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Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration

Museum of Fine Arts - Annual  St. Patrick's Celebration Join us in one of the most spectacular settings in the area as you enjoy an unforgettable evening with Irish Singer-Songwriter, Harry O'Donoghue! With nearly 30 years in the music business, Harry O’Donoghue has become a master folksinger, storyteller and songwriter....

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Opera Tampa @ the MFA

The talented, young Opera Tampa New Artists will sing in a FREE concert at the MFA Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. MFA admission has been reduced to $10 for this day only. Egypt is center stage. The New Artists will sing opera arias and ensembles, as well as Broadway...

Super Special Saturday

Enriching the lives of children and families is an MFA tradition.  Join us the third Saturday of the month for Encore, and MFA: Hands-On. This Month: MFA: Hands-On!   11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (NEW TIME) Make a golden cartouche Encore   noon – 12:30 p.m. Nan Colton’s “Agatha Christie” Johns Hopkins...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Bayside Piano Trio

Bayside Piano Trio James Connors, principal cello, TFO* Sarah Shellman, principal second violin, TFO* Franz Mantini, piano Program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms’ and Bartok. Marly Music Chamber Series Listening to music in the Marly Room has been a tradition since 1975 and is a wonderful way to spend a...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Eric Zuber

Eric Zuber, piano Program includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Haydn and Schumann. Marly Music Chamber Series Listening to music in the Marly Room has been a tradition since 1975 and is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Before the concert and during intermission, you may want to...

Annual 4th of July Celebration

Enjoy an air-conditioned, waterfront view of the City's firework celebration and a delicious meal.  Open access to the Special Exhibition Galleries.  Live entertainment provided by the band MOTEL FUNK.  A beer/wine cash bar will also be available. Reserve your table by calling: 727.896.2667, ext.258 or 727.822.1032 This is a sell-out...

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Dinner & Jazz: Hot Sun Quartet

Hot Sun Quartet Selections range from Latin Jazz to Brazilian Samba.  The Hot Sun Quartet mixes violin, gypsy accordion and vocals to create a unique and lively sound sure to entice anyone to the dance floor. Dinner & Jazz Series Featuring some of the best local jazz in Tampa bay...

Dinner & Jazz: Ray Biscoglia Duo

Ray Biscoglia Duo with Glenn Stevenson on Bass An area favorite, this duo's style is versatile but focuses primarily on straight ahead jazz. Dinner & Jazz Series Featuring some of the best local jazz in Tampa bay area!  Celebrate the beginning of your weekends in style in the most spectacular...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Maria Bachmann

Maria Bachmann accompanied by Jon Klibonoff Program includes works by Bach/Gounod, Schubert, Phillip Glass and Franck. Marly Music Chamber Series Listening to music in the Marly Room has been a tradition since 1975 and is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Before the concert and during intermission, you...

Dinner & Jazz: The Denise Moore Trio

The Denise Moore Trio Offering an eloquent mixture of blues and jazz, this songstress injects personal style into many of the great standards and classics. Dinner & Jazz Series Featuring some of the best local jazz in Tampa bay area!  Celebrate the beginning of your weekends in style in the...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Hando Nahkur

Hando Nahkur L’Entretien des Muses                                     J.P. Rameau (1683-1764) L’Egyptienne                                                   J.P. Rameau (1683-1764) Arabesque (Op. 18)                                       R. Schumann (1810-1856) Prelude in B minor                                   S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Näkilaul (Mermaid Song)                          Olav Ehala (b. 1950)   arr. by Hando Nahkur Per Me,...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Pulse Chamber Music

Pulse Chamber Music Margaret Donaghue Flavin, Clarinet/Recorders Scott Flavin, Violin/Viola/Baroque Violin Marina Radiushina, Piano Trio                           Jean Françaix Allegrissimo                                (1912-1997) Gulliver Suite for...

Dinner & Jazz: Stolen Idols

Stolen Idols With lush arrangements and hypnotic rhythms, Stolen Idols conjure a tropical paradise with all the color and mystery of a Gauguin Tahitian landscape. Dinner & Jazz Series Featuring some of the best local jazz in Tampa bay area!  Celebrate the beginning of your weekends in style in the...

Mornings with the Maestro

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The St. Pete Opera and Museum of Fine Arts present "Mornings with the Maestro." La Vendetta: Scenes and Arias of Revenge The program will replicate the Evenings format, with musical performances by St. Pete Opera resident artists and national casts of mainstage shows, interspersed with insightful and witty commentary by...

Christmas with the Opera Tampa Chorus @the MFA

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Bring the entire family!  Celebrate the magic and fun of the holidays with a joyful concert of old favorites and time-honored standards sung by the talented Opera Tampa chorus. Two shows: Sunday, December 2 @ 3 p.m. - Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing...

