Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

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Michael Francis opens his second season in grand style, with Beethoven’s towering Ninth Symphony and its glorious “Ode to Joy,” featuring The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Also: Poulenc’s Gloria. With a Sunday matinee!

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Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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





Raymond James Pops:
Cirque de la Symphonie

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You’ll flip for the Pops season opener, with cirque-style acrobats, aerialists, strongmen and contortionists performing in front of (and above!) the orchestra as it plays classical favorites.

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Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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

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Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Rock Concerts:
Daryl Stuermer: The Music of Genesis

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Daryl Stuermer of super group Genesis rocks out with TFO for some of the band’s greatest hits, including I Can’t Dance, Your Own Special Way, Invisible Touch, No Son of Mine and more.

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Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Park Concerts:
Free Pops in the Parks Concert

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Grab a picnic basket and enjoy a free concert under the stars with a program of pop tunes, film scores, Broadway hits…all with the evening ending in Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture. Bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest’s annual food drive! Collection points will be available throughout the parks.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00pm – Vinoy Park, St Petersburg

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Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 7:00pm – River Tower Park, Tampa





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Jeremy Denk Plays Ravel

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Jeremy Denk performs Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand. Also on the program: Stravinsky’s Song of the Nightingale, Dvorak’s The Wood Dove, and Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Karina Canellakis conducts.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
A Patriotic Salute

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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 27, 2016 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Raymond James Pops:
Ray Charles, Motown and Beyond

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Ellis Hall pays tribute to legendary singer, Ray Charles, whose five-decade career included hits like I Can’t Stop Loving You, Unchain My Heart, Hit the Road Jack and Georgia on My Mind.

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Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

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Michael Francis conducts Mozart’s greatest symphony, No. 41, “Jupiter,” along with brilliant young violinist Benjamin Beilman on Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Also: Stravinsky’s Symphony in C.

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Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Songs of the Sea: Britten, Elgar & Debussy

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Feel the ebb and flow of the sea with Britten’s Four Sea Interludes, Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Debussy’s La Mer. Also dive into The Work at Hand by Jake Heggie. Michael Francis conducts. 

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Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Gilbert & Sullivan

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Enduring gems from Gilbert and Sullivan classics like H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Raymond James Pops:
Great American Pops: From Fiedler to Williams

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A night of hits that honor the great tradition of American pops, with music the great Arthur Fiedler made famous including the master of modern film scoring himself: John Williams.

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Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

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It’s Beethoven performed by the very best, with Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Also: Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. Joshua Weilerstein conducts.

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Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





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. With a matinee that won’t spoil anybody’s bedtime.

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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)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony

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Michael Francis conducts Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony,” and Debussy/Matthews’ The Sunken Cathedral. Also on the program: violinist Augustin Hadelich on Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole; and 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.

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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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Starring Principal Oboe John Upton as the soloist in Mozart’s lively Oboe Concerto. Also on the program: 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)





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)





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 music spanning five decades, the show includes hits 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)





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)





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.

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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)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
The Dalí Experience Featuring MILOŠ

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A concert devoted to music that Salvador Dalí, featuring images of Dalí’s paintings, dancers and renowned virtuoso guitarist MILOŠ, all under the baton of Michael Francis.

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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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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 he shares the inside stories behind 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)





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.

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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)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Symphonie Fantastique

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The orchestra tells the story of French composer Hector Berlioz in his Symphonie Fantastique. Also on the program: Mason Bates’ The B-Sides and Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3. 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.

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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)





Tampa Bay Times Masterworks:
Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

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