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PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 3FEATURE15 Maestro Raffaele Ponti16 Season Sponsors17 Facts About PGSymphony18-20 Donors22 Ways to GiveINSIDE5 From the Chairman 7 From the Executive Director8 Concert Program9-12 Musicians14 $10K Matching Gift14DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: NEW $10K MATCHING GIFTMake your charitable gift count twice with our newly announced 10K match!LEARN MORE9-12MEET THE BRASS QUINTETLearn more about the careers of our Principal brass musicians.GO TOLEARN MOREGO TOGO TOGO TOGO TOGO TOGO TOGO TOGO TOGO TO
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PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 5tempoTHE MAGAZINE OF PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONYVolume 6, Issue 3 | April 2021PUBLISHER PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY, INC. CONTRIBUTING WRITER SHERRY CAMPBELL BECHTOLDLAYOUT 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 PETERMANBARABARA L. REES, PH.D. CATHERINE REICHE GENERAL COUNSEL FORREST BASS, ESQ. 6210 Scott Street #213Punta Gorda, FL 33950941-205-5996 | PGSymphony.orgThank 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!FROM THE CHAIRMANMichael Landsberg CALL VISIT
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tempoTHE MAGAZINE OF PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONYVolume 6, Issue 3 | April 2021MUSIC DIRECTOR RAFFAELE PONTI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CRAIG BADINGER OPERATIONS MANAGER ELISE SHERRON OFFICE COORDINATOR ANNE GUTSELL PERSONNEL MANAGER RICHARD STOELZEL LIBRARIAN RACHEL COXFRIENDS PRESIDENT ROBERT IVES 6210 Scott Street #213Punta Gorda, FL 33950941-205-5996 | PGSymphony.orgFROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORCraig BadingerThank 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. PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 7
8 | PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021HARBORSIDE BRASS SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2021 12PM, 3PM, 6:30PMOUTDOOR CONCERT AT FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON PUNTA GORDA HARBORSIDEThis performance will run 1 hour without intermission. Thank you for silencing all electronic devices.BRASS QUINTETRICHARD STOELZEL, TRUMPET • JEFF KAYE, TRUMPETJENNIFER MILLER, HORN • KARLA ROJAS, TROMBONE • TODD HANDLEY, TUBAGEORGE 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 1980PRESENT 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
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 9BRASS QUINTETRICHARD STOELZEL, TRUMPET • JEFF KAYE, TRUMPETJENNIFER MILLER, HORN • KARLA ROJAS, TROMBONE • TODD HANDLEY, TUBARICHARD STOELZEL, TRUMPET RICHARD STOELZEL, TRUMPET JEFFREY KAYE, TRUMPETJEFFREY 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 Stern’s 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 STOELZEL’s 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
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 11JEFFREY 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 orchestra’s personnel manager, orchestra manager, and Artistic Director. Presently, he serves on the Symphonia’s 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 Master’s 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 ineably cool, poised tones of principal trumpeter Jerey Kaye.” – Orchestral Reviews BBC Music MagazineJENNIFER 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)
12 | PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021KARLA ROJAS,TROMBONEKARLA ROJAS, TROMBONETODD HANDLEY, TUBATODD 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 ,TUBAHead over to www.artsaxisfl.org/punta-gorda-symphony to check out our recordings and other performances from our local area arts organizations – all from your home!LISTEN NOW
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14 | PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021Now 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 theChallenge by April 30, then John and Doris will match it with $10,000 to meetour 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 hugethanks to everyone who has already made a gift!).We can do this with your help! If you have beenwaiting for a good time to support Punta GordaSymphony, your time is now – and your gift will bedoubled! P.S. Don't forget to tell a friend!
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 15MAESTRO RAFFAELE PONTIMaestro 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
16 | PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021BENEFACTORElizabeth B. McGraw FoundationLEADERS. Scott Gould Barbara L. Rees, Ph.D.MAESTRO’S CIRCLEARTIST’S CIRCLEPatricia A. CondonDr. and Mrs. Ramon A. Gil Jamie and Michael LandsbergAnthony and Judith LicataThe Patterson FoundationDonna and John PetermanCarol RobinsonDrs. Steven and Stephanie ShellCarolyn and Tyler SwansonThe Tetrault Family FoundationCONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLERon and Cindy BlytheCommunity Foundation of Sarasota County – Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Charitable FundFredric Cort and Carol RyanRobert and Carol DewireFarr Law FirmJeanne and Kevin HoganCarolyn Kvam-HansmanLandsberg Bennett Private Wealth ManagementMcCrory Law Firm Lee McGraw and Van LupoBarbara and Gene McPhersonMedical Pavilion Walk-In Clinic Judi RothPenny and Jon ShattuckMUSICIAN’S CIRCLESandra AdomatisRosemarie ArnoldtAlana BadingerDr. Gary and Ann BergerDr. David and Lowie BockSushila Cherian in memory of Dr. J.V. CherianDr. Paul and Janice ChupkaKay and Charles CleverKate and Edward CurleyJoe and Pam GallantLydia GattanellRobert and Rhoda* IvesOrpha Joann KiddBeatrice McCarthyGary and Vicki MizeEra Jo MoorerRobert and Barbara NeitzkeNancy L. NicholsNancy and David PalmerCatherine and Robert PetersonJoan and David M. Phillips, Sr.John and Catherine ReicheDr. and Mrs. David RiceNancy and Frank RobinsonJohn and Doris Rudibaugh Hermann and Jeri SchallerJim and Holly ScherziCapt. Dennis Slaughter UAL (Ret)Mark and Christine StromRoger and Dr. Norma VillenoAlice ZachosEXPRESSES PROFOUND GRATITUDE TO OUR 20/21 SEASON SPONSORSSusan Galvin David* and Delta* Orlowski* DeceasedKarl Fedronas and Kathleen Kelle
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 17FACTS 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 orchestra’s musicians – all numbers that we are in a position to grow. PGSymphony is dedicated to providing music education for the area’s 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 Maestro’s 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.Investments are not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by, the bank, are not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal government agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of principal.www.charlottestatebank.com | 2331 Tamiami Trail, Punta GordaW congratulat th Punt Gord Symphon fo man eason wel playe.
