Florida Orchestra taps pianist Valentina Lisitsa for season-opening weekend

Concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

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The Florida Orchestra finally opens its new season by asking Ukrainian-American pianist Valentina Lisitsa to join in the fun during three Bay performances of works by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (“Pines of Rome”), Rachmaninoff (“Piano Concerto No. 2”) and Beethoven (the very famous ‘Symphony No. 5,” except that TFO and Lisita will play all 35 minutes of the piece). Shows happen in Tampa (Friday at Straz Center), St. Petersburg (Saturday at Mahaffey Theater) and Clearwater (Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall). Free tickets for kids and teens are available in advance via floridaorchestra.org.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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