2013/2014 Season - Raymond James Pops
Saturdays in St. Petersburg – 8 concerts
Cirque de la Symphonie
Sat, Oct 26, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Back by popular demand, Cirque de la Symphonie returns with a breathtaking variety of seemingly impossible acts by some of the world’s premiere cirque artists. The Florida Orchestra accompanies these extraordinary performers in a broad selection of symphonic favorites. Jeff Tyzik conducts.
Sat, Nov 16, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
It’s a celebration of great dance tunes and styles with award-winning dancers showing their stuff with the tango, waltz, cha-cha-chá, Charleston, blues, swing, 50s rock favorites and even dance hits from Broadway and films, including West Side Story and Dirty Dancing. Jeff Tyzik conducts.
Sat, Dec 14, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Get in the spirit of the season with The Skater’s Overture, Silent Night, Ave Maria, Behold the Lights, Gesu Bambino, O Holy Night, Deck the Halls, Three Holiday Songs from Home Alone, Rudolph Rag, Wexford Carol, Christmas Reel, highlights from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, and more...all with the 150 voices of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Jeff Tyzik conducts.
Bond & Beyond
Sat, Jan 18, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Bond and Beyond is a full-blown salute to the world of spies, sleuths, double agents, detectives and bungling inspectors with music from You Only Live Twice, Pink Panther, Diamonds Are Forever, Austin Powers, Goldfinger, Secret Agent Man, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, The World Is Not Enough, From Russia with Love, Dick Tracy, Skyfall and more. Michael Krajewski conducts.
An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Sat, Feb 15, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
For Valentine’s Day weekend, it’s a night of best-loved songs from Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music and State Fair. Stuart Malina conducts.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Sat, Mar 8, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Hailed as “one of the leading voices in Celtic music” by the Los Angeles Times, Cathie Ryan will soothe the soul and lift your spirit with lovely Irish lyrics, beloved ballads and traditional tunes of the Emerald Isle in this musical prelude to St. Patrick’s Day...all with an Irish band and dancers. Jeff Tyzik conducts.
A Tribute to Benny Goodman
Sat, Apr 5, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
A foremost interpreter of Benny Goodman, Dave Bennett and his sextet join the orchestra for a swinging night of such classics as Let’s Dance, Bugle Call Rag, I Got Rhythm, And the Angels Sing, Blues in the Night, Goody Goody, Sing Sing Sing, Stompin’ at the Savoy, Poor Butterfly, Moonglow, Avalon and more. Jeff Tyzik conducts.
A Stars & Stripes Hit Parade
Sat, May 24, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
It’s a Memorial Day weekend of overtures, marches and Americana favorites, including an Armed Forces Salute, Washington Post March, Colonel Bogey March, Yankee Doodle, Copland’s Hoedown and Saturday Night Waltz, music by John Williams and more. Bob Bernhardt conducts.