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Address: 8290 College Parkway #103, At Fountain Court, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone Number: 239.418.0996
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The Southwest Florida Symphony is the only professional orchestra in Lee...

The Southwest Florida Symphony is the only professional orchestra in Lee County. We perform Classical and Pops concerts November through April. In addition, we have a Symphony Chorus that performs in various venues around the Fort Myers and Cape Coral area. To find out more information, visit our website.

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Standing ovation at Big Arts!

We recently attended a performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony ("Eroica") by the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. The format featured an engaging lecture for the first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
gladwewent17
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Durham, New Hampshire
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Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently attended a performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony ("Eroica") by the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. The format featured an engaging lecture for the first half of the program ("The Path to 'Eroica'"), followed by the actual piece. This approach - educational, humorous, expert - worked beautifully. The musicians and conductor received a standing ovation - well deserved - from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went looking for a bit of culture while visiting in-laws in Cape Coral and ended up at the pops concert featuring the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein -- what a treat! The symphony sounded great and the guest vocalist - Lisa Vroman - was fantastic. We will definitely check out what they are doing when we are down next year.

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Amy P, Manager at Southwest Florida Symphony, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review of the Southwest Florida Symphony! We're so glad you enjoyed our Rodgers & Hammerstein concert this season and look forward to entertaining you when you return next year. More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As a musician I support the arts and love going to hear the Symphony orchestra. Whether it is a pops concert of Beatles songs or a classical concert by Beethoven, you are sure to be impressed by their performance.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visiting my parents in Fort Myers, they have season tickets to the Barbara Mann Performing Arts Hall, and we went to see "The Sounds of Musicals" in March 2014 - songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific - lots of foot tapping, clapping and singing along. The feature singers were fantastic - a lovely night at the theater!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Never been to this place; but I can tell this is elegant. Hopefully one day can attend an event. Especially for persons who like ballet!!! I Do!!!!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This symphony has a long season. So much of Florida is just Jan. Feb. and March. Southwest Florida Symphony performs from November through April. We recently saw a Marvin Hamlisch review. It was beautiful. The music did this great composer justice. The singers who joined them for this occasion were wonderful. How lucky to have this group in southwest Florida.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

From the full classical concerts at the Barbara B. Mann, through the smaller chamber concerts at BIG Arts, Sanibel or Shell Point Retirement Village, to the Pops concerts with a variety of popular guest artists you can't go wrong with a night out with the SWFLSO!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I have nothing negative to say about the SW Florida Symphony. I loved every show we've seen! The Christmas one was beautiful and we loved the way the symphony implemented the childrens ballet, etc. Very entertaining!! Would go back again and again!

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Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've been subscribers and donors to the Symphony for decades because it enriches our lives and the community in general. The only fully professional orchestra in Lee County and the oldest in Southwest Florida, the Southwest Florida Symphony provides artistic and educational programs of which we can all be proud. Our community cannot continue to attract top-quality residents and businesses... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I like the way The Southwest Florida Symphony works hard to present a worthwhile orchestrated evening. Often we have an opportunity to learn from a previewing talk or occasional discussion. The series each year has very affordable prices and there are always series packaged deals and occasionally discount opportunities as well. The Barbara Mann Theater is an impressive venue in... More 

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