Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kulturspiegel August 31, 2014:Gespraech zwischen Stevie Andersson und Gudrun Santa Lucia ( 1.7.2000)

                                           

 Stevie Andersson interviewed Gudrun Santa Lucia (1.Juli 2000)
         
                                                               

                                             Today’s show brings you a look back into the days when we still had ladies answering the telephone at the old radio show studio. Susanne’s colleague Stevie Anderson decided to interview her telephone lady while during that show, Susanne Nielsen answered the phones. Gudrun Santa Lucia ( santa loo-ch-ee-ah) talked about her life as military wife, her marriage of 25 years and her love for Florida, though she visits Wuerzburg regularly. Gudrun loves life and people and helped at the radio station for some years building her own friendships with the listeners. Life as uncomplicated as it is in the US, she would not trade for the world.

Liebe Freunde des Kulturspiegels,
Heute wiederholen wir ein Interview, das unsere Kollegin Stevie Anderson am 1.Juli 2000 mit ihrer Telefondame, der Wuerzburgerin Gudrun Santa Lucia,  fuehrte . Gudrun, die freiwillig Jahrelang im Radio mithalf die Telefonwuensche der Hoerer weiterzuleiten, machte damit ihrem Leben der Versorgung von Mann und Sohn und Schwiegervater einen Ausgleich, der sie gleichzeitig mit der deutschen Hoererschaft verband. Heute ist sie weiterhin berufstaetig und aktiv, waehrend es Stevie Anderson und ihre markante Stimme nur noch in der Erinnerung gibt.



Short intro Kurt Ortmann (short file 1:59 min, file you have)
Segment see attached file sent (pick one of the nine I sent you to keep)

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Liebe Freunde der Deutschen Funksendung ,

Heute wiederholen wir ein Interview, das unsere Kollegin Stevie Anderson mit ihrer Telefondame, der Wuerzburgerin Gudrun Santa Lucia, die einen amerikanischen Offizier geheiratet hatte, fuehrte . Gudrun, die freiwillig Jahrelang im Radio mithalf die Telefonwuensche der Hoerer weiterzuleiten, konnte sich damit einen netten Freundeskreis der ebendieser Hoerer aufbauen , sie liebt Menschen und arbeitet gerne mit anderen, und sie liebt das einfachere Leben in den USA, ueber alles.Das nette gespraech erinnert die, die beide noch kennen, ist aber auch ein Zeitdokument derer, die in die USA zu einer zeit immigrierten, wo Kueche,Kirche , Kinder und Enkel noch alles bedeuteten. Gudrun hat sich auf all diesen Ebenen verdient gemacht, schwarzwaldkirschtorte hat sie mithilfe der Schwaegerin und eines dreistuendigen telefonats perfekt hinbekommen.

Aber der beste Baecker in der Familie war der Papa. Warum erzaehlt sie im Audioteil der Sending. Die alte Sendung war voller Musik, wir bitten die etwas gestueckelten Uebergaenge zu verzeihen.
Interview segment ( file 793  )
Sue exit ( file , part3)  Wir bedanken uns ganz herzlich bei beiden Damen fuer die amuesante Unterhaltung, ganz wie bei der Mama oder Oma am Kafeetisch.

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                            Bill's Moment in German Cultural History
                                                             
Bill Davidson
-  In 1452,  Johann Guttenberg prints his first book, the Bible, at his workshop in Mainz, Germany.



-  in 1882, we see the birth of Hans Geiger.  He was a physicist, who invented the Geiger Counter.


-  In 1913, we see the passing of Rudolf Diesel.  Diesel was an engineer who developed the engine that bears his name.



-  In 1921, we the the passing of Engelbert Humperdinck in Neustrelitz Germany.  He was an opera composer.  Among his works is the opera Hansel and Gretel.


- In 1939 a peace treaty is signed between Germany; and Andorra, ending WWI.  Andorra had not been included in the Versailles Treaty.


-  And in 2007, the German Woman Soccer team defeats Brazil and is for the second time world champions. 



