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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts this week on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

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    The Lopez Tabor Duo, Violinist Alfonso Lopez and Pianist Michelle Tabor, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 40:49

    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 year presenting violin and piano recitals with music ranging from traditional Western European composers, American offerings, and those of the Latin flair.The State College of Florida is proud to host the Lopez Tabor Duo on their 2021 tour during Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the SCF Studio for the Performing Arts Recital Hall.Come hear music from Italian masters, Russian composers, American icons, and Latin American classics. Tickets available at www.scf.edu/neel or at the door.Come along and join our club!• Lopez Tabor Duo Website & Facebook• Alfonso Lopez Website & Facebook & Instagram• Lopez Tabor Duo SCF Recital Facebook Event• Tickets to Lopez Tabor Duo Recital• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Dr. Joe Holt, Conductor and Artistic Director of Choral Artists of Sarasota, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 46:59

    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, Florida.In 2008, he  became the conductor and artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota,  our region's premier professional vocal ensemble, and his musical tentacles have been far reaching ever since.This week, you will hear about Choral Artists of Sarasota's upcoming season, but also about a very special performance of a community chorus Joe has organized for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, sponsored by the Sarasota Ministerial Association. That performance will take place on Saturday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Patriot Plaza on the grounds of the Sarasota National Cemetery. Registration is free for this event.Do you remember where you were on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001? Joe Holt does, as he lived across the street from the Pentagon. Hear his story of being an Army Bandsman on that fateful day and much more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Come along and join the club!• Choral Artists of Sarasota Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• 20th Commemoration of 9/11 Performance Free Registration Link• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Urbanite Theatre's Brendan Ragan and Summer Dawn Wallace Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 42:28

    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 honesty, and the powerful connectivity of an intimate space...and this season has all of that.They begin their 8th season with a $300,000 fundraising initiative to assist in the move to a 5-day work week, raising of minimum wage, all actors being paid at Equity Union scale, and interns earning a decent living, all of which will bring us a better theatre experience, while ensuring actors of all backgrounds get a fair shake in the business.Hear Brendan Ragan and Summer Dawn Wallace share their vision of the business side of Urbanite Theatre and the excitement of producing four incredible plays this season.All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club!• Urbanite Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• freeFall Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter• Tsunami Website & Facebook & Instagram• Florida Studio Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Circo: A Taco & Bourbon Joint Website & Facebook & Instagram• 99 Bottles Taproom and Bottle Shop Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Bruce Ensinger, Accompanist for Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 43:24

    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 ministry at St. Andrew United Church of Christ in Sarasota, performs with the Players Center for Performing Arts, is on the board of the Sarasota Ballet, attends every cultural arts performance in town, AND is the accompanist for Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota. It is in that capacity that Bruce Ensinger talks to us today about the mission of Diversity, how singers can be a part of this "more than music" choir, and their concert plans for the 2021-2022 season.All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club Podcast. Come along a join the club!• Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Players Centre for the Performing Arts Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Manatee Performing Arts Center Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• Venice Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube & Twitter & Trip Advisor• Sarasota Ballet Website & Facebook & Instagram • Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter &  YouTube• Sarasota Opera Website & Facebook & Instagram• Florida Studio Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• The Ringling Museum of Art Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Dingbat Theatre Project's Production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 29:05

    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 story of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch."​Mature Audiences Only - Contains profanity, frank discussions of mature and sexual situations, and partial nudity (playboy centerfolds on the set)All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club!• Dingbat Theatre Company Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Bazaar at Apricot and Lime Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram • SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Alex Zickafoose, Star of Manatee Players' Pippin, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 40:58

