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Canadian Brass and Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra to Launch Community Concert Association’s 2024 Season

FORT MYERS, FLA., December 8, 2023 – Two Internationally-acclaimed concerts will kick off the Fort Myers Community Concert Association’s 2024 season in January, including a rare performance by Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.

“We have two outstanding performances for us to begin the season, followed by three more in February and March. We are so happy to offer a full slate of concerts for our 2024 season,” said Community Concert Association President Mary Lee Mann.

First up is the Canadian Brass on January 7. Since its formation in 1970, the Canadian Brass has been playing for audiences throughout the world with a repertoire that ranges from Bach and Handel to Joplin, Gershwin and Ellington.  The group has received a combined total of 24 Grammy and Juno nominations and played Carnegie Hall, toured China and performed before five prime ministers.

The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra is slated to appear on January 16. Officially named Bulgaria’s national orchestra in 1945, The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra has roots going back to 1892. The orchestra has long established itself as one of Bulgaria’s leading cultural institutions and has garnered substantial world-wide recognition.  The Philharmonic’s repertoire comprises works from the entire historically available range of music from classical to contemporary opuses, including performances of numerous works by Bulgarian composers.

Tickets are now on sale for each performance at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the Florida SouthWestern State College campus in Fort Myers. Prices are $55 for orchestra and

mezzanine seats, $35 for lower balcony seats and $25 for upper balcony seats.  Tickets may be purchased at the Barbara B. Mann Hall box office at 239-481-4849 or visit

Both performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall.

The Fort Myers Community Concert Association, now in its 75th concert season, is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization founded by the legendary Barbara B. Mann in 1949 to bring world-class entertainment to Southwest Florida at affordable prices.  The association consists of more than 1,200 members, underwriters and sponsors.  Performers brought to Fort Myers in the past by the association include The Israel Ballet, The Boston Brass, Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir, Pianist Andre Watts, Violinist Joshua Bell with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others.

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