Florida Villa Blog - Music Event at Bok Tower

We visited the concert under the stars at Bok Tower Gardens on May 1st, 2010. This was the 20th annual concert performed on the great lawn at Bok Tower with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra; a regional community orchestra of approximately 80 musicians, mostly volunteer; playing a selection from Dvorak Symphony #9, Gershwin, a medley of early American Hymns and a music selection from the 60 bell carillon in Bok Tower.

A photo of the great lawn and orchestra tent is shown below, both early evening and after sunset.

Bok tower music event tentBok tower music event tent

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a beautiful evening, weather warm and breezy but not too hot, the gift shop was open and beverage points available however, most visitors took a picnic plus rugs and chairs to enjoy the ambiance of the evening. Pre-concert music was by a local band, Mustang Sally and the Hamjos followed by a picnic contest and the classical concert at 1930 with sundown at approx 2015.

We really enjoyed the evening, with good music, surrounded by Florida Oak trees, and other spring time flowering trees and bushes with the 205 foot neo-Gothic Bok Tower as a back-drop, the whole setting was delightful. Some photos of the Bok Tower are below.

Bok tower moat

Bok tower at twilight

 

 

 

 

 

 

  If we are on vacation at this time of the year in the future we will definetly attend again.