Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kulturspiegel September 14,2014: Zwei Interviews: Maestro Herbert Siebert des Wiesbadener Johann Strauss Orchester und mit Soprano Tatiana Kallmann


Maestro Herbert Siebert of Wiesbadens Johann Strauss Orchester
and a conversation with Soprano Tatiana Kallmann performing at SPIFFS concert in St. Petersburg, Florida
             
                                Maestro Herbert Siebert im Gespraech mit Susanne Nielsen

 Maestro Herbert Siebert und Wiesbadens Johann Strauss Orchester and Interview with Soprano Tatiana Kallmann ( SPIFFS guest star)

In today's show Susanne Nielsen has two conversation with masters of classical music who love to draw their audiences in with talent and charm. She met Maestro Herbert Siebert  , on a sunny afternoon in Wiesbaden just before one of his memorable summer outdoor concerts in the orchestra shell in the city's famous "Kurpark" (coor-park) . This was well received especially because Wiesbaden's Kurhaus   could not be utilized yet, a flash flood had set its basement under water only ten days before, all electronics and the restaurant's precious wine collection were damaged or lost in this summer rain disaster.
As Siebert   himself says, "if you do not know who I am you do not know Wiesbaden  ." How very true!

Soprano Tatiana Kallmann 

This week Susanne was also fortunate to speak with a young soprano, Tatiana Kallmann. She speaks German fluently and loves grand arias some of which she performs with a number of musical performers from around the globe at a concert given by the international SPIFFS organization and St. Petersburg, College, this week, Friday, September 12th at the Music hall of  College’s Gibbs Campus.  SPIFFS invites you to its international folk faire on November 1,and 2nd at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Professional Singer and Voice Teacher Tatiana Kallmann was born in   the city of Bogotá, Colombia and was raised between multiple cities in Florida and on the island of  Puerto Rico, but has been studying and performing in Germany since she was accepted into a Masters Program for Vocal Performance at the Mannheim University for Performing Arts which she has now completed.  
                                             

SPIFFS 40th Annual International Folk Fair
VINOY PARK, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

October 30-31, 2014: Student Days
November 1-2, 2014: General Public
General admission: $10        Students: $6
Children under 6 free
Grand Parade of Nations and
Citizen Oath Ceremony at 2 pm on November 1


                 WIN A SET OF TICKETS by emailing us at                             info@germanradioshow.com, "SPIFFS TICKETS"
Join us at this year's SPIFFS 40th Annual  International Folk fair in St. Petersburg!
It's once again at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday,  November 1 and 2 
Saturday, November 1, 10 am - 9 pm, and Sunday, November 2, 12 pm - 6 pm. 
General Admission is 10.-, students 6.- and children under 6 are free.
On Saturday at two pm, right after the grand parade of nations is the citizenship ceremony. Enjoy ethnic foods, folk dancing and music. Visit the many cultural displays see crafts and entertainment on two stages. Travel the world without leaving Tampa Bay: Come to the festival of over thirty countries at the annual SPIFFS international folk fair.

WIN a set of tickets on the German radio show. Just email us with "SPIFFS" in the title to info at German radio show dot com !

Please also hear about the New Port Richey German American Club’s German national Holiday celebration September 17th, and of course upcoming Oktoberfests in West Florida!

Please note: Pastor Meyer invites you to his church’s Oktoberfest Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11 to 5 with the same six piece German band and German food and drink as always.

