ST. PETERSBURG, FL – For its fourth and final hospital concert of the season, The Florida Orchestra “Dances Around the World” for the young outpatients of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina.
Kids won’t have to stay in their seats for this concert. They will be encouraged to get up and move to the music, which includes Williams’ Imperial March from Star Wars, Offenbach’s Can-Can, Strauss’ Champagne Polka, Anderson’s Blue Tango and more. The performance will be at the hospital’s Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S in St. Petersburg, at 6:30 p.m.
The free concert is geared for outpatients, who visit the hospital for ongoing care but are not admitted to the facility, and is not open to the public.
The performance is part of The Florida Orchestra’s ongoing mission to bring the healing power of live music to all people of Tampa Bay, not just those who can come to a concert hall. In the 2015/16 season, TFO also performed free concerts at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz, all under the direction of Music Director Michael Francis. This is the orchestra’s second concert for Johns Hopkins All Children’s patients. It first performed there in March 2015 around a play pirate ship on the hospital’s rooftop terrace.
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is a non-profit, premier cultural and arts organization in the Tampa Bay area, dedicated to bringing music to all people. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, it performs series of classical, popular, rock and morning coffee concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. Connecting to the community is a priority, with pre-concert talks, family and youth concerts and other educational activities. Kids get in free to classical Masterworks concerts with Classical Kids tickets.To subscribe or buy individual concert tickets: 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286; floridaorchestra.org.
Stuart Malina, a Tony Award winner who is just at home at the piano as he is on the podium, was appointed principal guest conductor in 2013. Click for more on Principal Guest Conductor Stuart Malina
Click for information on Music Director Michael Francis.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.HopkinsAllChildrens.org.
The Florida Orchestra has announced the 2016/2017 season, Michael Francis’ second as music director, featuring Beethoven, a David Bowie tribute, and acrobats! Concert information is now available for the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, Coffee Concerts, and Rock Concerts.
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