Concert Series Update

The final two concerts in the 2019-2020 concert series (Noah Waddell and the African Children’s Choir) have been postponed. This page will be updated with any additional information about later dates; you can also use the form at the bottom of the page to receive updates on our music programs.

5th Annual Concert Series

In our fifth year, the Concert Series features a tribute to the golden age of Big Band, a high energy family bluegrass band, an award-winning pianist, and an internationally acclaimed children’s choir.

All concerts are open to the public; tickets are required. Tickets will be available three weeks prior to each concert, and each person may pick up a maximum of four tickets.

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Doors open for ticket holders 30 minutes prior to each performance; seats will become available to those without tickets 15 minutes before the performance.

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Individual and corporate sponsorships are available for the 2019-2020 concert season. There are levels of sponsorship available from $100 to $10,000 – whatever is appropriate for you. Sponsors will be mailed a pair of tickets for each performance. Every sponsor is important in assuring high-quality offerings in the future. Contact Karen Shafer with inquiries regarding the Concert Series.

Stardust Memories Big Band

Sunday January 19, 4 pm

Tickets available December 29

A “Big Band Classics” show highlighting the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra. Vocals will be performed by Walt Andrus who was the lead vocalist with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow in the 1990s.

The Stardust Memories Big Band is the vision of founder and band leader Craig Christman, and is comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians from Ft. Myers, Naples, Tampa, Sarasota, Miami and Orlando.  The band was created to preserve the legacy of this great music for audiences in SW Florida, and to perform it with the energy and quality of the original recordings.

The Baker Family

Sunday February 23, 4 pm

Tickets available February 2

This high energy bluegrass band was seen on season 12 of America’s Got Talent. The band is composed of son Trustin (fiddle/banjo/vocals), daughter Carina  (mandolin/vocals/jig dancer), son Elijah (lead guitar/ upright bass/ vocals), and mother Carrie (guitar/upright bass)

Noah Waddell

Sunday March 15, 4 pm

Tickets available February 23

This 18 year old international piano competition winner performs a solo concert in his hometown. Noah took up piano at the age of seven, and began to enter competitions several years later. After winning a concerto competition at 12 years old, Noah made his orchestral debut, performing three concerts as a soloist with the Tampa Bay Symphony. Since then, Noah has performed with the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Coral Gables Chamber Symphony, the North Port Concert Band, and twice was the featured soloist under the baton of Nir Kabaretti with the Southwest Florida Symphony.

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African Children’s Choir

Sunday March 29, 4 pm

Tickets available March 8

This choir of African children ages 7 to 10 presents an exciting blend of children’s songs, traditional spirituals, percussion and dance.

The primary goal of the Choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa and to raise funds for continued development and support of the African Children’s Choir Programs. The Choir’s international educational endeavor provides unique training for the children; over a thousand vulnerable children have been through the choir program since its founding in 1984.

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