Sarasota Concert Association Expands Its
2016-17 Music Matinees Season To Reach Venice and Lakewood Ranch
Sarasota Concert Association’s popular free lunchtime concert series launches its 2016-17 season with two additional concerts at venues in Lakewood Ranch and Venice.
(Sarasota, Florida) Sarasota Concert Association’s Music Matinees series expands its 2016-17 Music Matinees season with two additional concerts at venues in Lakewood Ranch and Venice. The two extra concerts feature Hein Jung, soprano, and Grigorios Zamparas, piano, and are November 11, noon, at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail in Lakewood Ranch, and November 15, noon, at Venice Presbyterian Church, 825 The Rialto, in Venice. The concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is open; no reservations are accepted. For more information, visit www.scasarasota.org.
“Music Matinees” (formerly called Munchtime Musicales) is the Sarasota Concert Association’s long-running, community outreach program showcasing the talents of regionally based, accomplished musicians who represent a vast array of musical styles, including classical, folk, jazz and pop. The series is coordinated by Sylvia Eckes, an SCA board member.
“It’s been rewarding to have the opportunity to support the outstanding musicians who live and work in our region—and to offer their performances at no cost to the community,” says Eckes. “We’re delighted to be able to extend this popular program into Venice and Lakewood Ranch this season.”
The 2016-17 Music Matinees noontime concert season features nationally acclaimed soprano Hein Jung, and Grigorios Zamparas, piano (November 9 at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center; November 11 at the Living Lord Lutheran Church in Lakewood Ranch; and November 15 at the Venice Presbyterian Church in Venice); Steinway artist Avis Romm, piano, performing with her son and outstanding trumpeter, Aaron Romm (December 21 at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center); Studio Artists from the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota’s ambassadors of opera who bring the art form to stages beyond the walls of the Opera House (January 18 at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center); the Lyric Duo, featuring the collaborative talents of Alison Brown Sincoff, flute and piccolo, and new Sarasota resident Gail Berenson, piano (February 15 at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center); Sarasota Orchestra violinists Christopher Takeda and Jennifer Best Takeda (March 22 at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center); and the swinging big band sounds of the Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors (April 19 at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center).
All Music Matinees performances are at noon. The November 11 performance is at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch; the November 15 performance is at Venice Presbyterian Church, 825 The Rialto, Venice. All other concerts are at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. All concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is open; no reservations accepted. For more information about Music Matinees, email Sylvia Eckes at [email protected] or visit www.scasarasota.org.
About the Sarasota Concert Association
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) is a not-for-profit organization that fosters an appreciation for the finest classical music by sponsoring internationally acclaimed artists. This is accomplished through the Great Performers Series of world-class musicians and Music Matinees, a free community outreach program. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.