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Coffee Concerts

Lights, Camera, Action

Stuart Malina conducts this morning Coffee Concert that features select movements from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, Williams’ Theme from Schindler’s List and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, among other works. Don't miss the pre-concert conversation and complimentary coffee and doughnuts one hour before the concert.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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Pops Series

New Year's
From Vienna to New York

Welcome in the New Year with celebratory sounds from both Vienna and Broadway, including some of Mozart’s best-loved works, Johann Strauss, Jr.’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube, spirited polkas, marches and waltzes, together with hits from Broadway and the American songbook. Damon Gupton conducts.


Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Armed with flare and panache, Jennifer Koh promises to set afire Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, followed by his beloved favorite, Symphony No. 4, overflowing with emotions and lush symphonic sounds. The program opens with Schoenberg’s Canto. Tito Muñoz conducts.


Friday, January 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Romeo and Juliet

Barber evokes the spirit of the Baroque church organ in his Mutations from Bach for Brass and Timpani. Copland’s Piano Concerto captures a truly American musical atmosphere, while Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride Overture sets a Russian mood prior to Prokofiev’s sampling of the lush and passionate themes from Romeo and Juliet. Gerard Schwarz conducts.


Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Rock Series

Radiohead+Brahms Mash-Up

Experience a new sound world of Radiohead songs from their landmark OK Computer album...Airbag, Paranoid Android, Karma Police and more...all combined in a mystical mix with the dramatic and soaring themes of Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Creator and arranger, Steve Hackman conducts.


Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Special Concerts

The Florida Orchestra Gala

Among his numerous honors, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma is a Kennedy Center Honoree, a 17-time GRAMMY Award winner, and a recipient of the National Medal of the Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Tito Muñoz conducts.


Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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Masterworks

Faure's Requiem

Dutilleux conjures up otherworldly sounds and haunting timbres in Métaboles, which is an apt prelude to Ravel’s Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose) ballet with its stunning orchestral colors weaving together the worlds of childhood innocence and fairytale characters. Faure seems to defy the theme of death in his requiem, which is so full of life-affirming musical beauty. Michael Francis conducts.


Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

Rhapsody & Romance

Stuart Malina conducts this concert featuring selections from Bernstein’s West Side Story, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Bizet’s Carmen,  among other works. Don't miss the pre-concert conversation and complimentary coffee and doughnuts one hour before the concert.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Denzal Sinclaire Performs
The Nat King Cole Songbook

Denzal Sinclaire and his satin-smooth voice celebrate the heart-winning ballads of the great Nat King Cole...with such hits as Mona Lisa, When I Fall in Love, You Made Me Love You, Embraceable You, I’m in the Mood for Love and Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, among others. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Beethoven's Symphony No. 4

Wagner’s overture offers a powerful distillation of music from Tannhäuser, a tale of redemption through love. Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 contrasts eloquently dramatic and sweetly lyrical lines with electrifying and virtuosic displays. Beethoven closes the evening with beautiful themes of his Symphony No. 4 evoking majesty, mystery, drama, serenity and joy. Perry So conducts.


Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Family Concerts

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

In partnership with St. Petersburg’s freeFall Theatre, musicians of The Florida Orchestra bring this classic children’s story to life. Discover the little, middle, and big instruments of the orchestra and how they help us tell stories.


Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM
freeFall Theatre     

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:45 AM
freeFall Theatre     

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday Morning Musicale     

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Friday Morning Musicale     


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Masterworks

Mozart & Brahms

Thomas Adès Three Studies from Couperin provides an engaging adaptation of this French Baroque composer’s delightful harpsichord studies. Violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo performs Mozart’s Turkish Concerto with its joyful exuberance and gypsy-like flair for showmanship. Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 closes the evening. Joshua Weilerstein conducts.


Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

A Taste of Opera

Featuring Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida and Wagner’s Rienzi Overture, among other works, Stuart Malina conducts the morning Coffee Concert, with complimentary coffee and doughnuts served before the performance.


Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

John Williams: Star Wars & More!

