“A Celebration of Song” February 7 at Barbara Mann Hall
FORT MYERS, FLA., January 17, 2023 – Five internationally acclaimed singers will perform “A Celebration of Song” Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, as part of the Fort Myers Community Concert Association’s 2023 season.
“Concerto Soloists Internationale is one of Europe’s premier classical ensembles. We are delighted that they will be performing in Fort Myers for the first time as part of the Community Concert Association series,” said Community Concert Association President Mary Lee Mann.
The concert will include popular highlights from grand opera to Broadway to pop performed by soloists from Europe, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. They will be accompanied by a live, on stage orchestra and an emcee.
Selections from Phantom of the Opera, Westside Story, South Pacific and Carousel will be sung in addition to songs from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini’s La Boheme, Donizetti’s La Fille Du Regiment and many others.
Conductor will be Maestro Gregory Buchalter, who has been a cover conductor for the Metropolitan Opera for 30 years. As both pianist and conductor, he has toured Cairo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Turkey and Hong Kong. As a lecturer and speaker, he has been invited to hold Master Classes throughout the U.S.
Tickets are now on sale at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the Florida SouthWestern State College campus in Fort Myers. Tickets may be purchased at the box office at 239-481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com. Prices are $55 for orchestra and mezzanine seats, $35 for lower balcony seats and $25 for upper balcony seats. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Fort Myers Community Concert Association, now in its 73rd 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.