TAMPA BAY TIMES MASTERWORKS

BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 AT 8PM

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Saturday, January 22 at 8pm

Tickets: $18 – $55

Simone Porter, guest artist

Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Gabriela Lena Frank: APU: Tone Poem for Orchestra
Debussy: La Mer

Due to the illness of our guest artist, The Florida Orchestra is changing this weekend’s program to Beethoven’s one-and-only Violin Concerto with Simone Porter. She steps in for Karen Gomyo, who was scheduled to perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto. The rest of the program remains unchanged, with Debussy’s La Mer and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra, all under the baton of the great Larry Rachleff. The serenity and majesty of Beethoven’s famed Violin Concerto will be in the brilliant hands of Porter, who “has everything: gorgeous tone, power, a sense of drama but also a maturity well beyond her years,” according to the Edmonton Journal.

Author Kurt Loft, freelance writer and former music critic for The Tampa Tribune, provides detailed and informative program notes about the pieces on this program. Read the program notes here.

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