Palladium Theater
 
 Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
EWTM Fairy Tale Opera The Music Gallery
 
 Friday, Feb 20, 2015, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MWTM Fairy Tale Opera Opera Central, Preis Hall
 
 Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
EWTM Opera Therapy:Exploring Characters Who Really Need Help,  The Music Gallery


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KINOKINOKINO

                                                        


Dolphin Tale 2 kann nur allen in West Florida wo das Aquarium mit diesen beiden schlauen Delfinen steht, naemlich Clearwater Marine Aquarium, eine ganz ganz grosse Freude bedeuten. fruehe Stimmen sagen, noch besser als Teil Eins, na denn, bitte Kind und Kegel nehmen, erst ins Kino und dann so bald wie moeglich ins Aquarium zu den beiden grauen Freunden. Was kleine Fans sind, sind morgen die Spender einer noch tolleren Aquariumsanlage.
Deutschlands Beitrag zu den Oscars in diesem Jahr ist der Film Dominik Grafs "Die Geliebten Schwestern"  zur Liebe zweier Schwestern mit dem Dichter Friedrich Schiller, ob er allerdings ins Ausland oder gar zu den 5 nominierten Filmen in dieser Kategorie kommt,  ist fraglich. Ein huebscher Kostuemfilm ist er allemal.  http://youtu.be/hlEiBRQF534
Boyhood laeuft weiterhin in den Kinos und der Film Chef ist auch wieder da, einige neue solchen, naemlich foodtrucks, kommen in Florida bald zum Einsatz, darunter auch ein deutscher. 
Vergessen Sie nicht sowohl Fuehrungen als auch Filme, jeweils einer pro Woche in manchen der Programmkinos zu besuchen. Tampa Theatre und Burns Court Society gehoeren dazu. 
Fuer besonders Fernsehfans kam diese Woche die Nachricht, dass der immer charmante Schauspieler Joachim "Blacky" Fuchsberger mit 77 Jahren  verstarb. Man wird ihn vermissen. 
Wer noch nicht bei Madame Mallory war, der solle sich unbedingt den Film the "100 Foot Journey" ansehen. Indisches wuerzt die Franzoesische Kueche, aber auch die Maiden darin. 
Denzel Washington mischt Gewalt mit seinem selbstsicheren Stil in dem Drama The Equalizer.

Gone Girl bringt einen neuen Dreh in die Kidnappiungstory, die man nicht so recht glaubt.
Skeleton Twins ist die Geschichte zweier trauriger Geschwister, die sich gegenseitig stuetzen ( muessten) und dies doch nicht hinbekommen. 

Und jetzt kommen langsam die Horrorfilme wieder heraus, schliesslich ist hueben und drueben bald Halloween. Na dann , ein bisschen Oktoberfesten und danach ( oft im gleichen Kostuem ) zum Gruseln. Dazu kommt ein Film, der den Dia del Morte a la Mexico zelebriert, The Book of Life

Viel Spass im Kino. 

NEU: 

