NFSO: 1940’s New York

October 24 @ 7:30 pm


NFSO brings you a bite of the Big Apple featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” and Aaron Copland’s sophisticated and

rarely-performed Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra. The evening concludes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last major composition, his highly-energetic and robust Symphonic Dances. NFSO conductor search

finalist Todd Craven will lead the symphony with special guest to be announced on clarinet. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $16 for students of NWFSC. Virtual tickets are also available for live streaming of the concert at

Todd Craven is known for his musical sensitivity and passion to promote classical music. Todd is the winner of the 2019 Los Angeles Conducting Competition and has held the positions of Assistant Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Assistant Conductor for the Florida Grand Opera and has recently led orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Toledo Symphony and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Co-Founder and Music Director of the Orlando Contemporary Chamber Orchestra, he is passionate about performing the works of living composers. In 2016, Orlando Arts Magazine said of the “captivating” premiere of Donald Yu’s Four Seasons, that Mr. Craven “held the ensemble together with precision, allowing each instrument to resonate while minding the role of the soloist.” Mr. Craven was a prize winning trumpet player and began his professional career as Principal Trumpet of the Sarasota Orchestra and performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony and was a frequent guest artist at the Sarasota Music Festival.