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In time for Olympics, Tampa Bay Symphony does Russian music

If you've got Olympic fever, might as well immerse yourself in the music of Russia, too. Starting this weekend, the Tampa Bay Symphony will present "A Russian Starry Night," with a top-notch soloist: Robert Smith, principal trumpet of the Florida Orchestra, for Alexander Arutiunian's popular Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra. Also on the program is "The Russian Sailor's Dance" from Glière's ballet The Red Poppy and Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" Symphony No. 6.

The Tampa Bay Symphony is an all-volunteer orchestra of 80 classically trained musicians directed by Mark Sforzini, also artistic and executive director of St. Petersburg Opera. Thursday, he will host a Symphonic Chat, in which Smith will play excerpts and Sforzini will answer questions. There's also a wine and cheese reception and silent auction. It's at 6 p.m. at Opera Central in St. Petersburg; $15 at the door.

Performances of the Russian-themed concert are at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa; 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg; and 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Arts Auditorium at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus. $20 at the door, free for students who show ID.

In time for Olympics, Tampa Bay Symphony does Russian music 02/13/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:06am]
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