Hey everyone!  Travis here with some great Tampa Bay area events for November.  We are talking about the Florida Orchestra today!  They have some wonderful events for everyone throughout November, so take a look. 


The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has three upcoming performances in November, each unique in its own way.


October 31 & November 1: The Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra
Principal Percussionist John Shaw returns with The Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra and Tampa Bay vocalist Fred Johnson to share the stage with TFO in a night of sizzling steel drum and Caribbean hits, including Yellow Bird, Marianne, Day-O, Jump In the Line, One Love and more.

The Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra's seven members are amongst the most accomplished steel pan players in the country. The group has appeared with TFO and been featured at First Night in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival.  In 2001, four members performed the national anthem for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, becoming the first steel drum band ever to do so for a Major League Baseball game.


Show times: Sat., Oct. 31 at 8 pm, Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater; and Sun., Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall
Tickets: $20, $30, $43, $53, $67


November 6, 7 & 8: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Scottish composer James MacMillan makes his conducting debut with The Florida Orchestra in a program featuring the US East Coast-premiere of his The Sacrifice: Three Interludes on a program with the TFO premiere of Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 4 and featuring the orchestra’s concertmaster Jeffrey Multer in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. 


Acclaimed as one of today’s greatest living composers, James MacMillan’s musical language is flooded with influences from his Scottish heritage, his Roman Catholic faith, social conscience and close connection with Celtic folk music, blended together with influences from Far Eastern, Scandinavian and Eastern European music.


Show times: Fri., Nov, 6 at 8 pm, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Carol Morsani Hall; Sat., Nov. 7 at 8 pm, Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater; and Sun., Nov. 8 at 7:30 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall
Tickets: $20, $30, $43, $53, $67


November 27, 28 & 29: Classical Mystery Tour
With members of the acclaimed Broadway sensation Beatlemania, it's a night of Beatles hits…Penny Lane, Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields Forever, I Saw Her Standing There and more.  The Los Angeles Times singled out their concert for its “high goose-bump quotient,” adding “the crowd stood and bellowed for more.” 


Performing in concerts with orchestras around the world, the members of the band are all accomplished vocalists and include Jim Owen on rhythm guitar and piano, Tony Kishman on bass guitar and piano, Chris Camilleri on drums and Tom Teeley on lead guitar.


Show times: Fri., Nov. 27 at 8 pm, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Carol Morsani Hall; Sat., Nov. 28 at 8 pm, Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater; and Sun., Nov. 29 at 2pm, Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater
Tickets: $20, $30, $43, $53, $67


If you're looking for more information about these, just head over to www.floridaorchestra.org.


and of course, keep checking back for other great things to do in Tampa Bay!  Plus, we'll have more Tampa Bay area events for you shortly.