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Meet your Florida Orchestra members: bassoonist Anthony Georgeson

Anthony Georgeson is the soloist in Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon with the Florida Orchestra, Jens Georg Bachmann conducting. The program also includes Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson Hall of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. Tickets are $20-$67, with student tickets for $10. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286;

Age: 31

With the orchestra since: 2007

Hometown: Madison, Wis.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Juilliard School

Age I started studying my instrument: 13

Favorite date night place to eat out: Red Mesa

My iPod's usually playing: Switchfoot (their song Dare You To Move really inspires me), podcasts (This American Life, Radiolab and The Ricky Gervais Show). I love playing and listening to Beethoven, Mozart and Stravinsky. My friends will tell you of my love of movie scores, especially those by John Williams; I may or may not deny it, depending on who's asking.

Last book I read was: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

I'm an expert at: Making "To Do" lists

But I'm really lousy at: Completing "To Do" lists

Hobbies and interests: I started running two years ago and completed my first marathon this summer.

Some little-known, yet interesting, fact about you: I am a computer geek and lover of anything that Apple puts out (I haven't missed one of Steve Jobs' keynotes since I can remember). I put my skills to work to do a weekly podcast called Two Gomers Run a Marathon, about me and my training buddy from Arizona preparing for marathons. It has been downloaded over a quarter-million times.

Meet your Florida Orchestra members: bassoonist Anthony Georgeson 11/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:30am]
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