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A closer look at the Florida Orchestra's 2011-12 season

The Florida Orchestra plays at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Season tickets for new subscribers go on sale March 1. Individual tickets go on sale Aug. 15. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286; Here is the schedule for the new season, which begins in October.


Oct. 14-16: Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio Overture; Haydn: Symphony No. 100; Orff: Carmina Burana; Master Chorale of Tampa Bay; Tampa Bay Children's Chorus; Markus Huber, conductor.

Oct. 29-30: Mahler: Symphony No. 7; Stefan Sanderling, conductor.

Nov. 11-13: Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6; Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Stefan Sanderling, conductor; Stefan Jackiw, violin, right.

Dec. 2-4: Haydn: La fedelta premiata Overture; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21; Bruckner: Symphony No. 3; Stefan Sanderling, conductor; Cornelia Herrmann, piano.

Jan. 7-8: Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage; Delius: Sea Drift and Appalachia: Variations on an Old Slave Song with choral finale; Copland: Lincoln Portrait; Stefan Sanderling, conductor; Leon Williams, baritone; Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.

Jan. 13-15: Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano; Hindemith: Mathis der Maler; Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition; Stefan Sanderling, conductor.

Jan. 28-29: Bartok: Divertimento and Piano Concerto No. 2; Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite; Stefan Sanderling, conductor; Markus Groh, piano.

Feb. 3, 5: Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4; Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances (string orchestra version); Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Jeffrey Multer, leader.

Feb. 17-19, 2012: Nielsen: Helios Overture; Sibelius: Symphony No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2; Stefan Sanderling, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano.

March 17-18, 2012: Copland: Appalachian Spring (13-player version); Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Spring; J. Strauss Jr.: Voices of Spring; Stefan Sanderling, conductor; Indra Thomas, soprano.

April 13-15, 2012: TBA; Hummel: Trumpet Concerto; Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Gunther Herbig, conductor; Robert Smith, trumpet.

April 27-29, 2012: Weber: Oberon Overture; E. Franck: Piano Concerto No. 1; Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Overture; Lortzing: Der Waffenschmied Overture; Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture; Wagner: Die Meistersinger Prelude; Stefan Sanderling, conductor; James Tocco, piano.

May 11-13, 2012: Farinas: Penthesilea; Lewis: Cubanitis for solo timpani and orchestra; Prokofiev: Classical Symphony; López-Gavilán: Rit-Motiv; Moncayo: Huapango; Romeu: Danzón "Tres Lindas Cubanas"; Enrique Pérez Mesa, conductor; John Bannon, timpani.

May 25-26, 2012: Charbrier: Habanera; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica; Stefan Sanderling or TBA, conductor; Martina Filjak, piano.


Nov. 4-6: Cirque de la Symphonie; Stuart Chafetz, conductor.

Nov. 25-27: The One and Only Frank Sinatra; Jeff Tyzik, conductor and cornet; Steve Lippia, vocalist; Jim Pugh, trombone; Dave Mancini, drums.

Dec. 9-11: Christmas at the Pops; Victor Vanacore, conductor; Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.

Jan. 20-22: Music for Lovers; Steven Reineke, conductor; Mike Eldred, right, vocalist.

Feb. 10-11: A Night in the Tropics; Sarah Hicks, conductor; Charles Lazarus, trumpet.

March 9-11, 2012: Rock on Broadway; Stuart Malina, conductor; Sarah Uriarte Berry, vocalist; Ron Bohmer, vocalist.

April 21-22, 2012: American Songbook Encore; Stuart Malina, conductor and piano; Joel Malina, vocalist; Hilary Kole, vocalist.

May 18-20, 2012: Postcards From Paris; Sarah Hicks, right, conductor.


All programs at Mahaffey Theater. The Jan. 18-19, April 18-19 and May 16-17 programs at both Mahaffey and Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Nov. 3: Bernstein: Mambo from West Side Story; Dvorak: Slavonic Dances; Milhaud: Saudades de Brasil; Stuart Malina, conductor.

Dec. 8: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Bernstein: Times Square from On the Town; Rodgers: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; Stuart Malina, conductor and piano.

Jan. 18-19: Debussy: Clair de Lune; Vivaldi: Spring from The Four Seasons; Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastorale; Stuart Malina, conductor; Jeffrey Multer, violin.

Feb. 9: Selected movements from Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4; Haydn: Symphony No. 94, Surprise; Edward Abrams, conductor.

March 8, 2012: J. Strauss Jr.: Tritsch Tratsch Polka; Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture; Lehar: The Merry Widow Overture; Stuart Malina, conductor.

April 18-19, 2012: Gershwin/Rose: Overture to Girl Crazy; Lloyd Webber: The Phantom of the Opera selections; Sullivan: Overture to The Mikado; Stuart Malina, conductor.

May 16-17, 2012: Ravel: Beauty and the Beast from Mother Goose Suite; Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Swan Lake; Williams: ET: Adventures on Earth; Stuart Malina, conductor.

A closer look at the Florida Orchestra's 2011-12 season 02/13/11 [Last modified: Sunday, February 13, 2011 12:57am]
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