    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 SchoolNow, Alex Zickafoose continues his creative expression outside of Booker VPA by being the musical director at Spotlight Theatre Production and performing community theatre productions at the Manatee Players. Catch him as the lead role in the Manatee Performing Arts Center's production of Stephen Schwartz's Broadway hit Pippin August 12 through August 29.Take a listen as Alex tells us about his love for community theatre, his students' experiences during Covid, and the best gelato place in town!All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club! Come along and Join the Club!• Alex Zickafoose Facebook & Instagram & Twitter• Manatee Performing Arts Center Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• Rick Kerby Facebook & LinkedIn• Booker VPA Website• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• Spotlight Theatre Production Website & Facebook• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• Michael's on East Website & Facebook & Instagram• Lido Key Beach Website• St. Armand's Circle Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Columbia Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Settimi's Gelato Website & Facebook• Kilwins Ice Cream Website• Crunch Gym Website & Facebook & Instagram & Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Jason Cohen, Co-Creator and Star of Great Balls of Fire at Florida Studio Theatre, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 53:02


    He knew from the tender age of five that he was going to be an entertainer and when the opportunity presented itself for Jason Cohen to play Jerry Lee Lewis in the national tour of the Million Dollar Quartet, his life was changed forever. His co-creation of the spin-off Great Balls of Fire has landed him on the Suncoast for an 11-week run at Florida Studio Theatre, and now you get to hear the story of his path to Broadway, his love of Sarasota patrons,  the importance of close-toed shoes in New York City, and just exactly what he would say to Jerry Lee Lewis if he had five minutes with him.  All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Come along and join the club!• Jason Cohen Website & Facebook & Instagram• Florida Studio Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Million Dollar Quartet Website & Facebook & Instagram• St. Armand's Circle Website & Facebook & Instagram• Siesta Key Beach Website & Facebook & Instagram• Lido Key Beach Website• Sage Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram • SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)


    Dance Teachers and Choreographers Pat Ross and Kelly Burnette Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 58:32

    Many may know them as the heart of dance instruction at the Manatee School for the Arts for the past several decades, but now Pat Ross and Kelly Burnette are teaming up to produce Kelly Burnette's one-woman show, Kelly and Friends Stepping Through Time, to be performed on Sunday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m. at the Music Compound at 1751 Cattlemen Rd in Sarasota.Once co-workers and now "director and actor," this team has hit a homerun!Hear their stories of what dance means to them, how it can change lives for students, the importance of performing arts education in our society, and the wonderful creation of this one-woman show on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club.Come along and join the club!• Manatee School for the Arts Website & Facebook Page & Instagram & YouTube• Music Compound Website & Facebook & Instagram• Royal Academy of Dance Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Marty Scott, George Harrison Tribute Artist and Band Leader of the Liverpool Legends, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 75:21


    Many may not know that Louise Harrison, George Harrison's sister, lives in Sarasota and the leader and "George Harrison" of the Beatles tribute band in Branson, Missouri, the Liverpool Legends, befriended Louise many years ago. Marty Scott joins the club today to talk about his life as a tribute band rock star, his close personal relationship with Louise Harrison, hanging out on a couch and talking with Paul McCartney, the plight the pandemic has had on his band and his performances, and just how hard it is to find a left-handed bassist for a Beatles tribute band! All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club!• Liverpool Legends Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• Sharky's on the Pier Website & Facebook & Twitter• Selva Grill Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Columbia Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Anna Maria Island Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)


    Dr. Jane Hoffman, Principal Flutist for the Pops Orchestra and Instructor of Flute at SCF, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 50:51

    From California to Spain to Florida's Suncoast, from swimmer to skier to flute player, from community music school director to instructor of flute at SCF to principal flutist in the Pops Orchestra, Dr. Jane Hoffman has done it all and even some things in between!Hear her unconventional journey to the world of flute playing and how she uses all her connections and experiences to enrich the musical lives of so many, including obtaining a grant from the Imre and Vera Hecht Foundation to support the annual "Camping with the Pops" summer camp for area student musicians. Come along and join the club!• Dr. Jane Hoffman Facebook & Instagram• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• Sarasota Opera Website & Facebook & Instagram• Trader Joe's Website & Instagram & YouTube• Aldi Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Baker and Wife Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram• Lido Key Beach Website• Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Historic Spanish Point Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter• Evie's on the Point Website & Facebook• Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter &  YouTube• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTubeSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Christine Alexander, Sarasota's Laughter Facilitator, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 46:08

