The Southwest Florida Symphony in Fort Myers serves as Lee County’s professional orchestra and is one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The ensemble’s musicians have been providing a broad range of classical performances to local audiences for more than half a century and the group is wasting no time kicking off the New Year with the latest installment of their ‘Masterworks’ concert series this Friday, Jan. 6 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.
The orchestra also performs a ‘Pops’ series including symphony members performing John Williams’ score to the iconic film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as audiences relive the film on a giant high-definition screen. In addition, the orchestra provides a ‘Small Stage Symphony’ series along with performance’s by the group’s Youth Orchestra. We’ll hear from Maestro Nir Kabaretti and the symphony’s executive director Amy Ginsburg as we take a closer look at what the orchestra will be offering throughout the rest of the current season, which runs through May.