The Florida Orchestra: February Concerts: Happy Hour, David Bowie, Itzhak Perlman, Sing Out & More

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The Florida Orchestra
Coffee Concert
Young at Heart

Stuart Malina, conductor

Selections of best-loved music, including Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Prokofiev’s Summer Day Suite and Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, 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, Feb 1, 11 am Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thu, Feb 2, 11 am Mahaffey Theater

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


Happy Hour
A Toast to the Classics

Stuart Malina, conductor

Don’t just sit there on the Howard Frankland Bridge after work. Let the music move you instead at happy hour with The Florida Orchestra. Start with free select drinks and snacks before an hour-long concert with Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Prokofiev’s Summer Day. Stuart Malina conducts. Then linger in the lobby afterward to sip and say hi to your favorite TFO musicians.

Doors and bars open at 5:30 pm, hour-long concert at 6:30 pm.

Thu, Feb 2, 6:30 pm, Straz Center
All tickets $35 general admission seating.

Sponsored by: Smith & Associates Real Estate, City of Tampa, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stella Artois
Radio Sponsor: 93.3 FLZ


Rock Concert
The Music of David Bowie

Brent Havens, conductor

A special tribute to a legend gone too soon. The Florida Orchestra and a full rock band with vocalist take you on a symphonic odyssey that explores David Bowie’s music and storytelling, with hits like Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes, Rebel Rebel, Fame, China Girl and more.

Fri, Feb 3, 2017, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Tickets: $35, $50 & $65

Sponsored by: Craig and Jan Sher
Radio Sponsor: 98 Rock


Special Concert
Gala Concert Featuring Itzhak Perlman

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman is a rare classical superstar, beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent. In Mr. Perlman’s gala concert with The Florida Orchestra, he will join Music Director Michael Francis on stage to perform some of his favorite music from the silver screen, including As Time Goes By from Casablanca, the Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso, and the Theme from Schindler’s List. This extraordinary evening is also an important fundraiser to support TFO’s community engagement programs.

Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 7 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Tickets: $50, $75, $100 & $150 – Concert tickets do not include reception or dinner.


Special Concert
Sing Out! Tampa Bay

Get together with your best singing buddies from school, work or church and make beautiful music with The Florida Orchestra and Music Director Michael Francis. This year’s community sing-along concert features traditional and contemporary American Gospel songs like Amazing Grace, Oh Happy Day and When the Saints Go Marching In.

Sat, Feb 11, 7 pm, First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg
Admission is pay what you can at the door


Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2

Michael Francis, conductor
Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
Anna Kate Mackle, harp
Anita Krause, mezzo-soprano
James K. Bass, baritone

The playful power of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 is set against the soft, entrancing tones of French composer Duruflé’s Requiem, featuring the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Despite its name, there’s nothing wicked about Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane. It’s light and beautiful, with TFO Principal Harp Anna Kate Mackle as the soloist. Michael Francis conducts.

Fri, Feb 17, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Feb 18, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Feb 19, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30 & $45

Radio Sponsor: WFLA


Coffee Concert
American Celebration

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Selections of best-loved music, including Jeff Tyzik’s New York Cityscape, Bernstein’s Three Dance Variations from Fancy Free, Gershwin’s American in Paris, are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

Wed, Feb 22, 11 am Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thu, Feb 23, 11 am Mahaffey Theater

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


Happy Hour
American Spirit[s]

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

A spirited mix of free drinks, a meet-and-greet with TFO musicians, and an hour-long concert with music made in the USA, including a Duke Ellington Portrait, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and a real treat: Jeff Tyzik conducting his own work, New York Cityscape. All tickets $35 general admission seating. Doors and bars open at 5:30 pm, hour-long concert at 6:30 pm.

Thu, Feb 23, 6:30 pm, Straz Center
All tickets $35 general admission seating.

Sponsored by: Smith & Associates Real Estate, City of Tampa, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stella Artois
Radio Sponsor: 93.3 FLZ


Raymond James Pops
Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet & vocals
Bobby Floyd, keyboards
Bob Breithaupt, drums

Famed trumpeter Byron Stripling leads this parade of hot New Orleans jazz. The good times roll with music from Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong.

Fri, Feb 24, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Feb 25, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Feb 26, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30 & $45

Radio Sponsor: WDUV


Woodson Chamber Concert

Spend a lovely Sunday afternoon surrounded by art and music at the Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg. The next TFO chamber concert includes famed trumpeter Byron Stripling on Feb 26 at 3 pm. Admission is pay what you can at the door. Seating is limited; please RSVP to [email protected].

Sun, Feb 26, 3 pm, Woodson African American Museum
Admission is pay what you can at the door

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THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA
244 2nd Avenue North • Suite 420 • St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Tel: 727.892.3331 • Fax: 727.892.3338
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is a non-profit, premier cultural arts organization in the Tampa Bay area, dedicated to bringing music to all people. Under the leadership of new 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 tickets: 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286, floridaorchestra.org

 

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