    She may have gotten her start as a founding member of Florida Studio Theatre's Improv Troupe, but that led to Christine Alexander starting her own company called Laugh to Feel Good, through which, using comedy and improvisational skills and games,  she runs corporate team building and hosts comedy wellness programs for Parkinson's and cancer patients.After 20 years on the Suncoast, Christine uses her podcast episode to bid adieu to her beloved Sarasota as she follows her husband to Albany, NY. But don't worry, Christine is reimagining Laugh to Feel Good to reach an even larger audience in the coming days. She's here to tell her story of finding comedy, falling in love with making people laugh, and harnessing the power of laughter for healing and leadership training. All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club!• Laugh to Feel Good Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Florida Studio Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• The Players Centre for the Performing Arts Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• The Suncoast View on ABC-7 Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube• Joey Panek Website and Facebook and Instagram and Twitter • McCurdy's Comedy Club Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Reyna's Taqueria Website & Facebook & Instagram• Sunnyside Café Website & Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Joseph Caulkins, Conductor and Artistic Director of Key Chorale, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 61:04

    He is the recipient of the 2019 Arts Leadership Award for Artistic Achievement for Sarasota County, freelance writer and music critic, author of a new vocal pedagogy text, mountain climber, and conductor and artistic director of Sarasota's symphonic chorus, Key Chorale. Joseph Caulkins didn't get his start as a singer or choral conductor, but his jazz saxophone major in college wasn't quite working out for him. Hear how his musical journey of choral conducting brought him to the Suncoast of Florida as the musical leader of Key Chorale, his vision that expanded Key Chorale's mission to include music therapy for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's patients, and his new vocal pedagogy book, Developing Choral Sound Through the Warmup. All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Come along and join the club!• Joseph Caulkins Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• Key Chorale Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Developing Choral Sound Through the Warm-Up Website• Sarasota Ballet Website & Facebook & Instagram • Visible Men Academy Website• Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Circus Arts Conservatory Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Antoine's Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram• Mote Marine Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Big Cat Habitat Website & Facebook• Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter• Two Scoops Ice Cream Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Jenny Townsend, President and Owner of the Music Compound, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 45:28

    A fifth generation Sarasotan was working at the Packinghouse Cafe and Leroy Selmon's Restaurant when she noticed that area musicians needed a place to interact, engage, and learn from each other. After several years of research, a business plan was hatched and Jenny Townsend is now in her sixth year of running the Music Compound, a performance-based music school that caters to all ages, any level, and any interest.Hear her story of entrepreneurship, perseverance, a year of mask making, and all the awesome offerings the Music Compound has for all musicians, young or old!Come along and join the club!• Music Compound Website & Facebook & Instagram• JR's Old Packinghouse Café Website & Facebook & Instagram • Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter &  YouTube• Sarasota Ballet Website & Facebook & Instagram • First Watch Cafe Website & Facebook & Instagram• PDQ Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & Snapchat• Chick-Fil-A Website• Big Cat Habitat Website & Facebook• Sky Zone Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• The Bazaar at Apricot and Lime Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Suncoast Blues Society Website & Facebook• Realize Bradenton Riverwalk Website & Facebook & Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Ronnie and Avis Romm, Suncoast Music Power Couple, Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 63:30

