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Single Tickets Available Starting December 15 for Community Concert Association Series
Single tickets will be available for purchase starting December 15 for each of the six performances, which organizers say are among the best ever offered by the Fort Myers Community Concert Association. For most performances, prices are $55 for orchestra seats, $35 for lower balcony seats and $25 for upper balcony seats. Mezzanine seats are sold out.
Single tickets for the March 11 performance by internationally acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman are $70 for orchestra seats, $35 for lower balcony seats and $25 for upper balcony seats.
All performances will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the Florida SouthWestern State College campus in Fort Myers. For tickets, call the Barbara B. Mann Hall box office at 239-481-4849.
The six concerts for the 2019 season are:
● National Symphony Orchestra of Romania – January 7, 2019. The National Symphony Orchestra of Romania is honoring the unification of Romania and Transylvania in their first ever tour of the United States. Acclaimed as one of the world's top ensembles, the orchestra has made a name for itself as Romania's best and brightest orchestra. They will perform Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Dvorak's Cello Concerto, Suite from Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss and Ravel's Bolero.
● Teatro Lirico D'Europa performing Puccini's "Tosca" – January 14, 2019. A tale about an impulsive diva, a sadistic police chief and an idealistic artist, comes alive as Teatro Lirico D'Europa performs Giacoma Puccini's exasperating and thrilling opera "Tosca." Teatro Lirico D'Europa is the most successful opera touring company in Europe and the U.S. and travels with a full orchestra of 47 to 50 members and a chorus of 40 singers.
● Russian National Orchestra –February 12, 2019. The Russian National Orchestra began as a courageous demonstration of artistic freedom during the Soviet regime. Playing with captivating beauty, they have risen to the pinnacle of the classical music world. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rachmaninoff coming to the United States, they will perform his Vocalise, Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 and Symphonic Dancers, Op. 45.
● Russian National Ballet – February 25, 2019. The Russian National Ballet performs the timeless "Cinderella."
● Itzhak Perlman – March 11, 2019 – Perlman is the reigning virtuoso of the violin and is returning to the Community Concert series for a second time. Perlman was born in Israel and gave his first recital at age 10 before moving to the United States to study at the Juilliard School. He has been honored with more than 20 Grammy Awards (including one for Lifetime Achievement in 2008), four Emmy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
● Sir James Galway, Flutist – March 28, 2019 – Nicknamed "the man with the Golden Flute," Sir James Galway is an Irish virtuoso flutist who is regarded as both the supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer who plays songs from a variety of musical genres. He has recorded dozens of albums over the decades and has sold more than 30 million records.
The Fort Myers Community Concert Association, now in its 70th 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 1,700 members, underwriters and sponsors. Performers brought to Fort Myers in the past by the association include The Israel Ballet, The Boston Brass, Minnesota Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Boys Choir, Flutist James Galway, Pianist Andre Watts, Violinist Joshua Bell with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others. For more information, visit www.fortmyerscommunityconcerts.org
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