Raymond James Pops:
Holiday Pops

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Have a jolly good time with the whole family at this popular Florida Orchestra tradition, filled with the joy of your favorite yuletide carols. Now with two matinees that won’t spoil anybody’s bedtime. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2:00pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Best of Ballet

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Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

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Journey back to the land of Hyrule to celebrate 30 years of the beloved “Legend of Zelda” video game franchise – performed live by The Florida Orchestra. Both classic repertoire and new scores will be expertly timed to high definition video on a big screen. 

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Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Free Holiday Concert

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Forget canned holiday music at the mall: The Florida Orchestra will perform a free, festive concert live at Westfield Citrus Park mall.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 6:30pm – Westfield Citrus Park Mall





Special Concerts:
TFO Live in Daytona Beach

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Florida’s largest professional orchestra pulls out all the stops for Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony, along with Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich on Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. Music Director Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:00pm – Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony

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Michael Francis conducts two showstoppers, with Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony and Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich on Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. Also: Debussy/Matthews’ The Sunken Cathedral; Shepherd’s Magiya

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Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Taste of Russia

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Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Raymond James Pops:
Bravo Broadway

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It’s the best of Broadway’s big shows, with enduring music from Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and Guys and Dolls. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Brahms, Mozart & Mendelssohn

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Thrilling young Principal Oboe John Upton makes his grand debut as soloist in Mozart’s lively Oboe Concerto. Also: Mendelssohn’s joyous Symphony No. 4, “Italian;” Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn; Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz No. 1. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Special Concerts:
Woodson Chamber Concerts

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This season TFO debuts a series of four Sunday afternoon chamber concerts at the Woodson African American Museum.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum





Coffee Concerts:
Symphony in C

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Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Coffee Concerts:
Young at Heart

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Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Happy Hour Concerts:
A Toast to the Classics

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A light and lively night, with Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Prokofiev’s Summer Day. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5:30pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)





Rock Concerts:
The Music of David Bowie

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Go on a symphonic odyssey that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s music and storytelling, with hits like Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes, Rebel Rebel, Fame, China Girl and more.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Gala Concert Featuring Itzhak Perlman

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Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman is a rare classical superstar, beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent. Michael Francis conducts.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Sing Out! Tampa Bay

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TFO’s inaugural Sing Out! Tampa Bay community concert was a huge success! So we’re doing it again.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00pm – First Baptist Church, St. Petersburg,





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2

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Be enchanted by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and entranced by Durufle’s gorgeous Requiem, featuring the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Also: Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane, with TFO Principal Harp Anna Kate Mackle. Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
American Celebration

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Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Happy Hour Concerts:
American Spirit[s]

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Music made in the USA, including a Duke Ellington Portrait, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and a real treat: Jeff Tyzik conducting his own work, New York Cityscape.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 5:30pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)





Raymond James Pops:
Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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Famed trumpeter Byron Stripling leads this parade of hot New Orleans jazz. The good times roll with music from Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Family Concerts:
Spring Program

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Join a Florida Orchestra chamber ensemble for a concert combined with interactive storytime, especially for young children. Admission is pay what you can.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00am – HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Building

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:30am – HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Building





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
The Dalí Experience

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It’s a surreal night for your senses, with superstar classical guitarist MILOŠ, dancers, artwork and music that inspired one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Salvador Dalí. Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

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Impressive. Emotional. Epic. Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” features the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and more than 250 people on stage.  Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8:00pm – Idlewild Baptist Church

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Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Coffee with Michael

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Spend the morning with charming Music Director Michael Francis as the orchestra performs some of his favorite works.  Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Happy Hour Concerts:
Scheherazade: A Fantasy in Music

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Love. Murder. Deceit. Rimsky-Korsakov’s haunting music weaves the classic tale of Scheherazade, with Michael Francis as your guide.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 5:30pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)





Raymond James Pops:
A Night at the Opera

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Music Director Michael Francis takes you on a glorious tour through the greatest hits of the opera house.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

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Experience the symphony that was almost lost forever — Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1 — along with Beethoven’s charming Piano Concerto No. 2. Ignat Solzhenitsyn plays piano and conducts.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1

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One of the most famous piano works, performed by one of the greatest pianists, Van Cliburn competition winner Vadym Kholodenko. Also: Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem; Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6. Nicholas Carter conducts.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
French Bonbons

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Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Raymond James Pops:
Singin’ and Swingin’: A Century of Ella

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Celebrate a century of the one and only Ella Fitzgerald. Join Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford and conductor Jeff Tyzik for the music that made the “First Lady of Song” unforgettable. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Family Concerts:
Spring Program

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Join a Florida Orchestra chamber ensemble for a concert combined with interactive storytime, especially for young children. Admission is pay what you can.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00am – Dunedin Fine Art Center

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:30am – Dunedin Fine Art Center





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Symphonie Fantastique

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Feel the force of Berlioz’s passion for his beloved in his Symphonie Fantastique. Also: Mason Bates’ The B-Sides, with electronica performed on a laptop; Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique.  Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Rock Concerts:
The Music of Journey

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The Florida Orchestra and fan favorite singer Brody Dolyniuk will have you swaying to some of Journey’s epic hits like Don’t Stop Believin’, Open Arms, Any Way You Want It, Faithfully and Separate Ways

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Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Park Concerts:
Free Pops in the Parks Concert

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Take the kids or impress your date with an elaborate picnic and symphonic music under the stars (we won’t tell it’s free). Bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest’s annual food drive, too.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:30pm – Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park





Raymond James Pops:
The American Songbook: Then and Now

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Tony DeSare spans the generations for marvelous music from America’s great songwriters, with hits like Kiss, Come Fly with Me, The Times They Are a Changin’ and Great Balls of Fire. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Family Concerts:
Spring Program

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Join a Florida Orchestra chamber ensemble for a concert combined with interactive storytime, especially for young children. Admission is pay what you can.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:30am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Inside the Music: Tchaikovsky

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Music Director Michael Francis combines a talk with musical demos by the orchestra, before a performance of the entire work. Admission is pay what you can.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30pm – Palladium Theater, St Petersburg





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

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Dejan Lazic performs Beethoven’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” in the spectacular TFO season finale with Michael Francis on the podium. Also: Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Symphony No. 5.

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Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





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