A fancy dinner and a bouquet are always good choices to win the heart of your loved one. But don’t stop there. No Valentine’s Day weekend is complete without music.
The Naples Orchestra and Chorus will perform Love Is In the Air on Feb.14 at 7 p.m. and on Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at Lely High School in Naples. The concert includes something for all tastes: a Mozart symphony, a Saint Saens violin concerto, a Borodin chorus (later borrowed for the musical Kismet and retitled Stranger in Paradise), and a Gilbert and Sullivan finale. Call 239.676.0077.
The FGCU Chamber Chorus will appear at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Or, if your sweetie prefers brass instruments, two FGCU trumpet students, Warren Baxter and Joshua Walkuski, will give a recital on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Tobe Hall in the music building on campus. Call 239.590.7292.
Does your lady love swoon at the voice of an Irish tenor? You’re in luck. The Gulf Shore Opera is presenting Anthony Kearns on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples. Appearing with him will be the Opera’s Chorus, other soloists, and an instrumental ensemble. Call 239.529.3925.
Too high-brow for you? How about some doo-wop by Brylcream? They’ll be at Del Tura Country Club on Feb. 14 from 7-10 p.m. Call 239.731.3330. They’ll also appear at Paradise Tiki Hut on Miramar St. in Cape Coral on Feb. 15 beginning at 3:30 p.m.
If you don’t feel like going out and facing the crowds, you can get the music to come to you. The Cape Chorale will serenade at the location of your choice on Feb. 13 and 14. They’ll also bring a card, rose, and box of candy for your significant other. Call 1.855.425.3631 to reserve a time.