Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Earth Day Celebration

Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Earth Day Celebration

Beethoven’s magical Symphony No. 6 “The Pastorale” is the featured work on this concert that is a celebration of our planet. We have partnered with the Southwest Florida Reset Center for a full evening of festivities, music and art exhibits in honor of Earth Day.

Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra Earth Day Concert Program

Anna Clyne – Restless Oceans
Christopher Theofanidis – Dreamtime Ancestors
Felix Mendelssohn – Fingal’s Cave Overture
Beethoven- Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (“Pastoral”)

The programs start at 5:00 pm at the Music & Arts Community Center at 13411 Shire Lane in Ft. Myers.   

  • Millennial Brewing Company Drink Truck
  • Wine and cheese reception – Meet the SWFL RESET Board
  • Evan Carville Jazz Combo
  • Mother Earth Pop Up Shop and Photo Exhibit by Lisette Morales-McCabe
  • The Art of Paul Arsenault 
  • Poetic Films with Lori Ersolmaz (projected on the walls after the concert)
  • Conversation with Joseph Bonasia about the Right to Clean Water Constitutional Amendment   


About the Composer

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most widely recognized and admired composers in the history of Western music, and served as an important bridge between the Classical and Baroque era styles he admired and the Romantic style his music would come to personify. Beethoven was born in 1770 into a modest family in the small German provincial town of Bonn, where he would study composition and play the piano and viola until moving to Vienna in his early 20’s where he would live the rest of his life.

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Anna Clyne

London-born Anna Clyne is a GRAMMY-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Described as a “composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods” in a New York Times profile and as “fearless” by NPR, Clyne is one of the most acclaimed and in-demand composers of her generation, often embarking on collaborations with innovative choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians.

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Felix Mendelssohn

Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn’s compositions include symphonies, concertos, piano music, organ music and chamber music. His best-known works include the overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Italian Symphony, the Scottish Symphony, the oratorio St. Paul, the oratorio Elijah, the overture The Hebrides, the mature Violin Concerto and the String Octet. The melody for the Christmas carol “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is also his. Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words are his most famous solo piano compositions.

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Christopher Theofanidis

CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS (b. 12/18/67 in Dallas, Texas) has had performances by many leading orchestras from around the world, including the London Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Moscow Soloists, the National, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies, among many others. He has also served as Composer of the Year for the Pittsburgh Symphony during their 2006-7 season, for which he wrote a violin concerto for Sarah Chang.

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Guest Artists

Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz

Conductor

Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz

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