Liebe Freunde des Kulturspiegels,

Im Sommer hatte ich die nette Gelegenheit, mich mit Maestro Herbert Siebert, musikalischem Leiter des Johann Strauss Orchesters an einem wieder sonnigen Nachmittag zu unterhalten. Sein Konzert im Kurpark stand unmittelbar bevor und das Wetter spielte mit, denn die alternative Halle, der Jugendstil Thierschsaal konnte nicht genutzt werden, war doch vor nur 10 Tagen eine Wasserkatastrophe passiert, der Keller des wiesbadner kurhauses hatte unter Wasser gestanden, womit die gesammte dort untergebrachte technik und der Weinkellervorrat Kaefers Restaurant zerstoert worden waren.
Sieberts Konzerte bringen hunderte von Zuhoerern in den Park und schon plante er bereits das naechste Konzert im Oktober, ein benefizkonzert fuer das "Kleine Fuechse" Projekt.
Wer Maestro Siebert nicht kennt, der kennt Wiesbaden nicht, so der Maestro. Wir schliessen uns dem an.
Und unser zweites Gespraech heute fuehrte ich mit der jungen Kolumbianischen Sopranistin Tatiana Kallmann, die nach Deutschland in das Land zurueckkehrte, aus dem die Familie ihres Vaters ursprunglich stammte, dort hat sie die Musikhochschule in mannheim besucht und ihren Master Abschluss in Gesang gemacht, eine Karriere in Musik wuenscht sie sich in Deutschland obwohl sie immer wieder gerne nach Florida zu ihren Eltern kommt und uns diesmal durch die Zusammenarbeit mit der internationalen organisation SPIFFS am St. Pete College Gibbs Campus im Musiksaal mit anderen internationalen Stars auftritt. SPIFFS grosse Folkfaire findet wieder am 1 und diesmal auch 2. November statt.

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The German American Social Club of New Port Richey Meets the third Wednesday of each month! Sign up now for the  Fasching on the 19th! Call 727-857-3931.

         (Next Meeting  September 17th, German American Day!)
                                      
The German American Social Club of New Port Richey
invites YOU!                                                              
                                           http://wochenpostusa.com/2012/ccglgascnpr.htm,

The German American Social Club of New Port Richey welcomes you to their monthly dinner dances!
Every third Wednesday of the month, mark your calendars for this festive occasion in the elegant atmosphere of the Polish Pulasky Association’s Club house on Darlington Road just off US 19 North in Holiday, Florida.
Jeden dritten Mittwoch im Monat laedt Sie der German American Social Club of New Port Richey ein, mit Ihnen den Nachmittag und Abend in den festlichen Raeumen der Polnischen Polaski Gesellschaft  zu verbringen.
Dress code varies, from festive to folklore or casual.
Doors open at 2:00 pm, Salad at 2:30 and dinner buffet opens at 3:30 pm with dancing beginning at 4:30 pm -7:30 pm. There is always a live band and some wonderful raffle prizes at the end of the evening.
For reservations please call Christine Tetro at 727-938-7603. Auf Wiedersehen im Deutsch Amerikanischen Social Club von New Port Richey!
                                              www.germanamericanclub-npr.org

                                                              members Audrey and Charles Klein
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 (tent.)        See the Enzianer Schuhplattler Verein, live bands and many others at Oktoberfest in Pinellas! 
                                                         
                                                                           
Join us at Florida's oldest and most authentic Bavarian festival right here in Tampa Bay at the “German American Society of Pinellas”  on 66th Street North in Pinellas Park.
                                                                     
                                              Miss Oktoberfest 2014 Birgit Nessmann
                                                  ( dress courtesy of MyDirndl.com)

It’s their 25th annual Oktoberfest! Come join us Fri and Sat for three weekends: September 26, 27 October 3,4, and 10,11,  from 5-10 pm.
There’ll be great authentic German food, beer and strudel; dance to live bands, be thrilled by performances of the Schuhplattler folk dancers and kids programs, a parade of Flags,  and be delighted by Helmut’s Dreh-Orgel (Nikelodeon).
German Vendors will be offering something for everyone!
Take part in the big raffle and register for a chance to win big prizes ; Reserved seats available.
See y’all at Oktoberfest, Friday and Saturday, September 26,27 October 3,4, and 10,11,  from 5-10 pm!
Eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa!
For details visit  http://Germantampa.com/ or call Bob at 727-238-8201
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                     Top o' the Bay Oktoberfest 2014! 
                                              

It's Oktoberfest Time in Oldsmar as the 19th Annual Top o’ the Bay Oktoberfest is again at its spacious location with ample free parking at Tampa Bay Downs!!!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 24,25,26th.2014
they'll be "rolling out the Barrel " - and the Bratwurst …for three great days of authentic German food, drink, music and fun.!!!