Mornings with the Maestro

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The St. Pete Opera and Museum of Fine Arts present "Mornings with the Maestro." Preview to Tosca The program will replicate the Evenings format, with musical performances by St. Pete Opera resident artists and national casts of mainstage shows, interspersed with insightful and witty commentary by Maestro Sforzini.  Patrons can...

Dinner & CHRYSALLIS!

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Join us for an evening of delicious cuisine at the Museum of Fine Arts, plus enjoy the lovely sounds of CHRYSALLIS! Chrysallis is an eight-voice a cappella ensemble in the Tampa Bay area specializing in the music of the Renaissance and beyond. The singers include current and past members of...

Marly Music: Park Avenue Brass

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Join the Marly Music Society on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. for a performance by Park Avenue Brass. Tickets: $10 Marly Music Society Members & MFA Members; $18 Non-members (includes museum admission). Park Avenue Brass is a brass quintet comprised of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts students....

Mornings with the Maestro

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The St. Pete Opera and Museum of Fine Arts present "Mornings with the Maestro." Preview to Ariadne auf Naxos The program will replicate the Evenings format, with musical performances by St. Pete Opera resident artists and national casts of mainstage shows, interspersed with insightful and witty commentary by Maestro Sforzini....

Music in the Marly: The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet

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At the Museum, The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will play Bizet's Carmen Suite, selections from Bartok's Mikrokosmos and For Children and "The Miller's Dance" from de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat, and Gustav Holst's Second Military Suite in F and "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" from Debussy's Preludes, Book I....

Music in the Marly: Jasper String Quartet

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Distinguished critic Allan Kozinn of The New York Times has called the Jasper String Quartet “powerful” and Kenneth Herman of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that “this is a quartet to watch.” The Jasper has won a wealth of awards, including the Cleveland Quartet Award, grand prize at the Coleman...

Dinner & Jazz with Dan McMillion and High Octane

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Begin your weekend in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Petersburg as you dine on exquisite cuisine offered by the Museum’s restaurant, enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, walk through our entire collection, shop in the MFA Store and sip on fine wine. Recording Artist Dan McMillion has...

Dinner & Jazz with IMPROMPTU Hot Jazz Ensemble

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Begin your weekend in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Petersburg as you dine on exquisite cuisine offered by the Museum’s restaurant, enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, walk through our entire collection, shop in the MFA Store and sip on fine wine. Deeply rooted in the musical...

Dinner & Jazz with the New York Guitar Cats

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Begin your weekend in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Petersburg as you dine on exquisite cuisine offered by the Museum’s restaurant, enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, walk through our entire collection, shop in the MFA Store and sip on fine wine. Contemporary jazz and modern harmonies,...

Dinner & Jazz with Cannonball & Coltrane Tribute

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Begin your weekend in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Petersburg as you dine on exquisite cuisine offered by the Museum’s restaurant, enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, walk through our entire collection and shop in the MFA Store and sip on fine wine.Tampa Bay's very own Cannonball/Coltrane...

Music in the Marly: Guitarist David Burgess

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David Burgess is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of today's outstanding guitarists. He has won top honors in many international music competitions including the Ponce International Competition in Mexico City, the Guitar '81 Competition in Toronto, and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich. Join us for this afternoon...

Dinner & Jazz with vocalist Sasha Tuck

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Begin your weekend in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Petersburg as you dine on exquisite cuisine offered by the Museum’s restaurant, enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, walk through our entire collection, shop in the MFA Store and sip on fine wine. Sasha Tuck is a versatile...

Music in the Marly: Pianist Adam Neiman

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American pianist Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the premiere pianists of his generation, praised for possessing a truly rare blend of power, bravura, imagination, sensitivity, and technical precision. With an established international career and an encyclopedic repertoire that spans nearly sixty concerti, Neiman has performed as soloist with...

Dinner & Jazz with Stolen Idols

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Begin your weekend in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Petersburg as you dine on exquisite cuisine offered by the Museum’s restaurant, enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, walk through our entire collection, shop in the MFA Store and sip on fine wine. Stolen Idols is one of...

O Som Do Jazz Concert

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O Som Do Jazz recaptures the spirit of 1960s Brazilian Bossa Nova, samba-jazz and MPB.  Based in St. Petersburg, the band features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson.  The international group also includes Columbian, Cuban and U.S. jazz musicians playing the Great Brazilian Songbook of Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Marcos Valle, Antonio...

