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The Florida Orchestra performs 50th live concert amid pandemic

The Florida Orchestra performs 50th live concert amid pandemic

One year after the coronavirus brought the world to a standstill, The Florida Orchestra has hit a milestone filled with hope! They have performed more than 50 concerts for live audiences at the Mahaffey Theater since October, all following CDC guidelines for health and safety.

The Florida Orchestra is offering a concert with space to pause, reflect and heal. Music Director Michael Francis will conduct Serenity - a mesmerizing mix of music - on March 13th & 14th at the Mahaffey Theater in the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series.

“We have experienced 12 months unlike anything before,” Maestro Francis said. “As move forward together with optimism, we wanted to curate an event that gives us a chance to pause and reflect. This Serenity concert is a haven: a serene musical space for peace, beauty and contemplation.” 

The Serenity concert features Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, one of the most recognizable pieces in the world. Famously featured at the funeral of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, as well as the 1986 film Platoon, it simultaneously evokes both sadness and hope.

It will be streamed live from the Mahaffey Theater at 8 pm March 13th. It’s free and easy to register at FloridaOrchestra.org/livestreams. All performances are at the Mahaffey Theater. Tickets start at $23, all fees included.

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