TUNE IN: FLORIDA ORCHESTRA
Had the coronavirus pandemic not shut them down until at least April, the Florida Orchestra would have been performing a Broadway pops program this weekend in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. But they’re not leaving listeners without some tunes. Starting this week, the orchestra will broadcast archive recordings of its Masterworks Series on the radio at WSMR-89.1 and 103.9 FM, and online at WSMR.org. The programs start streaming at 7 p.m. every Thursday. Kicking things off is the program that launched the current season back in September, featuring Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Ravel’s Bolero, Mason Bates’ Mothership, Beethoven’s Lenore Overture No. 3 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, featuring Cuban pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan. The broadcasts will continue every Thursday through June 11 and be archived on WSMR’s website for a month after airing. floridaorchestra.org.
KEEP IN TOUCH: FOLLOW
While local theaters remain dark, they’re active on social media, with videos, live streams, interviews and blogs. Here’s how to follow them.
David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: @strazcenter
Ruth Eckerd Hall: @rutheckerdhall
Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre: @bilheimercap
Mahaffey Theater: @mahaffeytheater
The Palladium: @mypalladium
Freefall Theatre: @freefalltheatre
American Stage: @americanstage
Jobsite Theater: @jobsitetheater
Also, follow local duo Matthew McGee and Scott Daniel as the Scott and Patti Show. They have live-streamed their show, because we could all use a laugh right now: @sandpshow.