If you only know the beginning - da da da dumm! – you're missing some of the best parts in a spectacular journey from darkness to light, tragedy to triumph, conducted by Michael Francis. It's one of three splendid masterpieces on the program. Valentina Lisitsa returns for the swoon-worthy melodies of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. Respighi's Pines of Rome is a wondrous ode to nature and the historic city. The Florida Orchestra will perform this timeless classic at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th.