It’s a good weekend to catch a concert at University of Tampa’s Sykes Chapel

Two free shows happen on Friday and Sunday.

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Sykes Chapel at University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. - Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
Sykes Chapel at University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida.


Fri., Sept. 7, 12 p.m.
Recitals at Noon Austria and Germany come to church when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann take center stage at University of Tampa’s Sykes Chapel, where violinist Nancy Chang, viola player Lei Liu, cellist Helga Winold and pianist Grigorios Zamparas come together for the first recital of UT’s new monthly music series. Free to attend, which is pretty offensive since this spot is one of the most beautiful places to hear music in Tampa.

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Best Pipes: Sykes Chapel at University of Tampa

Sun., Sept. 9, 3 p.m.
A French Baroque Harpsichord Recital: The Ordres of François Couperin Not sure if you saw the blurb on the Friday recital at University of Tampa’s Sykes chapel, but a show here is one that any self-respecting Tampa resident should experience. UT faculty member Duncan MacMillan mans the harpsichord, and the works of François Couperin — which represent the very refined pinnacle of French Baroque musical thought — take the spotlight when four complete ordres from the “Quatrième livre de Pièces de clavecin” are performed, for free, whether you’re a student or not.

Sykes Chapel at University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa. No cover. ut.edu.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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