Verdi’s Requiem at the Straz Center
April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall
The Florida Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem at three Tampa Bay locations during the weekend of April 20th. The Florida Holocaust Museum is partnering with The Florida Orchestra to tell the story of how the Verdi Requiem became known as the “Defiant Requiem” during the Holocaust in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp.
The FHM’s Executive Director Elizabeth Gelman will speak with The Florida Orchestra’s President and CEO Michael Pastreich before all three concerts about the connection between the Requiem and Terezín.
For the first time in 10 years, The Florida Orchestra is performing Verdi’s Requiem, featuring the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, on April 20-22 in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. Music Director Michael Francis conducts.
Tickets start at $15 and are available at FloridaOrchestra.org or 727.892.3337 and 1.800.662.7286.
*Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00pm – Tampa, Straz Center (STRAZ)
*Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00pm – St Petersburg, Mahaffey Theater (MAH)
*Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:30pm – Clearwater, Ruth Eckerd Hall (REH)
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in the 2017/18 season, The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, it performs more than 130 concerts a season, with series of classical, popular, and morning coffee concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. Dedicated to bringing music to all people, connecting to the community is a priority, with pre-concert talks, family and youth concerts and other educational activities.