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Symphony At Home: Musical Icons

May 28, 2020

As part of our continuing commitment to Creating Community Through Music, we're bringing our concerts to you through our Symphony At Home series!

This weekend we're pleased to bring you selections from our March 2019 performance: Icons! These selections feature Brian Duprey as Frank Sinatra and Justin Shandor as Elvis—be sure to catch them during the 2020-2021 season in A Sinatra and Elvis Christmas on December 20!

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Symphony At Home: Beethoven at 250

May 22, 2020

This weekend we're pleased to bring you our Beethoven at 250 performance from March 2020!

The Gulf Coast Symphony and the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers celebrated the 250th birthday of one of the world’s greatest composers, Ludwig van Beethoven, with his ultimate masterpiece — Symphony No. 9. This all-Beethoven program also featured Dr. Michael Baron, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

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Dave, Come Play Your Horn

May 20, 2020

Growing up in Northern Virginia, David Harler was handed his first horn when he was eight years old. And that day led to a musical and life-long adventure that wound its way to Southwestern Florida and a position as principal trumpet at the Gulf Coast Symphony.

It was a 1930s King Liberty brand trumpet that his uncle first put in his hands. “Why he gave it to me I don’t know. He just said: ‘Here, if you want to play, it play it.’”

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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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