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How has ‘Messiah’ stayed popular for nearly 300 years?

When Michael Francis, The Florida Orchestra and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay team up for their production of Handel’s Messiah this week, they will add another notch to a…

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On a house not so far, far away, a Star Wars ‘orchestra of lights’

A Tampa Bay couple combines their passion for music and technology into one stellar “orchestra of lights” on their home. Even the maestro dropped by for the Star Wars vs. Star Trek display. You can still see it through Jan. 5!

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7 concerts in 7 venues in 7 days — well, almost

In just one week, The Florida Orchestra performed for nearly 30,000 people -- almost all for free. It was an exhilarating, exhausting run as musicians and staff, led by Music Director Michael Francis, traveled to Pasco County, Tampa and St. Petersburg for hospital, youth, side-by-side and park concerts.

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