ST PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 16-time Grammy winner will make The Florida Orchestra's 50th anniversary fundraising gala even more special.

Sting, along with a three-piece band, will perform during "An Intimate Evening with the Florida Orchestra" on December 9 at the Mahaffey Theater.

The former front man for The Police is expected to perform many of his hits, including Roxanne, Every Breath You Take and Fields of Gold - but arranged for an orchestra.

Tickets, which start at $75 and go up to $450, will be available for orchestra subscribers on September 25 and to the general public on October 2.