The Florida Orchestra: Music of FINAL FANTASY, Love Songs for Valentine’s, Beethoven & More

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Special Concert
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
Arnie Roth, conductor

This one-night-only concert is built on the phenomenal success of the FINAL FANTASY© video game series. Your favorite characters come to life on the big screen as the orchestra sets the mood with powerful, haunting music as sophisticated as any film score.

Sat, Feb 6, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater

Tickets: $25, $35, $50, $60, $75, $95

FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark or trademark of Square Enix Group Co., Ltd.


Coffee Concert
Viva Italia!

Stuart Malina, conductor

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

Stuart Malina takes you on a tour of works with Italian themes, including Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian,” Respighi’s Fountains of Rome, Verdi’s La Traviata Prelude to Act I and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts, too!

Wed, Feb 10, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thu, Feb 11, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater

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

Sponsor: Holland America


Raymond James Pops
A Valentine’s Pops


Stuart Malina, conductor

Maren Weinberger, vocalist

Take your sweetie to a night of romantic music from West Side Story, The Beatles, Love Story and even Star Wars. Stuart Malina conducts and plays piano; Maren Weinberger on vocals.

Fri, Feb 12, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Feb 13, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Feb 14, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall


Tickets:
$15, $30, $45

Radio sponsor: WDUV


Family Concerts
Peter and the Wolf

Join Peter and his animal friends for an adventure through the woods and the meadow with Prokofiev’s classic tale, performed by a TFO woodwind quintet. Come early for activities and the Instrument Petting Zoo.

These engaging and interactive chamber music concerts introduce young children (preK-2nd grade) to classical music with a Florida Orchestra ensemble. Partnering with community organizations, TFO Family Concerts help develop focus, creativity and critical thinking skills. They’re also just plain fun!

Before each concert, Musical Playtime offers kids and their families the opportunity to play everything from violins to trombones at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Arts and crafts, movement activities, and a book corner also capture imaginations, preparing kids for the theme of the concert.

Sat, Feb 13, 10 am and 11:30 am, HCC-Ybor Performing Arts Building
Sat, Feb 20, 10 am and 11:30 am, Dunedin Fine Art Center
Sat, Feb 27, 10 am and 11:30 am, Mahaffey Theater Atrium

Tickets: $5


Tampa Bay Times 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

Popular pianist Shai Wosner returns for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, as Michael Francis conducts. Also: American Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize winning Appalachian Spring, and the TFO premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 6.

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, Feb 19, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Feb 20, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater

Tickets: $15, $30, $45

Radio Sponsor: 970 WFLA


Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
Ravel & Brahms

Michael Francis, conductor
Javier Perianes, piano

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

Michael Francis is joined by pianist Javier Perianes for his TFO debut on Ravel’s jazz-infused Piano Concerto in G Major. Also: Brahms’ groundbreaking Symphony No. 1 and the TFO premiere of Andrew Norman’s colorful Unstuck.

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, Feb 26, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Feb 27, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Feb 28, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30, $45

Sponsor: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP
Radio Sponsor: 970 WFLA

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