Concerts

FEATURED EVENT

The Concertmaster Concerto | MW4

with Orin Laursen, concertmaster/violin
Radu Paponiu, Conductor

Anna Clyne: Restless Oceans
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Violin Concerto in D major
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No2 in D major

Saturday, March 16, 2024
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 7:30pm Concert

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Masterworks Series sponsored by:

Uhler Vertich White Advisors
& The LAT Foundation

R.E.M. Explored | Brave New Pops 1

with Mike Mills & Robert McDuffie
Radu Paponiu, Conductor

featuring:
The Music of R.E.M. Arranged for Full Orchestra by Carl Marsh & David Mallamud

AND

Mike Mills Concerto for Violin, Rock Band & Orchestra

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 7:30pm

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Brave New Pops Series sponsored by:

Ellie fox &
Seminole Casino Hotel

Leonard Bernstein: Citizen Artist

Narrator, writer and broadcaster Jamie Bernstein explores the life and legacy of her father, Leonard Bernstein. Select works by the American master performed.

Proceeds benefit The Southwest Florida Symphony.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 7:00pm

Temple Beth el, Fort Myers

Sponsored by:

Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties
& Ted Epstein

American Classical | Masterworks 1/BNP2

with Marcus Roberts Jazz Trio
Radu Paponiu, Conductor

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Four Episodes from Rodeo
George Gershwin:
Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
John Williams: Star Wars Suite

Saturday, November 4, 2023
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 7:30pm Concert

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall


Masterworks Series sponsored by:

Uhler Vertich White Advisors & The LAT Foundation

Brave New Pops Series sponsored by:

Ellie fox &
Seminole Casino Hotel

Santa’s Serenade | Holiday Pops

with Andrew Lipke

Featuring everyone’s favorite holiday songs!

 

December 9, 2023 | Fort Myers Senior High School

December 10, 2023 | First Presbyterian, Bonita Springs

December 11, 2023 | Village Church, Shell Point

Brave New Pops Series sponsored by:

Ellie fox &
Seminole Casino Hotel

Beethoven No. 5 & the British Invasion | MW2

with Charles Yang, guest violinist
Radu Paponiu, Conductor

Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte
Maurice Ravel:
Tzigane
Vittorio Monti: Csárdás
Animals: House of the Rising Sun
Beatles: Blackbird
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Saturday, January 6, 2024
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 7:30pm Concert

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Masterworks Series sponsored by:

Uhler Vertich White Advisors
& The LAT Foundation

From Darkness to Light | MW3

with Alexandra Carlson, guest pianist
Radu Paponiu, Conductor

Gideon Klein: Partita for Strings
Sergei Prokofiev:
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major

Saturday, February 3, 2024
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 7:30pm Concert

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Masterworks Series sponsored by:

Uhler Vertich White Advisors
& The LAT Foundation

The Concertmaster Concerto | MW4

with Orin Laursen, concertmaster/violin
Radu Paponiu, Conductor

Anna Clyne: Restless Oceans
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Violin Concerto in D major
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No2 in D major

Saturday, March 16, 2024
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 7:30pm Concert

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Masterworks Series sponsored by:

Uhler Vertich White Advisors
& The LAT Foundation

A Date With the Symphony

Arturo Fernandez, guest pianist
Radu Paponiu, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K.138
Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Tribby Arts Center, Shell Point

Cryptic Symphony | MW5

with Sterling Elliott, guest cellist
Radu Paponiu, Conductor

Ke-chia Chen: Ebbs and Flows
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor

Saturday, April 13, 2024
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture, 7:30pm Concert

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Masterworks Series sponsored by:

Uhler Vertich White Advisors
& The LAT Foundation

70s, 80s & 90s Unplugged | brave new Pops 3

Featuring hits from: Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, 10,000 Maniacs, Alanis Morisette, Jodeci, The Eagles, Mariah Carey, George Michael, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, The Cranberries, and Chris Isaak

Saturday | May 18, 2024 | 7:30pm

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Brave New Pops Series sponsored by:

Ellie Fox &
Seminole Casino Hotel

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