It’s a celebration of John Williams’ extraordinary film music from Superman, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hook, E.T. and Schindler’s List...along with a cosmic hit parade of themes from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, A New Hope and The Phantom Menace. Bob Bernhardt conducts.


Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Masterworks

Russian Extravaganza

This all Russian program begins with Stravinksky’s Petrushka, the tragic tale of puppets endowed with human vulnerabilities.  Intertwining the themes of life and death, Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead sets a mood of mystery and contemplation. The evening closes with Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous yet tragic tale of love in his symphonic poem Francesca da Rimini. Michael Francis conducts.


Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Mahler's Symphony No. 4

The night begins with Strauss’ intimate interplay of 13 wind instruments in Serenade for Winds, prior to Barber’s nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with its recollections of idyllic childhood memories. Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 shares a unique mood of joyous and lovely melodies throughout, featuring the soprano in the radiant finale. Cristian Macelaru conducts.


Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

2015/16 Season Sneak Peek

Treat yourself to this special “preview” concert for a sneak peek and an ear full of musical highlights planned for the upcoming season, all with symphonic favorites on the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series as well toe-tapping hits and familiar tunes on the Raymond James Pops series. Damon Gupton conducts.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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A Gershwin Celebration:
Porgy and Bess in Concert

It’s a salute to the genius of George and Ira Gershwin that begins with such favorites as the overture to Funny Face, Lullaby, Rialto Ripples Rag, Cuban Overture and more...with the second half showcasing the best-loved highlights from Porgy and Bess...I Loves You Porgy, Summertime, and It Ain’t Necessarily So, among others. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Scheherazade

Jennifer Higdon’s lovely and mystical blue cathedral invites one to simply be with her music. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 offers sparkling dance rhythms and forceful fugal passages as a frame around the meditative centerpiece of this concerto. The gorgeous violin theme of Scheherazade weaves in and out of this orchestral tale of a thousand and one nights. Mei-Ann Chen conducts.


Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Hilary Kole Pays Tribute to
Judy Garland

Hilary Kole will take you “Over the Rainbow” and beyond in a night of Judy Garland’s favorite songs from such classic films as Meet Me in St. Louis, Broadway Melody, A Star is Born, and The Wizard of Oz. Join TFO Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina for this unforgettable tribute to the actress and singer Fred Astaire described as “the greatest entertainer who ever lived.”


Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

The Planets

The concert opens with Barber’s The School for Scandal Overture, full of wit, spirit, brilliance and bravura. Mozart showcases the bassoon’s lyrical and playful qualities in his Bassoon Concerto, awash with sunny melodies. Holst’s popular The Planets is a powerful cosmic kaleidoscope of symphonic sounds portraying the many “moods” of the planets. Marcelo Lehninger conducts.


Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Rock Series

The Music of The Who

Celebrate The Who in a night of hits from such iconic albums as Tommy, Quadrophenia, Who’s Next and Who Are You, among others. Brent Havens conducts.


Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Special Concerts

Singin' in the Rain

This film masterpiece comes to life with live orchestral accompaniment and award-winning on-screen performances by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Constantine Kitsopoulos conducts.


Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Family Concerts

Whimsical Winds

Join Florida Orchestra wind players to explore some of Dali’s whimsical ideas and just what makes wind instruments so fun!


Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Dali Museum     

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Dali Museum     

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Friday Morning Musicale     

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:45 AM
Friday Morning Musicale     


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Coffee Concerts

Kick Up Your Heels

Enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts at this morning concert featuring select movements from Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 6 and Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite, among other works. Stuart Malina conducts.


Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Let Freedom Ring:
An American Salute

It’s a Memorial Day weekend celebration of the American spirit through such favorites as Colonel Bogey March, Stars and Stripes Forever, National Emblem March, Liberty Bell March and St. Louis Blues March. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Beethoven & Sibelius

Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide kicks off the concert with lively melodies, bursts of boundless energy and raucous rhythms prior to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, brimming with infectious joy and sprightly themes. The evening closes with an intriguing, evolving sonic soundscape reflecting Sibelius’ reverence for and love of nature in his Symphony No. 5. Larry Rachleff conducts.


Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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