Phase 3

We are proud to continue this journey with you in the final phase of our reimagined 2020/21 season. Below you will find information about Phase 3 concerts, which run mid-February through May, under the leadership of Michael Francis.

For Phase 3, we will continue to offer shorter concerts with no intermission only at the Mahaffey Theater with limited capacity. The protocols developed in conjunction with the Mahaffey are the reason we have been able to bring you live music during the pandemic, and we believe they are the best way to provide maximum safety going forward. For full safety measures, click here.

We’re also continuing our free live-stream and on-demand video of concerts for those subscribers who choose to attend concerts virtually from home.

We are accommodating subscribers’ requests at this time. Tickets to the general public will go on sale on Feb 3.

All concerts at the MAHAFFEY THEATER in St. Petersburg. All concerts subject to change.

Raymond James Pops

Broadway Sings

Stuart Malina, conductor
Debbie Gravitte, vocalist

Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte takes center stage for beloved classics from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, and more. Features Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, Surrey with the Fringe on Top and selections from Chicago.

Sat, Feb 13, 2 pm
Sat, Feb 13, 8 pm

Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Telemann to Mozart

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor & harpsichord

Telemann: Concerto Polonois
Telemann: Overture Burlesque
Gretry: Orchestral suite from Zémire et Azor
Mozart: Symphony No. 33

Sat, Feb 20, 2 pm
Sat, Feb 20, 8 pm
Part of St. Petersburg Celebration of the Arts

Masterworks: Soundwaves

Mozart’s Horn Concerto

Daniel Black, conductor
David Smith, horn

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 3
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1

Sat, Feb 20, 5 pm

Coffee Concert

Beethoven Birthday Bash

Stuart Malina, conductor
Marco Jimenez, piano Justine LeBaron Young Artist Competition Winner 2019

Celebrate 250 years of the great composer with an all-Beethoven program, including his Symphony No. 4 and more. Note: We are not able to serve our usual coffee and doughnuts at this time.

Thu, Feb 25, 11 am

Raymond James Pops

Dan Black & The (TFO) Brass Cats

Daniel Black, conductor

The unparalleled brass and percussion of The Florida Orchestra take you from the dance hall to the cinema, with favorites from the Golden Age of Swing, Star Wars, The Beatles and more.

Sat, Feb 27, 2 pm
Sat, Feb 27, 8 pm

Tampa Bay Times Masterworks


Michael Francis, conductor

Ahmed Alabaca: Across the Calm Waters of Heaven – A Piece for Peace
Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto for Oboe No. 2
Max Richter: On the Nature of Daylight
Vaughan Williams: Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Barber: Adagio for Strings

Sat, Mar 13, 2 pm
Sat, Mar 13, 8 pm OR Free Live Stream
Sun, Mar 14, 2 pm

Masterworks: Soundwaves

Mozart’s Gran Partita

Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 for winds is one of the most beautiful and poignant in all classical music.

Sat, Mar 13, 5 pm
Sun, Mar 14, 5 pm

Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Beethoven & Haydn
Featuring Robert Smith on Trumpet

Daniel Black, conductor
Robert Smith, trumpet

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Overture
Ravel: Le Tombeau Couperin
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

Sat, Mar 20, 2 pm
Sat, Mar 20, 8 pm
Sun, Mar 21, 2 pm

Masterworks: Soundwaves

TFO Percussion

TFO percussionists present music from contemporary American composers in a kaleidoscope of sounds at this special concert.

Sat, Mar 20, 5 pm
Sun, Mar 21, 5 pm

Coffee Concert

French Connection

Stuart Malina, conductor

A fantastique concert with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Debussy’s Petite Suite, Offenbach’s Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld and more. Note: We are not able to serve coffee and doughnuts at this time.

Thu, Mar 25, 11 am

Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Featuring Jeffrey Multer

Michael Francis, conductor
Jeffrey Multer, violin

Florence B. Price (arrg. Still): Dances in the Canebrakes
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme of Corelli

Sat, Apr 10, 2 pm
Sat, Apr 10, 8 pm OR Free Live Stream 
Sun, Apr 11, 2 pm

Coffee Concert

Mozart & Beethoven

Stuart Malina, conductor

Stuart Malina taps into the dark power of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Faure’s Pelleas et Melisande. Note: We are not able to serve coffee and doughnuts at this time.

Wed, Apr 14, 11 am
Thu, Apr 15, 11 am

Raymond James Pops

Fly Me to the Moon

Daniel Black, conductor
Charles Lazarus, trumpet
Tonia Hughes, vocalist

Trumpeter Charles Lazarus and The Florida Orchestra swing through imaginative arrangements of jazz standards and big band classics such as Embraceable You, It Don’t Mean a Thing and, of course, Fly Me to the Moon.

Sat, Apr 17, 2 pm
Sat, Apr 17, 8 pm
Sun, Apr 18, 2 pm

Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Dvorak’s New World Symphony

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha Ballet Suite
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Sat, May 1, 2 pm
Sat, May 1, 8 pm OR Free Live Stream 

Coffee Concert

Classics Go Retro

Stuart Malina, conductor

Great composers inspired by musical styles from 300 years ago, including Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Respighi’s The Birds. Note: We are not able to serve coffee and doughnuts at this time.

Wed, May 5, 11 am
Thu, May 6, 11 am

Raymond James Pops

Rhapsody in Blue

Stuart Malina, conductor & pianist

Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina is sure to dazzle leading the orchestra from the keyboard in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Everything you love about Gershwin in one concert, including Broadway songs.

Sat, May 22, 2 pm
Sat, May 22, 8 pm
Sun, May 23, 2 pm

Tampa Bay Times Masterworks

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

Michael Francis, conductor

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Sat, May 29, 2 pm
Sat, May 29, 8 pm OR Free Live Stream 
Sun, May 30, 2 pm