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Summer Music Camp
Punta Gorda Symphony returns for our annual two-week Summer Music Camp from June 5-9 and June 12-16, 2023, in coordination with Charlotte Players Kids Onstage camp.
Registration is open to all Grade 4-12 beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Summer Music Camp is a great way for students to stay social, creative, and engaged with an instrument while having fun!
Link Up Young People’s Concert
In partnership with Carnegie Hall and its Link Up curriculum, Punta Gorda Symphony creates an interactive concert experience with 1,200 third-graders from all Charlotte County schools, both public and private.
Over the course of five months, teachers lead students through the Carnegie Hall Link Up curriculum, teaching them how to read and follow music, how to play a melody on the recorder, how to work together as fellow musicians, and how to play as an orchestra, among other skills. The 2020 curriculum, “The Orchestra Swings,” also introduced the nuances of swing rhythm and the distinctions between symphonic and jazz music.
The orchestra can be a mysterious and magical unknown to many children. Afraid of a concert where everyone must sit still, this interactive concert format illustrates that an orchestra performance can be fun and engaging. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and the culminating interactive performance, students discovered how an orchestra performs and what it is like to become part of a performing group. This participatory experience helps children understand classical music, and demystifies the symphony from an aristocratic experience to one within reach of all children and families.
The 2022 Link Up concert is funded in part by the Florida Division of Arts & Culture and the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.
JOIN THE SYMPHONY FRIENDS
Punta Gorda Symphony Friends is our volunteer affiliate group that organizes social and volunteer activities to benefit, promote, and serve the PGSymphony while providing friendship through a common interest. They play a vital role in the lobby at all performances, behind the scenes with administrative projects, and in organizing regular annual activities to benefit the PGSymphony.
Help create the fun with a first-time Symphony Friends membership of $50, and annual renewals of only $35. Check our calendar for upcoming events. Join by calling the office at 941-205-5996 or emailing anne@PGSymphony.org.
Symphony Friends presents an enlightening introduction to the composers featured in the Punta Gorda Symphony concert programs, along with musical excerpts performed by Symphony musicians. Composers Luncheons for the 2022/23 season are at the Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, on the following Thursdays at 11 AM: November 10, 2022; December 8, 2022; January 5, 2023; January 26, 2023; February 23, 2023; and March 23, 2023. The cost of $30 includes a buffet lunch, a glass of wine, a 50/50 draw, a trivia contest, and lots of camaraderie. Pre-register by calling the office at 941-205-5996.
HIRE A CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Punta Gorda Symphony Chamber Ensembles are now available for hire!
You can be the one to bring quality live music to the events in your life. Contact us for information on booking strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion. Available for civic, business, and private events across Charlotte County and neighboring communities.
For more information, call 941-205-5996 or email info@PGSymphony.org.