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FEATURE
15 Maestro Raffaele Ponti
16 Season Sponsors
17 Facts About PGSymphony
18-20 Donors
22 Ways to Give
INSIDE
5 From the Chairman
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From the Executive Director
8 Concert Program
9-12 Musicians
14 $10K Matching Gift
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THE MAGAZINE OF
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY
Volume 6, Issue 3 | April 2021
PUBLISHER
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY, INC.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
SHERRY CAMPBELL BECHTOLD
LAYOUT
BUFFALO GRAFFIX
20/21 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAIRMAN
MICHAEL LANDSBERG
TREASURER
STEVEN SHELL, D.O.
SECRETARY
M. LEE MCGRAW
DIRECTORS
CHRISTOPHER CONSTANCE, M.D.
DOUGLAS JOYCE, D.O.
JAMIE LANDSBERG
VAN LUPO
DONNA PETERMAN
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CATHERINE REICHE
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T
hank you for joining us for Harborside Brass! This
year has allowed us to explore new and renewed
partnerships in our community – first with Florida
SouthWestern State College, then with the Peace River
Botanical and Sculpture Gardens, and now with Four
Points by Sheraton. While we miss our wonderful
performance hall, being out and about has its benefits.
Our Board of Directors has also used this unusual season to
plan with leadership for a resilient future. Very promising
projects are in the works. Later this spring you can expect
to hear more about our progress. Punta Gorda Symphony
has a long history in our community, and despite the trials
of this global pandemic we will emerge stronger. When we
have your support, we can do most anything.
We have hopes that next season may return to normal.
But as we have learned in the past 12 months, so many
things are out of our control. In the meantime, we exercise
patience and flexibility, and we learn to adapt.
One thing, however, will never change: together, we
proudly bring culture to Charlotte County. Please enjoy our
season-closing concert Harborside Brass!
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THE MAGAZINE OF
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY
Volume 6, Issue 3 | April 2021
MUSIC DIRECTOR
RAFFAELE PONTI
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CRAIG BADINGER
OPERATIONS MANAGER
ELISE SHERRON
OFFICE COORDINATOR
ANNE GUTSELL
PERSONNEL MANAGER
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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Craig Badinger
T
hank you to everyone
who has made this
modified season
such a surprising
success! From our
musicians to our
partners, from our
volunteers to our
patrons – these
sold-out concerts
are a testament to
your enthusiasm. Your
loyalty and engagement
are the forces
that drive us forward.
The Community Challenge is still on – and now your gift
can be doubled! As of April 2, we have raised $34,919
toward a goal of $50,000 (with a huge thanks to everyone
who has already made a gift!). Now we have received a
generous pledge to match the next $10,000 we raise before
April 30. (Read more on page 14.) Please give what you can.
We need you!
Even as Florida rolls out vaccine distribution, pandemic
conditions continue to pose serious uncertainty about next
season. Normally, now would be the time for subscription
renewals. But we are not yet able to commit to indoor
concerts, nor to safely staging the full 70-musician
orchestra that the planned repertoire requires. Given the
uncertainty, we expect to hold on any announcement about
2021-22 until we can move forward confidently. Hopes are
for news in early summer, but delays are possible. We must
be patient.
Please know that if you are a subscriber with money on
account, you will still be able to apply it to tickets and to
charitable gifts for next season. You know that our staff will
make every effort to work with you. After all, we are yours
and you are our community.
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HARBORSIDE BRASS
SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021  12PM, 3PM, 6:30PM
OUTDOOR CONCERT AT FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON PUNTA GORDA HARBORSIDE
This performance will run 1 hour without intermission. Thank you for silencing all electronic devices.
BRASS QUINTET
RICHARD STOELZEL, TRUMPET JEFF KAYE, TRUMPET
JENNIFER MILLER, HORN KARLA ROJAS, TROMBONE TODD HANDLEY, TUBA
GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1937) Selections from
Porgy and Bess (1935)
LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918-1990) Selections from
West Side Story (1957)
SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) March in B-Flat, Op. 99 (1944)
KEVIN MCKEE 1980PRESENT Escape (2007)
CLYDE MCCOY (1903-1990) Sugar Blues (1982)
ERIC EWAZEN (1954-present) Grand Valley Fanfare (2006)
MICHAEL KAMEN (1948-2003) Quintet (2002)
PHARRELL WILLIAMS (1973-present) Happy (2013 original / 2014 arr.)
