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December 5, 2020 5:00PM - December 6, 2020 5:00PM
John Shaw, percussion
Masterworks: Soundwaves

American Heroes

Michael Francis, conductor
John Shaw, percussion

Adolphus Hailstork: American Fanfare
Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1
Steven Stucky: Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Joseph Schwantner: Percussion Concerto
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Join TFO’s woodwinds, brass and percussion for music from great American composers presented with plenty of fanfare. Michael Francis conducts.

WATCH VIRTUAL PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION: The American Heroes concert is full of great fanfare. Music Director Michael Francis and General Manager Ed Parsons take you through the pieces with musical examples. Click here to watch. Come inside John Shaw's studio for a video tour of the unusual instruments you'll hear in the Schwantner Percussion Concerto.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced The Florida Orchestra to rethink everything for our 2020/21 season – from concert repertoire to seating – so that we can bring live classical music back to Tampa Bay safely. It’s a tremendous amount of new information with different rules. We hope this guide will answer some of your questions and help you make your concert decisions.

Thank you to everyone who has supported TFO over this past year. Even though your concert experience is different from your last visit, it is still our mission to inspire, strengthen and heal our community through music. We rely on your donations to power everything we do, and in these extraordinary times, we need your support more than ever. To make a contribution, please visit A complete list of supporters can be found by clicking here.

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December 6, 2020 5:00PM


American Heroes - Mahaffey Theater

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