State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Music 2014-2015 year Program Events

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SCF Music Program Events

SCF Music Program invites you to join us for an exciting
and affordable year of musical events.

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Please click here for the SCF Music Program Season 2014-2015 brochure.

The 2014-2015 year will feature renowned music faculty members and guest artists as well as blossoming student musicians, the concerts and recitals presented here reflect the highest quality in musical endeavors. You will be delighted and impressed with each featured performance. We hope that you enjoy this year’s wide spectrum of events.

The SCF Box Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and opens one hour prior to each scheduled event. You may contact the SCF Box Office at 941-752-5252 or [email protected].

Faculty Recital, Aza Torshkoeva, Piano

Thursday, September 25, 2014                              8 p.m.                           Neel Performing Arts Center
Aza Torshkoeva presents a solo piano recital where extreme variety of forms, styles, genres and virtuosity will represent the beauty of classical music!

General admission $8, Florida students and SCF employees $4.



Fall Festival of Music

Tuesday, October 7, 2014                                     8 p.m.                           Neel Performing Arts Center

Join SCF Music Program for the debut concert of the year featuring Guitar Ensemble, Concert and Chamber Choirs, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Bands.

General admission $8, Florida students and SCF employees $4.



West Side Story

Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25        8 p.m.                       Neel Performing Arts Center
Sunday, October 26                                               2 p.m.                       Neel Performing Arts Center

WEST SIDE STORY tells the story of star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria as they struggle to rise above the hatred and intolerance that surrounds them. Soaring as the greatest love story of all time it remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. Bernstein’s score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics as Something’s Coming, Tonight, America, I Feel Pretty and Somewhere.

WEST SIDE STORY is based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS, Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS. Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens.

WEST SIDE STORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone 212-541-4684,
Fax: 212-397-4684,

General admission $12, Students and SCF employees $6.

Halloween Spooktacular Concert and Trick or Treat

Friday, October 31                                        6:30 p.m.                          Neel Performing Arts Center

It’s tricks and treats with some ghostly musicians and spine tingling actors spreading a little Halloween cheer! Concert to begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by “trick or treat”.

General Admission: one canned food item to be donated to the Food Bank of Manatee County.



Master Class, John Fedchock, Jazz Trombonist

Wednesday, November 5                                 1 p.m.                           Neel Performing Arts Center

A world-class trombone soloist, heralded band leader, Grammy-nominated arranger and one of New York City’s premiere jazz artists will share his insights with SCF students in a Master Class. Schools and community members are invited to attend.

General Admission free.



SCF Chamber Choir

St. Boniface Concert Series, Sundays at Six
Sunday, November 9                                         6 p.m.                          St. Boniface Church

SCF Chamber Choir will be featured in the St. Boniface Concert Series located at 5165 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota. For additional information go to

General Admission donation.



Faculty Recital, Martha Lopez, Soprano

Thursday, November 13                                   8 p.m.                         Neel Performing Arts Center

Soprano Martha Lopez and pianist Lurray Myers will present an art song recital titled Traveling through Song. Embark on a musical adventure with us as we travel through the ages to discover different cultures, countries and people through song. No passport required!

General admission $8, Students and SCF employees $4.


Master Class, Klea Blackhurst, Actress/Soprano

Monday, November 17                                    1 p.m.                          Neel Performing Arts Center

Best known for Everything the Traffic Will Allow, her tribute to Ethel Merman, Klea Blackhurst has appeared on Broadway, television and concert stages worldwide. Blackhurst will share insights about performing while working with SCF students.
Presented in cooperation with Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota.

General admission $5. Students and SCF employees free.



SCF Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Concert

Music Festival on Jewish Themes
Thursday, November 20                                  8 p.m.                        Neel Performing Arts Center

The Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra present a musical festival on Jewish themes to celebrate the rich musical heritage of our Jewish community. Music selections include Yiddish Dances, Kol Nidrei, Shamom!, the theme from Schindler’s List, Symphony No. 1: In Memoriam, Dresden, 1945; Israel: A Symphonic Poem by Palmetto composer Dan Ritz.

General admission $8, Students and SCF employees $4.



Faculty Recital, Felicia Brunelle, Violin
with Guest Artist Ann Knipschild, Organ

Monday, November 24                                   8 p.m.                         Neel Performing Arts Center

Please join Dr. Ann Knipschild, professor at Auburn University, and SCF faculty Dr. Felicia Brunelle in a performance of great music from baroque to contemporary for the violin and organ. Music by Vitali, Rheinberger, Gounod and others.

General admission $8, Students and SCF employees $4.



Holiday Concert

Winter Wonderland!
Tuesday, December 2                                    8 p.m.                       Neel Performing Arts Center

Brr… the SCF Choirs, Symphony Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble take you on a journey to snow, ice and all things winter.

General admission $8, Students and SCF employees $4.



Jazz Bands in Concert

Thursday, December 4                                 8 p.m.                        Neel Performing Arts Center

Enjoy a variety of jazz styles from combo to Big Band including seasonal favorites.

General admission $8, Students and SCF employees $4.



If you would like to receive email updates regarding upcoming SCF Music Events please click on the following link and email the SCF Music Program with your information; [email protected]
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