“What a debut! Full of energy. And with an orchestra that sounds almost transformed – inspired with renewed enthusiasm and new ‘spirit’. Even more: a great chemistry between Fawzi Haimor and the audience was established instantly. “Good vibes” – and finally never-ending applause and cheers. The atmosphere of a new journey was in the air. The new Principal Conductor made a brilliant start – with Americana-Hits from John Adams (crazy) and Aaron Copland (magical). And with an expressive and sensitive Tchaikovksy no. 4. What more could you want?”

Otto Paul Burkhardt, Südwest Presse

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January 6, 2023 800pm

The Florida Orchestra

TJ Graf, tuba
Cerdenia: Feuertrunken (“Fire-Drunk”)
Marsalis: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Ellington: “Black, Brown and Beige” Orchestra Suite
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, Florida

January 7, 2023 800pm

The Florida Orchestra

TJ Graf, tuba
Cerdenia: Feuertrunken (“Fire-Drunk”)
Marsalis: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Ellington: “Black, Brown and Beige” Orchestra Suite
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, Florida

January 8, 2023 730pm

The Florida Orchestra

TJ Graf, tuba
Cerdenia: Feuertrunken (“Fire-Drunk”)
Marsalis: Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra
Ellington: “Black, Brown and Beige” Orchestra Suite
Gershwin: An American in Paris

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida

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March 3, 2022
Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine

Truly great music can survive mediocre performances. Beethoven symphonies make their impact to some degree no matter how unskilled the conductor and orchestra. […]

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