Special Concerts:
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

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This one-night-only concert is built on the phenomenal success of the FINAL FANTASY © video game series. 

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Coffee Concerts:
Viva Italia!

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Stuart Malina takes you on a tour of works with Italian themes, including Respighi’s Fountains of Rome, Verdi’s La Traviata Prelude to Act I and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts, too!

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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





Pops Concerts:
A Valentine’s Pops

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Take your sweetie to a night of romantic music from West Side Story, The Beatles, Love Story and even Star Wars. Stuart Malina conducts and plays piano; Maren Weinberger on vocals.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Family Concerts:
Peter and the Wolf

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Join Peter and his animal friends for an adventure through the woods and the meadow with Prokofiev’s classic tale, performed by a TFO woodwind quintet. Come early for activities and the Instrument Petting Zoo. Tickets just $5.

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:00am – HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Building

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Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:30am – HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Building

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:00am – Dunedin Fine Art Center

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:30am – Dunedin Fine Art Center

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:30am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Masterworks:
Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4

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Popular pianist Shai Wosner returns for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, as Michael Francis conducts. Also: American Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring, and the TFO premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 6.

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Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Inside Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4

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The Florida Orchestra brings the sublime concerto to the intimate Capitol Theatre, showcasing thoughtful virtuoso Shai Wosner, with commentary by Michael Francis.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:30pm – Capitol Theatre





Masterworks:
Ravel & Brahms

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Michael Francis is joined by pianist Javier Perianes for his TFO debut on Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G Major. Also: Brahms’ groundbreaking Symphony No. 1 and the TFO premiere of Andrew Norman’s colorful Unstuck.

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Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Rhapsody in Blue

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A rare treat: Michael Francis conducts while Stuart Malina is the soloist for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Also Satie’s Parade, Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On The Town and Milhaud’s La Création du monde. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts, too!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00am – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Pops Concerts:
Red Hot Blues

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Sultry Tampa Bay nights heat up with the music of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Count Basie. A lineup of jazz and blues greats show their stuff with St. Louis Blues, Night Train and Movin’ on Up. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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

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

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





Masterworks:
Brahms: A German Requiem

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Michael Francis conducts the orchestra and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Brahms’ moving German Requiem. Also: MacMillan’s The World’s Ransoming, featuring TFO English Horn Jeffrey Stephenson as soloist.

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Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00pm – Idlewild Baptist Church

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:00pm – Pasadena Community Church

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





Coffee Concerts:
Listen and Laugh

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What? Did someone say classical music can be stuffy? Not today. Stuart Malina serves up these classically fun works with complimentary coffee, doughnuts and a delightful sense of humor: Anderson’s The Typewriter, L. Mozart’s “Toy” Symphony, Schickele’s The Unbegun Symphony and more.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Masterworks:
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

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Stunning teen violinist Simone Porter makes her TFO debut with Mendelssohn’s highly popular Violin Concerto. Also: Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, “The Miracle,” and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9. Josep Caballé- Domenech conducts.

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Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Pops Concerts:
And the Tony Goes To…

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Tony Award winner Stuart Malina teams up with Tony nominee Christiane Noll and Phantom of the Opera star Hugh Panaro for a salute to Broadway with music from Funny Girl, Cabaret, Chicago, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia! and more.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Masterworks:
The Firebird Suite

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TFO Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer is the soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3, “Strassburg.” Also: Stravinsky’s powerful The Firebird Suite (1919), Debussy’s beloved Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and the TFO premiere of Faure’s Dolly Suite. Fawzi Haimor conducts.

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Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Coffee Concerts:
Bolero

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This concert with a Latin flair includes Bolero, España, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and Malagueña, conducted by Stuart Malina. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts, too!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00am – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Special Concerts:
Sing Out! Tampa Bay

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You love to sing in your car, your school, your church or even in the shower. Why not onstage with The Florida Orchestra?

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Masterworks:
Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony

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Michael Francis conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” a hallmark of the early romantic era, along with the TFO premiere of John Adams’ City Noir, inspired by Los Angeles “noir” films.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Rock Concerts:
The Police Experience

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It’s sure to be an arresting evening of music, when a rock band joins the orchestra for all your favorites: Roxanne, Walking on the Moon, Every Breath You Take, Message in a Bottle, Don’t Stand So Close to Me, and more.

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Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)





Park Concerts:
Free Pops in the Parks Concert

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It’s Mother’s Day! Show mom some love with an elaborate picnic and great symphonic music in a lovely waterfront park, ending in a fireworks finale. Bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest’s annual food drive, too.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 7:30pm – Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park





Pops Concerts:
Tango Caliente

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Fall under the spell of the dance of romance with familiar tango classics including La Cumparsita and Oblivion. All with tango dancers, a vocalist and a bandoneon. Jeff Tyzik conducts.

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Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)

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

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





Masterworks:
Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3

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The season finale features the rich, lush melodies of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3, along with Leonard Bernstein’s movie music from On the Waterfront. Also: The TFO premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, inspired by medieval music and chants. Stuart Malina conducts.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)

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Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)





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