Mornings with the Maestro “In Fair Verona: Preview to Romeo & Juliet”

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St. Petersburg Opera Company presents In Fair Verona: Preview to Romeo and Juliet at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - Marly Room Friday, September 20, 11:00a.m. - 12:30a.m. Join Maestro Sforzini on this musical trip to one of Italy’s fairest cities: Verona, site of not one, but three...

Mornings with the Maestro “What Makes Opera, Opera?”

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St. Petersburg Opera Company presents "What Makes Opera, Opera?" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - Marly Room Friday, November 22, 2013 - 11a.m. - 12:30p.m. What are the key components that give opera its distinct personality? What makes an opera ‘grand’? What is the difference between opera...

Dinner and Jazz with The Ray Biscoglia Duo

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Begin your weekend in one of the most spectacular settings in St. Petersburg as you dine on an exquisite buffet offered by the MFA Café!  Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz, walk through our entire collection, shop in the MFA Store and sip on fine wine. Ray Biscoglia is a...

Opera Tampa Holiday Concert

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Opera Tampa Singers celebrate the magic of the holidays with a joyful concert of old favorites and time-honored standards. A holiday event for the whole family! Tickets are $10. Seats are limited. For advanced tickets, please call 727.896.2667, ext. 210. or click...

Mornings with the Maestro “In New Hope Valley: The Tale of Susannah”

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St. Petersburg Opera Company presents "In New Hope Valley: The Tale of Susannah" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - Marly Room Friday, January 17, 2014 What’s a girl to do?  She only wanted to bathe in peace and look where it got her – accused of being...

Mornings with the Maestro “Seven Most Unwise Moments in Opera”

St. Petersburg Opera Company presents "Seven Most Unwise Moments in Opera" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - Marly Room Friday, March 21, 2014 What was Gilda thinking when she volunteered to be killed instead of the Duke?  What a bad idea!  How could Romeo have not noticed...

Mornings with the Maestro “Norma: The Consummate Bel Canto”

St. Petersburg Opera Company presents "Norma: The Consummate Bel Canto" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - Marly Room Friday, May 16, 2014 Bel canto is the art of beautiful singing and Norma is bel canto at its best.  Bellini wrote great musical  lines for his stars, full...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Claire Huangci, Piano

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Claire Huangci, piano Ms. Huangci began her international career at nine and has been earning accolades ever since. She is regarded as one of the premiere Chopin interpreters of her generation. She won first prize at the 2009 International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany, and first and special prizes at...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Ellen dePasquale, Violin

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Ellen dePasquale A local favorite, Ms. dePasquale is a past concertmaster of the Florida Orchestra and during her tenure, was also active in chamber music groups and performed at the Museum. She left Florida to become associate concertmaster of the great Cleveland Orchestra. She was appointed by Christoph von Dohnanyi...

Mornings with the Maestro “One Hand, One Heart: Preview to West Side Story”

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St. Petersburg Opera Company presents "One Hand, One Heart: Preview to West Side Story" at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg - Marly Room Friday, June 20, 2014 It may have all started in Verona, but the Romeo and Juliet story has moved to the west side of New...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Emily Albrink

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Emily Albrink, soprano When Ms. Albrink appeared in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Washington National Opera, the Washington Post wrote that her “pert, pearl-toned Susanna may have been the liveliest, most affectionately detailed performance of the evening.” She has been hailed by the New York Times as “delightful...

4th of July Celebration

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Celebrate in style at our 7th annual July 4th Gourmet BBQ Buffet The musical stylings of Dean Johanesen starting at 6:30 p.m. View the spectacular fireworks display from the comfort of the air-conditioned glass Conservatory. Buffet Presentation Slow Roasted Applewood Smoked BBQ St Louis Style Ribs House Made Sauces to...

Dinner & Jazz: Rio Bossa

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Led by Rio de Janeiro vocalist Andrea Moraes Manson, this ensemble presents the very best of Brazilian bossa nova, sultry samba, and musica popular brasileira wrapped in an intimate sound. Julie Garisto has praised Ms. Moraes as "dynamic and subtly passionate" in Creative Loafing. For a full 2014 Dinner &...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Scott Kluksdahl, cellist

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One of the area's most gifted musicians, Scott Kluksdahl made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony and has been heard since as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in music centers around the globe. At the MFA, he will play Brahms' Cello Sonata, Op. 38; two chorale preludes...

Dinner & Jazz: Phil Magallanes

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Primarily a bassist, Phil Magallanes, born in New York across from the Village Vanguard, also plays guitar and has performed in nearly every venue imaginable - from top jazz clubs across the U.S. to Broadway, from large arenas with rock bands to country gigs. He has recorded with Blood, Sweat...

