Videos

How has the pandemic affected the Suncoast's most culturally relevant artistic organization? How has Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's founder Nate Jacobs seen the color barriers of our area's cultural arts offerings change over the past 25 years? What's next for this ever changing organization and …

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Join the SCF Choirs on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. on the SCF Music Facebook page for the livestream of Musical Mosaics. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com​​​​​ or on your favorite podcast player.

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How in the world did we come up with the concept of “Boots, Banjos and the South” for a symphony orchestra concert??? Get the answer and more on this week’s episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com​​​​ or on your favorite podcast pl…

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Nate and Erin Mayland, Broadway orchestra performers for Beetlejuice and Hamilton, discuss reinventing their Broadway careers during COVID to form their next venture, "Maple and Brass." Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com​​​ or on your favorite podcast player.

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Maria Schaedler-Luera, Co-Founder of Atomica Arts, talks about her vision for the arts and our purpose in life. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com​​ or on your favorite podcast player.

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Dr. Dan Burdick, SCF’s new tuba/euphonium teacher, talks about the difficulties of students staying motivated during the pandemic. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com​ or on your favorite podcast player.

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Barbara Banks, celebrated Suncoast photographer, talks about the "Worker Project," her permanent art exhibit at the Sarasota Art Museum. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com​ or on your favorite podcast player.

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Ever wonder what the state of Florida does to support music education? Listen to this episode as Melodie Dickerson and Robyn Bell explain what the state sponsored "Student Artist Competition" is and meet SCF Music's eight students who will be competing this January for the $2000 scholarship. These …

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Piano performer and piano teacher at the State College of Florida, Aza Torshkoeva, talks about the process of becoming a US citizen as a piano performer. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com​ or on your favorite podcast player.

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The Suncoast Culture Club podcasters Robyn Bell, Kelly Burnett, Katherine Bzura, Melodie Dickerson, and Amanda Schlachter chat together about their experiences in the cultural arts and the semester in the arts at SCF over the past five months. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastculturecl…

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New percussion instructor at SCF and Acting Principal Percussionist of the Sarasota Orchestra talks about his early musical training in Poland and how he became addicted to…PRACTICING! Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast player.

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Suzanne Hudson-Smith, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts for the Van Wezel Foundation, talks about the vision for the new Sarasota Performing Arts Center and the future of the cultural arts on Sarasota Bay on this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Hear the entire podcast at http://w…

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SCF Music Piano Students Perform their end of semester recital.
All levels presented.
Monday, November 30, 2020

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Join the SCF Music Program on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM on the SCF Music Facebook Page for the livestream of our concert, "Joy to the World," featuring the SCF Jazz Combo & Big Band, Concert & Chamber Choirs, Guitar Ensemble, and Bradenton Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 22, 2020

Episode 33: Natalie Helm

Natalie Helm, principal cello, talks about our culturally vibrant community and the need for the Sarasota Orchestra to have a performance hall in our city on this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club Podcast. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast …

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SCF Symphonic Band Concert, Thursday, November 19, 2020
Featuring actors from the SCF Theatre Program and celebrating SCF Veteran Services Department.
Dr. Robyn Bell, conductor

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Sarasota Contemporary Dance and Ann Hopson Pilot present “SCD + Piazzolla.” November 19-22 at the Historic Asolo Theatre or viewed virtually.
Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast player.

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Nov. 15, 2020

Episode 31: Steven High

Steven High, Executive Director of the Ringling Museum of Art, talks about John Ringling's progressive ideas for his art collection. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast player.

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Lisa Goss of SCF Veterans Services describes what her department does for veteran students. Hear the SCF Symphonic Band along with actors from the SCF Theatre Program perform the concert "Calling All Veterans" honoring our SCF veteran students, staff, and faculty, on Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 …

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Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director of the Sarasota Art Museum, talks about how the founders of the new museum saw the need for a contemporary art museum on the Suncoast. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast player.

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How does the stress level change when rehearsing a musical during a pandemic? SCF Musical Theatre Ensemble member Connor Shaff describes the added pressures that are worth the reward. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast player.

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Oct. 25, 2020

Episode 27: Jim Shirley

Jim Shirley, Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota, talks about the importance of organization and individual membership in the Alliance. The lobbying arm for the arts works to secure funding for your favorite arts organization. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.sunco…

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Samantha Bennett, violinist and co-founder of Ensemble New SRQ, talks about why she and George started the contemporary music ensemble. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast player.

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Brendan Ragan, Co-Artistic Director of Urbanite Theatre, tells young actors about the importance of staying focused and not getting discouraged during these hard theatrical times. Hear the entire podcast at http://www.suncoastcultureclub.com or on your favorite podcast player.

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