ARR. MICHAEL BROWN
(1962-present)
KEVIN MCKEE (1980-present) Vuelta Del Fuego (2008)
SPONSORS
Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation
S. Scott Gould Barbara L. Rees, Ph.D.
Susan Galvin Karl Fedronas and Kathleen Kelle David* and Delta* Orlowski
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BRASS QUINTET
RICHARD STOELZEL, TRUMPET JEFF KAYE, TRUMPET
JENNIFER MILLER, HORN KARLA ROJAS, TROMBONE TODD HANDLEY, TUBA
RICHARD STOELZEL,
TRUMPET
RICHARD STOELZEL, TRUMPET
JEFFREY KAYE, TRUMPET
JEFFREY KAYE is an internationally acclaimed orchestral
and chamber musician, soloist, and teacher.
He performs frequently with many South Florida
ensembles, including the Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach
Opera, and the Festival Orchestra Boca. He began
performing with Punta Gorda Symphony in December
2020. He is a core member of Michael Sterns Iris
Orchestra in Germantown Tennessee, where he has been
a featured soloist. Kaye also leads the highly acclaimed
Florida Brass and Je Kaye & Friends Jazz Quintet. Kaye
held the position of principal trumpet of the Florida
Hailed as “one of the foremost performers and teachers
in the USA and Canada” and “one of the greatest trumpet
players of our time,” reviewers have called RICHARD
STOELZELs trumpet playing “virtuosic and lyrical,
“uid and liquid-like tone,” with “a bel canto style that
gave this reviewer chills.
Richard Stoelzel maintains an active career as an
international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.
He began his career as solo cornet with the United States
Coast Guard Band, a presidential band. As a soloist, he
has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada as well
as throughout Europe and Asia including ve highly
successful tours of China. Stoelzel has performed as a
soloist at the 2003, 2007, 2009, and 2013 International
Trumpet Guild Conferences. He has performed with the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony
Orchestra (in which he was the winner of the principal trumpet position in 1993),
Naples Philharmonic, Baltimore, Montreal, and Louisville symphony orchestras, and
has held positions with the Miami City Ballet, Ballet Florida, Florida Symphonic Pops,
New World Symphony, and Colorado Music Festival. He is presently principal trumpet
with Punta Gorda Symphony, the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, and the South Florida
Symphony Orchestra. He is also the founder of the Avatar Brass and Aries Trio.
Stoelzel is professor of trumpet and chair of the brass area at McGill University’s
School of Music in Montreal and on the faculty of the Masterworks Summer Music
Festival in South Carolina.
(Continued on page 10)
JEFFREY KAYE,
TRUMPET
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JEFFREY KAYE, TRUMPET (CON’T.)
Philharmonic from 1989 to 2003. He was also principal trumpet of the Florida Grand
Opera, the Florida Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, and the Miami Chamber Orchestra.
In 2004, Kaye became a founding board member and Principal Trumpet of The
Symphonia, Boca Raton. He has served as the orchestras personnel manager,
orchestra manager, and Artistic Director. Presently, he serves on the Symphonias
Artistic Committee and is their Orchestra Manager / Contractor.
Kaye has been on the faculty and a member of the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
since 2009. Prior to that, he was principal trumpet at Santa Fe Opera for four seasons.
Other summer engagements have included the Aspen Music Festival, Waterloo Music
Festival, Norfolk Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Music, and the Tanglewood
Music Festival, where he was a fellow and played under Leonard Bernstein. Kaye
received both a Bachelor of Arts in performance and a Bachelor of Science in Music
Management from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. He was
then awarded a talent scholarship by the Manhattan School of Music in New York,
where he earned a Masters Degree in Music Performance.