My Old Lady - Schauspiel auf die Leinwand gezaubert, mit Dame Maggie Smith, eine alte Dame sitzt als Mieterin in einer Wohnung , die mit ihr weiterverkauft wurde, Wohnrecht macht sie zum Stein des Anstosses, mit dem der Neubesitzer leben muss. 
The Judge - Meisterleistung Robert Downy Jr. , Robert Duvall - Oscarwuerdige Vater-Sohn-Beziehung, Sohn muss seinen Vater verteidigen, trotz aller Differenzen finden beide zu einander. 
 You're not You- meisterhaft gespielt, Hillary Swank - Oscarwuerdig ( thema ALS)
Pride - britische Komoedie
Fury - in England, dem Land wo die Panzerwaffe entwickelt wurde, ist dieser deutsche Kriegsfilm gedreht, um ein Panzerregiment der amerikaner, das gegen die deutsche Wunderwaffe kaum eine Ueberlebenschance hat, mit Brad Pitt in der Hauptrolle.
Men, Women and Children - mit Adam Sandler, nur Eltern moegen hieraus etwas lernen...
Vorschau: 
Birdman - mit Michael Keaton, einem Soundtrack aus Schlagzeug und cello. Super. Das gefuehl von New York total getroffen. Sehenswert!
St. Vincent - Wunderbarer Film mit Bill Murray als widerwilligen Held.
Keeanu Reeves als John Wick uebt Rache weit und breit, etwas fuer hargesottene Actionfans...
Vorschau:
The Imitation Game : hochinteressanter historischer Film zum Enigma "Puzzle", besonders fuer die Freunde der Mathematik/Informatik) und der Weltkriegsgeschichte, blieb 50 Jahre ein Geheimnis, nun Deutsch-Englische Wiederaufbereitung.
The Theory of Everything: wunderbarer Film ueber das leben und Wirken von Stephen Hawking, sehenswert!
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Kennen Sie das Winteropernfest in Sarasota?
Eine volle Opernsaison und ganz in Ihrer Nähe? Schon seit Jahren sind die erstklassigen Vorstellungen der Sarasota Opera sofort  ausverkauft. Da geht es elegant zu mit den schönsten Opern von Mozart,Puccini, Leoncavallo,Rimsky-Korsakov, Verdi und vielen anderen meist in Originalsprache, mit traditionellem Bühnenbild und Kostümen und alle Aufführungen im eigenen mediteranen Opernhaus.
Abonnenten kommen aus der ganzen Welt hierher.

Die kommende Saison bringt wieder beliebte Opern wie Leoncavallos Pagliacci,  Dean Burrys “ The Hobbit”, als Jugendopernproduktion.
Das Winter Opernfest beginnt im Februar 2014 und bringt Ihnen Figaros Hochzeit von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Verdis Don Carlos , Puccinis Tosca, und Rimsky-Korsakovs The Golden Cockeral .
Die Opernleitung hat Richard Russel und die musikalische Leitung hat seit vielen Jahren Maestro VictorDeRenzi.
Obwohl Pagliacci bereits am 31. Oktober die Saison eroeffnet, ist die grosse Premiere am 7.Februar mit Tosca.
Die Saison bietet Ihnen auch noch schoenste Konzertabende mit beliebten   und geht weiter mit den Konzertabenden.  Die Hauptsaison geht vom 7. Februar , beginnt und endet mit Puccinis Drama Tosca am  28ten März 2015.


Neben Abonnements gibt es auch Einzelkarten. Schauen Sie sich die Saison im Internet an, kaufen Sie dort auch bereits Karten oder rufen Sie einfach an, fragen und bestellen Sie auf Deutsch oder Englisch 941- 328-1300 oder on-line unter www.sarasotaopera.org .

                                              
                                         BaritoneTodd Thomas with Susanne Nielsen
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The New Season!
and added performances on screen!


Sarasota Opera  2014/2015 Season
Subscriptions Now on Sale for New Season
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2015 Winter Festival Season
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart
The Golden Cockerel by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Sarasota Opera Premiere)
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi (Sarasota Opera Premiere)
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2015 Winter Festival Season
Tosca  by Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
February 7, 10, 15m, 18, 26
March 3m, 8, 14, 17, 22m, 25, 28m
A Sarasota Opera production

Opening the Sarasota Opera Winter Festival Season on Saturday, February 7th will be Tosca, Giacomo Puccini's powerful melodramma about a tempestuous diva whose jealousy leads to tragedy.  Two of Sarasota Opera's favorite artists  will return to reprise their respective roles from 2009.  Soprano Kara Shay Thomson (Vanessa, Cavalleria rusticana) returns as the volatile opera singer, and tenor Rafael Dávila (Otello, I Lombard alla prima crociatai) returns as her lover Cavaradossi. The role of Scarpia will be shared by two of opera's leading baritones today. Baritone Mark Walters (Die Fledermaus, Lakmé), described by Opera News as "a force to be reckoned with," will sing  all performances through March 22nd; baritone Todd Thomas, who has sung more than 50 performances with Sarasota Opera including Scarpia in 2009, will sing the final two performances. Maestro Victor DeRenzi will conduct and Martha Collins will direct.

