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Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon

Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon (Premium Blend) by Mark Sforzini. Premier performance by the Tampa Bay Symphony at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg FL — February 20, 2018. Brian Moorhead, clarinet; Mark Sforzini, bassoon; David Stech, conductor For more information on upcoming events, please see http://www.tampabaysymphony.com/. February 20, 2018 – Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, FL …

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Magic Flute Review

Tampa Times reviewer Andrew Meacham wrote:  An unconscious prince in a magical forest gets rescued by three witchy women who serve a mysterious queen. He soon returns the favor, rescuing the queen’s daughter with whom he has fallen instantly in love. What’s not to love about this adult fairy tale immortalized by Mozart in The …

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Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon “Premium Blend”

Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon “Premium Blend” Commissioned by Brian Moorhead, Belinda Dumont and Gayle Bertelstein Allegro Andante Allegro molto Mark Sforzini (b. 1969) Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon “Premium Blend” (2017) “Premium Blend” sounds like excellent coffee, but this is the blend of tonal energy that Brian Moorhead, former principal clarinet, and Mark Sforzini, …

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Susannah Now on DVD!

St. Petersburg Opera Company is delighted to announce the first ever DVD recording of the Carlisle Floyd opera Susannah, with Maestro Mark Sforzini and starring Susan Hellman Spatafora, Stefanie Izzo and Aleksandra Ritums.  Filmed in 2014 at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida, the DVD includes bonus materials including an interview with composer Carlisle …

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Interview in Creative Pinellas

From Creative Pinellas: Maestro Mark Sforzini dispels notions of opera being too stuffy or boring. The affable conductor, composer and director of the St. Petersburg Opera hosts amusingly informative events that de-snobify the genre. His Evenings and Mornings with the Maestro and the cheeky Opera Therapy series offer explanations, conversations and mini-performances that shed light …

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