Celebrate the Holidays with The Florida Orchestra; Messiah, Holiday Pops, Old World Christmas

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Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
Handel’s Messiah

David Lockington, guest conductor
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Lauren Segal, mezzo-soprano
Colin Balzer, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
James Bass, music and artistic director

Handel: Messiah

David Lockington conducts the orchestra and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Handel’s Messiah, the composer’s glorious oratorio with its showcase “Hallelujah” chorus.

Arrive early to hear musical guests share inside stories about the music and the composers for all Masterworks concerts. Pre-concert conversations begin one hour before curtain time in the concert hall.

Fri, Dec 4, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Dec 5, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Dec 6, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30, $45

Radio Sponsor: WFLA


Raymond James Pops
Holiday Pops

Bob Bernhardt, conductor
Mela Dailey, vocalist

The ultimate family tradition with Sleigh Ride, sing-along carols and a jolly rendition of Twas the Night Before Christmas, with a matinee that won’t spoil anyone’s bedtime. It’s what childhood memories are made of. Conductor Bob Bernhardt will be your merry host.

Fri, Dec 11, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Dec 12, 2 pm & 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater – Matinee Added!
Sun, Dec 13, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30, $45

Sponsors: McNichols Company, The Mahaffey Company
Radio sponsor: WDUV


Coffee Concert
An Old World Christmas

Stuart Malina, conductor & harpsichord

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

Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

Wed, Dec 16, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thu, Dec 17, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater


Tickets:
$24, $29, $34, $42

Sponsor: Holland America


Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
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

Welcome the New Year as Michael Francis leads the orchestra in a Viennese and waltz-themed program with Ravel’s vivacious Valses nobles et sentimentales, Johann Strauss, Jr’s lyrical Wiener Blut(Vienna Blood), Richard Strauss’ luscious Suite from Der Rosenkavalierand the TFO premiere of H.K. Gruber’s outrageous Charivariwith its raucous and humorous treatment of both the polka and waltz. The concert also features cellist Maximillian Hornung in his TFO debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, which also includes a waltz among its eight variations in this tour de force for solo cello and orchestra.

Arrive early to hear musical guests share inside stories about the music and the composers for all Masterworks concerts. Pre-concert conversations begin one hour before curtain time in the concert hall.

Fri, Jan 8, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Jan 9, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Jan 10, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30, $45

Radio Sponsor: WFLA

 

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