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Andr? Rieu will bring his orchestra and singular spectacle atmosphere to the Amalie Arena on Nov. 1.Times file (2014)

A week of classical music: 1812 Overture, Inside Beethoven's 7th, Andre Rieu

FIRE THE CANNONS: 1812 OVERTURE The Florida Orchestra brings out the big guns with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, best known for the 16 cannon shots symbolizing Russia's defense against Napoleon. "It's just a sensational piece of music, not just a blockbuster for the end of a pops concert," music director Michael Fra …


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