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            The Florida Orchestra
   Announces 2010/2011 Masterworks Season
Attached to this news release is an outline of the Masterworks series listing the conductors,
guest artists, composers, music, dates, times, and theaters. In addition to the full 14-concert
Imperial package, smaller packages are available: Intermezzo (10 concerts),
Ovation (7 concerts), Fanfare (7 concerts) and Discovery (5 concerts).

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- The Florida Orchestra (TFO) announced the programming today for its 2010/11
Masterworks season under the leadership of Music Director Stefan Sanderling. Commenting on the
season, Sanderling said, “I want both the audience and the orchestra to have a remarkable experience in
the concert hall. I want it to be a journey of discovery for everyone, whether it is finding something new
in a familiar piece by Beethoven or exploring a newer work for the first time. That is why I have included
some less familiar works this season. This music can be filled with new experiences and some wonderful
surprises for all of us.”


Board Chairman Howard Jenkins said, “The Florida Orchestra is fortunate to have someone of Music
Director Stefan Sanderling’s talent, vision and artistic stature setting the standard of excellence for our
orchestra and providing a series of truly moving experiences for our audience members. Our musicians
are especially privileged to benefit from his musical insights and his ever-encouraging approach for them
to strive to greater heights and stretch their abilities. Next season promises to be the most
extraordinary one the orchestra has presented during my entire association with the organization. Our
season includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Haydn’s The Creation, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F,
Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Respighi’s Pines
of Rome and violin concertos by both Tchaikovsky and Brahms, all of which are sure to speak to our
broad and diverse audience.”
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Jenkins added, “We are also very aware of the challenging times that surround us, and are committed to
maintaining an affordable experience for our entire community. This is one way we can best serve the
Tampa Bay area. Because of this commitment, we are pledging to not raise our ticket prices. They will
remain the same as this season’s prices.”


With concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, the Masterworks series is available in packages
of 14, 10, 7 and 5 concerts with prices remaining the same as for the current season. Series packages
start as low as $90 for the 5-concert Discovery series. Among the various subscriber benefits are savings
off the single-ticket cost of the series, free flexible ticket exchanges and a free friend voucher to invite a
guest to one of a selection of concerts.


All Masterworks subscribers receive a discount off of the single-ticket cost of their series; however,
those who choose the 14-concert Imperial series enjoy the largest savings of 20% as well as a waiver of
their facility fees, which is an additional savings of $28 per series seat. For information on the
2010/2011 season, call the TFO ticket center at 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286 Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Conductors:
Florida Orchestra Music Director Stefan Sanderling conducts ten of the fourteen Masterworks
programs. Past resident conductor of TFO and current music director of the Omaha Symphony, Thomas
Wilkins, returns to conduct the orchestra for the season-opening Masterworks concerts this October in
a program of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Faure’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite, Borodin’s Prince Igor:
Polovtsian Dances, Liszt’s Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3) and the TFO premiere of James Beckel’s
Toccata for Orchestra.


Three guest conductors will make their TFO debuts. Recent resident conductor of the NDR
Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Jens Georg Bachmann, will conduct a program featuring TFO Principal
Bassoonist Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat major, K. 191, along
with Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K.252), and
Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements.
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Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Mickelthwate, shares center stage with
TFO Principal Second Violinist Sarah Shellman in the TFO premiere of Thomas Ades’ Violin Concerto on a
program with Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 in A major (Fire Symphony) and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.


To close the season, Music Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff, conducts a
program featuring award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich in Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Other works
include Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture, Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella
Suite.


Guest Artists:
Augustin Hadelich, the gold medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, makes
his TFO debut with Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Returning guest artists include Lilya Zilberstein in
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Peter Rösel in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Mark Kosower
in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor and Stewart Goodyear in Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major.
Orchestra Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Principal
Bassoonist Anthony Georgeson will play Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat major, K. 191, and
Principal Second Violinist Sarah Shellman will perform the TFO premiere of Thomas Adès’ Violin
Concerto.


