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Symphony to begin 50th anniversary

October 19, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

When Swing was King

Carl Topilow Returns

Pop #1

January 8 & 9, 2011, 8 p.m.

Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall

Conductor: Carl Topilow

Guest: Helen Welch, vocalist

Tickets: $18-$80

Carl Topilow, a past Pops conductor at the Southwest Florida Symphony, will return to entertain audiences with his sounds of swing. He is renowned worldwide for his versatility, whether he is holding a conductor's baton or his trademark red clarinet.

Mozart and Company

Sanibel #1

January 9, 20011, 7 p.m.

Schein Hall, BIG Arts on Sanibel

Michael Hall, conductor

Tickets: $30

Ibert:Hommage a Mozart

Nielsen:Little Suite

Mozart:Symphony no. 40


Southwest Florida Symphony Society's


A Midwinter Nights Fantasy

January 15, 2011

Harborside Event Center


Tickets: $125

A winter fantasy comes to life as the Symphony society embarks on a magical evening full of music and mystique. Enjoy live entertainment, extraordinary auction items and flavorful food all the while immersing yourself in the magnificent masks worn by the guest. This promises to be the event of the season. There will be many surprises unveiled at the masquerade Ball, so reserve your table and be prepared to be enchanted. All proceeds to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony.

MasterWorks #2

Classics II

January 29, 2011, 8 p.m.

Guest: Mihai Marica, Cello

January not only brings with it New Year celebrations, but the opportunity to hear extraordinary works. Prokofiev's Symphony no. 1 "Classical" is featured in our second MasterWorks concert-- a piece that is 'classical' in form while exhibiting a more modern harmonic language. The orchestra will also perform the Symphony no. 103 "Drumroll" by Joseph Haydn. This engaging and energetic symphony was the second to last of twelve symphonies that Haydn wrote for London audiences. Along with this timeless piece, the Southwest Florida Symphony will indulge in one the most charming and graceful of all works for cello and orchestra, Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations, as well as JC Bach's Cello Concerto in C minor, both featuring cello soloist Mihai Marica.

Prokofiev:Symphony no. 1 "Classical"

Tchaikovsky:Rococo Variations

Haydn:Symphony no. 103 "Drumroll"

JC Bach:Cello Concerto in C minor

The Southwest Florida Symphony professional orchestra is the oldest performing arts organization in Lee County.

For ticketing information, contact the Symphony Box Office 239-418-1500 or visit our website at



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