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NORTH PORT SYMPHONY

40th Anniversary

A Ruby Gala

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Tickets on sale now!

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Celebrating 40 Years

Forty years ago today, January 21, 1984, the North Port Orchestra, as it was called then, held its inaugural performance at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on Sumter Avenue in North Port.

The group was formed by a handful of 15 local residents, who were interested in playing music for their own pleasure, as well as the community. After almost one year of recruiting retired professional and amateur musicians from the area, the first concert was held.

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A Message from the President

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Hello friends and music lovers.  It is hard to believe that only two more concerts remain for this season with the North Port Symphony.  I hope that you have enjoyed our masterful mix of classical, contemporary and popular music thus far.  This season we have had many notable guest musicians and vocalists and I hope you were with us in December when vocalist Alexa Lowry joined us onstage for a surprise visit.  Alexa will be the featured artist at our last concert this season on March 24 and we hope to see you there.

It is an historic year for the symphony as we celebrate our 40th year of sharing the joy of music in the North Port Community.  In celebration of this momentous occasion, we are pleased to be hosting our first ever fundraising gala on March 2, 2024 at the Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $125.00 each and may still be available.  If so, we encourage you to purchase your ticket(s) for an evening of music, fun, and fundraising.  Don’t forget to wear your dancing shoes as we enjoy the music of the Saint Tone Band.

If you are unable to attend the event, please consider a donation of any amount to the symphony.  It is through your generous support that we can continue to provide a quality musical experience and continue our many outreach programs for area youth.  This year only, we also are selling commemorative socks for $20.  We welcome your feedback if you would like to see more NPS logo gift items available in the future.

Thank you for your on-going support and patronage that allows us to keep live music alive in our community.   It continues to be my privilege to be a part of this group of talented professional, amateur and student musicians.


Kathleen Karpathy
Percussionist and North Port Symphony Board President

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Sharing the Joy of Music

The North Port Symphony was founded in 1983 by a handful of local residents who were interested in playing music for their own pleasure as well as for the community. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church served as the Symphony’s home until November of 2001 when we moved to our current home in the Music Suite adjacent to the Performing Arts Center on the North Port High School Campus. The Symphony is composed of advanced amateur and professional musicians. Programs include classical, contemporary and popular music. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Port Symphony is to share the joy of music.

Vision Statement

To be the most welcoming community orchestra in southwest Florida and to cultivate a sense of belonging between our patrons, musicians, students, and community.

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