Stop by Jensen’s Twin Palm Cottages and Marina Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. for an ensemble performance.
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From Captiva to Clewiston, Boca Grande to Bonita Springs, the community can participate in more than 20 free music activities throughout the region with the Gulf Coast Symphony’s “20 Days of Music” program through Feb. 26.
Events include small group performances, outdoor concerts, “Lunch & Learn” classes, Symphony Storytime for young children, and more.
The Gulf Coast Symphony is collaborating with its many community partners on this project, including: the Lee County Library System, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Florida Gulf Coast University, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, The Heights Center, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW, Clewiston Public Library, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Bell Tower Shops, Lighthouse of SWFL, Family Music Time Studio, and Jensen’s Marina.
“The core vision of the Gulf Coast Symphony is bringing our community together through music, and the 20 Days of Music celebration is our way of giving back to the community and working with our partners to share our love of music,” said Gulf Coast Symphony Music and Executive Director Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz.
Library events include:
* Symphony Storytime on Jan. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Pine Island Library (10700 Russell Road, Bokeelia) where a librarian reads a music-related story and a Gulf Coast Symphony musician provides accompaniment and an introduction to their instrument;
* Ensemble performances at the Johann Fust Community Library (1040 10th Street, Boca Grande) on Jan. 25, at 4 p.m.;
* Lunch and Learn /Listen and Learn classes at the South County Regional Library (21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero) on Jan. 26, at 2 p.m.;
* East County Library (881 Gunnery Rd N, Lehigh Acres) on Jan. 31, at 2 p.m.;
* Captiva Memorial Library (11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva) on Feb. 8, at 3 p.m.;
* Clewiston Public Library (120 W Osceola Ave, Clewiston) on Feb. 23, at 6 p.m.;
* Fort Myers Regional Library (2450 1st Street, Fort Myers) on Feb. 6, at 12 p.m.
Ensemble performances will also take place at:
* Jensen’s Twin Palm Cottages and Marina (15107 Captiva Dr, Captiva) on Jan. 28, at 6 p.m.,
* Healthpark Medical Center (9981 S Healthpark Dr, Fort Myers) on Feb. 10, at 3 p.m.,
* Yappy Hour at Bell Tower Shops (13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers) on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m.
Another program for kids and families is the Orchestra Explorer Series, which features Gulf Coast Symphony musicians playing short classical pieces, as well as pieces kids will recognize to introduce the different instrument families of the orchestra. These programs also include a Musical Discovery Zone where kids can interact with musicians and their instruments in a fun and relaxed setting, and try some of the instruments themselves.
The Orchestra Explorer Series introducing brass and percussion:
* Musical Discovery Zones will be held on Jan. 29, at 11:30 a.m., at Family Music Time Studio (12995 S Cleveland Ave, Suite 158, Fort Myers)
* 2 p.m. on Feb. 12, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater (1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers);
* Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m.,at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs (26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs),
* Alliance for the Arts (10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers) on Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.
’20 Days of Music’ concludes on Feb. 26 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Taste of the Cape at Four Freedoms Park (4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral). This expanded community event celebrates both culinary arts and music, and provides an international array of great food from more than 20 local restaurants, plus a wide variety of craft beers, margaritas, and wine. Enjoy musical performances from local bands, and a special performance by the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants. The day concludes with the Singing Sergeants joining the Gulf Coast Symphony for the “Symphony at Sunset” concert that will feature a Salute to America.
Visit Gulfcoastsymphony.org/community for a complete schedule, or call 239-277-1700.