Michael Francis conducts one of the most anticipated moments of the season: the world premiere of Michael Ippolito’s Violin Concerto, written specifically for TFO Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer. The concerto continues TFO’s commitment to music as a living art form and its close collaboration with Ippolito, a much sought-after composer who was inspired by The Florida Orchestra as he grew up in Tampa. In Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, he turns his battle with fate into a powerful journey that ends with a volley of musical fireworks at breakneck speed. The concert begins with the hauntingly beautiful Elegy by Grace Williams, Wales’ most notable female composer.
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