    He walked into Music Theory class at Juilliard on day 1, sat next to the prettiest girl in the room, and they have been making beautiful music together for the past 53 years.In Part II of the Romm Family series, Ronnie Romm, founding and former trumpet player of the Canadian Brass, and wife Avis Romm, collaborative pianist extraordinaire,  tell us their stories, share their experiences, brag on their talented sons, and share their love of each other and the Suncoast, living on Siesta Key since 1991...and did I mention Ronnie is the original owner of a 1964 Porsche??? VROOM VROOM!All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club! • Romm Family Trio Website & Facebook• Romm Trumpet Academy Website• Canadian Brass Wikipedia Page• Dr. Aaron Romm Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Sun-Young Gemma Shin Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Venice Symphony Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• Siesta Key Beach Website & Facebook & Instagram• Village Café Website & Facebook• Café Gabbiano Website & Facebook & Twitter• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Rex Willis and Kelly Burnette, Composer and Director of the New Musical "Worthy Souls," Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 32:00

    When Rex Willis' son Ryan joined some friends for a "Dumpster Diving" excursion a decade ago, Rex never knew it would lead to him composing his second musical. During the last ten years, Rex's extensive research on homelessness in our area, the real people who experience this plight, and the stories that got them in that situation led him to write a rock opera entitled "Worthy People." Take a listen to this week's Suncoast Culture Club podcast as we learn about the process of writing, producing, and performing an original musical, as well as the deep passion for this societal issue that Rex has come to champion.Join Rex Willis as composer and lyricist, Kelly Burnette as director, Logan Martin as music director, Josh Brammer as choreographer, and a cast and crew of State College of Florida alumni, students, and staff as they present a workshop of this decades in the making musical. "Worthy Souls."Performances are Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 at 7:30 in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center with food for the SCF Food Pantry being your only expense to enter the show.All SCF students, staff, and faculty will be admitted to the Neel Performing Arts Center with an SCF ID. All others who wish to attend should email Rex or Kelly at WillisR@SCF.edu or KellyDance1@aol.com to be added to the "Guest List" for admittance. • State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Suncoast Music Power Couple, Aaron Romm and Sun-Young Gemma Shin, Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 69:43

    Well, if your dad was one of the founding trumpet players in the Canadian Brass and your mother is one of the foremost collaborative pianists on the planet, your destiny maybe laid out for you. Oh, while you're at it, why don't you marry this brilliant violin player you went to doctoral school with at the University of Illinois and move to the Suncoast to make beautiful music together all the rest of your days? Want to hear how Suncoast music power couple Dr. Aaron Romm and Dr. Sun-Young Gemma Shin got started in music, eventually met and fell in love, and now are a staple in the music communities of Bradenton and Sarasota? Tune in to Part I of the two part series on the Romm family's musical gifts to our beloved Suncoast. Truly, a family of musical royalty.All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club!• Dr. Aaron Romm Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Aaron Romm Voice Over Website• Sun-Young Gemma Shin Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Romm Family Trio Website & Facebook• Romm Trumpet Academy Website• Warburton Trumpets Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter &  YouTube• Venice Symphony Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• Chamber Orchestra of Sarasota Website & Facebook & YouTube• Jimmy Johns Sandwiches Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube  • SungSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Rick Kerby, Producing Artistic Director of the Florida Cultural Group, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 41:59

    From Kentucky, to New York City, to our beloved Florida Suncoast, Rick Kerby, Producing Artistic Director of the Florida Cultural Group, says his whole life has been a rehearsal for this job. Take a listen at how the events of 9/11 led him to take the helm of the Manatee Players and learn about their amazing upcoming season of shows.All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast.Come along and join the club!•  Manatee Performing Arts Center Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• American Association of Community Theatre Website & Facebook & Twitter • Realize Bradenton Riverwalk Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube • Primo! Ristorante Website & FacebookSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Aimee Blenker, Arts and Culture Manager for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 41:16

    Her ancestors came to Manatee County in 1840 and now she works for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau to support arts and culture in her beloved hometown. Hear Aimee Blenker's story of her life, career, passion for Manatee County, and the many ways she champions the arts people, organizations, and events in her home town (and find out the BEST seafood restaurant in Bradenton!). All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast.Come along and join the club!Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Dingbat Theatre Project Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 39:45