Kaye’s music can be heard on several recordings. Most notably is the award-winning
Florida Philharmonic CD recording of Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony, which received
critical acclaim, notably for the Blumine movement: “The Blumine is especially
welcome for the ineably cool, poised tones of principal trumpeter Jerey Kaye.
– Orchestral Reviews BBC Music Magazine
JENNIFER MILLER, HORN
JENNIFER MILLER is an active freelance French hornist
and lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She is originally
from Wichita, Kansas. She received her bachelors degree
in music performance from the University of Southern
California and studied with James Decker. She is also a
music therapist and received her masters degree from the
University of Kansas with a focus on geriatrics and
neurological music therapy. She has performed with such
legendary artists as Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, The
Who, Sting, Whitney Houston and Mannheim Steamroller.
She is a chamber music enthusiast and attended the
Chamber Music Conference of the East in Bennington
Vermont for many summers. She has performed solos
with several regional orchestras, including the Park
Avenue Chamber Symphony in New York City and
performed the Gordon Jacob concerto for horn and
strings. In addition to playing for several national
Broadway tours throughout Florida, she is a regular member of many regional opera,
theater and orchestra organizations. She is currently principal horn of the
Punta Gorda Symphony.
JENNIFER MILLER,
HORN
(Continued on page 13)
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KARLA ROJAS,
TROMBONE
KARLA ROJAS, TROMBONE
TODD HANDLEY, TUBA
TODD HANDLEY is a native of Southwest Florida and
received his degree in Music Education Florida State
University where he received a degree in Music
Education and studied with Paul Ebbers, one of the
foremost teachers of brass pedagogy in the country.
Currently, he is the Principal Tuba with Punta Gorda
Symphony, and he also performs with other symphony
orchestras and chamber groups in the region. Todd is
active as a teacher and integrates his own fun style into
traditional learning methods.
KARLA ROJAS has been the Principal Trombone of
Punta Gorda Symphony since 2014. Karla also currently
teaches at Luzerne Music Festival during the Summer
and she is rst trombone of the Miami City Ballet.
She has previously held positions as Second Trombone
with the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Louisiana Opera
Orchestra, and performs regularly with many of the
premier orchestras of Florida including the Naples
Philharmonic. In the Summer of 2017, Karla was
selected through national auditions to attend the
Northwestern University Trombone Masterclasses at
the Bienen School of Music. Further solo performance
opportunities have been with the Sewanee Music
Festival Orchestra, The National Orchestra of Costa Rica,
and the Cartago and Heredia National Bands of Costa
Rica. Karla enjoys performing a wide variety of music
and styles. This has led to her occupation of many
positions in music education and conducting including
posts at The National University of Costa Rica and the
Conservatorio de Castella, Costa Rica.
TODD HANDLEY ,
TUBA
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Now we have received a generous pledge from John and Doris Rudibaugh,
new members of the Musician's Circle. We need to raise $10,000 toward the
Challenge by April 30, then John and Doris will match it with $10,000 to meet
our goal – we have already reached half of the match!
The Community Challenge is still on – and
now your gift can be doubled!
As of April 2, we have raised $34,919 toward a goal of $50,000 (with a huge
thanks to everyone who has already made a gift!).
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MAESTRO RAFFAELE PONTI
Maestro Ponti’s impact on the Punta Gorda
Symphony and the cultural life of Charlotte
County is well known. Over the years,
his dynamic personality and charismatic
performances have inspired musicians,
enriched the lives of our children and thrilled
audiences in our community.
In addition to his role as our Music Director,
he continues to serve as Artistic Director of the
Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Visiting
Instructor in Orchestral Studies with Florida
International University in Miami. He
has appeared with prominent orchestras
throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has
been awarded a number of international
awards. Maestro Ponti is a champion
of music education in the community
with school visits, master classes and
open rehearsals. In 2018, he and the
orchestra were invited to participate in the
prestigious Carnegie Link Up program,
a national grade school music education
program which culminates in our annual
Young People’s Concert. His community
outreach also extends to adults, with
his exciting in-season series Behind the
Notes, Medical Grand Rounds and the
popular pre-performance talks.
Raffaele Ponti’s reviews have dubbed
him as a “rising star”, “charismatic”,
electrifying, “empowering” and his
audiences agree. We in Southwest
Florida are indeed fortunate that he
has made this his home.
MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR
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BENEFACTOR
Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation
LEADER
S. Scott Gould Barbara L. Rees, Ph.D.
MAESTRO’S CIRCLE
ARTIST’S CIRCLE
Patricia A. Condon
Dr. and Mrs. Ramon A. Gil
Jamie and Michael Landsberg
Anthony and Judith Licata
The Patterson Foundation
Donna and John Peterman
Carol Robinson
Drs. Steven and Stephanie Shell
Carolyn and Tyler Swanson
The Tetrault Family Foundation
CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLE
Ron and Cindy Blythe
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Charitable Fund
Fredric Cort and Carol Ryan
Robert and Carol Dewire
Farr Law Firm
Jeanne and Kevin Hogan
Carolyn Kvam-Hansman
Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management
McCrory Law Firm
Lee McGraw and Van Lupo
Barbara and Gene McPherson
Medical Pavilion Walk-In Clinic
Judi Roth
Penny and Jon Shattuck
MUSICIAN’S CIRCLE
Sandra Adomatis
Rosemarie Arnoldt
Alana Badinger
Dr. Gary and Ann Berger
Dr. David and Lowie Bock
Sushila Cherian in memory of
Dr. J.V. Cherian
Dr. Paul and Janice Chupka
Kay and Charles Clever
Kate and Edward Curley
Joe and Pam Gallant
Lydia Gattanell
Robert and Rhoda* Ives
Orpha Joann Kidd
Beatrice McCarthy
Gary and Vicki Mize
Era Jo Moorer
Robert and Barbara Neitzke
Nancy L. Nichols
Nancy and David Palmer
Catherine and Robert Peterson
Joan and David M. Phillips, Sr.
John and Catherine Reiche
Dr. and Mrs. David Rice
Nancy and Frank Robinson
John and Doris Rudibaugh
Hermann and Jeri Schaller
Jim and Holly Scherzi
Capt. Dennis Slaughter UAL (Ret)
Mark and Christine Strom
Roger and Dr. Norma Villeno
Alice Zachos
EXPRESSES PROFOUND GRATITUDE TO OUR 20/21 SEASON SPONSORS
Susan Galvin David* and Delta* Orlowski
* Deceased
Karl Fedronas and Kathleen Kelle
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FACTS ABOUT
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY
Punta Gorda Symphony was originally formed in 1978 as a small chamber group, and by 2020 had
grown in size to more than 70 professional musicians drawing audiences from around the world.
The current 20/21 season marks our eighth under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti. We
continue to flourish under his compelling programmatic choices and rich, expressive conducting.
Maestro Ponti is a graduate of the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. Guest Artists have been
nominated for Grammy Awards, among others. Orchestra Musicians represent some of the most
well-regarded universities and peer orchestras in the country.
Concerts in our home venue at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center regularly sell out; we perform
six concerts in a normal subscription season, with a capacity of 869 tickets each. In the 19/20 season,
tickets were purchased by 1,157 households, of whom 89% were Florida residents and a full 86%
with local addresses.
In the recent 19/20 season, sponsorships partly underwrote 80% of our mainstage concerts, 66% of
our guest artists, and 27% of the orchestras musicians – all numbers that we are in a position to grow.
PGSymphony is dedicated to providing music
education for the areas youth. In a normal
year we serve 1,200 third-graders through an
interactive concert curriculum provided by
Carnegie Hall, and average 40 campers at our
Summer Music Camp. In fall of 2019 we adopted
Hope Academy of Music, lending instruments
and providing group lessons in after-school
programs.
Education continues throughout life. In a
normal year Behind the Notes provides insight
into composer history and music appreciation.
Medical Grand Rounds, a sponsor-led lecture
series, highlights the intersection of medicine
and music. The Maestros popular Pre-Concert
Talks enhance the audience experience of his
programming.
Our volunteer affiliate group Symphony
Friends organizes social and volunteer activities
that benefit, promote, and serve Punta Gorda
Symphony while providing friendship through a
common interest.
