The Florida Orchestra covers a lot of musical territory in one of its park pops concerts, from Wagner (the introduction to Act III of Lohengrin) to the theme from The Godfather. Actually, there isn't that much distance between the two, as Hollywood film scores owe a great deal to the opera composer. The orchestra makes its first appearance of the season, with Susan Haig conducting, in Al Lopez Park, Himes Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Tampa. The pops program also includes Cuban music by Ernesto Lecuona, John Williams' Olympics Fanfare and Theme, a Shostakovich ballet suite and orchestral chestnuts such as a Dvorak Slavonic Dance and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The concert is free, with picnicking encouraged, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.
_ JOHN FLEMING, Times performing arts critic