FORT MYERS, FLA., December 10, 2022 – Two Internationally-acclaimed concerts will kick off the Fort Myers Community Concert Association’s 2023 season in January, including a rare performance by The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine.
“We have two outstanding orchestras that will be playing for us to begin the season, followed by three more in February and March. We are so happy to back with a full slate of performances for our 2023 season,” said Community Concert Association President Mary Lee Mann.
First up is the New York Philharmonic String Quartet on January 8. The New York Philharmonic String Quartet consists of four principal musicians from the orchestra. The group, formed in 2017, made its debut as a solo ensemble in John Adams’ Absolute Jest in New York in 2017. All four members are multiple prize winners, and have appeared as concerto soloists with the Philharmonic and orchestras throughout the world. They are joined by acclaimed young American pianist Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianist Award.
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine is slated to appear on January 16 and is sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The orchestra was established in 1902 and has hosted some of the world’s greatest conductors and musicians in classical music. The orchestra is a regular participant in international festivals, has toured extensively around the world and recently completed several highly acclaimed recordings.
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 www.bbmannpah.com.
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 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.
- New York Philharmonic String Quartet
- Drew Petersen, New York Philharmonic String Quartet
- National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine