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Spring into April at Gulf Coast Symphony!

Great Ladies of Jazz
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
April 7 | 7:00 pm

Renowned jazz vocalists Aisha de Haas and Natalie Douglas are joined
by the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective and the full Gulf Coast Symphony to
present an evening that pays tribute to Great Ladies of Jazz. From Ella
Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday, from Sarah Vaughan to Nina Simone, we
pay tribute to the iconic women who shaped the jazz genre. Get ready
for an unforgettable and mesmerizing evening of soulful voices, the
Gulf Coast Jazz Collective and Gulf Coast Symphony!


Route 66
Music & Arts Community Center
April 10 – May 4

This exciting musical features 34 of the greatest ‘Rock ‘n’ Road’ hits
of the 20th century! Take a dollop of Grease and add a generous
dose of Forever Plaid and you’ve got the high-octane fun of Route
66! Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along
the ‘Main Street of America’ to the California coast with the music
of the 1960s, songs include “Dead Man’s Curve,” “King of the Road,”
“Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Beep Beep,” “Six Days on the
Road,” “Little GTO,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and many more. Get your
kicks with this smash coast-to-coast hit musical revue!


Disney in Concert
A Magical Celebration

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
April 14| 7:00 PM

Gulf Coast Symphony will perform Disney in Concert: A Magical
Celebration for you and your whole family! Embark on a magical
journey as we bring the enchantment of Disney to life.

Experience the timeless music from beloved Disney classics per-
formed by our talented symphony. From “The Lion King” to “Frozen,”
from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Aladdin,” this concert promises an un-
forgettable experience for Disney fans of all ages!


Jazz at the MACC:
Modern Creations

Music & Arts Community Center
April 18 | 7:00 PM

Join us for an extraordinary evening of jazz music that celebrates the
art of original composition and showcases the remarkable talent of the
Gulf Coast Jazz Collective. Hosted at the Music & Arts Community
Center (MACC), this exceptional concert will feature a group of high-
ly skilled musicians who are breaking new ground in the world of jazz.
These talented artists will take the stage to perform their very own
compositions, offering a unique and fresh perspective on the genre.


Symphony at the MACC:
Brahms Symphony No. 4
Music & Arts Community Center
April 20 | 7:30 pm
April 21 | 3:00 pm

Experience the depth and emotional richness of Johannes
Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, regarded as one of the pinnacles
of the symphonic repertoire. This symphony is a testament
to Brahms’ mastery of orchestration and his ability to evoke
profound emotions through music. Under the direction of the
conductor Andrew M. Kurtz, the Gulf Coast Symphony will
breathe life into every note, taking you on a mesmerizing
journey through Brahms’ musical genius.  

Also on the program is Debussy’s La Mer and Verdi’s Overture
to Luisa Miller.
For This Show ONLY! Buy One Get One Free! (While Supplies Last)


Candlelight Concerts at the MACC

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical
experiences like never seen before in Fort Myers.  Immerse yourself
is the glorious sounds of string quartet in a theater lit only by candle-
light, as the Listeso String Quartet performs various concerts from
Vivaldi to Taylor Swift.  For more information on specific concerts
and concert dates, please check our website. Multiple concerts offer-
ed each month at the MACC.


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