Mark Sforzini

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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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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Under Maestro’s baton the orchestra is absolutely stunning

Broadway World‘s Peter Nason reviews: I am in the camp that believes that SOUTH PACIFIC is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatest work. Even though it won the Pulitzer Prize and is the only musical to garner the Tony Award for all four acting categories, the show still sometimes seems overshadowed by other R & H classics: …

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‘South Pacific’ closes out opera season with pleasing results

St. Pete Times‘s Andrew Meacham writes: The St. Petersburg Opera Company again closes its season with a musical, this time running two weeks. The extra week for South Pacific anticipates healthy crowds at the Palladium, but also does justice to a serious production. The show allowed me to indulge long-standing curiosities about the acting potential of …

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