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The Florida Orchestra – Classical Kids

The Florida Orchestra – Classical Kids

Parents, caregivers, and grandparents…we invite you to introduce the kids in your life to the live music you love. Now children ages 18 and younger can attend the 2014/2015 Tampa Bay Times Masterworks free. It’s the latest in our initiatives to make live symphonic music even more accessible to Tampa Bay.

We have reserved a limited number of free Classical Kids tickets for each Masterworks concert (Carmina Burana performances are the only exclusion). At least one paying adult purchase is required per order, and other restrictions apply. Be among the first to take advantage of this first-come, first-served offer!

These tickets are available only through The Florida Orchestra Ticket Center.
For more information and tickets, call 727.892.3337 or 800.662.7286.

There is a limited supply of Classical Kids tickets per concert.
Children five and younger are discouraged from attending orchestra concerts.

Classical Kids tickets are available for the following concerts:
Beethoven & Rachmaninoff
Fri, Oct 10, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Oct 11, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Oct 12, 7:30 pm, REH
Classical Kids Program Notes
Mozart & Brahms
Fri, Feb 27, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Feb 28, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Mar 1, 7:30 pm, REH
Barber’s Violin Concerto
Fri, Oct 24, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Oct 25, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Oct 26, 7:30 pm, REH
Classical Kids Program Notes
Russian Extravaganza
Sat, Mar 14, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Mar 15, 7:30 pm, REH
New World Symphony
Fri, Dec 5, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Dec 6, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Dec 7, 7:30 pm, REH
Classical Kids Program Notes
Mahler’s Symphony No. 4
Fri, Mar 20, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Mar 21, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Mar 22, 7:30 pm, REH
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Fri, Jan 16, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Jan 17, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Jan 18, 7:30 pm, REH
Fri, Apr 17, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Apr 18, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Apr 19, 7:30 pm, REH
Romeo and Juliet
Fri, Jan 23, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Jan 24, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Jan 25, 7:30 pm, REH
The Planets
Fri, May 1, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, May 2, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, May 3, 7:30 pm, REH
Fauré’s Requiem
Sat, Feb 7, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Feb 8, 7:30 pm, REH
Beethoven & Sibelius
Fri, May 29, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, May 30, 8 pm, MAH
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4
Fri, Feb 20, 8 pm, STRAZ
Sat, Feb 21, 8 pm, MAH
Sun, Feb 22, 7:30 pm, REH

Source: The Florida Orchestra

The Florida OrchestraWikipedia: The Florida Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Florida, USA. It was founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, when the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and the Tampa Philharmonic agreed to merge in 1968. The orchestra changed its name to The Florida Orchestra in 1984. It gives concerts in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg.


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Composers Datebook for May 14, 2013

I receive this on a daily basis. Great information. You might even find a way to share with your classes.

Produced in association with the American Composers Forum
Tuesday, May 14icon_play.gifPlay today’s show | How to listen Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever!” March On today’s date in 1897, John Philip Sousa was in Philadelphia and leading his band in the premiere performance of “The Stars and Stripes Forever!” Sousa wrote his most famous march on Christmas Day, 1896, in a New York hotel room – completing the score, he said, in just a couple of hours. The work’s title was a tribute to one of Sousa’s mentors, another legendary bandmaster named Patrick S. Gilmore, whose favorite toast was “Here’s to the Stars and Stripes forever!”The 1897 premiere of the march went over well, but at first sales didn’t surpass the other Sousa marches available at the time. It was the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, the subsequent national eruption of patriotic fervor, and some cagey showmanship on Sousa’s part that catapulted “The Stars and Stripes Forever!” into its unique status as his most famous work. Sousa crafted a touring patriotic pageant involving hundreds of performers, which ended with “The Stars and Stripes Forever!” playing as soldiers from all three branches of the military marched on-stage with flags unfurled, culminating in the entrance of an attractive local beauty decked out in red, white, and blue.

In spite of the thousands of times Sousa and his band were required to play “The Stars and Stripes Forever!” they claimed they never tired of it. And in its now 100+ year history, it’s become one of the most frequently performed pieces of American music worldwide.

Music Played on Today’s Program:John Philip Sousa (1854 – 1932):
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Royal Artillery Band;
Keith Brion, cond.
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On Sousa

About the Program
Composers Datebook is a daily program about composers of the past and present, hosted by John Zech.

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