    What does a creative, imaginative theatre junkie do during a pandemic? Well, establishes a new theatre company on the Suncoast, of course! Come join the founder of the new Dingbat Theatre Project, Luke McFatrich, and the project's choreographer, Brian Finnerty, as they share with us the mission, philosophy, and purpose of the Dingbat Theatre Project, as well as tell us all about Dingbat's second production, Shrek, being performed at the Bazaar on Apricot & Lime May 6 through May 15.Come along and join the club!• Dingbat Theatre Company Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Bazaar at Apricot and Lime Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Venice Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube & Twitter & Trip Advisor• The Players Centre for the Performing Arts Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Music Compound Website & Facebook & Instagram• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Urbanite Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Florida Studio Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Manatee Performing Arts Center Website & Facebook & Twitter & YouTube• Sarasota Ballet Website & Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Dr. Owen Bradley, Band Director at North Port High School, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 48:54

    For the past 20 years of his 32-year teaching career, Dr. Owen Bradley has been the  band director at North Port High School in Sarasota County. Looking back on his career choice, he says he can't remember a time when he didn't want to a band director and now, as his final years in the profession draw to a close, he is reflecting on the changes that have occurred: "In the past, the most meaningful thing about my job was making music, now...it's about the relationships I get to build with students." How has technology impacted his profession and the students?Who else can say they took their band to Italy 6 weeks before a pandemic broke out?Should Music Performance Assessment scores be used in music teacher evaluations?How does a young band director build trust, respect, and classroom discipline?All that and more on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast.Come along and join the club!• Northport High School Band Facebook • Redlands Grill Website & Facebook• Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter &  YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Quintessential-Presented by the Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.-Facebook Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 60:43

    To celebrate its 5th season, the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra brings you Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Brahm’s Hungarian Dance No. 5, Stamitz’s Clarinet Concerto No. 5 featuring soloist and SCF clarinet instructor Eric Anderson, and Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 5. Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. SCF students, faculty, and staff can attend live in the Neel Performing Arts Center, while all others can view the performance on the SCF Music Facebook page.• Dr. Robyn L. Bell Website & Facebook & Instagram• Eric Anderson, Clarinet Soloist Website• SCF Music Program Facebook Page Link to watch the concert live• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • State College of Florida Music Program Website & Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    SCF Music and Theatre Presents "Music and Monologues"-Friday, April 16, 11:00 a.m.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 28:22

    In a brilliant collaborative project, the SCF Theatre students have chosen monologues to act out while the SCF Music student composers have written original compositions to accompany the readings. Listen to composition instructor Rex Willis and theatre assistant professor Amanda Schlachter explain how this project came about, the learning process and experience for the students, and the rewarding end product that will be presented on Friday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the Neel Performing Arts Center.SCF students, faculty, and staff can attend in person. All others may watch the performance on the SCF Music Facebook page.Come along and join the club! • SCF Music Program Facebook Page Link to watch the concert live• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Sarasota Orchestra's Guest Conductor and Soloist, Stephen Mulligan and David Coucheron, Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 51:46

    The Sarasota Orchestra's upcoming concert, "Mozart and Mendelssohn," features its first guest conductor and soloist since March 12, 2020! Maestro Stephen Mulligan, violin soloist David Coucheron, concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the string section of the Sarasota Orchestra will present Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 9 and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 live in Holley Hall April 15-18, with streaming viewing April 22-27.Take a listen as Stephen and David tell us about their musical journeys (including 5-years at the Sarasota Music Festival!), their experiences during the Covid-19 shutdown, these two wonderful pieces of music, and so much more (how DOES one care for a violin made in 1725?????) on this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast.Come along and join the club!• Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter &  YouTube• Conductor Stephen Mulligan Website• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Mythos Project, an SCF Theatre and SCF Film Collaborative Production

