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20/21 Concert Information


April 18, 2021
Sunday at 12PM, 3PM, & 6:30PM
Outdoor Concert At Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside, 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Join us for a celebration of music featuring everything from Jazz to Pop, Broadway to Opera, and Latin to Cinematic Brass, all performed by our own Punta Gorda Symphony Brass Quintet on the harbor and outdoors at Four Points by Sheraton. Beverages and concessions will be available for purchase at TT’s Tiki Bar.

Read Harborside Brass Tempo Magazine and Concert Program

Richard Stoelzel, Trumpet
Jeff Kaye, Trumpet
Jennifer Miller, Horn
Karla Rojas, Trombone
Todd Handley, Tuba

Gershwin – Selections from Porgy and Bess 
Bernstein – Selections from West Side Story
Prokofiev – March Op. 99
Kevin McKee – Escape
Clyde McCoy – Sugar Blues
Eric Ewazen – Grand Valley Fanfare
Michael Kamen – Quintet
Pharell Williams / arr. Matthew Brown – Happy
Kevin McKee – Vuelta del Fuego                                             

All attendees must practice social-distancing and wear a face mask. Capacity is limited to 180 per concert. Read more about our COVID-19 precautions.


Advanced ticketing is required. Please inquire with the PGSymphony Office at 941-205-5996 regarding Student and Youth tickets.

Ticketing Options for PAID Subscribers & Ticket Holders

Past Performances

STRINGS IN THE GARDEN: Baroque + Beatles + Wine
March 14, 2021
Sunday at 11AM, 2PM, & 5PM
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, 5827 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Get ready for an outdoor experience with Concertmaster Ming Gao’s trio of violin, cello, and piano. Enjoy baroque music, Beatles’ hits, and beyond amidst the beauty of the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens.
Wine and beverages available for purchase.  

Ming Gao, Violin
Si-Cheng Liu, Cello
Charis Dimaras, Piano 

Vivaldi – Presto from The Four Seasons: Summer
Piazzolla – Oblivion
Led Zeppelin Arr. Ming Gao – Kashmir  
Chen Gong & He Zhanhao – Butterfly Lovers 
The Beatles Arr. Ming Gao – Beatles Mania: A Celebration Medley 
Led Zeppelin Arr. Ming Gao – Stairway to Heaven

Symphony on the Lawn
February 6, 2021
Saturday at 11AM & 2PM
FSW State College Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Holiday Pops Outdoors
December 19, 2020
Saturday at 11AM & 2PM
FSW State College Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Platform and trees enclose the lawn at FSW Charlotte Campus to create a natural amphitheater for outdoor performances in December and February.

Held at various locations, concerts will last 1 hour without intermission, and limited to socially-distanced audiences of 200. Holiday Pops Outdoors will showcase Maestro Ponti’s unique programming with a mix of both seasonal favorites and fun new orchestrations fit for reduced-size orchestra. In February, Symphony on the Lawn will return to the dynamic and rich orchestral programming that audiences have come to expect from Ponti. Strings in the Garden will be a chamber concert experience at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens with Concertmaster Ming Gao’s trio of violin, cello, and piano. Harborside Brass will be a celebration of music performed by PGSymphony brass players at Four Points by Sheraton. Wine and beverages available for purchase at both Strings in the Garden and Harborside Brass.


The following protocols guided by standard COVID-related health and safety measures will be implemented at each concert.

Additional Information

Assumption of Risk

Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to be spread mainly from person-to-person contact, Punta Gorda Symphony has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at Punta Gorda Symphony events. However, Punta Gorda Symphony cannot guarantee that its employees, officers, directors, musicians, independent contractors, patrons, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19. By attending this event, you agree to assume all risk and responsibility associated with potential exposure to COVID-19 at a Punta Gorda Symphony event. 


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that may result in personal injury, severe illness, and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and persons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Please visit the CDC website for its current guidance on people at increased risk for severe illness and other people who should take extra precautions. By attending a performance of Punta Gorda Symphony, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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

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