ST. PETERSBURG, FL – For the first time, The Florida Orchestra will bring the music of influential rapper Drake mixed with Tchaikovsky’s famed Fifth Symphony to the Mahaffey Theater. Tchaikovsky X Drake, created and conducted by Steve Hackman, is performed one night only on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 at 8 pm. Tickets on sale now at FloridaOrchestra.org.
The innovative program features rapper Jecorey Arthur and three vocalists to blend the music of two composer-romanticists separated by nearly a century. In every way imaginable, 22 of Drake’s greatest hits are fused with Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony, a triumphant portrayal of the composer’s struggle with fate, performed live by The Florida Orchestra. Drake songs include Started from the Bottom, One Dance, Hold On, We’re Going Home and more.
Steve Hackman’s Tchaikovsky X Drake
Steve Hackman, conductor & creator
Thur, Nov. 2, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater
Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55; all fees included
Available at: FloridaOrchestra.org, 727.892.3337 and TFO Ticket Center
This concert will be performed without intermission.
Please note: The artist Drake will not be in attendance.
Steve Hackman: Trained at the elite level classically, he is a visionary composer, conductor, producer, DJ, songwriter, singer and pianist. He has conducted his groundbreaking orchestra fusions to sellout houses across the country with the orchestras of Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, San Diego and many more. For more, see FloridaOrchestra.org.
Jecorey Arthur: The award-winning teacher and creator is a music and sociology professor at Simmons College of Kentucky. He most recently earned the title of councilman as the youngest elected official in Louisville history. He has performed with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Dallas and San Diego symphonies, among others. For more, see FloridaOrchestra.org.
India Carney: The singer, songwriter, vocal coach and actor made her TV debut on NBC’s The Voice, Season 8. She has toured with Katy Perry and sung for Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Lady Gaga and more. For more, see FloridaOrchestra.org.
Malia Civetz: The vocalist, songwriter and recording artist debuted her first single, Champagne Clouds, on the Los Angeles KIIS-FM radio segment of On Air with Ryan Seacrest. For more, see FloridaOrchestra.org.
Mario Jose: He has shared the stage with music icons including Pentatonix, Justin Bieber, Meghan Trainor and John Legend among others. For more, see FloridaOrchestra.org.
TFO will perform more than 100 concerts this season in venues throughout Tampa Bay. Up next in the Raymond James Pops series, TFO Resident Conductor Chelsea Gallo conducts Women Rock (Nov. 3 & 4) at the Straz Center and Mahaffey Theater. FloridaOrchestra.org.
About The Florida Orchestra
The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. This is its 56th season. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, TFO performs series of classical, popular, and morning concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. The orchestra is dedicated to connecting to the community, including family and youth concerts and other educational programs. For tickets and information: FloridaOrchestra.org. The Florida Orchestra is a non-profit 501(c)3 that has earned a 100% score and Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator; EIN: 59-1223691 CH#1830. To learn more how you can support the power of music in building community, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org To donate now: FloridaOrchestra.org/donate