‘Revolution: The Beatles Experience’

‘Revolution: The Beatles Experience’ by bringing symphonic sound to Beatles’ Hits. Hear your favorite Beatles’ music in a whole new and exciting way when The Florida Orchestra (TFO) presents “Revolution: The Beatles’ Experience” in concerts on October 4, 5 and 6 at Tampa Bay’s three top venues. Get a ticket to ride through the history of The Beatles as told through your favorite Beatles’ hits as arranged and directed by Grammy® winner Jeffrey Tyzik. It is the first in this year’s Raymond James Pop Concerts. Tickets are available online at TFO website here or at the theater box offices.

Enjoy hits like Penny Lane, Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude and more, featuring top vocalists and accompanied by The Florida Orchestra in a unique symphonic setting. The show will open on Friday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. at The Straz Center in Tampa. Then it will move to The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Saturday, Oct. 5, for an 8 p.m. performance. The Beatles Experience will conclude with a 7:30 p.m. presentation at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

The TFO Pops series, under the baton of Jeffrey Tyzik, includes this concert of symphonic Beatles music. Future Raymond James Pops Concerts this year include salutes to James Bond and superhero movies, a program of music by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and a Broadway concert spotlighting Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Jeff Tyzik, Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic and a gifted composer and arranger, created the arrangements for this year’s “Revolution: The Beatles Experience” concert. His pops arrangements have been recorded by Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, and Doc Severinsen with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.

He worked as arranger and record producer for Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band. Tyzik won a Grammy Award in 1987 for producing the 1986 album The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen. Tyzik received three additional Grammy nominations for his work with Doc Severensen.

Early in his career, Tyzik composed and arranged music for the Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman Orchestras and worked closely with Chuck Mangione as performer and producer. His work with artists across many styles, including Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, John Pizzarelli, Billy Taylor, and Lou Rawls, reflects his diversity and skill in composing and arranging.

About the Florida Orchestra: The Florida Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Florida, USA. It was founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, when the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and the Tampa Philharmonic agreed to merge in 1968. The orchestra changed its name to The Florida Orchestra in 1984. The Florida Orchestra performs nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, Coffee Concerts, Rock Concerts, free Pops in the Park Concerts, and educational Youth Concerts.

Content provided by Jackie McCallum photos courtesy of The Florida Orchestra