ST. PETERSBURG - The Florida Orchestra performs Tchaikovskyís Romeo and Juliet in two Tampa Bay Venues, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-27.
The first two performances are Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m., and Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 800-874-9020 or 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com.
The orchestra will repeat the performance Sunday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $15. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
The orchestra will perform Tchaikovskyís sumptuous music inspired by Shakespeareís plays: Hamlet: Fantasy-Overture after Shakespeare; The Tempest: Fantasy-Overture; and Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy. In collaboration with American Stage Theatre Company, actors will present a brief scene from each play as a prelude to the music. Andrew Grams will conduct.