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NFSO 31st Season Concert - "Russian Nights"

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

September 16, 2017 Mainstage
$25 adult, $18 military & youth

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra opens its 31st season as the Emerald Coast's premier professional orchestra with "RUSSIAN NIGHTS" on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Mainstage Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville.

Season Package reservations are now available through the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at (850) 729-6000. Individual concert tickets are on sale August 1, 2017. NFSO Gold Season packages are $212 (includes 5 NFSO concerts, 1 Special Event & 3 Guest Artist Recitals). NFSO Regular Season Packages are $115 each (includes 5 NFSO concerts). For complete details on NFSO subscription packages and all subscriber benefits, see the NFSO website at

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra’s 31st season features a varied selection of concerts to inspire and enthrall audiences of all ages! The September 16, 2017 season opener entitled "Russian Nights" will feature Rimsky Korsakov’s masterpiece Scheherazade and will pair with the Wideman Gold medal winning pianist Tzu-Yin Yuang performing Rachmaninov’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 2. on our magnificent rebuilt Steinway piano.

The genius of Mozart will be on full display in October with an unusual program called "Mozart Deconstructed" on October 14, 2017 in which parts of the orchestra will be on display before combining for a performance of his “Prague” Symphony No. 38. The orchestra and Symphony Chorale will help ring in the season with our annual "Holiday Pops" concert on December 8, 2017 which will include the always popular carol sing-a-longs.

In February 2018 the NFSO welcomes back the magnificent Cirque de la Symphonie. Their last sold-out appearance in 2015 thrilled the audience with breathtaking acrobatics accompanied by the NFSO. This will an event not to be missed!

March 2018 will be the NFSO's most ambitious undertaking ever. The orchestra will perform a semi-staged and costumed performance of Verdi’s most popular opera "La Traviata" . The international cast will feature German soprano Vera Schoenenberg, Armenian tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan, American Baritone Ricardo Rivera and Cuban Mezzo Soprano Olga Pérez Flora along with the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.

The NFSO's 31st season will conclude in May 2018 with the third annual Education Week where the NFSO will perform for Okaloosa and Walton County fourth and fifth graders and will culminate with the popular "Stars of Tomorrow" concert which will feature the winners of our annual Concerto Competition for talented young musicians from across north Florida.

In addition, the NFSO's 31st season continues the popular Guest Artist Piano Recitals which will feature three outstanding pianists from around the world.

Please remember that the NFSO is a non-profit organization that has been operated under the auspices of the Northwest Florida State College Foundation since the orchestra’s inception in 1987 and we rely on tax-deductible donations and corporate underwriting to support the orchestra and its numerous, long-standing educational endeavors for area youth. To make a donation to support the NFSO or request information contact Maestro Jeffrey Rink at or (850) 729-6023. See the NFSO website for more information on the orchestra at