Our 20/21 season, modified due to COVID-19,
will feature outdoor socially-distanced concerts
and an online live-streamed lecture series.
PGSymphony welcomes new partnerships and
collaborations with like-minded organizations
across the region.
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$100,000 BENEFACTOR
Elizabeth B. McGraw
Foundation
$25,000 LEADER
S. Scott Gould
Barbara L. Rees, Ph.D.
$10,000
MAESTRO’S CIRCLE
Susan Galvin
Karl Fedronas and
Kathleen Kelle
David and Delta* Orlowski
William G. and Marie Selby
Foundation
$5,000 ARTIST’S CIRCLE
Patricia A. Condon
Dr. and Mrs. Ramon A. Gil
Jamie and Michael
Landsberg
Anthony and Judith Licata
The Patterson Foundation
Donna and John Peterman
Carol Robinson
Drs. Steven and Stephanie
Shell
Carolyn and Tyler Swanson
The Tetrault Family
Foundation
$2,500
CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLE
Ron and Cindy Blythe
Community Foundation of
Sarasota County
Dallas and Elizabeth Dort
Charitable Fund
Fredric Cort and Carol Ryan
Robert and Carol Dewire
Farr Law Firm
Dr. and Mrs. Ramon A. Gil
Jeanne and Kevin Hogan
Carolyn Kvam-Hansman
Landsberg Bennett Private
Wealth Management
McCrory Law Firm
Lee McGraw and Van Lupo
Barbara and Gene
McPherson
Medical Pavilion Walk-In
Clinic Judi Roth
Penny and Jon Shattuck
$1,000
MUSICIAN’S CIRCLE
Anonymous
Sandra Adomatis
Rosemarie Arnoldt
Alana Badinger
Dr. Gary and Ann Berger
Dr. David and Lowie Bock
Sushila Cherian in memory
of Dr. J.V. Cherian
Dr. Paul and Janice Chupka
Kay and Charles Clever
Kate and Edward Curley
Joe and Pam Gallant
Lydia Gattanell
Robert and Rhoda* Ives
Orpha Joann Kidd
Beatrice McCarthy
Gary and Vicki Mize
Era Jo Moorer
Robert and Barbara Neitzke
Nancy L. Nichols
Nancy and David Palmer
Catherine and Robert
Peterson
Joan and David M.
Phillips, Sr.
John and Catherine Reiche
Dr. and Mrs. David Rice
Nancy and Frank Robinson
John and Doris Rudibaugh
Hermann and Jeri Schaller
Jim and Holly Scherzi
Capt. Dennis Slaughter
UAL (Ret)
Mark and Christine Strom
Roger and Dr. Norma
Villeno
Alice Zachos
$500 PATRON
Anonymous
David L. Alverson
JoAn and Glenn
Benckendorf
Barbara Berman
Bick and Ginny Bicknell
Joan and Raymond Byron
Christopher Constance, M.D.
Judy and George Darrell
Muriel and Frank DeStefano
Kim Devine
Annette and Guy Emerich
Lorraine Fenton
Four Points by Sheraton
Sandy Funk
Linda Greene –
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The Punta Gorda Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following individuals
and organizations for their financial contributions.
DONORS
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Diane and Erik Hoffer
Madeleine Ibberson
Margaret and Clyde Kang
Ken and Nancy Klaren
Samuel Kniffen
Diana and Joseph Lehr
Scott and Colleen Lowry
Frank Llamas and Maura
McMahon
Marilyn Pachota
William Pretsch
Robert Richardson
Joanne D. Ryder and J.
