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20/21 Update – The Music Plays Outdoors

Executive Director Craig Badinger waves from the stage of the FSW Charlotte Campus natural amphitheater.

After months of planning, listening to your feedback, and making modifications due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce plans to move forward safely with two programs for the 2020-2021 season: two outdoor socially-distanced concerts and an online live-streamed lecture series. We hope to add more performances in the spring if COVID-19 conditions improve and permit us to do so safely.

There’s no substitute for live performance,” says Maestro Raffaele Ponti. With musicians and audiences alike yearning for in-person cultural experiences, we aim to produce outdoor concerts on the following dates in partnership with Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus. 


21/22 Season

Experience the power of extraordinary symphonic works and your PGSymphony as they come together for a daring 21/22 Season. Prepare for more internationally-recognized guest artists, familiar favorites such as Berlioz’s celebrated Symphonie Fantastique, and two solo piano recitals that are certain to be “rockstar” experiences.

Verdi | Creston | Berlioz

Verdi | Vespri Siciliani Overture
Creston | Concertino for Marimba
DEAN ANDERSON, MARIMBA
Berlioz | Symphonie Fantastique

Holiday Pops!

Your season favorites featuring:
EMILY YOCUM BLACK, SOPRANO

Beethoven | Tchaikovsky | Farrenc

Beethoven | Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1
ROMAN RABINOVICH, PIANO
Farrenc | Symphony No. 3

Berlioz | Brahms

Berlioz | Harold in Italy
BRETT DOUGLAS DEUBNER, VIOLA
Brahms | Symphony No. 1

Strauss | Sarasate | Massenet | Shostakovich

Strauss | Till Eulenspiegel
Sarasate | Carmen Fantasy, op. 25
CHIN KIM, VIOLIN
Massenet | Meditation from “Thais”
CHIN KIM, VIOLIN
Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5

“Get Happy!” Joan Ellison Sings Judy Garland

JOAN ELLISON, SOPRANO

“Get Happy!” Joan Ellison Sings Judy Garland will take you on a nostalgic trip from technicolor Hollywood to the swinging ‘60s as we perform Judy’s original arrangements for hits like Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart, The Trolley Song, Over the Rainbow, among others.


21/22 Season Add-Ons – Piano Recitals

Thomas Pandolfi, Solo Piano

House favorite Thomas Pandolfi returns for a solo piano recital featuring works by Leonard Bernstein, Chopin, and a twist on Gershwin’s most beloved songs including Rhapsody in Blue.

Stewart Goodyear, Solo Piano

Beethoven was a pianist of legendary virtuosity. Experience three of his most famous piano sonatas —Pathetique, Moonlight, and Appassionata— performed by Stewart Goodyear, “one of the best pianists of his generation” as claimed by the Philadelphia Inquirer.


19/20 Season Archive

November 10, 2019

Strauss | Don Juan
Koussevitzky | Double Bass Concerto
Leonid Finkelshteyn, Double Bass
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 5, “Reformation”

December 15, 2019

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing | The First Noel | Carol of the Bells
We Three Kings | Symph-Hanukkah | The Twelve Gifts Christmas
Christmas at the Movies | Another Night Before Christmas
Stille Nacht | Ave Maria | Mad Russian’s Christmas
Fantasia on We Three Kings | Sleigh Ride
Jacob Waid, vocalist

January 12, 2020

Dvořák | Carnival Overture
Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto in E minor
David Kim, Violin
Beach | Symphony No.2, “Gaelic”

January 26, 2020

Mendelssohn | The Hebrides
Mozart | Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major
William Wolfram, Piano
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No.5

February 9, 2020

Mozart | Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Castelnuovo-Tedesco | Guitar Concerto No. 1
Celil Refik Kaya, Guitar
Beethoven | Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale”

March 8, 2020

Dvořák | Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
Fuchs | Piano Concerto, “Spiritualist”
Jeffrey Biegel, Piano
Shostakovich | Festive Overture


Punta Gorda Symphony is proud to have been part of The Patterson Foundation’s Advancing Mission Thrivability initiative.