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Symphony At Home: Space—The Final Frontier

July 3, 2020

The Gulf Coast Symphony celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing with clips of the historic landing that displayed man’s ingenuity and resolve. We were honored to have Joel Banow join us as Master of Ceremonies. Banow directed the CBS television broadcast of the Lunar landing on July 20, 1969. The program featured music that celebrates space in cinema, including 2001: A Space Odyssey (Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30), Star Trek, Apollo 13, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and Holst’s The Planets.

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Message from Maestro Kurtz

June 25, 2020

While this year has been difficult, the Gulf Coast Symphony is poised to resume making music in person as soon as it is safely possible. We look forward to the many educational and community engagement activities we host throughout Southwest Florida.

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

June 19, 2020

Well, the Gulf Coast Symphony Has Jake Goldberger on Clarinet!

What is it with doctors playing in community orchestras? Across America, healthcare professionals help form the core of many volunteer ensembles. Big cities such as Los Angeles and New York City have doctor orchestras. There’s even a World Doctors Orchestra.

The Gulf Coast Symphony, too, counts an array of active and retired healthcare professionals at its heart.

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Ensure the Future of your Gulf Coast Symphony

The Gulf Coast Symphony has always been proud of our community-centric focus, our mission to Create Community Through Music, and our commitment to stand together with our neighbors in good times and in bad. Our music making, and community building, is the hallmark of our 25 years. Nothing could have prepared us for today. A global health crisis so severe, so sudden, and so deadly, that it threatens not just our lives, but the existence of this great organization.


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In 2015 Gulf Coast Symphony created MusicWorks!, an El Sistema-inspired after-school program. It was pioneered at The Heights Center in Harlem Heights. MusicWorks! provides daily music 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.

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