Enjoy great Bavarian music by EUROPA Friday night, the DeLeon Faimily Band  Saturday afternoon , and Oktoberfest Express Saturday night and Sunday,
authentic German Folk dancing by the Deltona Maiglockchen and Pinellas Park Enzianer Schuhplattlers .

Mouthwatering Bratwurst , Knackwurst, and Hofbräuhaus chicken and plenty of ice-cold WARSTEINER fresh from the barrel!!!Take part in the Stein-holding and log-sawing contests, dance the
chicken dance, all under the Oktoberfest Bigtop!! Be sure to check out the keg toss and the barrel races, too!
Take Tampa Road, Hillsborough Avenue or State Road 580 to the intersection of
Racetrack Road, turn north and follow the signs to the park. You’ll have plenty of parking and see the rides and the huge white Oktoberfest tent.
For more information Call 813-855-4233 and visit http://www.oktoberfesttampabay.com/
We’ll see you at Oktoberfest, October 24,25, and 26th  at the Top o’ the Bay Oktoberfest at Tampa Bay Downs! (see video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k92AQeJ5r1E )

Friday 5pm to 11pm / Saturday 11am to 11pm / and Sunday 12pm to 7 pm
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 The Cultural Center invites you to its Fall events! Make your reservations now! 813-254-5088
                                                       
                       The Cultural Center for German Language invites you to its 2014 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

Membership to the Cultural Center for German Language is 25.- Individual and 35.- for a family per year.
For information, please call President Susanne Nielsen at 813-254-5088

            For an updated program please email us  now!
                                              and Meet us at Oktoberfest!                               
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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                                                                                                                   
                        
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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                           Christian Zeller spricht Deutsch! 

 Wer in die USA einwandern will, braucht kompetente Beratung!

und selbstverstaendlich einen Immigrationsanwalt ,
der IHRE Sache vertritt!

Christian Zeller , deutschsprachiger Immigrationsanwalt in Tampa Bay,
beantwortet Ihre Fragen zu der Vielzahl von Geschaefts-und anderen Visa-Moeglichkeiten.
Lassen Sie sich von Christian Zeller beraten und ueber die neuesten Bestimmungen informieren,
wenn Sie in den USA ein neues Leben beginnen wollen. 

Rufen Sie ihn jederzeit bei der Rechtsanwalts-Firma Maney and Gordon P.A. an und machen Sie sofort einen Termin: 813-221-1366. 

For YOUR immigration needs, please call German speaking Immigration attorney Christian Zeller, at 813-221-1366. Find him on the internet atwww.maneygordon.com or.
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                                                    Cafe Vienna

                                                         


Café Vienna where the food is an emperor’s delight serves the finest in Austrian-German cuisine at moderate prices!
The pretty restaurant’s big red sign can be seen at 5625 4th Street North in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Owners Tony, Beate and their team welcome you for lunch and dinner to the sounds of Viennese waltz. Have lunch Tuesdays through Fridays and dinner Tuesdays through Sundays.
Enjoy Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Roulladen, Chicken Paprikash, Tafelspitz and for dessert, Beate’s famous home-made Strudl.
Café Vienna is at 5625 4th street north in St.Petersburg.
Make your reservations today, call 727-527-6404.
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Café Vienna has offered fine Austrian and German Cuisine and catering since 1972.                                                       

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Fuer das Beste an deutsch-oesterreichischen Speisen reservieren Sie gleich heute Ihren Tisch bei Tony und Beate im Café Vienna auf St. Petersburgs 5625 4ter Strasse nord. 727-527-6404.  
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Maestro Herbert Siebert und Wiesbadens Johann Strauss Orchester