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 57:15

    When Covid shuts down your theatre performances at the State College of Florida, what do you do?You turn to the Greek myths, where mask wearing was the norm, and you allow your students to pick their myths, write their scripts and produce their own plays – casting, lights, sets, music, blocking, and all. Oh, but let's not stop there...enter the SCF Film Department and its talented students and faculty to take these SCF Theatre student plays and turn them into big screen productions!Join SCF Theatre faculty Amanda Schlachter and Craig Smith, SCF Film faculty Chris Bellanca, and students Makenna Seifke and Tony Gallucci as they tell us all about the process and the product on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast.Come along and join the club!• Mythos Project Website• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• State College of Florida Film Club  Facebook • State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Summer Dawn Wallace, Co-Founder of Urbanite Theatre, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 45:52

    From Crossville, Tennessee to Sarasota, Florida, how did Urbanite Theatre's co-founder Summer Dawn Wallace land on the Suncoast to bring us cutting edge, ground breaking theatre? And who are the amazing women playwrights that will be featured on this year's Modern Works Festival from April 14 to 18? Take a listen to this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast and find out.Come along and join the club!• Urbanite Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook Page & Instagram & YouTube • Lida Key Beach Website• Lila Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram• Baker and Wife Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram• Bikram Yoga Sarasota Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• SCF Website and Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• SCF Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Godzilla Eats Las Vegas and Other Music You Won't Believe-Presented by the SCF Symphonic Band, Thursday, April 1, 7:30 PM-Facebook Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 39:34

    Don’t let the SCF Symphonic Band fool you, this music may be unbelievable, but it is true! Featuring band works such as Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, Voodoo, Snakes, and more, this concert will have you fooled into thinking you have entered a new reality. Fun, scary, and unbelievable! If you are a member of the SCF family (student, staff, or faculty member), you may join us live and in person (up to 100 people) in the Neel Performing Arts Center, free of charge, on Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 PM  – email boxoffice@scf.edu to get your name on the attendee list.If you are a guest to the campus, join us for free on the SCF Music Facebook page on the same date and time (Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 PM) to enjoy the concert. • Tom Duffy Website & Facebook & Instagram• Eric Whitacre Website & Facebook • Daniel Bukvich Website & Facebook• Sir Malcolm Arnold Website • SCF Music Program Facebook Page Link to watch the concert live• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Julie Hebert, Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist with the School District of Manatee County, and Co-Founder of the Manatee Arts Education Council, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 50:59

    For the past four years, she has been the leader of the visual and performing arts teachers for the the Manatee County School District by helping them devise curricula, working with principals to understand scheduling, and seeking professional development workshops specifically for arts educators, but Julie Hebert quickly realized there was a funding issue for her many initiatives. So what did she do? She started an organization called the Manatee Arts Education Council that helps raise funds for arts student events, in-service opportunities for arts educators, and recognition for outstanding teachers and leaders in the arts on the Suncoast through its annual program called Arts Alive.This year's Arts Alive event is Monday, March 29 at the Grove Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch and will recognize 10 of our area's greatest art teachers, leaders, and champions.Hear Julie's story of how she came in to her role, why she started the Manatee Arts Education Council, and, the most important question of all...the saxophone octave key or the clarinet register key!Come along and join the club!Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Around the World in Eighty Minutes, Presented by the SCF Guitar Ensemble, Thursday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.-Facebook Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 106:51

    The SCF Guitar Ensemble presents music from all four corners of the earth: east, west, above and below the equator, music inspired by Thailand, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, the Northern Lights of Alaska, who knows where the sounds will take you! This feast for the ears will include never before heard, newly commissioned works and a few popular favorites. The SCF Guitar Ensemble creates an orchestra-chamber sound like none other. You'll not want to miss this unique performance!• Dr. Pete Carney Website & Facebook & Instagram • Roger Hudson Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Dr. Jonathan Godfrey Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    E. Faye Butler, Actress, Singer & Entertainer, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 56:03

