The Florida Orchestra Welcome the New Year with Waltzes, Gala, and Music of U2!

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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 Rosenkavalier and the TFO premiere of H.K. Gruber’s outrageous Charivari with 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


Coffee Concert
A Tchaikovsky Celebration

Jacomo Bairos, conductor

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

Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by guest conductor Jacomo Bairos. Join us for the pre-concert conversations at 10 am.

Wed, Jan 13, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall
Thu, Jan 14, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater


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

Sponsor: Holland America


Raymond James Pops
The Fabulous Forties

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Helen Welch, vocalist
Stephen Edward Sayer & Chandrae Roettig, dancers

Swing dancers join this salute to music from one of the greatest eras, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I’ll Be Seeing You and Casablanca. With vocalist Helen Welch; Jeff Tyzik conducts.

Fri, Jan 15, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Jan 16, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Jan 17, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30, $45

Radio sponsor: WDUV



Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
Mozart & More!

Michael Francis, conductor
Gilles Vonsattel, piano

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

Michael Francis and the orchestra are joined by pianist Gilles Vonsattel making his TFO debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 on a program with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39. The program offers a wonderful mix of musical complements and contrasts to Mozart with Stravinsky’s charming chamber concerto Dumbarton Oaks. The concert also includes the TFO premiere of composer John Cage’s revolutionary Third Construction featuring just four percussionists performing on a unique collection of instruments.

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 22, 8 pm, Straz Center
Sat, Jan 23, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Sun, Jan 24, 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets: $15, $30, $45

Radio Sponsor: WFLA


Rock Concert
The Music of U2

Brent Havens, conductor
Brody Dolyniuk, vocals

Just imagine the soaring sounds of With or Without You with the full symphonic/rock treatment. Then add in One, Pride (In the Name of Love), Sunday Bloody Sunday and more.

Fri, Jan 29, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater

Tickets: $35, $55, $75

Sponsor: Franklin Templeton
Radio sponsor: 620 WDAE



Special Concert
The Florida Orchestra Gala Concert


Michael Francis, conductor
Michael Feinstein, vocalist

Singing straight from the heart of the Great American Songbook, multiplatinum-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 on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Think Manhattan-style glitz and glamor as Feinstein takes the stage with the orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Francis.

Sat, Jan 30, 7 pm, Mahaffey Theater

Tickets: $75, $100, $150 (dinner and reception not included)
For information on sponsorships, underwriting opportunities or table reservations, please contact us at [email protected].

 

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