Sarasota Orchestra Friends February eUpdate

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A Paris Flea Market
We Need Your Help!
It’s almost time for our second annual Paris Flea Market. This is our big fundraiser and we can’t do it without you!

We’re currently in need of volunteers to assist us with the Paris Flea Market set-up.  Starting February 10, volunteers are needed to receive goods prior to the opening of the flea market.

We can’t succeed without you!

Click here for more information on volunteering >


Sarasota Brass Quintet
Musical Mornings
February 17, 2015 | 10:30am | Crosley Estate
The Sarasota Brass Quintet will be featured in a Musical Morning performance February 17 hosted at the historic Crosley Estate in north Sarasota. Founded in 1986, the Brass Quintet is one of the four outstanding resident ensembles of the Sarasota Orchestra. Their concerts include a mix of standard quintet literature and pops selections that take the listener on a different musical tour at each performance.

The Crosley Estate is truly a gem of Florida architecture. Built in 1929 as the winter residence of entrepreneur Powel Crosley. Before the program begins, Rusty Russell, a founding member of the Crosley Foundation, will guide a brief tour of this fine home.

Bharat Chandra
Classical Conversations
February 19, 2015 | 10:30am* | David Cohen Hall

*Coffee and light refreshments served at 10:00am

Masterworks 5 entitled Fantastique will be the focus of the February 19 Classical Conversations hosted by Sarasota Orchestra principal clarinetist Bharat Chandra.

Composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Hector Berlioz headline this program with guest conductor Carlos Prieto. Widely celebrated as a rising star in the US, Canada, and his native Mexico, Carlos Miguel Prieto’s charismatic conducting, characterized by its dynamism and the expressivity of his interpretations, has led to major engagements and popular acclaim throughout North America and in Europe. Recognized as the leading Mexican conductor of his generation, Prieto has been the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, the country’s most important orchestra, since 2007.

Come hear the stories behind the music. Tickets are just $10 at the door.

A Paris Flea Market
A Special Members’ Meeting & Luncheon
February 25, 2015 | 10:00 am | David Cohen Hall
Ooh-la-la… the French are coming! Mark your calendar now and plan to attend this special members’ meeting and complimentary luncheon. We’ll celebrate in the fashion of the French – with our own chanteuse, Natalia Nicol, an Orchestra staff member and professional songstress.

Following the members social time from 10:00-10:30 am, Natalia will take the stage to entertain you with some delightful French songs that will surely transport you to the City of Lights. Once in that frame of mind, the program will focus attention on our upcoming 2nd Annual Paris Flea Market – the Friends prime fundraiser of the season. The Market returns to Sarasota on March 18 and will be open through March 21.

The morning will conclude with a delectable complimentary lunch in the French tradition. Plan now – dust off your beret, invite a friend and come join the merriment.

Please RSVP to 941.358.6673 if you’ll be joining us for lunch.


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