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NFSO Czech It Out! November 15 Concert

The 2014-15 season of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) is a "A Musical Voyage," that reflects a broad spectrum of artists, events and music from around the globe. Now in its 28th season, the NFSO is the Emerald Coast's premier, fully-professional orchestra. The orchestra performs in residence at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (CST) the NFSO's 28th season continues with "CZECH IT OUT!", an all-Czech program featuring Smetana's beloved tone poem The Moldau and Dvorák's magnificent Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104. Joining the orchestra will be Guest Artist Sergey Antonov, the 2007 Tchaikovsky International Competition Gold Medal Winner.

Hailed as "a brilliant cellist" by the legendary Mstislav Rostropovich, the much sought-after Antonov has performed at world-renowned venues from Russia's Great Hall at the Moscow Conservatory to Suntory Hall in Tokyo and he is a favored guest artist with the Newport Music Festival, where he made his American debut, four years ago.

In a review of Antonov in May 2013, Elisa Birdseye for Classical-Scene noted that he was "An artist of great warmth and musical brilliance . . . Antonov plays with near technical perfection and a fully mature sense of line. He is passionate or delicate where required, emotional without being sentimental, and generally just beautiful . . . When deep into the demanding physical parts of the music, sweaty and hair flying, he could easily walk onto the set of the TV drama True Blood as a powerful, other-worldly entity . . . (with his) chiseled good looks."

Sergey Antonov's guest appearance with the NFSO is sponsored by Drs. Tzong Jiunn Wu & Chun Hsin Chang. Tickets are $25 Adult and $18 for active duty military & their guests and $18 for youth age 18 or younger. NWFSC students may request 1 free ticket per student ID in person from the box office. Call or Click for tickets at (850) 729-6000 or the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office.

The NFSO's 2014-2015 "A Musical Voyage" season reflects the broad spectrum of artists, events and music from around the globe, including international Cirque acrobats performing live to symphony music, a night of glorious opera music and more. Season and individual concert tickets are now on sale. The NFSO is the region's premier professional orchestra and performs in residence at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. NFSO tickets are $25 adult, $18 for active duty military and their guests, and $18 for youth age 18 and younger. Contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office by phone at (850) 729-6000 or web at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. NWF State College students may request one free ticket per student ID, space permitting, in-person from the Box Office to regular season NFSO concerts.

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Two Decades of Classical Excellence

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) is the region's premiere professional symphony and was established in 1987. The NFSO performs in residence at the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida.  A custom orchestra shell, used for NFSO concerts at the center, provides patrons an optimum acoustical experience. The NFSO also performs at special events throughout the region, provides an extensive music education program for area youth, and has a vibrant guild of volunteers who support orchestra endeavors. The NFSO performs under the baton of Jeffrey Rink, who holds the Mattie Kelly Distinguished Endowed Teaching Chair in Orchestral Music and serves as the NFSO's full-time music director and conductor. View Mr. Rink's bio. View more on the NFSO mission and history.

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Discount for Active Duty Military

As a special tribute to those who serve in the US military, the NFSO is pleased to offer a discount ticket rate for active duty military of $18 per ticket to any NFSO concert for tickets purchased at-the-door by a military member showing ID. The box office opens at 6:00 pm the night of the concert for all at-the-door sales, including the new active duty military discount. There is a four ticket limit per person for the military discount. Call the Box Office at (850) 729-6000 for more information.

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