Purchase tickets through the Charlotte Symphony Office
Office address: 6210 Scott Street | Punta Gorda
Telephone: 941-205 5996
See 2013/14 Concert Season for more information.
"Behind the Notes"
January 9, 2014
(Prior to the Sunday evening concert)
Florida Gulf Coast University
Renaissance Academy in Downtown Punta Gorda
$20/ lecture $80 series
Meet with Maestro Ponti, conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, as he gives a dynamic preview
of the scheduled "Glorious" concert in "Behind the Notes" classes, Learn why Maestro chose the musical selections and about the musical examples of each s different conductors interpret the same music.
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The CSO Major Eduction Initiative
"The orchestra is not just about attending concerts. It's about
expanding interest in classical music, about making the
orchestra 'real' for the community... and there's no better
place to start than with children."
Maestro Raffaele Ponti
Maestro Ponti will begin a program of introducing symphony music to theCharlotte County school children and the adult community.
Deep Creek Elementsary "Symphony Kids"
"Where in the World is the Symphony?"
Maestro will begin teaching music and art segments to third-graders in 10 elementary schools. The sessions will take students to orchestras and composers around the world.
The orchestra will invite young musicians to sit side-by-side onstage with CSO musicians during rehearsals before each concert.
"Instrument Petting Zoo"
Orchestra members will familiarize the student with the instruments, instruct them how to play, then allow them to play.
Two free "Young People Concerts"
The orchestra will perform two Young People Concerts, free of charge, in May with a full orchestra at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda.
Student Summer Music Camp
The CSO student summer music camp will be greatly expanded for 2014.
Afternoon, community educational classes.
Two-hour afternoon classes will be held prior to a concert during which the concert will be discussed... its history, its composers and its music. Classes will be at Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Center in Punta Gorda.