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New Music About Florida Debuts at USF

The new work, Florida Miniatures by Alyssa Morris, was inspired by paintings of Florida's history by artist Christopher Still.

This Sunday at USF Barness Recital Hall, there will be a world premiere of Florida Miniatures by Alyssa Morris.

The work was commissioned by oboist Amy Collins and flutist Francesca Arnone of the trio Amici Musicale, as well as Florida painter Christopher Still.

They had help with funding grants from the University of South Florida and the Gobioff Foundation, but they’re footing the rest of the cost themselves.

Collins and Still wanted music expressly written to accompany the murals he was commissioned to paint for the state of Florida. It’s something they’ve been talking about for more than ten years, during a time they’ve been presenting music and painting together.

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