ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 SEASON

ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 SEASON

ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 SEASON

ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 SEASON 18 19 Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time The Planets Broadway Tonight Music of John Williams A Midsummer Night’s Dream Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and much more! Esther Yoo will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 SEASON

MASTERWORKS CONCERTS Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano Valentina Lisitsa, Piano Colin Currie, Percussion The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 Michael Francis, conductor Valentina Lisitsa Respighi: Pines of Rome Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Beethoven: Symphony No.

5 Fri, Sept 28, 8 pm, CMH Sat, Sept 29, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Sept 30, 7:30 pm, REH Evening at Bach’s Coffeehouse Jeannette Sorrell, conductor/harpsichord Telemann: Don Quixote Suite Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Telemann: Grillen-Symphonie Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 Vivaldi: La Folia (Madness) Fri, Oct 26, 8 pm, FH Sat, Oct 27, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Oct 28, 7:30 pm, REH A Child of Our Time Michael Francis, conductor Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Gershwin: Porgy and Bess selections Tippett: A Child of Our Time Fri, Nov 9, 8 pm, CMH Sat, Nov 10, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Nov 11, 7:30 pm, REH Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony Michael Francis, conductor Esther Yoo, violin Elgar: In the South (Alassio) Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.

2, “A London Symphony” Fri, Nov 16, 8 pm, FH Sat, Nov 17, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Nov 18, 2 pm, MAH Masterworks Matinee series Mozart & Sibelius Stuart Malina, conductor Nancy Chang, violin Derek Mosloff, viola Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov: Night on Bald Mountain Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 Fri, Dec 7, 8 pm, FH Sat, Dec 8, 8 pm, PAL Sun, Dec 9, 2 pm, PAL Masterworks Matinee series Opening Night!

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue Thomas Wilkins, conductor Aldo López Gavilán, piano Still: Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American” Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 Fri, Jan 4, 8 pm, CMH Sat, Jan 5, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Jan 6, 7:30 pm, REH Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 Joshua Weilerstein, conductor Joshua Roman, cello Still: Poem for Orchestra Bates: Cello Concerto Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “The Great” Fri, Jan 18, 8 pm, FH Sat, Jan 19, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Jan 20, 2 pm, MAH Masterworks Matinee series A Midsummer Night’s Dream Michael Francis, conductor Anne-Marie McDermott, piano Mozart: Piano Concerto No.

27 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Fri, Feb 15, 8 pm, FH Sat, Feb 16, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Feb 17, 7:30 pm, REH The Planets Michael Francis, conductor Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Women’s Choir Sekhon: New Work (world premiere) Debussy: Nocturnes Holst: The Planets Fri, Feb 22, 8 pm, FH Sat, Feb 23, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Feb 24, 7:30 pm, REH The Creation Michael Francis, conductor Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Haydn: The Creation Sat, March 23, 8 pm, MAH Sun, March 24, 7:30 pm, REH Free Tickets For Kids & Teens Ages 5-18 get in free to all Masterworks concerts with Classical Kids tickets, with adult ticket purchase.

Available only through The Florida Orchestra ticket center. Free Kid Tickets will be assigned seats during Subscriber Appreciation Week in August. Powered by Duke Energy Michael Francis, Music Director

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14 concerts 10 concerts 7 concerts 7 concerts 5 concerts Imperial Intermezzo Fanfare Ovation Discovery $45 seats $630 $450 $315 $315 $225 $30 seats $420 $300 $210 $210 $150 MW1 Beethoven's Symphony No. 5  MW2 Evening at Bach's Coffeehouse  MW3 A Child of Our Time  MW4 Vaughan Williams' London Symphony   MW5 Mozart & Sibelius  MW6 Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue  MW7 Schubert's Symphony No. 9   MW8 A Midsummer Night's Dream  MW9 The Planets  MW10 The Creation   MW11 Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1  MW12 Brahms' Symphony No. 1   MW13 Mahler's Symphony No. 1  MW14 Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto   14 concerts 10 concerts 7 concerts 7 concerts 5 concerts Imperial Intermezzo Fanfare Ovation Discovery $45 seats $630 $450 $315 $315 $225 $30 seats $420 $300 $210 $210 $150 MW1 Beethoven's Symphony No.