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
February 14, 17, 19, 22m, 25
March 10m, 13, 20, 27
A Sarasota Opera production

On Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro will return to the Sarasota Opera stage. In her efforts to thwart the lecherous advances of the Count Almaviva, Susanna and her fiancée Figaro join the Countess Almaviva, to outwit the countess’ husband. Making their Sarasota Opera debuts this season, soprano Maeve Höglund will sing the role of Susanna and Uruguayan soprano María Antúnez will sing Countess Almaviva.  Baritone Philip Cutlip (Hansel and Gretel) returns to sing the role of her betrothed Figaro and Sarasota Opera veteran baritone Sean Anderson (Die Fledermaus, Of Mice and Men) will return as Susanna's pursuer Count Almaviva.

Stage Director Allison Grant (The Magic Flute), will return to direct and Maestro Marcello Cormio (The Barber of Seville) will conduct. 

The Golden Cockerel  by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Sarasota Opera Premiere
Sung in Russian with English supertitles
February 21, 24 and March 8m, 11, 14m, 19
A Sarasota Opera premiere

Saturday, February 21st, will be the Sarasota premiere of The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Based on a story by Pushkin, The Golden Cockerel is the tale of the bumbling King Dodon who enlists the help of a magical Golden Cockerel to protect his country from attack. However, when the King is seduced by the alluring Queen Shemakha, both he and his country meet an unhappy end. Once a favorite show piece for coloratura sopranos like Lily Pons and Beverly Sills, this rarely heard masterpiece by the composer of Scheherazade is a fairy tale filled with exotic and beautiful music such as the famous aria "Hymn to the Sun."

Russian bass Grigory Soloviov will make his Sarasota Opera debut as King Dodon and stage director Tom Diamond (The Flying Dutchman), will direct. Additional casting TBA.

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung in French with English supertitles
March 7, 12, 15m, 18, 21m, 24
Sarasota Opera Premiere/Verdi Cycle Opera

In the penultimate year of it's acclaimed Verdi Cycle, Sarasota Opera will present Verdi's epic Don Carlos in the original Paris version which premiered in 1867.  Sarasota Opera previously performed the revised four-act La Scala version in 2009.  Verdi's powerful drama recounts the ill-fated attraction between Don Carlos and Elisabeth, the wife of his father, King Philip of Spain. Set in Renaissance Spain dominated by the inquisition, this powerful drama is one of opera’s great masterpieces.

Soprano Michelle Johnson, whose career trajectory has taken off since winning the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will make her Sarasota Opera debut as Élisabeth de Valois. Returning artists include tenor Jonathan Burton (Turandot) who sings the title role of Don Carlos and mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips (Ariadne auf Naxos, The Tales of Hoffmann) who will sing the role of Eboli. Reprising their roles from the 2009 four-act La Scala version of Don Carlos, bass-baritone Kevin Short (The Flying Dutchman, A King for a Day) will sing King Philippe II and baritone Marco Nisticò (The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto) sings the role of Rodrigue. MaestroVictor DeRenzi will conduct and Stephanie Sundine will direct.          

Subscriptions for the 2014-2015 Season are available now.  Single tickets go on sale online on Friday August 1 and at the Sarasota Opera Box Office on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. For more information or to secure your subscription for the 2014/2014 season, contact the Sarasota Opera Box Office at (941) 328-1300 or visit in person at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.  

ABOUT SARASOTA OPERA
Based in Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera is approaching its 55th consecutive season.  In 1960, the company began presenting chamber-sized repertoire in the historic 320-seat Asolo Theater on the grounds of Sarasota’s Ringling Museum of Art. Recognizing the need for a theater more conducive to opera, the company purchased the former A.B. Edwards Theater in downtown Sarasota in 1979 and first performing in it in 1984 as the Sarasota Opera House. The theater has just undergone a $20-million renovation and rehabilitation enhancing audience amenities, while updating the technical facilities including increasing the size of the orchestra pit. The theater, which reopened in March 2008, has been called “one of America’s finest venues for opera” by Musical America.