William Jones
Alexandra and Paul Sacilotto
William and Jeannie Schmidt
Paul and Lesley Seldenright
Robert and Teresa Steinway
Kathy and Robert Strayton
Avice Sunter
Jan and Christy Van Heek
Stephen and Kathleen
Warwick
Jacqueline and Robert
Whitaker
$250 SUPPORTER
Anonymous
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Reginald and Dorothy
Brooks
James R. Ellsworth
Carolyn and Thomas
Freeland
Debbie and Lindsay
Harrington
Elizabeth and Frank Harter
Hugh A. Havlik
Joanne Hyltin
Joan W. Lasley
Dolores Lazarus
Andrea Millerschoen
Lynne Pallarino
Maureen Peters
Catherine and Robert
Peterson
Judith and Eric Prier
Tom Rice
Wallace and Phyllis Sadoff
Robert Schumann
Natalie Skrzyniarz
Peter and Lynn Smith
Arthur and Julie Sporny
June B. Stark
Janet M. Thomas
Sharon and Marty Voss
Robert L. Weitz
Carl Wolaver and Nancy
Lambert
$100 DONATION
Anonymous
Kay Ackerson
Drew Alloway
Kim Amontree
Maryann and Mona Aronow
William and Beth Atkinson
Adriana Austin, Ph.D.
Janet Baker
Ken Barber and Johnnie
Holt
Sherry Bechtold
Jim and Charlene Bernard
Stacy Bjordahl
Ann Bransford and Lois Hall
Melissa Brown
Judi and Gregory Budinger
Marilyn Burwell
Jose I. Cabrera
Kenneth and Patricia Cargill
Patricia Chiarello
Gaby Childs
Ford and Magda Cooper
Kathleen Cusimano
Gail Daneman
Anthony and Alice D’Anna
Thomas Darrell
Roger and Elizabeth
DeHond
Tom and Kathy DesEnfants
Patricia and Wilfred
Dommermuth
Joanell and Marvin Dyrstad
Darrell Ebert
Allan Edkins
Bonnie S. Elliot
Deborah and Peter Fischer
Arline Fitzmaurice
Maureen Fitzpatrick
Michele Fleischacker
Dr. and Mrs. James Forensky
Thomas Freeland
Martha A. Fyfe
Rosemary Giles
Lisa and Dan Gillen
Mark Giraldi and Barbara
Lechman
Eileen Glassman
Norman and Maryann
Gravelle
Bill Gray
Joyce and Richard
Greenwald
Dr. Thomas Gruber
Fabiana Guazzelli
Janet Guthridge
Elspeth Anne Gutsell
Esther Harte
Brian and Yvonne Heer
Laura M. Heine
Ronald and Julia Heise
Alpha Huddleston
J. William Jones
Michael Juergensen
Lorinda S. Ku
Dawn Leeper
Nanette Leonard
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Lists are current as of April 5, 2021, and represent cumulative giving over the recent 12 months.
If your name is not listed where or how you expected, please contact Executive Director Craig
Badinger so we may address any errors. 941-205-5996.
$100 DONATION CON’T.
Marion S. Lewis
John and Sandy Lorden
Charles and Elaine Marlowe
Lopwz, MD
Charles and Jerry Marsee
Maura Matzko
Donald and Barbara
McCarrick
Stacey McColley
Maura McMahon
Barbara McNamara
medicaremadesimple.expert
Cindy and Marc
Melser, M.D.
Elwood and Margaret Miles
Dalette V. Miller
George Douglas Miller
Brooke Minnich and
Pete Parsil
Joan Beverly Moeller
Jay Montero –
Radiology Regional
Mike and Sherrie Moody
Angela Navarro
Howard and Karen Noonan
Betty Novick
Judith Oswald
James and Darlene Parish
Jay Poindexter
Kim Powell
Ronald and Mary Lou Reed
Cara and Timothy Reynolds
Janice Reynolds
Margo and Joseph Roca
Rich Risse
Bruce E. Rodgers
Helen Rygmyr
William and Marilyn Schaff
Carl and Marcia Schneider
Barbara Schulman
Maggie Schut
Dr. Patricia A. Scott, DDS
Brenton and Diane Sedgwick
Nancy Sharpless
Steven Lazar and
Susan Shaw
Diana Simms
Anne B. Simpson
Peter and Elaine Sinden
Christine L. Smith
Roger and Carol Sperry
Dr. Roger, Alice, and
Sarah Spier
Carol West Stevens
James and Marlene Stice
Doris Strieter
Jane Sturges
Julienne Szybalski
Rebecca Tashjian
Ralph and Cheryl Temple
Lynette Thiesen
Theisen Family Trust
Richard Tolson
Linda Walder
Kathleen Warwick
Rosalyn Warren
Denise and Dr. Thomas
Wazny
Terri and Richard Whitacre
John Williams
Janet Wilcox
William and Beverlee
Winslow
Jacqueline Witt
Terrance and Chrisanna
Wright
Beverly Yankwitt
Heberto Yordan, Jr.