5  MW2 Evening at Bach's Coffeehouse  MW3 A Child of Our Time  MW4 Vaughan Williams' London Symphony   MW5 Mozart & Sibelius   MW6 Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue  MW7 Schubert's Symphony No. 9  MW8 A Midsummer Night's Dream   MW9 The Planets  MW10 The Creation  MW11 Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1   MW12 Brahms' Symphony No. 1  MW13 Mahler's Symphony No. 1  MW14 Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto   14 concerts 10 concerts 7 concerts 5 concerts Imperial Intermezzo Ovation Discovery $45 seats $630 $450 $315 $225 $30 seats $420 $300 $210 $150 MW1 Beethoven's Symphony No. 5  MW2 Evening at Bach's Coffeehouse   MW3 A Child of Our Time  MW4 Vaughan Williams' London Symphony   MW5 Mozart & Sibelius * MW6 Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue  MW7 Schubert's Symphony No.

9  MW8 A Midsummer Night's Dream   MW9 The Planets  MW10 The Creation  MW11 Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1  MW12 Brahms' Symphony No. 1  MW13 Mahler's Symphony No. 1  MW14 Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto   No Ruth Eckerd Hall performance. Your alternate venue will be Sunday afternoon at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. * No Ruth Eckerd Hall performance. Your alternate venue will be Sunday afternoon at The Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg.  No Ruth Eckerd Hall performance. Your alternate venue will be Saturday night Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. A $4 facility fee per ticket and a $5 handling fee per order also applies.

Fees are waived for Imperial and Intermezzo packages. No Mahaffey Theater performance. Your alternate venue will be Saturday night at The Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. A $4 facility fee per ticket and a $5 handling fee per order also applies. Fees are waived for Imperial and Intermezzo packages. All packages listed above for Mahaffey Theater will be seated on Saturday evenings.

No Straz performance. Your alternate venue will be Saturday night at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. A $4 facility fee per ticket and a $5 handling fee per order also applies. Fees are waived for Imperial and Intermezzo packages. MASTERWORKS CONCERTS Service charges apply. Dates, programs, artists and venues are subject to change. Sorry, no refunds. Subscribe Today! Ticket Center Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286 FloridaOrchestra.org Concert Hall Codes FH: Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Ferguson Hall, Tampa CMH: Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa MAH: Mahaffey Theater, St.

Petersburg REH: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater PAL: Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg 18 19 Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 Michael Francis, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Brahms: Tragic Overture Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Fri, March 29, 8 pm, FH Sat, March 30, 8 pm, MAH Sun, March 31, 7:30 pm, REH Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 Gemma New, conductor Sarah Shellman, violin Schumann: Manfred Overture Clyne: The Seamstress Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Fri, April 12, 8 pm, FH Sat, April 13, 8 pm, MAH Sun, April 14, 2 pm, MAH Masterworks Matinee series Mahler’s Symphony No.

1 Michael Francis, conductor Colin Currie, percussion Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood Norman: Switch Mahler: Symphony No. 1, “Titan” Fri, May 3, 8 pm, CMH Sat, May 4, 8 pm, MAH Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Michael Francis, conductor Jeffrey Multer, violin Florida Student Composer Competition Winner Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 Fri, May 24, 8 pm, CMH Sat, May 25, 8 pm, MAH Sun, May 26, 7:30 pm, REH 18/19 Premium Masterworks Susbcription Packages Straz Center - Tampa Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater Mahaffey Theater - St. Petersburg

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POPS CONCERTS Denzal Sinclaire, Vocalist Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © All rights reserved Camille Zamora, Vocalist Holiday Pops Dee Daniels, Vocalist Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops Conductor Bernstein’s Broadway Michael Francis, conductor Celebrate a century of Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest composers and musicians. Featuring some of his best loved works for musical theater, including selections from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town and more. Fri, Oct 5, 8 pm, CMH Sat,Oct6,2pm,MAH,PopsMatineeSeries Sat, Oct 6, 8 pm, MAH Disney in Concert Tale as Old as Time Stuart Malina, conductor Be our guest for a magical journey into storytelling and music with the timeless tales of Disney.

