For its fourth and final hospital concert of the season, The Florida Orchestra will feature musical stories in a free performance for young outpatients and their families at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital complex in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30pm.
The casual concert will include the Overture to William Tell by Rossini, Copland’s Hoe-Down from Rodeo, and big screen favorites Superman and Beauty and the Beast at the hospital’s Education and Conference Center, 701 Fourth St. S in St. Petersburg. The guest conductor is Ryan Haskins.
The free concert is geared for outpatients, who visit the hospital for ongoing care but are not admitted to the facility, and is not open to the public.
It also will be simulcast to hospital rooms to reach all patients and their families.
This performance is part of The Florida Orchestra’s ongoing mission to bring the healing power of live music to all people of Tampa Bay, not just those who can come to a concert hall.
This is the orchestra’s third season performing free hospital concerts, which have included Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, St. Joseph’s HospitalNorth in Lutz, St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, and UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
Before the full orchestra concert, Florida Orchestra musicians plan to continue the tradition of playing individually or in small groups for children who are currently inpatients at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.