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A soaring finale for masterworks season
By John Fleming
Published May 23, 2007
The Florida Orchestra winds up its masterworks season this weekend with the return of violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who will be the soloist in an homage to the birds of summer, The Lark Ascending, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Meyers has also played the Tchaikovsky violin concerto and a Mozart violin concerto with the orchestra in recent years.
Stefan Sanderling conducts the program, which has something of a British theme, with Scotsman James MacMillan's The Confession of Isobel Gowdie and Mendelssohn's musical travelogue of the Scottish highlands, Symphony No. 3 (Scottish).
Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday at Morsani Hall of Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; 8 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $17-$52. (813) 286-2403 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286; www.floridaorchestra.org.