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Stage

Hot ticket: And now, for the next number

By JOHN FLEMING
Published February 16, 2006


Florida Orchestra music director Stefan Sanderling's number-themed programming (in which the number of the Beethoven symphony to be played inspires the rest of the repertoire) yields a pair of 20th century works this weekend: Mark-Anthony Turnage's deliciously titled Three Screaming Popes and William Schuman's New England Triptych. Turnage, born in 1960, is described as an "angry young Brit'' in The Companion to 20th Century Music and has also composed an orchestral elegy to Marvin Gaye. Schuman, who won the first Pulitzer Prize for music in 1943 and was president of Lincoln Center, had a big fan in Leonard Bernstein, who summed up the characteristics of his compositions this way: "Vitality, optimism, enthusiasm, long lyrical line, rhythmic impetuosity, bristling counterpoint, brilliant textures, dynamic tension.'' As for the Beethoven, it's his revolutionary Symphony No. 3 (Eroica). Performances are Saturday at Pasadena Community Church, St. Petersburg; Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; Monday at Morsani Hall of Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, all at 7:30 p.m. $15.50-$50.50. (813) 229-7827 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286; floridaorchestra.org.

[Last modified February 16, 2006, 08:38:31]


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