Could it be Christmas without the Trans-Siberian Orchestra? Certainly not for your neighbor's Santa/Rudolph/baby Jesus blink-tacular set to Carol of the Bells. It's not just about the music — it's about the experience. What to expect at the prog-rock orchestra's yearly winter concert: storytelling; a synchronized light spectacle; electric violins (sometimes on platforms that extend out over the audience); head-banging, guitar-thrashing, original music; and rock renditions of classic holiday themes. Bonus trivia: TSO has roots in Tampa Bay, having formed around the local metal band Savatage. There are two shows, at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. $47-$57. (813) 301-2500.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: the true wizards of winter
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