Friday, April 19, 2013

The Florida Orchestra offers an all-Mozart program

   This weekend's Masterworks Series concerts by the Florida Orchestra features Mozart’s "Requiem" "Ave Verum Corpus" and "Symphony No. 35."
  For the symphony, the orchestra is joined by the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.
Xian Zhang
Anytime the Master Chorale performs with TFO, there's the potential for something really special, and the sublime "Requiem" ought be be thrilling, too.
   The guest conductor is Xian Zhang, who's gaining a strong international reputation.
   The best bet for people from Bradenton will probably be the Sunday concert (that's April 21), at 7:30 p.m at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg (727-892-5767, There's also a performance at 8 p.m. April 19 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa (813-229-7827, and another at 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater (727-791-7400,
   Tickets are $15, $30, $45. There might be service charges added on at the Straz and Ruth Eckerd.

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