TAMPA BAY TIMES MASTERWORKS

TCHAIKOVSKY’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

WITH STRAVINSKY'S THE FIREBIRD

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 8PM

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Saturday, February 19 at 8pm

Tickets: $18 – $55

Michael Francis, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

Famous for its opening sequence of pounding chords, Peter Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 was an immediate hit when it premiered in Boston in 1875 on an American tour, and it has easily endured as one of the most famous works of all time. Michael Francis conducts soloist Conrad Tao in his TFO debut. Written when Igor Stravinsky was just 27 years old, The Firebird ballet was a breakthrough for the Russian composer, catapulting him to international success. TFO will perform the complete work.

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATIONS: Get the real story behind the composers and their music, straight from the conductor and guest soloists. Starts one hour before each Masterworks concert in the theater. Included free with each concert ticket. Sponsored by Smith & Associates Real Estate

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