Dinner & Jazz: New York Guitar Cats

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An audience favorite throughout the area, the New York Guitar Cats - Gary Relkin and Greg Smith - favor contemporary jazz and modern harmonies, with bebop, rhythm and blues, Brazilian, and pop added for good measure. They have been greatly influenced by the likes of Pat Metheny and Chick Corea....

Marly Music Chamber Series: Gary Schocker & Jason Vieaux

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These Museum favorites demonstrate extraordinary rapport. Both have pursued exciting solo careers and bring the very best of their talent and their eclectic musical interests to their joint concerts. John Fleming, former performing arts critic of the Tampa Bay Times, has written that they “showed a sell-out crowd that not...

Dinner & Jazz: Vincent Sims and the SideWinders

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Raised in St. Petersburg, guitarist Vincent Sims has assembled some of the area's most talented musicians for his group. They perform music by such artists as Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith, Lee Morgan, and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Mr. Sims has collaborated with Al Downing, Lucky Peterson, Koko Taylor,...

Dinner & Jazz: The Hot Sun Trio

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World Jazz Group Cofounder Nikola Baltic began studying classical guitar at nine and was playing professionally at 12. He studied classical guitar at Eastern Michigan University and the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. He found his musical home in jazz, and he and the Trio are now known for...

Dinner & Jazz: Sasha Tuck

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This versatile vocalist, composer, and arranger has performed at more than 100 venues and festivals, including the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, home of the Dallas Symphony. She draws on classics made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Carmen McCrae, among others. Ms. Tuck holds...

Marly Music Chamber Series: Eric Himy

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The New York Times has described Mr. Himy’s playing as “flawlessly poised, elegant and brilliant,” and Revue Musicale de Suisse Romande compared him to the great Vladimir Horowitz. Mr. Himy began studying the piano at six and gave his first concert at 10. He was a guest soloist with the...

Dinner & Jazz: The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show

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The jazz series ends with a bang - really a blast from the past. Johnny Zoom, a one-man retro guitar act, will take listeners back to the late 1950s to the mid-1960s. With a repertoire of more than 50 songs, he will bring back the popular surf tunes of The...

Morning with the Maestro

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Today's program: Tears of a Clown: Preview to Pagliacci Presented by St. Petersburg Opera Company These 90-minute programs present a unique theme to enhance your understanding of opera in an engaging and entertaining way. Live performances by professional singers and instrumentalists accompany Sforzini's witty and educational explorations. Tickets: $20 ($17...

Morning with the Maestro

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Today’s program: Opera in the Movies Presented by St. Petersburg Opera Company These 90-minute programs present a unique theme to enhance your understanding of opera in an engaging and entertaining way. Live performances by professional singers and instrumentalists accompany Sforzini’s witty and educational explorations. Tickets: $20 ($17 seniors and students)....

Music in the Marly: The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio

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Piano: Frederick Moyer Bass: Peter Tillotson Drums: Bob Savine Fred Moyer and friends perform their own arrangements and improvisations of standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as music by jazz trios led by Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and other giants. Mr. Moyers will also...

UNCHartED: 2014 Beer Project Winner’s Release Party

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Taste the 2014 Best of Show, Matthew McKinnon's "Sometimes You Don't."  Oh, but sometimes you do, with the vanilla and coconut flavors that made McKinnon's milk stout take the overall prize in last year's home-brew competition.  The evening will also feature food vendors, live music, local craft beers, and more. ...

From Michelangelo to Miles: A Music & Art Appreciation Series

WEDNESDAYS, February 18 and 25, March 4, 18 and 25, 2015 Discover the sights and sounds of the ages during a series of workshops that draw parallels between music and art. The five one-hour workshops will touch on the basic art and musical characteristics of the following periods: Renaissance, Baroque,...

Music in the Marly: Jérémy Jouve

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Mr. Jouve revealed his talent early.  At the age of 10, he performed a Vivaldi concerto with the Orchestre de Chambery.  He went on to win first prize in the Tychy International Guitar Competition (2002) and the International Competition of the Guitar Foundation of America (2003). In high demand as...

Marly Music: Rachel Kudo, pianist

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Pianist Rachel Kudo has been hailed for her "stunning virtuosity" and "miracle of flawless technique and expressive versaIlity" as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Since making her orchestral debut at age sixteen performing with the Fort Worth and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, highlights include performances at the Tivoli InternaIonal FesIval in...

Marly Music: Trio Solisti

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Maria Bachmann, violin Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello Adam Neiman, piano Trio Solisti, a “trio of soloists,” has forged its reputation as “the most exciting piano trio in America” (The New Yorker) with a performance style that combines exceptional virtuosity with penetrating musical insight. Possessing a repertoire that encompasses most of...