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Behind the Notes Goes Online with Raffaele Ponti and Dean Anderson
21 Nov 2020
Behind the Notes Goes Online – November 4, 2021 This Behind the Notes program featured Principal Percussionist Dean Anderson. For the 20/21 season, Maestro Ponti’s popular Behind the Notes lecture series will be live-streamed online through zoom and made available free of charge to all patrons. Ponti will host and interview audience-favorite guest artists and Punta Gorda Symphony musicians alike, ending with an extensive question-and-answer session. Mark your calendars for the following dates! December 4, 2020 - PGSymphony Harpist Richard “Dickie” Fleisher January 22, 2021 - Violinist David Kim February 26, 2021 - PGSymphony Principal Bassist Laurence Glazener March 19, 2021 - Composer Kenneth Fuchs April 9, 2021 - Guest Artist TBD Get tickets to our upcoming outdoor performances: www.pgsymphony.org/20-21-performance-info/

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Michael Ludwig: “ Raffaele brings extraordinary artistry and incredible excitement and passion to the podium..."

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Henry Fogel: “Ponti’s conducting is expressive, clear, and emotionally communicative - frankly all the things I look for in conductors….very impressive.”

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Giorgio Leardini: "His conducting technique shows elegance and confidence. He has all the qualifications to achieve a brilliant career."

Eugene Gratovich: "Maestro Raffaele Ponti is an outstanding musician and conductor. He has the highest professional standards. He is a conductor with whom musicians wish to make music."