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Arts Alive! podcast: Chelsea Gallo, The Florida Orchestra

Bill DeYoung



Today’s guest on the Arts Alive! podcast is Chelsea Gallo, resident conductor for The Florida Orchestra. Gallo was hired a year ago as assistant conductor, by music director Michael Francis, and recently received a promotion.

In the interview, Gallo explains the duties and responsibilities of a resident conductor, and talks about her transition from symphony violinist to conductor, and all the hard work that had to come in between.

Earlier this month, she was at the baton for TFO’s Pops in the Park concert, in front of 15,000 people in Vinoy Park, and will repeat the performance Nov. 5 at River Tower Park in Tampa.

Click on the arrow to listen to the interview.

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    Laurel Palmer

    December 10, 2023at10:12 pm

    Chelsea was amazing -we are so lucky to have this World Class orchestra
    in St Petersburg,

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    October 22, 2023at12:04 pm

    Chelsea did a great job with the performance at the Pops in the Park in St Pete

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