IN HONOR
Bob Ives
By: Maureen Peters
IN MEMORY
Richard Adomatis*
By: Sandra Adomatis
Gary Badinger*
By: the Badinger Family
Rhoda Ives*
By: Janet Baker
Bob Ives
Maureen Peters
Gardner Kole*
By: Kathy and Robert
Strayton
Sharon MacLaren*
By: Janet Baker
Barbara Berman
Roger and Elizabeth
DeHond
Robert and Rhoda Ives
Jamie and Michael
Landsberg
Lee McGraw and Van
Lupo
Andrea Millerschoen
Maureen Peters
Joyce Punt
Donna Sheely
Richard Tolson
Janet Wilcox
Eleanor Skinner*
By: Scott Bolch and Carl
Delacey
Roger Tetrault*
By: the Tetrault family
James Zachos*
By: Alice Zachos
* Deceased
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PATRON BENEFITS
$100 DONATION
• program listing, website listing
$250 DONATION – SUPPORTER
all of the above benefits, plus:
• complimentary season merchandise
• purchase tickets before the general public
$500 DONATION – PATRON
all of the above benefits, plus:
• invitation to one exclusive donor event,
date TBD (as possible due to COVID-19)
$1,000 DONATION – MUSICIAN’S CIRCLE
all of the above benefits, plus:
• listing on print concert banners, Tempo
digital program, and website
• gift of special edition season merchandise
• exclusive VIP seating at outdoor concerts
• invitation to all exclusive donor events,
dates TBD (as possible due to COVID-19)
$2,500 DONATION –
CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLE
all of the above benefits, plus:
• social media feature (Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, LinkedIn)
• invitation to an open rehearsal
(as possible due to COVID-19)
$5,000 DONATION – ARTIST’S CIRCLE
all of the above benefits, plus:
• invite to exclusive virtual or in-person
gatherings with Maestro Ponti
$10,000 DONATION –
MAESTRO’S CIRCLE
all of the above benefits, plus:
• special thank-you from the stage at all
concerts
• listing on Program Repertoire Page of
Tempo digital program
• benefits can be customized to suit
the sponsor
CHARITABLE GIVING
Ticket sales cover less than half the total budget of any performing arts organization. Please consider making a charitable contribution
to the Punta Gorda Symphony. Your gifts make these mainstage performances, and all our programs, possible. Thank you!
SUBSCRIBER
10% discount on subscription series; purchase tickets before the general public
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY
CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) OR OUT OF STATE 850-410-3800 OR GO TO THE WEBSITE
WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION
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WAYS TO GIVE
SYMPHONY FRIENDS
Give of your time and talent!
Volunteerism is so rewarding
when done with your Friends! Join
this active group of like-minded
individuals and get involved to give
back to the PGSymphony.
AMAZON SMILE
Do you like to shop online? One easy
way to give back is through Amazon
Smile, where a percentage of your
purchases can benefit us. Simply log
on to your Amazon account through
www.smile.amazon.com,
choose Punta Gorda Symphony
as your designated nonprofit,
and shop away!
ANNUAL REQUIRED
MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION
Consider the PGSymphony when
taking the required minimum
distribution from your IRA. You can
have the payment directed right to us,
and avoid the taxes altogether.
ANNUAL FUND
Gifts of all sizes enable us to provide
quality orchestral programming to
our community.
STOCK TRANSFER
We use StockDonator.com so it’s
easy to transfer stock as a charitable
contribution.
LEGACY SOCIETY
Please think of us when making your
estate plans. And if you already have
us listed us in your will, please notify
the office so we may acknowledge you
properly for this meaningful gesture!
J
ust as there are many ways to engage
with the Punta Gorda Symphony,
there are also many ways to give. As you
plan your charitable giving during this
year, please consider us!
DONATE HERE
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