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   Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
  EWTM Tears of a Clown: Preview to Pagliacci The Music Gallery   2014-15 Season
   Friday, Oct 3, 2014

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  MWTM Tears of a Clown: Preview to Pagliacci Museum of Fine Arts   2014-15 Season
   Friday, Oct 17, 2014

07:30 pm
  Neapolitan Festival & PAGLIACCI The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
   Sunday, Oct 19, 2014

02:00 pm
  Neapolitan Festival & PAGLIACCI The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
   Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

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  Neapolitan Festival & PAGLIACCI The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
   Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

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  EWTM Opera in the Movies The Music Gallery   2014-15 Season
   Friday, Nov 14, 2014

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  MWTM Opera in the Movies Museum of Fine Arts   2014-15 Season
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  Seasonal Sparkle!! The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
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  Seasonal Sparkle!! The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
   Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

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  EWTM Figaro, Figaro, Figaro:Preview to The Barber of Seville The Music Gallery   2014-15 Season
   Friday, Jan 16, 2015

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  MWTM Figaro, Figaro, Figaro:Preview to The Barber of Seville Museum of Fine Arts

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Sarasotaopera.org:
The New Season!
and added performances on screen!


Sarasota Opera Announces its 2014/2015 Season
Subscriptions Now on Sale for New Season
2014 Fall Season
Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
The Hobbit by Dean Burry (Sarasota Youth Opera)

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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2014 Fall Season in Detail
Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
October 31, November 2, 5, 11, 13, 15
A Sarasota Opera production

The Fall season opens on October 31, 2014  with a revival of Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo.  In true theatrical tradition, a clown must go on with the comedy despite his real life humiliation at his wife's infidelity.  In partnership with the Sarasota Orchestra, this opera features the iconic tenor aria "Vesti la giubba."  Pagliacci will run for 6 performances through November 15th.

Tenor Michael Robert Hendrick, who  won critical success for his recent performances as Erik in The Flying Dutchman and Lennie in Of Mice and Men, will return to sing Canio.  He will be joined by the stellar sopranoDanielle Walker as Nedda who dazzled the audience with her performance as Hélène in last season's production of Verdi's rarely seen Jérusalem. Sarasota favorite Marco Nisticò (The Barber of Seville) will return as Tonio. Maestro Victor DeRenzi will conduct and Stephanie Sundine will direct.
A perfect first opera for new operagoers, the less than two-hour Pagliacci will be followed by a new addition to the fall season. Following each performance the audience and artists will be invited to mingle at an after-party in the Opera House courtyard (weather permitting). A cash bar will be available.   
The Hobbit by Dean Burry
Sung in English with English supertitles
November 15 at 7:00pm and November 16 at 1:30pm
A Sarasota Youth Opera production

Sarasota Youth Opera, the most comprehensive youth opera program in the United States, will present a remount of its acclaimed production of The Hobbit by Dean Burry on the Sarasota Opera main stage.  Sarasota Youth Opera presented the U.S. premiere of this opera in 2006. The prequel to The Lord of the Rings, the opera recounts how the comfort-loving Bilbo Baggins, unwillingly dragged into a heroic quest, accidentally acquires the golden ring of power.

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.

 

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    DIE 2014/15 SAISON beginnt am 10. Oktober 2014 !

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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 Announces 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.

1) Opening Night: Beethoven & Rachmaninoff – Oct. 10, 11 & 12, 2014

The Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series opens with New York Philharmonic assistant conductor Joshua Weilerstein leading The Florida Orchestra with Peter Serkin as the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.   The program also includes Rachmaninoff’s final composition Symphonic Dances, along with the TFO premiere of John Adams’ Lollapalooza.

2) Barber’s Violin Concerto – Oct. 24, 25 & 26, 2014

Chief conductor and artistic advisor to Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis leads The Florida Orchestra with TFO concertmaster Jeffrey Multer as the soloist in Barber’s Violin Concerto.   New world meets old world in this program that includes Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 and the TFO premiere of Ives’ Central Park in the Dark.

3) Carmina Burana – Nov. 14, 15 & 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 & 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 & 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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Ihnen noch eine schoene Woche, bis zum naechsten Sonntag wuenscht Ihnen Ihre Susanne Nielsen mit Produzent Bill Davidson


                                                           Susanne und Produzent Bill