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Address: 8290 College Pkwy Ste 103, At Fountain Court, Fort Myers, FL 33919-5157
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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My wife is a classical pianist and organist and a music director at one of our local churches. We are both avid concert goers and are delighted with the offerings of the Southwest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
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Ft. Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife is a classical pianist and organist and a music director at one of our local churches. We are both avid concert goers and are delighted with the offerings of the Southwest Florida Symphony. Whether pops, or classical, the performances are first-rate and well worth attending. We try to support many of our local musical arts organizations and truly... More 

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

My wife and I have held season tickets to the Masterworks concerts for two years and have just renewed our subscription for the third year. The conductor, who presents an optional lecture before each performance, is a splendid educator with a fine sense of humor, and the musicians are top notch. Our attendance is an important feature of our Florida... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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 January 10, 2016 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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