The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay:
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will join TFO to perform Haydn’s The Creation as well as a program
with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Choral and Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth). A highly
select, 110-voice, all-volunteer chorus of singers from the entire Tampa Bay area under the leadership of
Interim Artistic Director Dr. Joseph Holt, The Master Chorale has performed and premiered many
symphonic choral works under the direction of Jahja Ling, Robert Shaw, John Nelson, Julius Rudel,
Founding Music Director Emeritus Robert Summer and Jo-Michael Schiebe. The chorale has also
performed abroad at London’s Westminster Cathedral and King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, among
other locales. Designated in 1989 as the principal chorus of TFO, some of its most recent performances
with the orchestra include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Dvorak’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass No. 6,
Faure’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, and
Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, featuring the chorale’s women’s chorus.
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Florida Orchestra Premieres
Next season’s Masterworks series includes 11 TFO premieres: James Beckel’s Toccata for Orchestra;
Luciano Berio’s orchestration of Contrapunctus XIX from Bach’s The Art of Fugue; Shostakovich’s
Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141; Arnold Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth) with The
Master Chorale of Tampa Bay; a newly commissioned work by Osvaldo Golijov; Sibelius’ En Saga, Op. 9;
Thomas Ades’ Violin Concerto; Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 in A major (Fire Symphony) and John Adams’
Doctor Atomic Symphony. In honor of the new Salvador Dalí Museum opening in January 2011, the
orchestra will perform a program which includes two TFO premieres: Beethoven’s Die Weihe des
Hauses (Consecration of the House), Op. 124: Overture; and Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein!! A Pan-
Demonium for Chansonnier and Ensemble.


1.Opening Night: Pines of Rome - Oct. 8, 9 & 10
Thomas Wilkins returns to The Florida Orchestra to open the Masterworks season in a program with the
TFO premiere of James Beckel’s Toccata for Orchestra, Faure’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite,
Borodin’s Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances, Liszt’s Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3) and Respighi’s
Pines of Rome.


Thomas Wilkins was appointed music director of the Omaha Symphony in 2005, and he is also the
resident conductor of the Detroit Symphony and the principal guest conductor for the Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra. Past positions have included resident conductor of The Florida Orchestra (1994 – 2002) and
associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony in Virginia. He served on the music faculties of North
Park University in Chicago, University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and Virginia Commonwealth
University in Richmond.


Wilkins has conducted orchestras throughout the United States, including The Cleveland Orchestra,
Dallas Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Houston Symphony and the National Symphony in Washington,
D.C. He is also a frequent guest conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, New Jersey Symphony,
Indianapolis Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra. Recently, he debuted with the Utah Symphony, Los
Angeles Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic and Rhode Island Philharmonic.


2. Haydn’s The Creation – Oct. 22, 23 & 24
Stefan Sanderling conducts The Florida Orchestra and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Haydn’s The
Creation. With lyrics adapted from parts of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, Haydn wrote this work
at age 66 in admiration of Handel’s mastery of the oratorio form and as an act of personal piety.
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Considered by many to be Haydn’s greatest work, it runs just under two hours. Soprano, tenor and bass
vocal soloists are yet to be announced. This work was last performed on the orchestra’s 2002/03
season.


3. Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 - Nov. 5, 6 & 7
Mahler stated that “A symphony must be like a world,” and his sixth symphony certainly reflects that.
Pain and pleasure, joy and sorrow, tension and release, and life and death are all part of Mahler’s music.
This is Mahler with his powers to excite and even overwhelm an audience. Conductor Michael Tilson
Thomas calls the Sixth “an unflinching statement of despair.” Nonetheless, the symphony is exhilarating
and cathartic as if Mahler’s all-life-all-emotion embracing spirit is declaring “we must go on.” Stefan
Sanderling conducts. This symphony was last performed by TFO on the 1990/91 season.


4. Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Nov. 19 & 21
Lauded by The Boston Globe for his “flamboyant technique and personality,” Jens Georg Bachmann will
lead the orchestra in a program featuring TFO Principal Bassoonist Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s
Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat major, K. 191, and including Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart’s
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade, K.252), and Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements.


Anthony Georgeson has held the principal bassoon position with The Florida Orchestra since 2007. Prior
to that he was awarded a fellowship with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami Beach, and was
acting principal bassoonist of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra on the 2002/03 season.
Georgeson earned his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York City, studying with
Whitney Crockett, and earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison,
where he was a student of Kenneth Moses. Georgeson made his solo debut at the age of
seventeen performing Weber's Bassoon Concerto with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and has
been a featured soloist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, University of Wisconsin Symphony
Orchestra, Concord Chamber Orchestra, and has attended the National Orchestral Institute in College
Park, MD.


German-born Jens Georg Bachmann recently completed his tenure as resident conductor of the NDR
Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, where he served as assistant conductor to Christoph von Dohnányi from
2007 until 2009. Bachman was also the assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from
2004 until 2007.
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Highlights of recent conducting engagements include the Boston Symphony Orchestra, NDR
Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Hamburger Symphoniker, Berliner
Symphoniker, Konzerthausorchester in the Konzerthaus Berlin as well as the German state orchestras of
Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal and the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Halle (Staatskapelle Halle). In
addition orchestral concerts, he served as conductor and assistant conductor at The Metropolitan
Opera, where he made his debut conducting The Magic Flute in a national live radio broadcast during
the 2006-2007 season, returning on future seasons to The Met to conduct Lucia di Lammermoor and
Der Rosenkavalier. Other opera engagements include Stuttgart State Opera, Nürnberg State Opera,
Komische Oper Berlin and Berlin State Opera.



5. Dvorak’s Cello Concerto – Dec. 3, 4 & 5
Stefan Sanderling conducts this program, which features Mark Kosower playing Dvorak’s Cello Concerto
in B minor, Op. 104 on a program with Brahms’s spirited and youthfully optimistic Serenade No. 1 in D
major, Op. 11.


Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “an exceptionally intelligent and sensitive cellist," Mark Kosower has
collaborated with many prominent conductors such as James DePriest, Christoph Eschenbach, Joanne
Falletta, Erich Kunzel, Nicholas McGegan, Anton Nanut, Gunther Schuller, Gerard Schwarz, Joseph
Silverstein, Hugh Wolff and Lothar Zagrosek. In addition to his many orchestra engagements around the
world, Kosower has appeared as a recitalist at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, at the Aspen
Music Festival, and on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center. He has also given solo
performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris,
Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Berlin’s Komische Oper, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Teatro Municipal in
Rio de Janeiro, and New York’s Avery Fisher Hall. He has recorded for Delos, Naxos, and VAI, including a
recording of the Walton Cello Concerto with James DePreist and the Oregon Symphony. In addition, The
Cleveland Orchestra recently named Kosower as its new principal cello, to take effect in July of 2010.
Mark Kosower’s last performances with TFO were on 2003/04 season in Victor Herbert’s Cello Concerto
No. 2 and on the 2005/06 season in Boccherini’s Cello Concerto No. 6.
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6. Hello Dalí - Jan. 14, 15 & 16
In a concert celebrating the opening of the new Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg (FL) in January
2011, Stefan Sanderling opens this program with the TFO premiere of Beethoven’s Die Weihe des
Hauses (Consecration of the House), Op. 124: Overture. From there, the program enters into the domain
of the celebrated surrealist and his boundless imagination for seeing the world as no one had done
before. The orchestra will perform the TFO premiere of Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein!! A Pan-
Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble. Inspired by children’s rhymes by H.C. Hart, the text is delivered
in crisp, exaggerated, theatrical diction with a sense of fun and satire and is accompanied by both
traditional orchestral instruments and a generous mix of toy instruments. The concert continues with
Darius Milhaud’s Le boeuf sur le toit (The Ox on the Roof), a frolicking musical romp that is full of fun
with an air of a drunken street fair. With a nod to Dalí’s days in Paris and the surrealist scene in France,
the orchestra plays Debussy’s orchestration of Eric Satie’s Gymnopedie Nos. 1 and 2 (originally Nos. 3 &
1 for piano). This concert tribute to Dalí concludes with music by fellow Spaniard Manuel de Falla with
his Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2 (Three Dances).


7. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – Jan 28, 29 & 30
TFO Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer takes center stage to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D
major, Op. 35. Stefan Sanderling conducts this program, which also includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony
No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17. Associated with this work is the sobriquet “Little Russian,” which at the time
referred to the Ukraine region of Russian and from which Tchaikovsky drew inspiration from traditional
folk tunes.


Appointed as concertmaster of TFO during the 2005/06 season, Jeffrey Multer also serves as first
violinist of the critically acclaimed Elements Quartet, whose New York series was named Best Classical
Music Event of 2003 by The Washington Post. He has also appeared as soloist and recitalist at Lincoln
Center in New York, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Rudolphinium in Prague, and the Kennedy Center
and the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Among his chamber music activities, Multer frequently
appears with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He has served as first violinist of the Oxford String
Quartet and as a member of Leon Fleisher’s Kennedy Center Theater Chamber Players. Recent soloist
performances with TFO by Jeffrey Multer have included Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on the 2009/10
season, Berg’s Violin Concerto on the 2008/09 season, and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Mozart’s
Duo Concertante for violin and viola with violist Scott Yoo on the 2006/07 season.
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8. Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F - Feb 18 & 20
Described by The Cincinnati Post as “a phenomenal pianist,” Stewart Goodyear is the soloist in
Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major. Conducting this program, Stefan Sanderling opens the evening
with a new chamber orchestra piece by Osvaldo Golijov, whose category-defying compositions are
known for their dynamic blend of such diverse cultural influences as modern tango, Jewish liturgical,
East Indian, Romanian Gypsy and klezmer music. The work was commissioned by a consortium of 35
American orchestras, including The Florida Orchestra, to honor orchestra management leader, Henry
Fogel, prior long-running president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the League of American
Orchestras. This concert concludes with Dvorak’s spirited and joyful Symphony No. 8 in G major,
Op. 88.


A native of Toronto, Stewart Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world,
including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony,
San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Cleveland Orchestra. He has worked with
such renowned conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir
Andrew Davis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Andrew Litton, Charles Dutoit, Pinchas Zukerman, JoAnn Falletta,
Gerard Schwarz, Peter Oundjian and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, among others.


In addition to his talents as a pianist, Goodyear is a composer and frequently performs his own works,
including his solo piano work, Variations on “Eleanor Rigby,” which premiered at Lincoln Center in New
York in 2000. He is also recognized for his innovation and is one of the rare classical musicians to always
improvise his cadenzas when performing concertos from the classical period.


Stewart Goodyear’s last appearance with TFO was as the soloist for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 on
the 2005/06 season.


9. Beethoven Symphony No. 9 - Feb. 25, 26 & 27
Joined by The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Stefan Sanderling and the orchestra open this program
with the TFO premiere of Arnold Schoenberg’s ethereal hymn for eternal peace, Friede auf Erden (Peace
on Earth). The evening concludes with Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
“Choral,” which was last performed by TFO on the 2006/07 season. Vocal soloists are yet to be
announced.
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10. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 – Mar 12 & 14
Stefan Sanderling and the orchestra are joined by acclaimed German pianist Peter Rösel for
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. The program opens with the TFO premiere of
Luciano Berio’s orchestration of Contrapunctus XIX from Bach’s The Art of Fugue. In contrast to the
more uplifting themes of the above works, the evening concludes with the TFO premiere of Dmitri
Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141. This was his final symphony -- dark, haunting and
foreboding. The music reflects the experiences of a life spent struggling to survive the horrors and
oppression of the Soviet regimes, and a human spirit that struggled to express itself in spite of it all. In
addition, the composer had been suffering for some time from a mysterious incapacitating malady
affecting both his legs and arms. Of this work, Shostakovich proponent and colleague, conductor Kurt
Sanderling said, “I think there is no other work of his as radically horrible and cruel as the Fifteenth
Symphony. It's a horrific work about loneliness and death.”


