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Symphony opens season with ‘Interstellar Symphony’

By Staff | Nov 6, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Alexis Smith

The Southwest Florida Symphony will open its 59th season on Nov. 9 with the “Masterworks I: Interstellar Symphony” at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW in Fort Myers.

The performance will happen at 7:30 p.m., with Maestro Nir Kabaretti’s highly popular pre-concert lecture taking place at 6:30 p.m. The lectures are offered in order to better educate audiences about the pieces being performed and often feature a guest artist question-and-answer and demonstrations.

Tickets range from $15 to $109.

“Masterworks I: Interstellar Symphony” will feature special guest artist – the symphony’s own principal trombonist – Alexis Smith. In addition to a performance of the popular John Williams “Star Wars” Suite, it will perform “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. In addition, Smith will perform the “Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra” by Danish composer Launy Grondahl.

Also, the symphony will nourish families through holding its annual food drive at the concert in support of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving distribution to families in Lee County.

For more information or tickets, visit www.swflso.org or call 239-418-1500

The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is at 13350 FSW Parkway.