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Florida Orchestra adds to season; tickets on sale today

Bill DeYoung



The Florida Orchestra. Photo provided.

Season tickets have been on sale since May, but The Florida Orchestra is making individual tickets for its upcoming season – the first “full” season since pre-pandemic – available today.

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A couple of new “pops” concerts have been added to the schedule, with tickets also on sale now:

Great Big World. Daniel Black conducts a family concert, with video visuals, a sing-along and dancers from the USF School of Dance, on a musical exploration of natural landscapes and scenic wonders. At 2 p.m. Oct. 3, Straz Center Ferguson Hall.

Final Fantasy VI Remake. Cosplay is encouraged as conductor Arne Roth leads TFO through composer Nobuo Uematsu’s score for the Final Fantasy video game, accompanied by high-definition video of the game itself. Nov. 20 (8 p.m.), Nov. 21 (2 p.m.), Mahaffey Theater.

Back to Back: Music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Daniel Black conducts. Jean Meilleur, vocalist; John Regan, piano. Celebrating two of pop music’s most popular piano men – with full orchestra. Nov. 19 at 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater.

Holiday Brass. Todd Craven conducts the brass and percussion elements of TFO on a program of Christmastime faves. At the Palladium Theater, Dec 18, 2 p.m.

Play Me a Story. An interactive concert experience to demonstrate how music can take an active role in storytelling. Conduced by Daniel Black at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Straz Center Ferguson Hall.

The Music of Def Leppard. Delving into 1980s radio rock with a salute to the British band that famously poured some sugar on ya – Brent Havens conducts, with vocalist MiG Ayesa, at 8 p.m. March 18, Mahaffey Theater.

The Florida Orchestra website.

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