           
                                Maestro Herbert Siebert im Gespraech mit Susanne Nielsen
                                                                             
                                                 Tatiana und Susanne nach dem Konzert

Im Sommer traf ich zunaechst einmal im Cafe Lumen auf den Maestro, der gleich wie immer charmant auf ein Gespraech zu haben war. Wir unterhielten uns kurz vor seinem Sommer konzert dann am Kurhaus . Siebert ist seit vielen Jahren  musikalischer Leiter des Johann Strauss Orchesters und eine Institution in Wiesbaden. Sein Konzert im Kurpark war wieder herrlich und brachte hunderte von Zuhoerern in den Park. Drinnen konnte nicht gespielt werden, denn die alternative Halle, der Jugendstil Thierschsaal war noch ohne Strom, war doch vor nur 10 Tagen eine Wasserkatastrophe passiert, der Keller des wiesbadner Kurhauses hatte unter Wasser gestanden, womit die gesammte dort untergebrachte Technik und der Weinkellervorrat des teuren Kaefers Restaurants zerstoert worden waren.
Sieberts Konzerte bringen hunderte von Zuhoerern in den Park und schon plante er bereits das naechste Konzert im Oktober, ein Benefizkonzert fuer das "Kleine Fuechse" Projekt.
Wer Maestro Herbert Siebert nicht kennt, der kennt Wiesbaden nicht, so der Maestro. Wir schliessen uns dem an.
Hoeren Sie unser Gespraech im Audioteil der Sendung.
Ebenso charmant wie Maestro Siebert ist Tatiana Kallmann, die junge Sporanistin die aus Bogota Kolumbien mit ihren Eltern von der Karibik nach Florida zog, aber zu ihren Wurzeln sozusagen fuer eine musikalische  klassische Ausbildung nach Deutschland kam. Dort ist sie mit bruchsal, Bonn und nun Mannheim und heidelberg verbunden und man kann sie hoeren, wenn Gelegendheit ist, da sie ihre schoene Opernstimme an ganz ungewoehnlichen Orten erklingen laesst.
Weitere Daten entnehmen Sie gernbe ihrer Biografie und sehen und hoeren Sie sie auf youtube singen. 

Ich darf mich bei unseren beiden charmanten klassischen Musikstars bedanken und auf noch viele weitere Konzerte von und mit ihnen hoffen. 
Ihre 
Susanne Nielsen



Tatiana Kallmann

Tatiana Kallmann ist eine junge und aufstrebende Sopranistin, geboren in Bogotá, Kolumbien und aufgewachsen zwischen Florida und Puerto Rico. In einer ihrer letzten Rollen, als ‘Despina’ aus Mozarts “Cosi fan tutte” auf einem Szenenabend der Opernschule (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Mannheim) wurde ihre Stimme als “brillant” und ihre Darstellung als “lebendig” beschrieben. Dieses Jahr tritt sie als Pamina und Papagena aus "Die Zauberflöte" bei einem Szenenabend der Opernschule Mannheim sowie in der Uraufführung "Echt?!" (Junge Oper National Theater Mannheim) als Sancha auf.Von 2005 bis 2009 studierte Tatiana Kallmann klassischen Gesang an der Staatlichen Universität Florida und beendete ihr Studium mit dem Abschluss des “Bachelor of Arts in Music“. Unter anderem wurde sie dort von der Sopranistin Shirley Close unterrichtet.2009 zog sie nach Deutschland, um ihre musikalische Ausbildung fortzuführen und begann mit der Mezzo-Sopranistin Jeanne Piland aus Düsseldorf zu arbeiten. Im Herbst 2010 nahm sie dann ihr Masterstudium in Operngesang an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim auf. Seit Anfang des Studiums arbeitet sie dort mit dem Tenor Professor Dr.Alejandro Ramirez. Sie wird durch mehrere Stipendien gefördert, u.a. durch das Ruth Eckerd Hall Youth Stipendium in klassischem Gesang und das Richard Wagner Stipendium 2012. Als Solistin plant sie weitere Auftritte in Europa, den USA und in Südamerika.In Kürze wird Tatiana Kallmann den künstlerischen Master in Operngesang erhalten, außerdem belegt sie ein Zweitstudium, den Bachelor of Music mit künstlerisch pädagogischem Schwerpunkt.Sie gibt außerdem leidenschaftlich gern Gesangsunterricht, insbesondere für Anfänger, die sonst nie Gesangsunterricht nehmen würden. Darüber hinaus arbeitet Sie in Bruchsal als Gesangslehrerin an der „Fön S’cool of Rock“.
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KINOKINOKINO

