The Florida Orchestra Takeover of the MFA: Bach and the Baroque
The Florida Orchestra returns to the museum to set the scene with Baroque music. TFO Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer leads a chamber ensemble in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and his Concerto for Oboe and Violin, featuring Mitchell Kuhn on oboe. The 30-minute program will be performed twice – at 2 pm and 3 pm – in the museum’s Marly Room to celebrate the MFA’s new exhibit, Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia. Presented in partnership with The Florida Orchestra.
Free with museum admission
The Museum of Fine Arts remains committed to the well-being of our guests and visitors. To help facilitate safe social distancing and to protect our musicians, capacity will be limited to 100 people for each performance. Please arrive early to secure your museum admission ticket, then enjoy our new Bernini and the Roman Baroque exhibition while you wait.
Please note: Due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19, this event is subject to change.
About Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and his Concerto for Oboe and Violin:
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a series of six Brandenburg Concertos, so called because they were dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. When they debuted in 1721, they were considered some of the most colorful and groundbreaking works of the day. The most popular is No. 3, which treats all members of the ensemble as soloists. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin is filled with lively yet lyrical melodies, with a glorious adagio section in the middle. Like so many of his concertos, this one is likely adapted from a work for two harpsichords, and was written between 1717-23.
About The Florida Orchestra:
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. This is its 54th season. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, TFO performs series of classical, popular, and morning coffee concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. The orchestra is dedicated to connecting to the community both in-person and virtually, with family and youth concerts and other educational programs.