18 | PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021$100,000 BENEFACTORElizabeth B. McGraw Foundation$25,000 LEADERS. Scott GouldBarbara L. Rees, Ph.D.$10,000 MAESTRO’S CIRCLESusan GalvinKarl Fedronas and Kathleen KelleDavid and Delta* OrlowskiWilliam G. and Marie Selby Foundation$5,000 ARTIST’S CIRCLEPatricia A. Condon Dr. and Mrs. Ramon A. Gil Jamie and Michael LandsbergAnthony and Judith LicataThe Patterson FoundationDonna and John PetermanCarol Robinson Drs. Steven and Stephanie ShellCarolyn and Tyler Swanson The Tetrault Family Foundation$2,500 CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLERon and Cindy BlytheCommunity Foundation of Sarasota County – Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Charitable FundFredric Cort and Carol RyanRobert and Carol DewireFarr Law FirmDr. and Mrs. Ramon A. GilJeanne and Kevin HoganCarolyn Kvam-HansmanLandsberg Bennett Private Wealth ManagementMcCrory Law Firm Lee McGraw and Van LupoBarbara and Gene McPhersonMedical Pavilion Walk-In Clinic Judi RothPenny and Jon Shattuck$1,000 MUSICIAN’S CIRCLEAnonymousSandra AdomatisRosemarie ArnoldtAlana BadingerDr. Gary and Ann BergerDr. David and Lowie BockSushila Cherian in memory of Dr. J.V. Cherian Dr. Paul and Janice ChupkaKay and Charles CleverKate and Edward CurleyJoe and Pam Gallant Lydia GattanellRobert and Rhoda* IvesOrpha Joann KiddBeatrice McCarthyGary and Vicki MizeEra Jo MoorerRobert and Barbara Neitzke Nancy L. NicholsNancy and David PalmerCatherine and Robert PetersonJoan and David M. Phillips, Sr.John and Catherine ReicheDr. and Mrs. David Rice Nancy and Frank RobinsonJohn and Doris Rudibaugh Hermann and Jeri SchallerJim and Holly ScherziCapt. Dennis Slaughter UAL (Ret)Mark and Christine StromRoger and Dr. Norma VillenoAlice Zachos$500 PATRONAnonymousDavid L. AlversonJoAn and Glenn BenckendorfBarbara BermanBick and Ginny BicknellJoan and Raymond ByronChristopher Constance, M.D.Judy and George DarrellMuriel and Frank DeStefanoKim Devine Annette and Guy EmerichLorraine FentonFour Points by SheratonSandy Funk Linda Greene – Cruise PlannersThe Punta Gorda Symphony gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations for their financial contributions.DONORS
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 19$500 PATRON CON’T.Diane and Erik Hoffer Madeleine IbbersonMargaret and Clyde KangKen and Nancy KlarenSamuel KniffenDiana and Joseph LehrScott and Colleen LowryFrank Llamas and Maura McMahonMarilyn PachotaWilliam PretschRobert RichardsonJoanne D. Ryder and J. William JonesAlexandra and Paul SacilottoWilliam and Jeannie SchmidtPaul and Lesley Seldenright Robert and Teresa SteinwayKathy and Robert StraytonAvice SunterJan and Christy Van HeekStephen and Kathleen WarwickJacqueline and Robert Whitaker$250 SUPPORTER AnonymousChristine ArnottReginald and Dorothy Brooks James R. EllsworthCarolyn and Thomas FreelandDebbie and Lindsay HarringtonElizabeth and Frank HarterHugh A. Havlik Joanne HyltinJoan W. LasleyDolores LazarusAndrea MillerschoenLynne PallarinoMaureen PetersCatherine and Robert PetersonJudith and Eric PrierTom RiceWallace and Phyllis SadoffRobert SchumannNatalie SkrzyniarzPeter and Lynn SmithArthur and Julie Sporny June B. StarkJanet M. ThomasSharon and Marty VossRobert L. WeitzCarl Wolaver and Nancy Lambert$100 DONATION AnonymousKay AckersonDrew AllowayKim AmontreeMaryann and Mona AronowWilliam and Beth AtkinsonAdriana Austin, Ph.D.Janet BakerKen Barber and Johnnie HoltSherry BechtoldJim and Charlene BernardStacy BjordahlAnn Bransford and Lois HallMelissa BrownJudi and Gregory BudingerMarilyn BurwellJose I. CabreraKenneth and Patricia CargillPatricia ChiarelloGaby ChildsFord and Magda CooperKathleen CusimanoGail DanemanAnthony and Alice D’AnnaThomas DarrellRoger and Elizabeth DeHondTom and Kathy DesEnfantsPatricia and Wilfred DommermuthJoanell and Marvin DyrstadDarrell EbertAllan EdkinsBonnie S. Elliot Deborah and Peter FischerArline FitzmauriceMaureen FitzpatrickMichele FleischackerDr. and Mrs. James ForenskyThomas FreelandMartha A. FyfeRosemary GilesLisa and Dan GillenMark Giraldi and Barbara LechmanEileen GlassmanNorman and Maryann GravelleBill GrayJoyce and Richard GreenwaldDr. Thomas GruberFabiana GuazzelliJanet GuthridgeElspeth Anne GutsellEsther HarteBrian and Yvonne HeerLaura M. HeineRonald and Julia HeiseAlpha HuddlestonJ. William JonesMichael JuergensenLorinda S. KuDawn LeeperNanette Leonard
