Oct 31, 2013

October 30, 2013--FORT MYERS- The Department of Fine Arts and Humanities will be hosting its fall concert series at the Barbara B. Mann at Edison State College with performances on November 17 and 26, and December 4, 2013. Theconcert series,under the direction of Dr. Thomas Smith, Musical Director at Edison State College, is sponsored by the Follett Education Group, B & I Contractors, and LCEC.

"This musical tradition is in its 37th year and the performing groups are better than ever! I want to encourage everyone to come on over to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the campus of beautiful Edison State College, and take advantage of this wonderful free concert series!" said Dr. Smith.

Nov. 17th at 3 p.m., Edison State College Symphony Orchestra Sponsored by Follett Education Group:

The ESC Symphony Orchestra will open their portion of the program with the Concerto for Two Flutes in G Major by Domenico Cimarosa, featuring outstanding Edison flautists Bonnie Childress and Victor Frumhoff.   Following the Concerto will be Erik Satie’s beautiful Gymnopedies, arranged for Orchestra by Claude Debussy.  The Orchestra will conclude the concert with Franz Josef Haydn’s beloved Symphony No.94, the Surprise Symphony. The choir portion of the concert will include, “A Tribute to the Operetta,” directed by Candace Baranowski-Sundby, with accompaniment by Mary Griffin Seal. The concert will include the melodies of Sigmund Romberg and Franz Lehar, featuring “Desert Song,” “Naughty Marietta,” “Student Prince,” “The Merry Widow” and more. Featured Soloists will be Helen Niedung, Ana Abella, Ashley Patten, Joshua Nieves, Anna Puls, Darien McGinnis and Joshua Zilberman.

Nov 26th at 7:30 p.m., Edison State College Concert Band Sponsored by B&I Contractors:

The Edison Concert Band will be featuring a program of favorites that will include something for everyone’s musical tastes!   Traditional masterworks like Holst’s Second Suite in F and the South American classic Danzon No. 2, will be complemented by tunes from The Music Man, a Stephen Foster Medley, and a tribute to Satchmo, the great Louis Armstrong!

Dec. 4th at 7:30 p.m., Edison State College Jazz Ensemble Sponsored by LCEC:

Hear this talented group, representing some of Southwest Florida’s finest Jazz Musicians, as they perform works by such varied artists as Count Basie, Bob Mintzer, and Pat Metheny.  Don’t miss this delightful evening of outstanding Instrumental and Vocal Jazz!

All concerts are presented by the Edison State College Music department.  Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about Edison State College music, concerts, and general information, please visit the Edison State College Fine Arts website at: , or call (239) 489-9332. 


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