The Florida Orchestra will perform fourteen classical programs in halls in Tampa and St. Petersburg during its 2010-11 season, beginning in October with a concert featuring Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Liszt’s Les Préludes, and Fauré’s Pelléas et Mélisande Suite. That program will also include the Toccata for Orchestra by James Beckel, principal trombone of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, which premiered the work in 2007. The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will perform in Haydn’s Creation in October and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in February. The orchestra will perform three concerts celebrating the opening of the renovated Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg in January, to include works of Beethoven, H.K. Gruber, Milhaud, Satie, and Falla. Other programs throughout the season will include Thomas Adès’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Sarah Shellman; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15; an untitled new work by Osvaldo Golijov; John Adams’s Doctor Atomic Symphony; Mahler’s Symphony No. 6; and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4.
Posted February 23, 2010