Brought to life by four Broadway-caliber singers and enhanced with high-resolution film sequences, Disney in Concert — Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and heroics from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King and many more. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © All rights reserved Fri, Nov 2, 8 pm, CMH Sat,Nov3,2pm,MAH,PopsMatineeSeries Sat, Nov 3, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Nov 4, 7:30 pm, REH Holiday Pops Jeff Tyzik, conductor Have a jolly good time with the whole family at this essential Florida Orchestra tradition, filled with your favorite yuletide carols.

Fri, Dec 14, 8 pm, CMH Sat, Dec 15, 2 pm, MAH, Pops Matinee Series Sat, Dec 15, 8 pm, MAH Sun, Dec 16, 2 pm, REH Sun, Dec 16, 7:30 pm, REH Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie Jeff Tyzik, conductor Dee Daniels, vocals Denzal Sinclaire, vocals Celebrate a century of the legendary Nat King Cole and his unforgettable daughter Natalie. Individually they put their stamp on the jazz and pop of their day and won multiple Grammys along the way, with hits like Route 66, When I Fall in Love, This Will Be, Inseparable and, of course, Unforgettable.

Fri, Jan 11, 8 pm, CMH Sat, Jan 12, 2 pm, MAH, Pops Matinee Series Sat, Jan 12, 8 pm, MAH Dreams of Spain Jeff Tyzik, conductor Camille Zamora, vocals In Latin-inspired gems from Bizet to Bernstein, star soprano Camille Zamora takes audiences on a musical journey into the Spanish soul, with a voice like a “brilliant torch, bringing light and magic to everything she sings.” Fri, Feb 1, 8 pm, FH Sat, Feb 2, 8 pm, MAH

ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 SEASON

POPS CONCERTS 18 19 Katrina Rose, Vocalist Shayna Steele, Vocalist $ 45/seat $ 30/seat 9-concert Package 5-concert Package - REH Sundays Raymond James Pops Concerts Series Prices Service charges apply. Dates, programs, artists and venues are subject to change. Sorry, no refunds. Subscribe Today! Ticket Center Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm | Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286| FloridaOrchestra.org Concert Hall Codes FH: Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Ferguson Hall, Tampa CMH: Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa MAH: Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg REH: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater Byron Stripling, Vocals & Trumpet Women Rock Bob Bernhardt, conductor Shayna Steele, vocalist Cassidy Catanzaro, vocalist Katrina Rose, vocalist A tribute to the women who changed rock ‘n’ roll forever, including Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar and more.

Featuring I Feel The Earth Move, What’s Love Got To Do With It, Proud Mary, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Love Rock n’ Roll and You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman.

Sat, March 2, 8 pm, MAH Sun, March 3, 7:30 pm, REH Broadway Tonight William Waldrop, conductor Performers straight from Broadway revisit your favorite classics along with new hits from today’s hottest shows, featuring songs from Hamilton, South Pacific, Evita and many more. Sat, March 16, 8 pm, MAH Sun, March 17, 7:30 pm, REH Ragtime, Blues and All That Jazz Jeff Tyzik, conductor Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals Fan favorite Byron Stripling is back! He showcases ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton, along with blues legends B.B. King and Muddy Waters, capping it off with an all-out jam session.

