Sarasota Concert Association presents Harpists Cheryl Losey Feder and Ann Hobson Pilot In a Munchtime Musicales Performance
November 18 § David Cohen Hall
(Sarasota, Florida) The Sarasota Concert Association’s free Munchtime Musicales series launches its 2015-2016 season with a duo performance by harpists Cheryl Losey Feder and Ann Hobson Pilot, November 18, noon, in David Cohen Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The concert features transcriptions and original compositions for harp duo by J.S. Bach, César Franck, Claude Debussy, Bernard Andres, and Scott Joplin. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467, or visit www.scasarasota.org.
Cheryl Losey Feder, principal harpist for the Sarasota Orchestra, and Ann Hobson Pilot, former principal harpist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, have known each other for years but had never considered performing together until now. For the occasion, the two harpists have prepared a program of works designed to showcase the surprising range and versatility of the harp, including transcriptions and original compositions for harp duo.
“We’re thrilled to launch our season with this rare opportunity of two acclaimed harpists performing together for the first time,” says SCA board member and series coordinator Katherine Oarr. “This will be a uniquely beautiful concert.”
Munchtime Musicales is a series of free concerts featuring performances by high-caliber, area-based artists. The series is designed to offer a wide variety of musical genres, including classical, folk, and jazz, featuring both vocal and instrumental performers. The 2015-2016 Munchtime Musicales concert season continues with the Jazz Trio, with veteran pianist, composer, and conductor Tommy Goodman, bassist Dominic Mancini, and drummer Johnny Moore (December 16, 2015); The Bridge Trio, with Felicia Brunelle, violin, Isabelle Sanderling, cello, and Cheryl Tschanz, piano, in a program of works by noted female composers, including Gwyneth Walker, Jennifer Higdon, and Nadia Boulanger (January 20, 2016); a piano performance by the celebrated sister team of Cynthia Lawing and Gloria Cook, pianists who have performed to worldwide acclaim both individually and as a duo (February 17, 2016); Studio Artists from the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota’s ambassadors of opera who bring opera to stages beyond the walls of the Opera House (March 16, 2106); and the Belle Canto Women’s Chorus, Sarasota’s women’s choral ensemble that celebrates women’s voices with a varied repertoire (April 13, 2016).
All Munchtime Musicales performances are at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is open; no reservations taken. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467 or visit www.scasarasota.org.
Sarasota Concert Association’s 2016 Great Performers Series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall includes the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, lauded by The New York Times for its “conductorless ability to render complex scores with taut precision and feverish excitement,” (January 26, 2016); the return of the Cleveland Orchestra, long considered to be one of America’s greatest orchestras, under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst (January 31, 2016); the Miró Quartet, known for its exciting performances, technical finesse, eclectic programming, and for skillfully taking audiences across risky musical terrain with spectacular rewards (February 15, 2016); the groundbreaking Russian National Orchestra (RNO) under the baton of guest conductor Kirill Karabits, with violin soloist Stefan Jackiw (March 8, 2016); and the return of dynamic Russian pianist Olga Kern, renowned for her star power, vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique (March 14, 2016).
Great Performers Series concerts are at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. Subscriptions for all five concerts are $180, $230, $280, and $320. Individual tickets range in price from $30 to $100. Tickets for the series may be purchased at www.scasarasota.org or by calling 941-225-6500.
About the Sarasota Concert Association
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster an appreciation for the musical arts by sponsoring professional concerts, featuring a variety of quality music. This is accomplished through the Great Performers Series of world-class musicians and Munchtime Musicales, a free community outreach program. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.