In The Community

In addition to our performances in the concert hall, we are committed to presenting dozens of educational and community engagement activities throughout Southwest Florida.  Working with dedicated partners, our activities are just one example of how we bring our community together through music. The highlight of our engagement activities is our 20 Days of Music, which bring more than 20 free diverse events to all corners of Southwest Florida.  We are always adding additional activities, so be sure to sign up for our email list!

Upcoming Events

  • MusicWorks! FundraiserNovember 18, 2017

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    Date: November 18, 2017
    Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm

         An event to benefit MusicWorks!, a program for children in Harlem Heights will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 5:30pm – 9:00pmat The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. Guests will enjoy live entertainment by the band Strange Arrangement, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, and performance by the MusicWorks! students. All proceeds will support the MusicWorks! program at The Heights Center.

         MusicWorks! was launched by the Gulf Coast Symphony in 2015 at The Heights Center. The goal of the MusicWorks! program is to use music as a vehicle for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential, positively affecting their society through the study and performance of music. The program provides daily instrumental music instruction for the youth of Harlem Heights. It started as a strings-only program, and has now expanded to full orchestra, with an enrollment of 65 students. There is no cost for children to participate and each student receives a full tuition scholarship that provides instruments, instruction from professional Teaching Artists, and all class materials.

         “We have seen a transformation in the lives of our MusicWorks! students over the past 2 years, not only in their musical development, but also in their improved academic grades, self-esteem, and behavior,” said Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz, the Gulf Coast Symphony’s Music and Executive Director. “The support of our community allows us to continue providing full tuition scholarships to the 65 students participating in MusicWorks! this year.”

     

    Tickets are now on sale for $75 each and space is limited. Purchase tickets at https://heightsfoundation.org/beautifulmusic/
    or call Karen Lesza at 239-482-7706.

    More info and Tickets

  • MusicWorks! RecitalOctober 20, 2017

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    Date: October 20, 2017
    Time: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

    Join us for our October recital at 5 PM on Friday, October 20, 2017, at The Heights Center. This recital will feature students from Mr. David Haneil’s studio as they present a short performance for peers, family, and friends.  The performance will last approximately 15 minutes. 

     

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