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Thank you for your interest in the Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University. We are pleased to offer tickets to our Faculty & Guest Artist Series in our state-of-the-art U. Tobe Recital Hall located inside the Music Building. Many of our student ensemble concerts are free, some cost $10 for the general public and $7 for students, and some require complementary tickets. Most, but not all, of the student ensemble concerts will be in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Please be sure to double check ticket information, concert times and locations for each event. We have no ability to refund or exchange tickets. The U. Tobe Recital Hall seats 210. There is no reserved seating. The doors will open one half hour prior to the scheduled concert time.

Directions: From Ben Hill Griffin Parkway enter FGCU’s main entrance. Drive to the first stop sign and turn right. Follow the curve around to the next stop sign and turn left. There will be a parking lot directly on your right as soon as you turn, and the Music Building is at the end of this lot. Please park here. Once you enter the sliding glass doors, the U. Tobe Recital Hall is on the right.     

January 2015: If you are a member of HUM 2510, please check back for more information on the concerts that will count toward your music appreciation grade.   

New for 2014-2015...

Bower School of Music & the Arts is pleased to announce a new subscription series for the 2014-2015 Season. Get your tickets all at once, and save up to 20%! If you were one of the people who missed out on seats at one of last season's sold out concerts or theatre performances, you will be guaranteed a seat this season, as long as you get your subscriptions in soon! Simply pick your package; choose your concerts and/or theatre performances; the tickets will be waiting for you at the door! For more information on our various packages, please click here Buy Tickets

 


2014 - 2015 Faculty & Guest Artist Series


Thursday, February 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Violins of Hope Lecture
James Grymes, Lecturer

James A. Grymes, author of the book Violins of Hope, will tell the true stories behind a collection of violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Stirring testaments to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, these instruments came to represent hope and liberation in mankind’s darkest hour. This lecture is underwritten in part by The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Genocide Studies.

Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public and $7 for students     Buy Tickets link


Tuesday, February 10 – 7:30 p.m.

The Virtuosity of the Tenor Saxophone
James Houlik, tenor saxophone
Michael Baron, piano
with Mario Bernardo, alto saxophone

James Houlik is the leading performer on his instrument in the world. His pioneering efforts on behalf of the tenor saxophone have resulted in the composition of more than 80 new concert works for the instrument, and important performances around the world. From the East Room of the White House for President Clinton to solo appearances with orchestras in London, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Chicago, and New York, to recitals in the music capitals of the world, James Houlik has redefined the tenor saxophone.

Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public and $7 for students     Buy Tickets link


Sunday, February 22 – 3:00 p.m.

The Beauty of the Cello
Si-Cheng Liu, cello
Michael Baron, piano

The cello is universally considered one of the most beautiful instruments in the orchestra. Composers from Beethoven to the present day have written a large quantity of masterpieces for the combination of cello and piano. Come enjoy listening to two wonderful musicians interpret sonatas by Beethoven and Strauss amongst other compositions.

Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public and $7 for students     Buy Tickets link


Thursday, March 12 – 7:30 p.m.

The Voice of the Piano
Rebecca Penneys, piano

For six decades Rebecca Penneys has been hailed as a pianist of prodigious talent. She has played throughout the United States, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Canada. Combining a busy concert schedule with seminars and master classes worldwide, Ms. Penneys teaches at the Eastman School of Music and at the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival.

Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public and $7 for students     Buy Tickets link


Tuesday, March 17 – 7:30 p.m.

A Night at the Opera
Jeanie Darnell, soprano
Michael Baron, piano

A Night at the Opera will be a spectacular evening to include arias, duets, and staged scenes from the repertory of beloved opera composers such as Carlisle Floyd, Mascagni, Menotti, Puccini, R. Strauss, Verdi, von Weber, and Wagner. For this concert the marvelous soprano, Jeanie Darnell will be joined by pianist Michael Baron. Bring your opera glasses and imagination!

Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public and $7 for students     Buy Tickets link


Thursday, March 26 – 7:30 p.m.

From the Chopin University of Warsaw
Jerzy Sterczynski, piano

This program offers a rare opportunity to hear Polish piano music of Chopin and Szymanowski performed by the brilliant Polish pianist and faculty member of the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Jerzy Sterczynski. Mr. Sterczynski is a an active con­cert per­former having played in Aus­tria, Bul­garia, China, Czech Repub­lic, France, Spain, South Korea, Kuwait, Ger­many, Por­tu­gal and Italy. He has recorded thirteen cds including all of Chopin’s noc­turnes, waltzes and polon­aises as well as his Sonata No. 2.

Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public and $7 for students     Buy Tickets link


 

Spring 2015 Student Recitals and Ensemble Events

 

**Please check this website often for ticket information and to confirm time, date and location.**
**If there is a cost or if complementary tickets are needed, they will be available two weeks prior to the event.**


 

January 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. 
Collier All-County band students and directors concert
Golden Gate High School, 2925 Titan Way, Naples

 
February 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.      
Priscila Navarro's Sr. Piano Recital                         
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
February 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.      
Wind Orchestra & Symphonic Band Concert                          
Palmetto Ridge High School, 1655 Victory Lane, Naples
 
February 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.   
Chamber Choir Concert                                                                     
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 9801 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
 
February 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.   
Warren Baxter & Joshua Walkuski’s Jr. Trumpet Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
February 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Lucas Stancil’s Jr. Bassoon Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
February 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Symphony Orchestra Concert                                                                                      
Village Church at Shell Point Auditorium, 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers
 
February 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Kalyn Hamm & Karen Ambrose's Clarinet & Flute Jr. Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
February 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
ACDA Chapter Choir Concert                                                           
New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3825 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
 
March 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Zachary Aretakis' Sr. Vocal Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
March 29, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.          
Chamber Choir concert                                                                      
Bower Chapel, 120 Moorings Park Dr., Naples
 
April 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 
String Chamber Ensemble Concert                                              
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 
Evan Welshans’ Jr. Vocal Recital       
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Wind Chamber Ensemble Concert
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.             
Jazz Ensembles Concert         
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.             
Wind Orchestra & University Choir Concert                                                            
Grace United Methodist Church, 13 SE 21st Pl., Cape Coral
 
April 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Ligia Picci's Sr. Piano Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.             
Symphony Orchestra
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.   
Alana Ferraro & Sherry Cross' Jr. Vocal Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.   
Juan Miguel Olortegui & Christopher Chandler’s Jr. Piano Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Hank Pellegrino's Sr. Violin Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Owen Willingham & Carol Barekman’s Sr. Piano Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.             
Chamber Winds & Percussion Concert                                      
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.   
Philip Eyrich's Jr. Trumpet Recital  
FGCU Music Building, U.Tobe Recital Hall
 
April 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.             
Chamber Choir performing Beethoven’s 9th with SWFL Symphony Orchestra (tickets available on the SWFLSO website)
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers
 
April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.             
Symphonic Band concert                                    
Lamb of God Church, 19691 Cypress View Dr., Fort Myers
 
April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Chamber Choir performing Beethoven’s 9th with SWFL Symphony Orchestra (tickets available on the SWFLSO website)
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers