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Sounds of Vienna wrap Tampa Bay Symphony season

Mark Sforzini will conduct a Vienna-themed program.

LARA CERRI | Times (2010)

Mark Sforzini will conduct a Vienna-themed program.

Mark Sforzini winds up his first season as music director of the Tampa Bay Symphony with a program that has a Viennese theme, including Mozart's Symphony No. 36, Linz (named for the city between Vienna and Salzburg), Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and selections from Lehar's operetta The Merry Widow. Sforzini, also artistic and executive director of St. Petersburg Opera, will conduct Young Artist Competition winner Caitlin Ruddy, a soprano studying at the University of Florida, in Rosina's aria Una voce poco fa from The Barber of Seville by Rossini.

Concerts are at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Auditorium on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College; 8 p.m. Tuesday at Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg; and 4 p.m. May 5 at Ferguson Hall of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $20, students free. (727) 827-8087; tampabaysymphony. org.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Sounds of Vienna wrap Tampa Bay Symphony season 04/24/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:17pm]
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