One of the most renowned representatives of his generation, pianist Peter Rösel was the first German to
win a prize at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition and the Montreal Piano Competition.
Since then, he has performed on some of the most prestigious international stages in concerts with the
New York Philharmonic, The Royal Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Netherlands
Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Dresdner Philharmonie and Gewandhaus Leipzig.
Among his numerous recordings, he has recorded Schumann’s piano concertos with
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Kurt Masur, and he recorded Beethoven’s piano concertos under
Kurt Sanderling and Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos under Claus-Peter Flor, both with the Berliner
Sinfonie-Orchester. Rosel’s most recent soloist appearances with TFO include Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody
on a Theme of Paganini on the 2008/09 season, all five Beethoven piano concertos on the 2006/07
season and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 on the 2003/04 season.


11. Elgar’s Enigma Variations– Mar. 25 & 27
Lauded by the Los Angeles Times for his “first-rate technique,” music director of the Winnipeg
Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Mickelthwate, makes his TFO guest conducting debut with TFO
Principal Second Violinist Sarah Shellman performing the TFO premiere of Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto
(Concentric Paths) on a program opening with the TFO premiere of Haydn’s Symphony No. 59 in A major
(Fire Symphony) and closing with Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
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Sarah Shellman is currently principal second violin with The Florida Orchestra, having joined the
ensemble as a section violinist in 2002. Shellman also serves as concertmaster for the St. Petersburg
Opera. During the summer, she performs as a member of the orchestras at the Cabrillo Festival of
Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz, CA) and the Bellingham Festival of Music (Bellingham, WA). She
graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in music and the
University of Houston in 2000 with a master's degree in music. While living in Houston, she played with
the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet.


German-born Alexander Mickelthwate is in his third season as music director of the Winnipeg Symphony
Orchestra. Prior to that, he served a three-year tenure as associate conductor of the Los Angeles
Philharmonic as well as one year as assistant conductor at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His many
guest conducting engagements include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NDR
Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Nurnberg Symphony, Hamburg Symphony,
Orchestre Phillharmonique de Monte Carlo, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee
Symphony, Houston Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Dallas Symphony.


12. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 – Apr. 15, 16 & 17
The orchestra and conductor Stefan Sanderling share the stage with pianist Lilya Zilberstein in
Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. The program also features the highly evocative
and atmospheric music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, including the TFO premiere of his early tone
poem, En Saga, Op. 9, and his final symphony, Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105, full of rich colors and
majestic themes developed in one sweeping seamless movement.


Since winning First Prize in the 1987 Busoni International Piano Competition, Lilya Zilberstein has
established herself as one of the finest pianists in the world with concert engagements with such
respected orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Quebec
Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and Saint Louis Symphony, to name a few. In
Europe and Asia, engagements include the Berlin Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Dresden
Staatskapelle, Helsinki Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic,
Royal Philharmonic, La Scala Orchestra, Taipei Symphony and the Vienna Symphony. Festival
engagements include Lugano, Peninsula, Chautauqua and Mostly Mozart. Zilberstein has made
numerous recordings for Deutsche Grammophon: Rachmaninoff’s second and third concertos with
Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic, the Grieg Concerto with Neeme Järvi and the Göteborg
Symphony, as well as solo works of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, Liszt, Schubert, Brahms,
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Debussy, Ravel and Chopin. Zilberstein’s most recent performances with TFO were in Rachmaninoff’s
second and fourth piano concertos on the 2004/05 season.


13. Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Romantic - May 13, 14 & 15
Stefan Sanderling conducts this program of symphonic opposites. The opening work is the TFO
premiere of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony, which is a distillation of materials from his opera of
the same name, about the making of the atomic bomb and our anxieties and fears about the
devastating potential found in a world of weapons of mass destruction. Adams says, “The atomic
bomb… is the all-time American symbol of our darkest mythology…power, technology, science…and the
ability to destroy the planet.” Juxtaposed to the Adams work and as if to restore one’s hope in the
future, this is followed by Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, “Romantic,” with its joyful dance-like
motifs, luscious colors, playful melodies and emphatically triumphant symphonic exultations.


14. Brahms Violin Concerto - May 27 & 28
Making his TFO guest conducting debut, music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic,
Larry Rachleff, is joined by award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich, who is making his TFO debut with
Brahms’ Violin Concerto . The program of also includes Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture, Barber’s
Adagio for Strings and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella: Suite.


Singled out by The New York Times as a “brilliant violinist,” Augustin Hadelich has established himself as
a rising star among the new generation of violinists, being the winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career
Grant and gold medalist of the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. As first‐prize
winner of that competition, he plays on the 1683 ex‐Gingold Stradivari violin. Recent debuts include The
Cleveland Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific
Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, and recitals at Kioi Hall (Tokyo), Clark Memorial
Library (Los Angeles), the La Jolla Music Society, and Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Hadelich
made his Carnegie Hall orchestral debut in January 2008, performing the Brahms Double Concerto with
cellist Alban Gerhardt under the baton of Miguel Harth‐Bedoya with Fort Worth Symphony. He has
collaborated with such renowned conductors as Miguel Harth‐Bedoya, Günther Herbig, Justin Brown,
Yakov Kreizberg, Hannu Lintu, Christof Perick, Christoph Poppen, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Stefan Sanderling,
Michael Stern and Mario Venzago.


Now celebrating his twelfth season as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic,
Larry Rachleff also serves as director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert chair at Rice University’s
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Shepherd School of Music in Houston. Singled out by the Chicago Tribune as “A take-charge maestro
who invests everything he conducts with deep musical understanding,” he is in constant demand as a
guest conductor. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony,
Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Dayton
Philharmonic and Toledo Symphony. Summer festival engagements include Tanglewood, Aspen,
Interlochen, Brevard Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy and the
Grand Teton Music Festival. In 1993, he was selected as one of four American conductors to lead The
Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the mentorship of Pierre Boulez.


Pre-Concert Conversations
All of the Masterworks concerts offer pre-concert conversations in each hall beginning one hour before
curtain time. To provide audience members with a more enjoyable concert experience, Music Director
Stefan Sanderling and other musical guests talk about the personalities and circumstances behind the
music as well as share fun and informative insights and anecdotes related to each program.
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NOTE: Photographs, biographies and press reviews of guest artists are available upon request.

Attached – Addenda to Masterworks News Release: This includes the 2010/2011 season summary of
Masterworks programs and series breakouts, subscription prices and additional ticket information.

All programs, halls, dates and artists are subject to change. The Florida Orchestra makes every effort to notify
ticket holders in the event of a change.

In addition to the 14-concert Masterworks series, The Florida Orchestra presents an 8-concert Raymond James Pops
series, which is also performed in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. There is also the 7-concert Coffee Concert
 series in St. Petersburg and a new 3-concert Coffee Concert series in Clearwater, debuting on the 2010/11 season.
 Furthermore, there are a variety of free Pops in the Parks Concerts performed in parks around the Tampa Bay area
           and the Progress Energy Youth Concerts program reaching 30,000 4th and 5th graders annually.

								
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