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Florida Orchestra's Cirque de la Symphonie combines acrobats, classics

There's a reason the Florida Orchestra is doing its Cirque de la Symphonie show again this year. It's popular. Who doesn't like performers flying over the stage and into the audience accompanied by live orchestra music? Then there are the unbelievably bendy strong men. Mind blown. Some are skilled veterans of Cirque du Soleil, including world record holders.

The orchestra music is a broad selection by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Rossini, along with kid-friendly music from John Williams' film scores to Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone, Hook and The Witches of Eastwick, all led by principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik. And if you're thinking this would be perfect for the kids, you're right. It's one of three concerts with matinee performances that the orchestra is packaging together for families (Holiday Pops Dec. 14 and rePLAY Symphony of Heroes April 19 are the others). See composeyourown.com for details.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286 of (727) 892-3337.

Times staff

Florida Orchestra's Cirque de la Symphonie combines acrobats, classics 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:24pm]
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