Since 1983 the company has been under the artistic leadership of Victor DeRenzi. Since then the company has garnered international attention with its Masterwork Revivals Series, which presents neglected works of artistic merit, as well as the Verdi Cycle producing the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. Recognizing the importance of training, Maestro DeRenzi founded the Apprentice Artist and Studio Artist programs. Sarasota Opera also maintains a commitment to education through its Invitation to Opera performances for local schools and the unique Sarasota Youth Opera program.

Sarasota Opera is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Programs are supported in part by an award the Tourist Development Tax through the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Sarasota County Arts Council. Additional funding is provided by the City of Sarasota and the County of Sarasota.

 
Sarasota Opera
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
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                  DIE 2014/15 SAISON 2014/15  

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The Florida Orchestra Appoints Michael Francis as Music Director


ST. PETERSBURG, FL – June 24, 2014  The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season.   Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions.  Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series.  This reflects Francis’  personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization.

The Florida Orchestra  2014/2015
Tampa Bay Times Masterworks Series

2014/15 season highlights include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Holst’s The Planets, Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, to mention a few.  In addition, concertgoers will have the opportunity to hear many star guest soloists, including violinists Midori and Karen Gomyo and pianists Peter Serkin, Pascal Rogé, Jeremy Denk and William Wolfram.  TFO featured soloists on the Masterworks series include Jeffrey Multer, concertmaster, Robert Rearden, principal horn, and Anthony Georgeson, principal bassoon.

Guest Conductors:
As the search process continues for TFO’s next music director, an extraordinary array of conductors will lead the orchestra next season, including these TFO debuts:  Roberto Abbado, the former chief conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra and artistic partner to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Bulgarian Danail Rachev, music director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon.   In addition, there are nine returning guest conductors on the Masterworks series.   These include the music director of both the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Sinfonietta Mei-Ann Chenchief conductor and artistic advisor to Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra Michael Francismusic director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles and associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra  Marcelo Lehninger; associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra Cristian Macelaru; former music director of the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy in France Tito Muñoz; music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Larry Rachleff; former music director of the Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarzassociate conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Perry So; and assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic Joshua Weilerstein.

Guest Artists:
Pianist Jeremy Denk makes his TFO debut in Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3.  Returning pianists include Peter Serkin in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Pascal Rogé in Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and William Wolfram in Copland’s Piano Concerto.  TFO vocalist debuts include soprano Elizabeth Caballero, and baritone Cameron McPhail in Orff’s Carmina Burana and soprano Talise Trevigne in Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.  Featured violin soloists include Jennifer Koh in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, along with the return engagements of Karen Gomyo in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish” and TFO concertmaster Jeffrey Multer in Barber’s Violin Concerto.   Additional soloists include TFO principal horn Robert Rearden in Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2 and TFO principal bassoon Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto.

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay:
Under the leadership of music and artistic director James Bass, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will join the orchestra for three masterworks programs on the 2014/2015 season:  Orff’s Carmina Burana  and Faure’s Requiem.  In addition, the women’s chorus of The Master Chorale will perform for Holst’s The Planets.   A highly select, 150-voice, all-volunteer chorus of singers from the entire Tampa Bay area, The Master Chorale has performed and premiered many symphonic choral works under the direction of Stefan Sanderling, Jahja Ling, Robert Shaw, John Nelson, Julius Rudel, founding music director emeritus Robert Summer and Jo-Michael Schiebe.  The chorale has also performed abroad at London’s Westminster Cathedral and King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, among other locales.  Designated in 1989 as the principal chorus of TFO, some of its most recent performances with the orchestra include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Delius’s Sea Drift and Appalachia (recorded live in concert on the Naxos label in 2012), Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Dvorak’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass No. 6, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elija, Haydn’s The Creation and Mahler’s second and third symphonies.  The Chorale will also perform Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé in the full ballet score version to close the orchestra’s 2013/14 season.

