Florida Orchestra's free happy hour concerts at Tampa Armature Works start on November 28

Future concerts happen on January 9 and March 13.

click to enlarge Tampa Armature Works, which hosts the Florida Orchestra on November 28, 2018, - Meaghan Habuda
Meaghan Habuda
Tampa Armature Works, which hosts the Florida Orchestra on November 28, 2018,

It used to cost just over $30 to get into Florida Orchestra's happy hour concert series. The free drinks and GA seating at the Straz Center made the price tag worth it, but in its third season the series is totally bowing down to the people by making the already casual show completely free to attend.

The first of three concerts happens on Wednesday, November 28 at Tampa Armature Works and will find principal conductor Stuart Malina leading the ensemble through dance music ranging from waltz to tango as part of "Two To Tango."

The program will run one hour, take place in the Heights Public Market's open-air courtyard and be heard throughout the building. A meet-and-greet with musicians follows the performance. It's free to attend — and seating is first come, first served — but the orchestra has posted a registration link for anyone interested in getting updates.

Get more information on the series below. Additional info is at floridaorchestra.org.

Two to Tango w/Stuart Malina Dance music ranging from waltz to tango. Wed, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m.

American Jazz  w/Jeff Tyzik Conducting works from great composers like Gershwin and Joplin. Wed, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m.

The Romance of France w/Stuart Malina Conducting French works by Debussy ("Clair de Lune") and Saint-Saens ("Danse Bacchanale"). Wed, March 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

All concerts at Tampa Armature Works located at 1910 N Ola Ave. in South Tampa Heights.

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