He is joined by keyboardist Bobby Floyd of the Ray Charles and Count Basie Bands. Fri, April 5, 8 pm, CMH Sat, April 6, 8 pm, MAH Sun, April 7, 7:30 pm, REH The Music of John Williams Conductor TBA Featuring one mega-hit after another from the master of movie music himself. With a career spanning six decades, John Williams has composed the most recognizable scores in cinematic history.

Sat, April 27, 2 pm, MAH, Pops Matinee Series Sat, April 27, 8 pm, MAH $405 $270 $225 $150

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Broadway Stuart Malina, conductor Rodgers: Slaughter on 10th Avenue Bock: Fiddler on the Roof selections Lloyd Weber: Phantom of the Opera selections Thu, Nov 1, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater Let’s Dance Stuart Malina, conductor Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Waltz Anderson: Blue Tango Gardel/Williams: Por Una Cabeza Thu, Nov 29, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater Orchestra a la Carte Stuart Malina, conductor It’s your turn to choose what the orchestra performs. Will it be Barber of Seville or Orpheus in the Underworld? Swan Lake or The Nutcracker March? Audience choice.

Wed, Dec 19, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall Thu, Dec 20, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater Spirit of America Jeff Tyzik, conductor Bernstein:ThreeDanceEpisodesfromOntheTown Gould: Second American Symphonette Joplin: The Entertainer Wed, Jan 9, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall Thu, Jan 10, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater COFFEE CONCERT SERIES Mahaffey Theater Series (MAH), St. Petersburg 9-concert package $302, $245, $209 & $173 Ruth Eckerd Hall Series (REH), Clearwater 5-concert package $168, $136, $116 & $96 Coffee Concerts Series Prices - Coffee subscribers save 20% Coffee Series subscribers enjoy the same affordable prices as last season and receive 20% OFF the single ticket price of the series.

Service charges apply. Dates, programs, artists and venues are subject to change. Sorry, no refunds. Programs shown indicate highlights; additional works will be performed. Only select movements will be performed for some of the pieces listed.

Your favorite music is served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and witty commentary at either of our morning Coffee Concert series: the 9-concert package at the Mahaffey Theater on Thursdays or the 5-concert package at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesdays. Both series start at 11 am, with the pre-concert talk at 10 am. Subscribe Today! Ticket Center Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286 FloridaOrchestra.org Beautiful Bohemia Michael Francis, conductor Dvorak: Symphony No. 7 Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 10 Smetana: Sarka (Ma Vlast) Wed, Feb 6, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall Thu, Feb 7, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater Symphonic Shakespeare Stuart Malina, conductor Porter: Brush Up Your Shakespeare Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream selections Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet selections Wed, Feb 27, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall Thu, Feb 28, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater The French Connection Stuart Malina, conductor Debussy: Clair de Lune Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette Saint-Saens: Danse Bacchanale Thu, March 14, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater Classical Currents Stuart Malina, conductor Handel: Water Music – Suite 2 Hornpipe Strauss: The Blue Danube Mancini: Moon River Thu, April 4, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater Taste of Vienna Conductor TBD Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute Beethoven: Egmont Overture Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods Wed, Apr 24, 11 am, Ruth Eckerd Hall Thu, Apr 25, 11 am, Mahaffey Theater Stuart Malina, Principal Guest Conductor

ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 SEASON

MASTERWORKS & POPS MATINEE SERIES Subscribe Today! Ticket Center Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm Sat-Sun 10 am-3 pm 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286 FloridaOrchestra.org 18 19 Gemma New, Conductor Esther Yoo, Violin Joshua Roman, Violoncello Sarah Shellman, Violin William Waldrop, Conductor $ 45/seat $ 30/seat 4-concert Package $ 180 $ 120 Love the orchestra but not crazy about the late nights? This series at 2 pm Sundays is ideal for families or anyone looking to make the most of a lovely afternoon in downtown St. Petersburg, a great arts destination. Kids and teens get in free to all Masterworks concerts with Classical Kids tickets.