    On the Suncoast, you've seen her as Queenie in Showboat and as Fannie Lou Hamer in Fannie (both at the Asolo Repertory Theatre), but you may have also seen her as the Narrator in the PBS production of A Christmas Carol, the Concert and, if you are from Chicago or Washington D.C., you have seen her in hundreds of other productions.Though while training to be an actress at a conservatory, she was told she would only get small "maid" type roles, she has found her own voice, made her mark, and shattered the color barriers in the theatre world.Hailing from Chicago, actress, singer, and entertainer E. Faye Butler has been inducted into the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., was named the 2020 "Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, and has been showered with award after award for her incredible talent and craft.Want to know how she tackled the pandemic head on? How about her perspective on typecasting? And, the answer to the all important question, "Porgy and Bess or Hamilton?"Come along and join the club!Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Nate Jacobs, Michael Mendez, and Jay Dodge Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 63:03

    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 its creative and imaginative leader? And...let's settle the score...Smokey Robinson or Marvin Gaye?All that and more on this week's Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Come along and join the club!Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Musical Mosaics-Presented by the SCF Concert and Chamber Choirs, Thursday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.-Facebook Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 40:26

    Just as using shards of glass and tile to create a whole new image in art, so can individual singers be brought together to create a variety of vocal ensembles from small duos to a large choir. In this concert, the SCF Choirs will explore the many ways of presenting choral music during challenging times.• SCF Music Program Facebook Page Link to watch the concert live• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Boots, Banjos & the South-Presented by the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.-Facebook Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 69:04


    Strap on your cowboy hat and boots to join the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra for Boots, Banjos and the South on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. Selections will include Aaron Copland’s Hoedown and Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo, Donald Grantham’s Southern Harmony, which is based on four southern shape note tunes, and featuring Dr. Jon Godfrey as composer and soloist on the premier of his Okeechobee Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra. Come along and join the club!• Aaron Copland Website• Dr. Donald Grantham Website & Facebook• Dr. Jonathan Godfrey Website & Facebook & Instagram• Dr. Robyn L. Bell Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Music Program Facebook Page Link to watch the concert live• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • State College of Florida Music Program Website & Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)


    Nate and Erin Mayland, Broadway Orchestra Musicians for Beetlejuice and Hamilton, Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 58:54

    Nate and Erin Mayland have been making a living playing on Broadway in pit orchestras for the past decade. Nate plays jazz and orchestral trombone having toured with the Four Tops, the Temptations, the Platters, and Frankie Valli, as well as performing for over 10 Broadway shows including Beetlejuice. Erin played violin in many Broadway shows and for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show with the Rockettes, until she auditioned for this unknown, off-Broadway show called Hamilton, which became her full time job for the past six years. The two of them have an interesting connection to our Suncoast and performed a masterclass for the music students at the State College of Florida called "The Back Story to Backstage: What Gets You in the Room Where It Happens," stressing the importance of interpersonal skills in the music business industry (plus some "backstage Hamilton" tidbits!). Their new venture, "Maple and Brass" have helped them reach thousands of young musicians with inspiring stories of the grit and glamour of their musical lives. Hear Nate and Erin's tale to Broadway and beyond and how they have reimagined their careers since their industry came to a screeching halt in March of 2020.Come along and join the club!Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Maria Schaedler-Luera, Co-Founder of Atomica Arts, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 45:32

    She is a Brazilian-born educator and artist with extensive work experience and knowledge in theater, music, arts and literacy, and cross-cultural engagement. On the Suncoast, Maria Schaedler-Luera has served as the Manager for Arts Integration for Any Given Child Sarasota at Sarasota County Schools and serves as a drama teaching artist for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Her company, Atomica Arts, has a simple mission: To explore the building blocks of extraordinary.She studied with theater director Augusto Boal and has taught classes and workshops that focus on Theatre of the Oppressed techniques for the American Repertory Theater, Harvard Extension School, Lesley University, and several other non-profits in Boston and Sarasota. She worked at the Harvard Art Museums developing, coordinating, and teaching gallery classes to immigrants in English, Portuguese and Spanish and at the Community Art Center in Cambridge, MA leading the Community Programs and Public Art Initiatives.Take a listen to her life's work, journey, and passion. You will be a better human for it.Come along and Join the club!• Maria Schaedler-Luera Website & Facebook & Instagram• Any Given Child Sarasota Website & Facebook• Augusto Boal Theatre of the Oppressed Website• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Gallery at SCF Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Dr. Dan Burdick, New Tuba/Euphonium Instructor at the State College of Florida, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 48:09

