Thank you Florida Division of Cultural Affairs – Culture Builds Florida – for this great piece on our upcoming Beethoven v. Coldplay: A Stereo Hideout Mashup concert and our new series, Brave New Music! Brave New Music is not exactly Pops, though features popular music – and not exactly classical, though always contains classical repertoire. It is designed to encourage dedicated, knowledgeable classical music enthusiasts to examine familiar works through a new lens and to remove classical music’s historic intimidation factor for audiences that are not ordinary classical music consumers. Did we mention the symphonic drag show?!
It has been said that music is the greatest social network. That’s what we for envision Brave New Music. The Southwest Florida Symphony is honored that Brave New Music can serve as the cornerstone of that network in our community.