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 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





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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Bring a date or the whole family for free music under the stars, from Brahms to Beauty and the Beast, Superman and Star Wars. Bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest’s annual food drive, too. Ryan Haskins conducts.

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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, Imagine 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 Anna Kate Mackle on harp and John Shaw on percussion for a concert exploring rhythm and melody, especially for young children in preschool through second grade. 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)





Special Concerts:
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone™ – In Concert

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The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature The Florida Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)





2017/2018 Season:
Carmina Burana

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Michael Francis, conductor
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
Lumina Youth Choirs
Deah McReynolds, director

Tippett: Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
Orff: Carmina Burana

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Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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

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





2017/2018 Season:
Orchestra Showpieces

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





2017/2018 Season:
Swing is the Thing

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Jump ‘n’ jive from the 1940s right into the jukebox tunes of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Featuring clarinet sensation Dave Bennett, Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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

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

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





2017/2018 Season:
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

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Michael Francis, conductor

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”
Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

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Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7

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Michael Francis, conductor
Alain Lefevre, piano

Bartok: Dance Suite
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 4 (1926)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

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

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

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





2017/2018 Season:
Classical America

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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, November 9, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Marvin Hamlisch & More

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The orchestra honors one singular sensation – the late Marvin Hamlisch, in a concert featuring his beloved songs, along with the music that inspired him from Gershwin, Bernstein and more. Lee Musiker conducts.

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Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Jeffrey Multer Plays Bruch

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Larry Rachleff, conductor
Jeffrey Multer, violin

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Schubert: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis

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

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





2017/2018 Season:
Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

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Stuart Malina, conductor
Alex Kerr, violin

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

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Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Sounds of Celebration

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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 6, 2017 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
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. Brian Byrne conducts.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Jahja Ling Conducts Beethoven

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Jahja Ling, conductor
Jessie Chang, piano

Weber: Oberon Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

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Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Musicians in the Spotlight

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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, January 10, 2018 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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





2017/2018 Season:
Rodgers & Hammerstein

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Broadway star Lisa Vroman wraps up a few of our favorite things from Rodgers & Hammerstein including songs from The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma! and more. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Dvorak’s Cello Concerto

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Michael Francis, conductor
Maximilian Hornung, violoncello

Smetana: Ma Vlast (The Moldau)
Janacek: Sinfonietta
Dvorak: Cello Concerto

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Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Best of British

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Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Music Director Michael Francis. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Music of Star Trek & Star Wars

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An intergalactic battle pits Trekkies against The Force for one stellar concert. With music from the Star Trek TV show and movies, along with Star Wars classics by John Williams, everybody wins. Michael Francis conducts.

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Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Romeo and Juliet & West Side Story

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Michael Francis, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Bernstein: Prelude, Fugues and Riffs
HK Gruber: Aerial
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Dvorák’s The New World Symphony

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Michael Francis, conductor
Aldo López-Gavilán, Piano

Michael Ippolito: Title TBD (World Premiere)
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From The New World”

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Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Center Stage

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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 28, 2018 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Hot Latin Nights with The Mambo Kings

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Jeff Tyzik teams up with The Mambo Kings for a night of Latin-inspired hits, with music by Piazzolla, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Santana’s Oye Como Va, and their own spicy Salsa stylings.

 

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Beethoven!

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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, March 14, 2018 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
A Little Night Music

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Lynn Harrell, conductor and violoncello

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2
Bruch: Kol Nidrei
Schubert: Symphony No. 5

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Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Latin Flair

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TFO’s principal pops conductor gets your morning moving with Latin music from Manuel de Falla, Astor Piazzolla and more.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
R & B Legends with Michael Lynche

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American Idol star Michael Lynche joins forces with top pops arranger Jeff Tyzik for the music of James Brown, Otis Redding, Luther Vandross and Marvin Gaye.

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Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26

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Elim Chan, conductor
Louis Schwizgebel, piano

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26, “Coronation;”
Widmann: Con Brio
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

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Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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





2017/2018 Season:
Verdi’s Requiem

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Michael Francis, conductor
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay

Verdi: Requiem

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Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
The Golden Age

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Send off TFO’s 50th season with music written by history’s greatest composers at age 50.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





2017/2018 Season:
Celebrate Broadway

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Join Broadway star Daniel Narducci and the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay for an evening of Broadway showstoppers from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Camelot and more. Bob Bernhardt conducts.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4

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Michael Francis, conductor
James Ehnes, violin

Shchedrin: Concerto for Orchestra No. 1, “Naughty Limericks”
James Newton Howard: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

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Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

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Michael Francis, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

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Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





2017/2018 Season:
Patriotic Salute

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In honor of Memorial Day, the orchestra salutes the American spirit, with music from America’s greatest popular composers, from John Philip Sousa to John Williams. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





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