The Gulf Coast Symphony programming continues in January at the Music and Arts Community Center in Fort Myers.
The Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra welcomes in 2022 with a concert Jan. 8 (rescheduled for March 19) at 7:30 p.m. featuring some of the most powerful compositional voices of America of today and yesteryear. The program includes Peter Boyer’s Silver Fanfare (2004), James Lee III’s Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula (2011), Gabriela Lena Frank’s Three Latin American Dances (2003), Adolph Hailstork Epitaph to a Man Who Dreamed (1979), and William Grant Still’s “Afro-American” Symphony No. 1 (1930).
At the heart of the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective’s mission is to present new music that you won’t hear anywhere else in Southwest Florida. For the Jan. 13 concert, the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective, (who are all top jazz musicians and composers in their own right), is joined by two sought-after jazz composers and performers. Award-winning composer and saxophonist Zach Bornheimer and composer and jazz guitarist LaRue Nickelson join the Collective to present all original music composed by members of the band – a one of a kind experience.
Sunday Night Chamber Music – Naples Piano Quartet will be Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize,Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Next to Normal opens Jan. 26 and plays through Feb. 5.
The MACC is located at 13411 Shire Lane (just off Daniels Parkway), Fort Myers. For tickets and info, call 239-277-1700 ext 105 or visit www.gulfcoastsymphony.org