Florida Orchestra’s 2021-22 season, from Vivaldi to Puts and Ippolito—plus choral works by Beethoven and Mozart

Posted on: May 21, 2021

“As the Florida Orchestra wraps up its revised 2020-21 season, it announces its 2021-22 season beginning in the fall,” writes Maggie Duffy in Tuesday’s (5/18) Tampa Bay Times. “While the past season saw fewer musicians on stage, reduced audience size and shows at just one venue, the new season brings back a full symphony with full audiences at venues across Tampa Bay. The season will kick off with … Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons…. Music director Michael Francis said he chose Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony for the opening concert because the piece gives the ultimate sense of darkness turning into light. He chose The Four Seasons because he sees the pandemic as a season and ‘now it feels like the ice is melting and we’re entering into a spring.’ … Crossover string trio Time for Three will perform the Florida premiere of Kevin Puts’ Triple Concerto…. The season will open with another commissioned piece by Michael Ippolito…. Community concerts also return in the fall, bringing back Pops in the Park … A full schedule … will be released over the summer.” The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will perform in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mozart’s Requiem.