Category: Arts

Paradise Becomes Even More Melodious

Paradise Becomes Even More Melodious Miami-raised French Hornist Sharon Janezic

Miami-raised French Hornist Sharon Janezic joined the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra from Boynton Beach in 2003. Why? “Who wouldn’t want to make World Class Music in Paradise?” After completing her Bachelor of Music Performance from Lynn University, Sharon won her position, Assistant principal/utility horn. This position requires her to be flexible and adaptable as she […]

Community Concert Association Announces Revised 2021 Season

Community Concert Association Announces Revised 2021 Season

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet FORT MYERS, FLA., December 8, 2020 – The Fort Myers Community Concert Association has announced its revised concert series for 2021 that includes five performances by world-class musicians playing classical to contemporary music in the organization’s 72nd annual concert series.  “We are happy to offer this outstanding roster of performances […]

Southwest Florida Symphony: We’re Back!

Southwest Florida Symphony: We’re Back!

You are cordially invited to attend our LIVE concerts! Tickets for these and the following events will go on sale Monday, January 4th MiniMasterworks: January Friday the 15th (7:30) at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Saturday the 16th (7:00) at Cape Cabaret Sunday the 17th (7:00) at Sanibel Community House Brave New Chamber Music: February Friday the 19th (7:30) at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Saturday the 20th (7:00) at Cape […]

Meet A Musical Artist And Master Crafter

Meet A Musical Artist And Master Crafter

After various jobs and looking for the right place to stay put for a while, Courtney Filner, Principal Viola, came to the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in 2013 from the San Antonio Symphony. She was already familiar with our area (her parents are snowbirds). When her husband was hired as a Naples Philharmonic administrator, Courtney […]

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues Is Coming To The Lab’s LabTV December 10th

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues Is Coming To The Lab’s LabTV December 10th

FORT MYERS, FL (November 20, 2020 ) – The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present an audio-visual production of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode. “When a doe says no, it means no.” We all know Santa’s famous sleigh-pullers…but in this smart and scandalous holiday show, Comet, Dancer, Vixen, and all the other reindeer […]

Keep Lee County Beautiful Art Contest Now Open

Keep Lee County Beautiful Art Contest Now Open

[Fort Myers, FL] (November 18, 2020) The 32nd annual Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) art contest for the 2022 “Leave The Scene Clean” calendar is now open. The full-size color calendar features the winning environmental artwork from Lee County students.  The art contest is open to all public, private, virtual and home-schooled students.  The students are invited […]

Making Beautiful Music Together

Making Beautiful Music Together

From the Southwest Florida Symphony Second Horn Jennifer French won her permanent position in 2000 after starting as a sub in 1999. Raised in central Florida, she covered her collegiate bases by attending FSU and then finishing both a Bachelor and Master of Music from UF. She is also a founding member of the Southwest […]

Nothing To Do But Fix A Bourbon And Reserve Your Square

Nothing To Do But Fix A Bourbon And Reserve Your Square

Our GreenMarket stage is an intimate, open-air venue where our neighbors can safely enjoy live entertainment. And what better backdrop for a performance than the gorgeous Florida sky? Guests are required to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and you can purchase delicious snack boxes from our partner, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Reserve your responsibly […]

Tampa Museum Of Art Highlights African American Artists In “Living Color”

Tampa Museum Of Art Highlights African American Artists In “Living Color”

Untitled (Royal Poinciana), n.d. Harold Newton (American, 1934-1991), Oil on Upson board. 23 ½ x 29 ¾ inches. Courtesy of the Asselstine Collection. © Harold Newton. Photography by Tariq Gibran. Tampa, FL –  The Tampa Museum of Art (TMA) continues to celebrate and honor the richness and complexity of Florida’s cultural tapestry with its newest […]

SHALL WE DANCE? Musical Suggestions #34

SHALL WE DANCE? Musical Suggestions #34

From the Southwest Florida Symphony Expressing ourselves through dance and music has always been inextricably linked, and these breathtaking performances blur the line between! Khachaturian- Sabre DanceArmenian composer Aram Khachaturian grew up “in an atmosphere rich in folk music.” His 1939 ballet, Gayane, includes the instantly captivating Sabre Dance, when the dancers display their skills with […]

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