What’s Happening Backstage
March 21, 2017
Claudia Chapa will be a featured singer in the upcoming Mahler Symphony No. 2: Resurrection. We asked her a few questions in this week's Spotlight!Read The Entire Story Here
January 19, 2017
Broadway performers Larry Alexander and Carolann Sanita will sing the songs of Irving Berlin at a fundraising gala for Gulf Coast Symphony next month. The cabaret-style show, called "Puttin' on the Ritz," takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, at Gateway Golf and Country Club. The program includes Berlin classics such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” "Always" and — of course — “Puttin’ on the Ritz." The symphony will also honor longtime supporter Sam Galloway Jr. and the orchestra’s volunteer librarian, Tom Santin.Read The Entire Story Here
January 11, 2017
The Gulf Coast Symphony is partnering with the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Institute for Entrepreneurship to present a panel discussion, “Making Music Together: Immigration, Culture and Social Entrepreneurship,” on Saturday, January 14 at 11:00am at Lutgert Hall, Room 1201, on the campus of FGCU. The panel moderator is Dan Bevarly, FGCU Adjunct Professor, and panelists include Rosendo Chendy Leon, Percussionist, Sultans of String; Renata Ribeiro, Gulf Coast Symphony Musician; Sister Maureen Kelleher, Immigration Attorney with Legal Aid of Collier County; Sonia Messaoudi, Program Director, Hult Prize Competition for the Institute for Entrepreneurship; and Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship.Read The Entire Story Here
The Gulf Coast Symphony has created MusicWorks!, an El Sistema-inspired after-school program embedded in a larger, pre-existing program called School Success at The Heights Center in Harlem Heights. MusicWorks! provides string instruction Monday through Friday, totaling 7.5 hours per week during the school year. This program offers an innovative education and social initiative that provides opportunities for personal development to children through the study of music.
Announcing our 2018 season
A TRIBUTE TO ELLA
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
A program honoring the “First Lady of Song” with Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, and Metropolitan Opera star Harolyn Blackwell.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018 & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018
The 75th anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration! Gulf Coast Symphony and Broadway Palm Dinner Theater again collaborate to present a Great American Musical.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018
A journey back to rock and pop hits of the 70’s and 80’s with Broadway artists Rob Evan, LaKisha Jones, and Chloe Lowery.