The Carrollwood Cultural Center will welcome The Florida Orchestra Principal Winds Quintet on Tuesday, October 4 at 7pm, two days upon returning home from Havana and having completed the first phase of a multi-year cultural exchange with Cuba. The concert at the Center is the only one scheduled in the Tampa Bay Area featuring the Cuba Tour program.
The cultural exchange program between The Florida Orchestra (TFO) and Cuba’s Music Institute of Havana (Instituto de Música de La Habana) includes an ensemble of principal musicians from TFO performing a concert and leading master classes at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory in Havana with members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. The musicians will also donate instruments and accessories to the conservatory. The cultural exchange program will mark the first time since 1999 that a professional American orchestra has sent musicians to Cuba, and only the second time since the 1959 revolution.
The members of The Florida Orchestra Principal Winds Quintet who will travel to Havana and later perform at the Center on October 4 include: Principal Flute Clay Ellerbroek, Principal Oboe Katherine Young, Principal Clarinet Brian Moorhead, Principal Bassoon Anthony Georgeson and Principal French Horn Robert Rearden.
The Florida Orchestra Winds Quintet is the first concert of the[masked] Classical Series at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Other scheduled concerts include the Bay Area Saxophone Quartet (November 12), pianist Junko Ueno Garrett (January 28), pianist Franz Mantini (February 18), Mantini with TFO cellist James Connors and violinist Sarah Shellman (March 31), and a vocal recital with Kyoung and Won Cho (April 28).
PHOTO: Thomas Bruce Studio
$14 for members / $18 for non-members / $16 for seniors, ages 65+
$16 for members / $20 for non-members / $18 for seniors, ages 65+