Free ESC Fall Concerts

Nov 7, 2012



Nov. 7, 2012 – FORT MYERS, FLA. – For many years, Edison State College has presented a series of concerts to the general public for free. It’s that time again.


“It’s an opportunity to enjoy a night of outstanding music,” said Dr. Thomas Smith, musical director at Edison State College.


The following shows are free and open to the public:


November 14, 2012


Edison State College Jazz Ensemble


7:30 p.m., Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Free Admission



This exciting concert features the twenty piece Edison Big Band and the Edison Jazz Combo.  These groups are comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians and vocalists in the region, performing both new and traditional Big Band  and Small Group Jazz.  Featured on the program will be Pat Matheny’s Have You Heard?; Miles Davis’ Seven Steps to Heaven; a swinging arrangement of Autumn Leaves;  a new arrangement of Radiohead’s Everything In Its Right Place; and Tom Kubis’ No Greater Bebop.  Vocal tunes will include How High the Moon, Blue Skies, and All of Me.  Don’t miss this evening of instrumental and vocal Jazz.



November 20, 2012


Edison State College Symphony Orchestra and Edison State College Chorale Combined Concert


7:30 p.m., Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Free Admission


The Edison Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Thomas Smith, will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, (the Haffner”);  Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet, featuring student trumpeter, Tito Alvizuris;  Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture; and a special composition for orchestra by talented student composer, Bryan Starkweather: “Adair.”   Under the direction of Candace Baranowski-Sundby, hear the Edison State College Chorale, joined onstage by internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Enrico Elisi, from the Eastman School of Music, as they perform Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes and other choral favorites.