The Sarasota Concert Association presents
Dick Hyman in Concert
February 11 < Historic Asolo Theater
Known for bringing inspired, world-class music to Sarasota, the Sarasota Concert Association celebrates its 70th anniversary with a concert featuring legendary pianist and composer Dick Hyman.
(Sarasota, Florida) The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) celebrates its 70th anniversary season with a concert by legendary pianist and composer Dick Hyman, Wednesday, February 11, 5 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $45 and are available by calling the Historic Asolo Theater box office at the Ringling Museum of Art at 941-360-7399.
The Sarasota Concert Association has been bringing some of world’s best classical music to Sarasota since 1938, but to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the organization has decided to “jazz things up” with this special performance.
“We’re honored Mr. Hyman will be celebrating our 70th anniversary with us,” says Joy McIntyre, SCA’s board president. “He joins the hundreds of great artists we’ve brought to the stage over the past 70 years. We’re looking forward to the next 70!”
Dick Hyman has been a composer, arranger and musical director for television, theater and movies and has written the scores of a dozen Woody Allen movies. While developing a masterful facility for improvisation in his own piano style, Hyman has also investigated ragtime and the earliest periods of jazz, and has researched and recorded the piano music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Zez Confrey, Eubie Blake and Fats Waller, which he often features in his recitals. Other solo recordings include the music of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Duke Ellington. In addition to his activities in the jazz and concert worlds, Mr. Hyman has had a prolific career in New York as a studio musician and won seven Most Valuable Player Awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He acted as music director for such television programs as Benny Goodman’s final appearance (on PBS) and for “In Performance at the White House.” Hyman received an Emmy for his original score for “Sunshine’s on the Way,” a daytime drama, and another for musical direction of a PBS special on Eubie Blake. He is a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies and the New Jersey Jazz Society.
For more information about the Sarasota Concert Association, visit www.scasarasota.org.
About the Sarasota Concert Association
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) exists to foster the development of an appreciation for the musical arts by sponsoring professional presentations that are not otherwise available in the community, through a not-for-profit, organized-audience plan. SCA aims to set reasonable fees for all performances. The organization is not designed to make a profit but does intend to be self-supporting. It provides outreach to all members of the regional community by offering a series of free concerts, Munchtime Musicales, held every year. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.