Come and enhance your concert experience with Maestro Ponti as he presents a series of six sessions on what he terms as the "Three C's": Composers, Conductors, and Compositions. We also have a chance to be up close and personal with world class guest artists. They will play and interact with the audience as the Maestro searches for the music behind the notes.
Each session is unique and a great deal of fun and knowledge. Each guest artist shares their performance experiences, training and performs. The series is scheduled on the Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. prior to each of the Sunday Symphony performances. The dates for "Behind the Notes" are listed below with the guest artists and the music scheduled for each performance.
Maestro Ponti will begin his seventh season as Music Director of the Punta Gorda Symphony. His superb musicianship and dynamic personality have attracted professional musicians and guest artists from around the world, resulting in sold-out concerts for the past several seasons. He is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in Paducah, Kentucky.
Ponti is an enthusiastic and personable teacher who truly personifies LLI's motto of "learning - just for the fun of it!" Join many other fans who enjoy these sessions. One testimonial from a past participant says it well:
"We are so used to a music conductor with his back to the audience, on the stage, or up on his podium. Ponti is special - he closes the distance, gives us a chance to know him and at the same time, he knows us. It's a whole new experience."