The Florida Orchestra plays Beethoven and showcases percussion ensemble this weekend at Mahaffey Theater

Five performances start on Saturday at 2 p.m.

click to enlarge The Florida Orchestra plays Beethoven and showcases percussion ensemble this weekend at Mahaffey Theater

St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater plays host to multiple Florida Orchestra events this weekend, including trumpeter Robert Smith performing Haydn’s “Trumpet Concerto” during Saturday and Sunday performances of Beethoven’s “Symphony Number 1.”

If rhythm is more of your style check out the TFO Percussion performances, which TFO Principal Percussionist John Shaw says “show what our arsenal of instruments is capable of all on our own (with the help of a few friends).” From military-style drumming to a harp and marimba performance combo, the show will be “unlike anything TFO has ever performed before.” And yes, you still have to wear a mask plus adhere to all of the other COVID-19 protocols set in place by the ensemble.

  • Beethoven and Hadyn Saturday, March 20, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday March 2, 2 p.m. $23-$53
  • TFO Percussion Saturday March 20 and Sunday March 21, 5 p.m. $23 & up.

Tickets and information on the Florida Orchestra performances at Mahaffey Theater are available via

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