MUSIC AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JAMES BASS:  Dr. James K. Bass, Grammy-nominated singer and conductor, is the director of choral studies in the School of Music at the University of South Florida (USF) and the artistic and music director of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.   At USF, he conducts the University Chamber Singers, Collegium and the Collegiate Singers, in addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting, philosophy, and literature.  Previously, he was on the faculty at Western Michigan University and the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Bass received the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Miami–Florida, where he was a doctoral fellow.  He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees from USF and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Bass was selected by the master conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Soloists, Ton Koopman, to be one of only 20 singers for a presentation of Cantatas by J.S. Bach in Carnegie Hall, and was an auditioned member of Robert Shaw’s workshop choir at Carnegie Hall.  He is one of 13 singers on the Grammy-nominated disc A Seraphic Fire Christmas.   Bass is an active bass soloist and has performed at Winchester Cathedral in London, has sung three world-premieres of large works, and appears on CD recordings on the Albany and Seraphic Fire Media label.  As a bass soloist, he has appeared with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, as well as with TFO, Grand Rapids Symphony, Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra, and Firebird Chamber orchestra.

Bass is a bass member and chorus master for Seraphic Fire, the Miami-based professional choir, and was appointed choirmaster for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.  During the summer of 2011, he co-founded the Professional Choral Institute at the University of South Florida.  In its inaugural year of recording, Seraphic Fire and PCI received the Grammy nomination for Best Choral performance for their recording of Johannes Brahms' Ein Deuthches Requiem.  He has prepared choirs for Sir Colin Davis, Sir David Willcocks, Jahja Ling, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stefan Sanderling, Markus Huber and Robert Shaw.   Bass has served on the Executive Board of the American Choral Directors Association Central Division as College Repertoire and Standards chairperson.  His professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, American Symphony Orchestra League, Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity.

Nine Florida Orchestra Premieres
In addition to the many familiar works being offered, next season’s Masterworks series includes ten TFO premieres, which include four works by American composers:  John Adams’ Lollapalooza, Charles Ives’ Central Park in the Dark, Adam Schoenberg’s Canto, and Barber’s Mutations from Bach for Brass and Timpani.  Additional TFO premieres include Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin, Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2, Haydn’s Symphony No. 98, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride Overture and Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) complete ballet score.

What awaits you next:

3) Carmina Burana – Nov. 14, 15 and 16, 2014

Music director and conductor of the Eugene SymphonyDanail Rachev makes his TFO conducting debut with The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus in Orff’s Carmina Burana.   Soprano Elizabeth Caballero and baritone Cameron McPhail will make their TFO debuts with these performances.  The program also includes Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture and Debussy’s Nocturnes.

4) New World Symphony – Dec. 5, 6 and 7, 2014

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, TFO principal horn Robert Rearden is the soloist for the TFO premiere of Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2.  Past chief conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra and current artistic partner to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Roberto Abbado makes his TFO conducting debut on a program that also includes Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

5) Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – Jan. 16, 17 and 18, 2015

Former music director of the National Opera of Lorraine and the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy in France, Tito Muñoz conducts violinist Jennifer Koh in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.  The program opens with the TFO premiere of American composer Adam Schoenberg’s Canto and the evening concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

6) Romeo and Juliet – Jan 23, 24 ,25, 2015

Former music director of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conducts TFO in a program featuring pianist William Wolfram in Aaron Copland’s Piano Concerto.  This concert also includes Samuel Barber’s Mutations from Bach for Brass and Timpani, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride Overture and a suite of selections from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet.

7) Faure’s Requiem – Feb. 7 , 8, 2015

The chief conductor and artistic advisor to Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis will lead TFO in a second engagement during the 2014/2015 season that showcases The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Faure’s Requiem with soprano Lauren Snouffer and baritone Sean Plumb.  This French-themed concert also includes Henri Dutilleux’s virtuosic piece Métaboles and the TFO premiere of Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose) in the complete ballet score version.



8) Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 – Feb 20, 21 , 22, 2015

French pianist Pascal Rogé will be the soloist with the orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Perry Sothe associate conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.  The concert will open with Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser and conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

9) Mozart & Brahms  – Feb. 27, 28 , Mar. 1, 2015

In his second engagement on the upcoming season, New York Philharmonic assistant conductor Joshua Weilerstein leads TFO with Karen Gomyo as the soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish.”  Other works on the program include Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and the TFO premiere of Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin.

10) Stravinsky, Haydn & Ravel - Mar. 14 ,15, 2015

Associate conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra Cristian Macelaru returns to conduct TFO in a program featuring Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947) together with Ravel’s La Valse and the TFO premiere of Haydn’s Symphony No. 98.

11) Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 – Mar. 20, 21 ,22, 2015

Associate conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra Cristian Macelaru conducts a second program back-to-back with TFO on the upcoming season, which opens with Richard Strauss’ Serenade for Winds and is followed by Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 featuring the TFO debut of young soprano Talise Trevigne.  The concert concludes with one of Mahler’s most lyrical works, Symphony No. 4.

12) Scheherazade – Apr. 17, 18, 19, 2015

Music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Sinfonietta, Mei-Ann Chen will conduct TFO with featured soloist Jeremy Denk in his TFO debut performing Bartok’s Piano
Concerto No. 3.  The program also includes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.


13) The Planets  - May 1, 2 , 3, 2015

Music director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles and the associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marcelo Lehninger returns to conduct TFO and the women’s chorus of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Holst’s The Planets.  The concert opens with Barber’s The School for Scandal Overture and also features TFO principal bassoon Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto.

14) Beethoven and Sibelius – May 29 ,30, 2015

Music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff brings the 2014/2015 season to a close conducting TFO in a program of Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Sibelius’ monumental Symphony No. 5.

Pre-Concert Conversations

All of the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks concerts offer pre-concert conversations in each hall beginning one hour before curtain time.   To provide audience members with a more enjoyable concert experience, guest conductors and artists discuss the personalities and circumstances behind the music as well as share fun and informative insights and anecdotes related to each program.

Tickets: Continued Dedication to Accessibility
At the onset of the 2011/2012 season, TFO announced a bold, mission-based accessibility initiative and lowered ticket prices for all Masterworks and Pops series concerts, simplified series packaging and diversified programming so that more people in Tampa Bay might enjoy live symphonic music.  Announcing a price freeze, the orchestra will continue to offer the same affordable prices this season.  Individual concert tickets for all Masterworks and Pops Series remain at $15, $30 and $45 per ticket.  Other concert series ticket prices will also remain the same:  Coffee Series concerts are priced from $24 to $42 each, and Rock Series concerts are priced at $35, $55 and $75 each.  Venue facility fees apply to all purchases.  Some restrictions apply.

Six Masterworks subscription packages are offered in packages of 14, 10, 7 and 5 pre-selected concerts.  These fixed package subscriptions feature a variety of benefits including premium seating, free flexible ticket exchange privileges and other added-value amenities.

TFO also offers a “Compose Your Own” Series whereby subscribers can create customized packages by mixing and matching any combination of Masterworks and Pops concerts for just $25 per ticket.  A minimum of three concerts is required and good seats are made available on a first-come, first-served basis.   Fixed package benefits do not apply.


Subscriptions are on sale now.  For information on the 2014/2015 season, call the TFO Ticket Center at 727.892.3337 or 800.662.7286 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or purchase online at www.floridaorchestra.org.  Single tickets will go on sale in August.

Tickets are on sale at 800-662-7286 and online at www.floridaorchestra.org.

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About The Florida Orchestra
Performing nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the most vibrant orchestras in the United States. With live performances including the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, Coffee Concerts, Duke Energy Morning Masterworks, new Rock Concert series, as well as Youth Concerts and Free Pops in the Park Concerts, The Florida Orchestra offers a vast scope of concerts each year. The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit.
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                                                           Susanne und Produzent Bill