Hurricane Ian Relief

Southwest Florida Symphony Supporters and Fans

We hope this message finds you safe and your homes intact following the effects of Hurricane Ian. We realize in the weeks ahead, your focus is on clearing a literal path to normalcy. Again. However, like every other challenge that has come before us all, especially in recent years, we know this, too, shall pass. And when it passes, your Southwest Florida Symphony is here to deliver the indescribable joy of exceptional live music to you. After enduring downed power lines, splintered trees, and insurance claims, don’t we all deserve a little musical joy? When you’re ready to breathe a sigh of relief, we are, as always, here for you to perform the triumphant soundtrack of this beautiful community. Stay tuned to your inboxes and our social media channels for details relating to any changes in dates, venues, or programming that may be necessary due to storm damage-related venue closures.

Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you at our Season 62 performances.

Musically yours,
Amy J. Ginsburg, Executive Director
Radu Paponiu, Music Director

Due to the recent events that have affected our beloved community, we have decided to hold the opening concerts of our 2022-23 season – MiniMasterworks, as charity concerts to benefit those affected by Hurricane Ian.

All performances are free to the public with limited seating that will be accommodated on a first-come,
first-served basis.

The concerts will feature the orchestra’s exceptional professional musicians performing the Mendelssohn Octet and Mozart String Quartet No. 19.

October 13th

Eight-Foot Brewing
4417 SE 16th PL, Unit 11 | Cape Coral

(relocated from Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point, Fort Myers)

• Monetary donations will be collected on behalf of the Cape Coral Rotary Club for hurricane relief efforts.

• Nonperishable food items will also be collected at the concert for the Cape Caring Center food pantry.

October 14th

Ice House Pub
408 Tamiami Trail #111 | Punta Gorda

(relocated from The Gulf Theater at the Military Heritage Museum, Punta Gorda) 

• Monetary donations will be collected on behalf of the Charlotte Community Foundation. The Charlotte Community Foundation has also pledged to match all hurricane relief funds up to $500,000.

• Nonperishable food items will also be collected at the concert for the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties’ nondenominational food pantry.

October 15th

Bell Tower Shops
Fort Myers

• Monetary donations will be collected on behalf of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades for hurricane relief efforts.

• Nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies, and baby items will also be collected for The Heights Center.

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