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Dan Jordan has been the concertmaster for the Sarasota Orchestra for 23 years while Rachel Halvorson has been the principal violist for only two years, one and a half of which was through the pandemic!

But together, along with their colleagues violinist Christopher Takeda and cellist Natalie Helm,…

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Sarasota's premier handbell choir, Ring Sarasota, joins the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota for its annual holiday concert, this year called "Ring in the Holidays!"
On this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast, conductor of Ring Sarasota, Rick Holdsworth and conductor of …

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Dingbat Theatre Project is at it again, this time with the SpongeBob Musical production showing at the Bizaare on Apricot and Lime, December 3rd through 19th.
Director and choreographer Brian Finnerty, along with the star of the show, Jamie Molina, join the club this week to talk about the producti…

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She is product of the Manatee School for the Arts, the State College of Florida, and Florida State University, but now she is back home sharing her gifts of performing and teaching music on the Suncoast.
Katie Priest stars as Cinderella in the Manatee Players Production of the hit Rodgers and Hamme…

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On Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 PM, join the SCF Music Program in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center for our final concert of the semester. “BELIEVE!” brings you all your holiday favorites and will feature the SCF Guitar Ensemble, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, combined Concert and Chamber Choir, an…

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The SCF Percussion Ensemble is hosting a percussion concert and a canned food drive on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. In lieu of tickets, patrons are asked to bring two canned food items to the lobby of the Neel as a donation to the SCF Food Pantry.
This …

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Both are from Texas, both currently reside in Chicago, but currently, Donovan Session and Shea Petersen are starring in Urbanite Theatre's latest production, At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen showing not through December 5. Take a listen to this Suncoast Culture Club podcast episode to learn more ab…

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After a 21 month hiatus, the Pops Orchestra is back and ready to bring you our first concert of the season, Sgt. Presley and the Pops Pay Tribute to Our Nation's Veterans, starring Elvis tribute artist Ted Torres Martin.

Join conductor Robyn Bell as she interviews Pops Orchestra concertmaster Nikk…

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Jessica Babcock has been working for Jump Dance Company in Lakewood Ranch for eight years helping students learn to sing, dance, act, and entertain. After many years of junior musical productions, Jump Dance Company has taken the leap to produce full scale adult musicals under their new division ca…

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SCF Veteran Services advisor Lisa Goss, veteran student and president of the SCF Veterans Services of America Club, Dakota Trueba, and SCF Symphonic Band conductor Robyn Bell talk about the important role the Veteran Services program plays in the lives of our veteran students and the impact patriot…

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On this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast, hear director and choreographer Jim Weaver and performer Quinn Cason talk about Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's fabulous production of "Eubie!," a toe-tapping revue of songs by Eubie Blake, legendary composer, ragtime pianist and “father of Bla…

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Nov. 2, 2021

Season 2, Episode 19

Join the State College of Florida's Theatre Program for its production of John Cariani's play Love/Sick a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes wi…

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The SCF Musical Theatre Program is proud to present the 2021 Fall Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, directed by Melodie Dickerson, in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center on the following dates and times:
Friday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 7, 2:00 p.m.

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Though he is from Michigan and currently lives in New York City, Jason Pintar, the bass singer in Florida Studio Theatre's production of The Wanderers, is thrilled to be spending the entire winter season on our beautiful Suncoast of Florida entertaining sold out enthusiastic crowds.
Hear his story …

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Step right up and experience a different kind of carnival by the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. Featuring Hector Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture,” the famous trumpet solo the “Carnival of Venice” with guest soloist Br…

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On Thursday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, join the SCF Music Program for our collaborative concert "New Beginnings," celebrating the return of a live audience and the feeling that this year is truly a "new beginning." This performance will feature the SCF Symphon…

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The Sixth Season
Five Concerts
Four Premiers of commissioned works
Two dynamic leaders
TONS of guest performers
Three options for concert viewings

Take a listen to percussionist George Nickson and violinist Samantha Bennett tell us their story of the amazing chamber music series of new music they …

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For the third year in a row, the SCF Music Program is performing a concert to help the SCF Hispanic Latino Heritage Club celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on the State College of Florida campus.
This year, Dr. Pete Carney and SCF Jazz present "Cuban Passport: The Rhythms from Havana to New Orleans…

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Alfonso Lopez and Michelle Tabor both hail from Caracas, Venezuela. Alfonso is the concert master for the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra and Michelle lives in Tallahassee since she completed her doctorate in music theory at Florida State.
Together, they prepare programs, rehearse, and tour twice a ye…

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After spending 20 years as the principal pianist with the United State Army Band, Dr. Joe Holt decided it was time retire to a place that met three criteria: by the water, warmer weather and less politics than Washington D.C., and cultural arts opportunities. He found all of that in Sarasota, Flo…

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After 18 months of thought provoking time and pent-up creative energy , Urbanite Theatre is back with "Radiance." Committed to creating visceral, shared experiences by fearlessly lifting up the boldest new voices in theatre, Urbanite Theatre believes in inclusive, artist-first storytelling, daring …

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He taught music in the public schools of West Virginia for 38 years before finding the cultural scene of the Suncoast too good to pass up. Since moving here in 2015, he has become the piano accompanist at Sunnyside Village Retirement Community, the Sarasota Jewish Chorale, director of music ministr…

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Dingbat Theatre Project's Luke McFatrich and Amanda Heisey tell us all about their upcoming production of the groundbreaking show Hedwig and the Angry Inch being performed August 27 through September 11 at the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime.

This Obie and Tony-winning Off-Broadway smash tells the stor…

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He is a homegrown talent whose path to musical theatre began at Braden River High School, continued at the State College of Florida, ventured to the University of South Florida, and landed him as the choir director and department chair at the Visual and Performing Arts program at Booker High School…

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