Subscribers get perks such as premium seats, free ticket exchanges and free friend vouchers.

MASTERWORKS MATINEE CONCERTS Vaughan Williams’ A London Symphony Sun, Nov 18, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater Mozart & Sibelius Sun, Dec 9, 2 pm, Palladium Theater Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 Sun, Jan 20, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 Sun, Apr 14, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater This series at 2 pm Saturdays includes some of our biggest shows at a time that’s easy for families looking to spend quality time together on the weekend. And you don’t even have to think about blowing bedtime. Subscribers get perks such as premium seats, free ticket exchanges and free friend vouchers.

POPS MATINEE CONCERTS Bernstein’s Broadway Sat, Oct 6, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater Disney in Concert Tale as Old as Time Sat, Nov 3, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © All rights reserved Holiday Pops Sat, Dec 15, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat & Natalie Sat, Jan 12, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater The Music of John Williams Sat, April 27, 2 pm, Mahaffey Theater Dates, programs, artists and venues are subject to change.

Sorry, no refunds. Facility fees and service charges apply.

$ 45/seat $ 30/seat 5-concert Package $ 225 $ 150 Facility fees and service charges apply.

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Enjoy Great Benefits as a Subscriber to One of Our Series MASTERWORKS | POPS | COFFEE | COMPOSE YOUR OWN Duke Energy CenterfortheArts Mahaffey Theater Hall Code: MAH Located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, the Mahaffey Theater is a cultural jewel featuring spectacular waterfront views and European box-style seating. TFO subscribers receive discounts on Mahaffey Foundation memberships. Straz Center for the Performing Arts Hall Code: CMH or FH Located in the heart of downtown Tampa’s cultural revitalization, this superb venue is one of the top performing arts centers in the country and offers marvelous acoustics, classic ambiance and an unparalleled experience.

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Ruth Eckerd Hall Hall Code: REH Nominated as one of the top-five concert halls in the United States, Ruth Eckerd Hall provides a majestic setting inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Ruth Eckerd Hall offers free parking for its patrons. Located in Clearwater, it’s convenient to all of Tampa Bay. © Rob Harris LISTEN LOCAL | Concerts in Tampa, St. Pete & Clearwater OUR VENUES Our commitment to low ticket prices means anyone can come to our concerts! We’re working to keep our ticket prices low, making live music accessible to all of Tampa Bay. And with TFO’s Classical Kids program, ages 5-18 get free tickets to all Masterworks concerts.

No wonder our audiences keep growing! Reserve your premium seats before popular concerts fill up. Renew today to lock in to the same subscription prices for our 18/19 season. Early renewals enjoy a bonus voucher! Renew your subscription by April 2nd for a free bonus voucher to use toward a selectionofMasterworks,Pops,andCoffeeconcerts(onevoucherpersubscriber).Vouc hersaremailedwithseasonpackage. Free flexible ticket exchanges! If your calendar changes and a concert in your series becomes inconvenient, you may exchange into another concert, another series or a different venue, by simply contacting our ticket center before the show.

Exchanges available for Masterworks, Pops and Coffee series. Ticket exchanges are available for Compose Your Own subscribers for a fee of $5 per ticket, available for Masterworks or Pops concerts. Introduce others to the orchestra with free friend vouchers! Premium fixed package subscribers receive free friend vouchers to share the gift of music with others. Your friend can attend one of a selection of concerts on the Masterworks, Pops or Coffee series.

Bonus savings on additional ticket purchases! Receive a 10% discount on additional ticket purchases to any Masterworks, Pops or Coffee concerts throughout the season. Waived fees mean more savings! Subscribers to the Masterworks 14-concert Imperial series and the 10-concert Intermezzo series pay no facility fees or handling fees on package purchases. 18 19

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