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Message from our Director

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is proud to be in its 4th season under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti.  The Orchestra attracts a roster of over 70+_statewide professional musicians, as well as world-renowned guest artists and has consistently performed for sold-out audiences in beautiful Punta Gorda’s Charlotte Performing Arts Center.

For the 2016 – 2017 season, the orchestra’s repertoire is again international in scope, including fresh offerings from contemporary composers and grand classical symphonic giants. Maestro Ponti has planned seven evening concerts and a new Sunday Matinee Series, as well as the annual Young Peoples’ Concert.

This season will also include expanded educational programs for music lovers from 8 to 108 through master classes, off-site performances, and Symphony Kids summer music camp.

Board of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board: Ken Barber
  • Vice Chairman: Dr. Ramon Gil, M.D.
  • Treasurer: Martin Voss
  • Director: Forrest Bass, Esq.
  • Director: Dr. Christopher Constance
  • Director: Scott Cottrell
  • Director: Michael Grant
  • Director: Dr. Douglas Joyce
  • Director: Liz Hutchinson
  • Director: Jamie Landsberg
  • Director: Beverly Yankwitt
  • Phantoms President: Joan Byron
  • Executive Director:
  • Music Director: Raffaele Ponti

Additional Contacts

  • Administrative Manager: Crista Keesling
  • Personnel Director: Cindy Scaruffi-Klispie


Charlotte Symphony Orchestra 6210 Scott St., #213 Punta Gorda FL 33950

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