Raymond James Pops:
Holiday Pops

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Pure holiday magic you can’t buy at the mall, featuring the velvet voice of American Idol star and St. Pete native Michael Lynche. A perfect gift for the whole family.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Orchestra a la Carte

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It’s your turn to choose what the orchestra performs. Will it be Barber of Seville or Orpheus in the Underworld? Swan Lake or The Nutcracker March? Audience choice. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Home Alone in Concert

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A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by The Florida Orchestra.  © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

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Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Masterworks:
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

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Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue comes to life with Cuban jazz pianist Aldo López-Gavilán. Also: Still’s jazz-inspired Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American,” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Thomas Wilkins conducts.

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Friday, January 4, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Woodson Chamber Concert:
Let’s Dance Through the Ages

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The ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum





Coffee Concerts:
Spirit of America

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A salute to American composers, featuring Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, Gould’s Second American Symphonette and Joplin’s The Entertainer. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Happy Hour Concerts:
American Jazz

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Jeff Tyzik conducts works from great composers like Gershwin and Joplin.  Arrive early and indulge in the endless food and beverage options for purchase at Heights Public Market.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:30pm – Armature Works





Raymond James Pops:
Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie

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Celebrate a century of the legendary Nat King Cole and his unforgettable daughter Natalie with hits like Route 66, When I Fall in Love, Inseparable and, of course, Unforgettable.  Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, January 11, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Masterworks:
Schubert’s Symphony No. 9

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Joshua Weilerstein returns to conduct Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great,” as well as rock star cellist Joshua Roman on Bates’ Cello Concerto, and Still’s Poem for Orchestra.

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Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Rock Concerts:
The Music of Tom Petty

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Born in Gainesville, the late Tom Petty grew into an American legend. TFO pays tribute to one of Florida’s own with songs like Free Fallin’, Mary Jane’s Last Dance, American Girl and many more. Brent Havens conducts.

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Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Star Wars Episode V Live

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Experience Star Wars as never before with the live performance of Star Wars Live In Concert: Episode V – Empire Strikes Back!

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8:00pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Raymond James Pops:
Dreams of Spain

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In Latin-inspired gems from Bizet to Bernstein, star soprano Camille Zamora takes audiences on a musical journey into the Spanish soul. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Coffee Concerts:
Beautiful Bohemia

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Michael Francis leads a morning of Bohemian classics, including Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 10 and Smetana’s Sarka (My Country). Free coffee and doughnuts.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Sing Out! Tampa Bay

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This community concert has become an annual tradition. People from all corners of Tampa Bay unite as one voice with The Florida Orchestra.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 7:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Gala Concert:
An Intimate Evening with Seal

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Four-time Grammy Award winner and international star Seal will perform with The Florida Orchestra at its annual gala concert.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Woodson Chamber Concert:
Afternoon with a String Quartet

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The ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum





Masterworks:
The Planets

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The Planets align with NASA images on the big screen for the 100th anniversary of Holst’s sonic trip through the galaxy. Also: Debussy’s Nocturnes. Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Inside the Music:
Inside Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27

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Michael Francis will be your guide to Mozart with live orchestra demos before a performance of the entire work. Admission is pay what you can at the door.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:30pm – Palladium Theater, St Petersburg





Masterworks:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Michael Francis leads a rare performance of the full work, proving A Midsummer Night’s Dream is so much more than the famous “Wedding March.” Also, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 with Anne-Marie McDermott.

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Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8:00pm – Palladium Theater, St Petersburg

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Symphonic Shakespeare

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Music inspired by The Bard, including Porter’s Brush Up Your Shakespeare and selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Family Concerts:
Meet the Brass

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Explore the sounds and history behind each member of the brass family.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00am – Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:15am – Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater





Raymond James Pops:
Women Rock

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A tribute to the women who changed rock ‘n’ roll forever, including Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar and more. Bob Bernhardt conducts.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Woodson Chamber Concert:
Women in Music

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The ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg. 

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum





Happy Hour Concerts:
The Romance of France

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French works that are simply fantastique! Featuring Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale. Stuart Malina conducts. Arrive early and indulge in the endless food and beverage options for purchase at Heights Public Market.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6:30pm – Armature Works





Coffee Concerts:
The French Connection

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French works that are simply fantastique! Featuring Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette and Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Family Concerts:
Meet the Brass

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Explore the sounds and history behind each member of the brass family.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00am – James Museum, St. Petersburg

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Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:15am – James Museum, St. Petersburg





Raymond James Pops:
Broadway Tonight

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Performers straight from Broadway revisit your favorite classics along with new hits from today’s hottest shows, featuring songs from Hamilton, South Pacific, Evita and many more. William Waldrop conducts.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Masterworks:
The Creation

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Haydn’s crowning achievement describes the creation of the world, from first light to the Garden of Eden, in a resounding choral masterpiece, featuring the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8:00pm – Idlewild Baptist Church

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Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Masterworks:
Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1

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Michael Francis leads one of the world’s most sought-after pianists, Benjamin Grosvenor, on Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, along with a deeply moving performance of Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night.

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Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Classical Currents

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Immerse yourself in music inspired by water, including Handel’s Water Music, Strauss’ The Blue Danube and Mancini’s Moon River. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Raymond James Pops:
Ragtime, Blues and All That Jazz

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Byron Stripling showcases ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton, along with blues legends B.B. King and Muddy Waters, capping it off with an all-out jam session. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Family Concerts:
Meet the Brass

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Explore the sounds and history behind each member of the brass family.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00am – Glazer Children’s Museum

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 12:15pm – Glazer Children’s Museum





Woodson Chamber Concert:
Clarinet, Viola, and Piano Trio

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The ultimate Sunday afternoon, surrounded by art and music at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg. 

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00pm – Woodson African American Museum





Masterworks:
Brahms’ Symphony No. 1

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Guest conductor Gemma New leads a concert highlighting the influence of women, with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Schumann’s Manfred Overture, as well as TFO’s own Sarah Shellman on Anna Clyne’s The Seamstress.

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Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Coffee Concerts:
Taste of Vienna

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Savor the best of Vienna, with Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte Overture, Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture and Strauss Jr.’s Roses from the South Waltz. Daniel Black conducts.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Raymond James Pops:
The Music of John Williams

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Featuring one mega-hit after another from the master of movie music himself. With a career spanning six decades, John Williams has composed the most recognizable scores in cinematic history. Daniel Black conducts.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Masterworks:
Mahler’s Symphony No. 1

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Mahler’s spellbinding Symphony No. 1 is framed by Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood and Norman’s ridiculously virtuosic percussion concerto Switch, featuring Colin Currie. Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Park Concerts:
Free Pops in the Park

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Whether you come with a date or the whole family, the music is just right. Features film scores, Broadway hits and symphonic favorites. Bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest.

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Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:30pm – Coachman Park, Clearwater

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Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 7:30pm – Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Tampa





Inside the Music:
Inside Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5

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Michael Francis will be your guide to Shostakovich with live orchestra demos before a performance of the entire symphony. Admission is pay what you can.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:30pm – Palladium Theater, St Petersburg





Masterworks:
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

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Tchaikovsky’s dashing yet graceful Violin Concerto is performed by TFO Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer. Also: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)