                                                        



The Identical ( der Doppelgaenger)
Von der Stimme her fast ein Elvis, dieser Saenger, der sich in unserer Story aus der harten Zeit der Depression von gleich zwei unterschiedlich aufwachsenden Jungen herauskristalisiert. Was diesen Film einem breiten Publikum nahebringt, sind die gemeinsamen schweren und entbehrungsvollen Kinderjahre, und die Passion, die beide gute Jungen trotz ihrer unterschiedlichen Situation ( einer wird von einem Adoptivelternpaar in einem Pfarrhaushalt grossgezogen) zu guten Soehnen mit den Werten, nach denen man im christlichen Sinne streben sollte, aufwachsen. Ein Film fuer die ganze Familie.
The Drop ist das ganze Gegenteil, hier geht es darum, sich im Djungel der Grosstadt ueber Wasser zu halten. Und das muss der Protagonit von Tom Hardy gespielt bei seinem Cousin wie James Gandolfini ihn nach seiner Starrolle in The Sopranos , besonders ueberzeugend spielt, beweisen. Man sieht es nicht, lange nicht, was hier ueber und unter den diversen Tischen passiert, und die Spannung ist, es bleibt dabei, ein spannender Film, auch wenn es nicht so scheint, mit Aha Effekt am Schluss.
Winter 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 zur Liebe zweier schwestern mit dem Dichter Friedrich Schiller, ob er allerdings ins Ausland kommt, ist fraglich. Ein huebscher Kostuemfilm allemal. 
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 diese Woche 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. 

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. 
Viel Spass im Kino. 

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Alfred Zerban Jahrlelanger Moderator des Verkehrsfunks im WDR gibt Ansichten zu Deutschland zum Besten!
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                            Bill's Moment in German Cultural History
                                                             
Bill Davidson
  
In 1237, the Crusading Order, "The Swordbrothers" is incorporated into the order "The Teutonic Knights" by a decree from Pope Gregory.

-  In 1608 we see the formation of the Protestant Union.

-  In 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach becomes cantor in Leipzig.  He was actually the third choice for the position.

--  In 1854, we see the birth of Ottmar Merganthaler in Hatchtel, Germany.  In 1886, he invented the linotype machine.

-  In 1884, we see the birth of Claudius Dornier in Kempten, Germany.  In 1911 he designed the first all metal airplane and founded the Dornier Aircraft Company.  The Dornier Company today is a division of Daimler-Benz.

-  In 1940 the Netherlands surrender to Germany in WWll.

-  In 1949, we see the end of the Berlin blockade.

-  And in 1998, US President Bill Clinton visits Tempelhof Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.

This segment is sponsored by www.DnDmusic37.com, in New Port Richey, FL
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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

07:30 pm
  Neapolitan Festival & PAGLIACCI The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
   Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
  EWTM Opera in the Movies The Music Gallery   2014-15 Season
   Friday, Nov 14, 2014

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  MWTM Opera in the Movies Museum of Fine Arts   2014-15 Season
   Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

02:00 pm
  Seasonal Sparkle!! The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
   Monday, Dec 22, 2014

07:30 pm
  Seasonal Sparkle!! The Palladium Theater   2014-15 Season
   Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
  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 !

 Abonnements und Informationen zur neuen im Oktober beginnenden Saison des Florida Orchesters bitte beiwww.floridaorchestra.org  .Florida Orchestra’s Performances in April

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 and 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 and 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 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and15, 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 and22, 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 and 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 and 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 and 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