WH Symphony season opening

The cover of Nilka Bowman’s CD titled Sand Castle.

WINTER HAVEN – The Symphony Guild of Winter Haven’s 29th season opens with “Wine and Roses” at the Gram Parsons Derry Down Sunday, Sept. 30 starting at 3 p.m.

In partnership with Main Street Winter Haven, Nilka Bowman and her fluid vocals will be complemented by cinematic music by the symphony.

Bowman got her associate’s degree of art at Polk State College in 2014 then went on to get a bachelor’s of music degree in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently she released an EP titled “Year of the Escape.

“Nilka now continues composing songs that narrate life encounters aspiring to connect with listeners through her music and will be releasing new music in the summer of 2018,” according to a press release. “She strives to captivate her listeners with a soul-moving experience and provide an escape from the mundane outlook on life, compelled to reveal a unique and authentic perspective of this world.”

The event is for members only. The Symphony Guild of Winter Haven is a non-profit organization and becoming a member does not cost much. For as little as $30 per year, you can become a friend of the symphony. More prestigious memberships are also available.

Those interested in becoming a member can mail from $30 to $1,000 to Symphony Guild of Winter Haven, PO Box 7721, Winter Haven, Florida 33883-7721.

To get a preview, check out www.nilkamusic.com