Taneycomo Festival Orchestra Begins Fifth Season



by Sam Clanton


BRANSON, Mo. – A free-admission, classical concert series returns to the Branson area as the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra begins its fifth season under the leadership of Dr. Larkin Sanders.

The Executive Artistic Director first got the idea for TFO while finishing up her master’s degree and attending a classical music festival in Wisconsin…



Larkin, a classically-trained clarinetist, says each concert in the series features a new selection of music…





The concert series began Sunday and continues almost daily through Saturday, June 25th. Below is a complete list of upcoming concerts:


10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 14

@ Taneyhills Library

“Children’s Concert Preview”

Narrator and Small Ensemble


7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 14

@ Branson Hills Golf Club

TFO All-Star Soloists


7:30 PM, Wednesday, June 15

Twilight on the Terrace

Greatest Hits of TFO Fundraiser

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7:30 PM, Thursday, June 16

@ Vintage Paris Cafe

TFO Winds


7:30 PM, Friday, June 17

@ Branson High School Auditorium

Taneycomo Festival Orchestra


Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino

Grieg, Piano Concerto

featuring Nick Susi

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5


2:00 PM, Saturday, June 18

@ Branson High School Auditorium

TFO Percussion Ensemble


7:30 PM, Saturday, June 18

@ The Old Stone Church



7:00 PM, Sunday, June 19

@ Branson Landing

Taneycomo Festival Jazz Orchestra

Sponsored by the Branson Parks and Recreation Department


7:30 PM, Monday, June 20

@ Black Horse Pub

TFO Brass Quintet


10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 21

@ Branson Cedar Ridge Elementary and


7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 21

@ Branson High School Auditorium

“Children’s Concert” featuring Aliens!

Composed by Jamie Wind Whitmarsh


7:30 PM, Wednesday, June 22

@ Vino Cellars

Taneycomo Festival Saxophone Quartet


7:30 PM, Thursday, June 23

@ Fellowship at Cross Creek

Music by Living Composers

featuring TFO Composers


2:00 PM, Friday, June 24

@ Branson High School

“Reeding Party” All clarinetists welcome.

Join us for a clarinet ensemble reeding party plus the opportunity to try mouthpieces and gear from D’Addario Woodwinds! All participants will receive free reed samples.


7:30 PM, Friday, June 24

@ First Presbyterian Church

Music for Healing

featuring the Branson Chorale and the TFO Chamber Players


6:30 PM, Saturday, June 25

@ First Presbyterian Church

Book Signing

The Creation of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra: The Performer’s Field Guide to Music Festival Foundation

by Dr. Larkin Sanders, Executive-Artistic Director


7:30 PM, Saturday, June 25

@ First Presbyterian Church

Grand Finale

Taneycomo Festival Orchestra

Ravel, Boléro

Mozart, Concerto No. 4 for horn

featuring Kyra Sims in honor of Greg Davis

Saint-Säens, Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

featuring Marcia Schmper-Carlock


For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/taneycomofestivalorchestra.


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