Gulf Coast Symphony presents musicals, jazz, chamber music and ballet

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Gulf Coast Symphony will offer a diverse suite of live events in April at the Music & Arts Community Center located off of Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers.

Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra and Gulfshore Ballet April 3 at 7 p.m.

The Gulfshore Ballet joins the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra for a delightful night of imaginative performances. All new choreography by Gulfshore Ballet Artistic Director Iliana Lopez & Franklin Gamero. Tickets are $45.

Songs for a New World – April 7 – 17 at 7 p.m.

Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.” With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches. Tickets are $49.

Duo Beaux Arts – April 11 at 7 p.m.

Husband and wife piano duo, Catherine Lan & Tao Linn, perform a program including works for piano four hands, as well as for solo piano. Tickets are $25.

Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Mozart, Haydn, & Beethoven – April 23 at 7 p.m.

The Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra performs Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492, Haydn’s Symphony No. 44 in E minor (“Trauersinfonie”), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36. Tickets are $45.

Jazz at the Center: Tribute to Pat Metheny April 24 at 7 p.m.

Patrick Bruce Metheny, an American jazz guitarist and composer, is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works, and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion. Performed by the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective. Tickets are $35.

Priscila Navarro

Priscila Navarro, Pianist – April 25 at 7 p.m.

Priscila Navarro was born in Huanuco, Peru. She started her piano studies at the age of nine at the National Conservatory of Music of Peru under the guidance of Lydia Hung. She moved to the United States and enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University at the age of 16. There she received the Williams, Steinway Society and Eva Gomez scholarships, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Bower School of Music where she was a student of Michael Baron. Tickets are $25.

Tickets are available at www.GulfCoastSymphony.org or by calling 239-277-1700. Temperature checks, facial coverings, and socially distanced seating are required for all events. Music & Arts Community Center is located at 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers.

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