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Masterworks

Rachmaninoff's
Piano Concerto No. 3

Michael Francis, conductor 
Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Copland: Symphony No. 3


Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

A Night at the Oscars

New Music Director Michael Francis opens the pops series with an extraordinary selection of some of the most memorable and emotionally packed award-winning music from films...The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, Rocky, The Lord of the Rings, James Bond movies and many more.


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

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Rock Series

The Music of Led Zeppelin

With retina-dazzling rock concert lighting, The Florida Orchestra amps up the concert hall and joins forces with a full rock band for a classic tribute to Led Zeppelin’s greatest hits, including Kashmir, Black Dog, Good Times, Bad Times, All of My Love, Stairway to Heaven and more. Brent Havens conducts.


Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Park Concerts

Free Pops in the Park

Picnic under the stars with your Florida Orchestra offering a fun mix of familiar symphonic and pop favorites. Be sure to bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest’s annual food drive! Collection points will be available throughout the park.


Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Vinoy Park     

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM
River Tower Park     


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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

www.floridaorchestra.org/general.aspLara St. John, violin & leader

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2
Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires


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

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

Our American Music

Stuart Malina, conductor

Williams: Liberty Fanfare
Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody
Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
Loewe: Selections from My Fair Lady


Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Halloween Pops on Broadway

It’s a night of symphonic sounds and soaring songs from such Broadway shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde, Sweeney Todd, Cats, and Beauty and the Beast...along with music from films, including Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Witches of Eastwick and more. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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The Bells & Pictures at an Exhibition

Michael Francis, conductor 
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay 
James Bass, music and artistic director

Rouse: Prospero’s Rooms
Rachmaninoff: The Bells
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition


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

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

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


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Masterworks

Brahms' Violin Concerto

Michael Francis, conductor 
Tianwa Yang, violin 

Barber: Medea’s Meditation and
................Dance of Vengeance
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Elgar: Enigma Variations


Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

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

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


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Coffee Concerts

Bohemian Dances

Stuart Malina, conductor

Janacek: Lachian Dances
Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Smetana: Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8


Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Curtis Stigers Celebrates Sinatra

It’s a 100th birthday celebration of Frank Sinatra with such beloved hits as Come Fly with Me, The Best is Yet to Come, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon and I’ve Got the World on a String, among others. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

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


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Masterworks

Handel's Messiah

David Lockington, guest conductor 
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay 
James Bass, music and artistic director

Handel: Messiah


Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Holiday Pops

Share this Florida Orchestra tradition with friends and family and get into the spirit of the season by celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with everyone’s favorite Christmas carols, yuletide tunes, musical chestnuts and more. Bob Bernhardt conducts.


Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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An Old World Christmas

Stuart Malina, conductor

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Handel: “Pifa” from Messiah
Corelli: “Christmas Concerto”
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1


Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets

Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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New Year's Waltz

Michael Francis, conductor 
Maximilian Hornung, cello 

Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
J. Strauss, Jr.: Wiener Blut
H.K. Gruber: Charivari
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

A Tchaikovsky Celebration

Jacomo Bairos, guest conductor

Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4 (Mozartiana)


Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

The Fabulous Forties

With award-winning swing dancers, it’s a swinging salute to one of the greatest eras of American popular music with such favorites as In the Mood, One O’Clock Jump, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Begin the Beguine, along with some of the great music of that time from films, Broadway and more. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Mozart & More!

Michael Francis, conductor 
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Stravinsky: “Dumbarton Oaks” Concerto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23
Cage: Third Construction
Mozart: Symphony No. 39


Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Rock Series

The Music of U2

It’s a rockin’ tribute to the soaring sounds of the all-time Grammy-winning rock band U2 with such top-of-the chart tunes as With or Without You, One, Beautiful Day, So Cruel, Pride (In the Name of Love), Sunday Bloody Sunday and Bad, among others. Brent Havens conducts.


Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Special Concerts

The Florida Orchestra Gala

Singing straight from the heart of the Great American Songbook, multi-platinum-selling artist Michael Feinstein joins new Music Director Michael Francis for the crowning celebration of his inaugural season, The Florida Orchestra’s Second Annual Fundraising Gala.

Concert tickets on sale to subscribers Sept 28 and to the general public Nov 2.


Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH     


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Special Concerts

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy

Combining video and music, the concert immerses the audience in the fantastical world of FINAL FANTASY®.


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

Viva Italia!

Stuart Malina, conductor

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Verdi: La Traviata Prelude to Act I
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

A Valentine's Pops

Share in this Valentine’s weekend concert of romantic themes and love songs from Girl Crazy, West Side Story, The Music Man, Kiss Me Kate and other best-loved Broadway shows, ballets and more. Damon Gupton conducts.


Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Masterworks

Beethoven's
Piano Concerto No. 4

Michael Francis, conductor 
Shai Wosner, piano

Copland: Appalachian Spring Ballet Suite
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6


Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Ravel & Brahms

Michael Francis, conductor 
Javier Perianes, piano

Norman: Unstuck
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
Brahms: Symphony No. 1


Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

Rhapsody in Blue

Michael Francis, conductor 
Stuart Malina, piano

Satie: Parade
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
Milhaud: La Création du monde
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue


Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Red Hot Blues

Set the night on fire with the hottest blues tunes of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Miles Davis and more with an all-star line-up of jazz and blues greats showing their stuff with St. Louis Blues, Night Train, Basin Street Blues, Movin’ on Up, Birth of the Blues and more. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Brahms: A German Requiem

Michael Francis, conductor 
Jeffrey Stephenson, English horn
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
James Bass, music and artistic director

MacMillan: The World’s Ransoming
Brahms: A German Requiem


Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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Coffee Concerts

Listen and Laugh

Stuart Malina, conductor

Anderson: The Typewriter
L. Mozart: “Toy” Symphony
Strauss, Jr.: Champagne Polka
PDQ Bach: The Unbegun Symphony


Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Josep Caballé-Domenech, guest conductor
Simone Porter, violin

Haydn: Symphony No. 96, “The Miracle”
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9


Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tampa - STRAZ      Buy Tickets

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Pops Series

And The Tony Goes To...

Tony Award winner Stuart Malina teams up with Tony nominee Christiane Noll and Phantom of the Opera star Hugh Panaro for a sizzling salute to some of your favorite Broadway shows and songs across the decades with music from Funny Girl, Crazy for You, The Music Man, Candide, Hairspray, Cabaret, Chicago, Les Miserables, Ragtime, Mama Mia and more.


Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Masterworks

The Firebird Suite

Fawzi Haimor, guest conductor
Jeffrey Multer, violin

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3, “Strassburg”
Fauré: Dolly Suite
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919)


Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Coffee Concerts

Bolero

Stuart Malina, conductor

Chabrier: España
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Lecuona: Malagueña
Ravel: Bolero


Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Masterworks

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

Michael Francis, conductor

Adams: City Noir
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”


Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Rock Series

The Police Experience

Immerse yourself in a high-energy celebration of the music of The Police in a night of sizzling hits...Driven to Tears, Roxanne, Walking on the Moon, Every Breath You Take, Message in a Bottle, Don’t Stand So Close to Me and many more.


Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets


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Pops Series

Tango Caliente

Be transported by the sultry, sizzling and seductive sounds of the dance of romance...the tango...in a night of such fiery tango classics as La Cumparsita, Oblivión, El Choclo, Volver, Por Una Cabeza and more by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel and others...all with Argentinean dancers, singer and bandoneón artist. Jeff Tyzik conducts.


Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM
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Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3

Stuart Malina, conductor

Theofanidis: Rainbow Body
Bernstein: On the Waterfront - Symphonic Suite
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3


Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg - MAH      Buy Tickets

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Clearwater - REH      Buy Tickets


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