Faculty Highlights

Crozier Debuts Original Composition with The Florida Orchestra

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Florida Orchestra is recognized as the largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. Dedicated to bringing music to all people, the orchestra is a connecting force in the community, offering pre-concert talks, family and youth concerts, and other educational activities. 

For the 2017-2018 season, The Florida Orchestra will premiere five short celebratory fanfares written by faculty composers from universities around the state for its Florida Fanfare Project. Rollins professor of music, theory, and composition Daniel Crozier will debut his “Splendor Fountain” on Friday, January 19, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, followed by Saturday and Sunday performances in St. Petersburg at the Mahaffey Theater. A recipient of the Cornell Distinguished Teaching Award, Crozier has performed and recorded with the Fort Worth Opera, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and many more. 

The orchestra is co-commissioning the fanfares through a new partnership with the universities, which selected a faculty member from their composition departments to compose each work. The fanfares could be any genre, though they will relate to the rest of the concert program. 

For more information and to buy tickets, visit The Florida Orchestra’s website.