All the world’s a stage—in Tampa. Having slated a number of Shakespeare-themed works for its regular concert programming this winter, the Florida Orchestra decided to take things a step further by launching a full-blown Shakespeare Festival, collaborating with local arts groups like the Dalí Museum and Sunscreen Film Festival, both in St. Petersburg. Angela Cassette, artistic operations director at the Florida Orchestra, and Audience Development and Community Engagement Manager Erik Finley speak with Bob Sandla about the motivations and results of the citywide festival.
Also this week, NewMusicBox’s Ellen McSweeney muses on the small number of women in leadership roles within the new-music scene, and the New York Philharmonic’s Alan Gilbert introduces Sesame Street viewers to sounds of the orchestra.
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Posted April 12, 2013