20 | PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021Lists 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 LordenCharles and Elaine Marlowe Lopwz, MD Charles and Jerry MarseeMaura MatzkoDonald and Barbara McCarrickStacey McColleyMaura McMahonBarbara McNamaramedicaremadesimple.expertCindy and Marc Melser, M.D.Elwood and Margaret MilesDalette V. MillerGeorge Douglas MillerBrooke Minnich and Pete ParsilJoan Beverly MoellerJay Montero – Radiology RegionalMike and Sherrie MoodyAngela NavarroHoward and Karen NoonanBetty NovickJudith OswaldJames and Darlene ParishJay PoindexterKim PowellRonald and Mary Lou ReedCara and Timothy ReynoldsJanice ReynoldsMargo and Joseph RocaRich RisseBruce E. RodgersHelen RygmyrWilliam and Marilyn SchaffCarl and Marcia Schneider Barbara SchulmanMaggie Schut Dr. Patricia A. Scott, DDSBrenton and Diane SedgwickNancy SharplessSteven Lazar and Susan ShawDiana SimmsAnne B. SimpsonPeter and Elaine SindenChristine L. SmithRoger and Carol SperryDr. Roger, Alice, and Sarah SpierCarol West StevensJames and Marlene SticeDoris StrieterJane SturgesJulienne SzybalskiRebecca Tashjian Ralph and Cheryl Temple Lynette ThiesenTheisen Family Trust Richard TolsonLinda WalderKathleen WarwickRosalyn WarrenDenise and Dr. Thomas WaznyTerri and Richard WhitacreJohn WilliamsJanet WilcoxWilliam and Beverlee WinslowJacqueline WittTerrance and Chrisanna WrightBeverly YankwittHeberto Yordan, Jr. IN HONORBob Ives By: Maureen Peters IN MEMORYRichard Adomatis* By: Sandra AdomatisGary Badinger* By: the Badinger FamilyRhoda Ives* By: Janet Baker Bob Ives Maureen PetersGardner Kole* By: Kathy and Robert StraytonSharon 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 WilcoxEleanor Skinner* By: Scott Bolch and Carl DelaceyRoger Tetrault* By: the Tetrault familyJames Zachos* By: Alice Zachos* Deceased
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 21PATRON BENEFITS$100 DONATION• program listing, website listing$250 DONATION – SUPPORTERall of the above benefits, plus:• complimentary season merchandise• purchase tickets before the general public$500 DONATION – PATRONall of the above benefits, plus: • invitation to one exclusive donor event, date TBD (as possible due to COVID-19)$1,000 DONATION – MUSICIAN’S CIRCLEall 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 CIRCLEall 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 CIRCLEall of the above benefits, plus:• invite to exclusive virtual or in-person gatherings with Maestro Ponti$10,000 DONATION – MAESTRO’S CIRCLEall 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 sponsorCHARITABLE GIVINGTicket 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!SUBSCRIBER10% discount on subscription series; purchase tickets before the general publicA 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
22 | PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021WAYS TO GIVESYMPHONY FRIENDSGive 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 SMILEDo 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 DISTRIBUTIONConsider 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 FUNDGifts 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! Just 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
PUNTA GORDA SYMPHONY | TEMPO APRIL 2021 | 23botanical & sculpture5827 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 (GPS)Come Watch Us Grow!Hours: Tue-Sun 9am-4pm • Summer hours vary, please callCome see Southwest Florida’s newest botanical garden(941) 621-8299“Steel Palm” - sculpture by Jacob Kulin$1 o Adult Admission with AdNot valid with any other discount or during special eventswww.PeaceRiverGardens.org2019-SWFL-GuideMap-PRBG-v2.00a.indd 1 9/4/2019 1:31:39 PM