    Dr. Dan Burdick "retired" to Lakewood Ranch about a month ago. He is a world-class tuba player and teacher, was on the faculty of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, has two degrees from Boston University and his doctorate in tuba performance from the University of Michigan. He has performed with the Canadian Brass, the Detroit Symphony, the John Philip Sousa Band, and has soloed on tuba all around the world, including Austria, Italy, Germany, Scotland, and Canada. He is now the new tuba euphonium teacher at the State College of Florida and can't wait to immerse himself in the cultural arts scene on our Florida Suncoast.Hear his story and find out how much the tuba actually weighs!Come along and join the club!• Dr. Dan Burdick website & Facebook & Twitter• International Women's Brass Conference Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Harry T. Burleigh Society Website• The Stiletto Brass Quintet Website & Facebook • The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website and Facebook and Instagram• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• West Coast Black Theatre Troupe Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Florida Studio Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Perlman Music Program Website• Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Barbara Banks, Celebrated and Respected Photographer, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 55:35


    From shooting the Worker Project at the Sarasota Art Museum to hanging from the ceiling by her belt to shoot for the Sarasota Ballet, to taking photos of political figures such as Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama, Suncoast native Barbara Banks tells stories through pictures. Her skill and eye for light and pose make her photos remarkable, memorable, and iconic. Take a listen to her story of growing up in Sarasota, her path to photography as her art form and business, and her favorite photo shoot of all time.Come along and join the club!• Barbara Banks Website & Facebook & Instagram• State of the Arts Gallery Website & Facebook & Instagram• Sarasota Art Museum Website & Facebook & Instagram• Sarasota Ballet Website and Facebook and Instagram • Urbanite Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram • Lila Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram• Michael's on East Restaurant Website and Facebook and Instagram• The Ringling Museum of Art Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Art Gallery Facebook & Instagram• Katherine Bzura Facebook & Instagram • State College of Florida Music Program Website & Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)


    SCF Music's Best of the Best Recital: Thursday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 102:40

    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 eight students will be presenting their competition pieces in a recital on Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m. live-streamed on the SCF Music's Facebook Page. You won't want to miss these fine musicians:Silvia Hernandez-Soprano singerAnna Rodriguez-Alto singerSean Jatich-Alto SaxophoneChloe Armentrout-ClarinetHenley Connor-Jazz Drum KitJacob Wicks-Classical GuitarNathan Reid-TubaNick Vagn-TromboneCome along and join the club!• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Florida College System Activities Association Website & Facebook Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Aza Torshkoeva, World Class Piano Performer and Piano Teacher at State College of Florida

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 54:25

    In the halls of the SCF Music building, you often hear, "Ms. Aza! Ms. Aza!" as student affectionately call her. To her colleagues, she is simply known as "Aza, piano player and teacher extraordinaire." Her road from Russia led her to an unfamiliar place, hearing an unfamiliar language, but performing very familiar music. Take a listen as Aza Torshkoeva describes her upbringing, early piano successes, navigation of the immigration system, and love of teaching the piano students at the State College of Florida. Come along and join the club! • Aza Torshkoeva Website & Facebook & Instragram & YouTube & Spotify• West Coast Black Theatre Troupe Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Fireside Chat-The Podcasters of the Suncoast Culture Club Chat Up Their Experiences Over the Past Five Months

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 54:05

    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. How close did we come to someone getting COVID? Closer than you might think! What's in store for the SCF Art Gallery, Theatre Program, Dance Company, and Music Program in the spring semester? Take a listen and get the scoop!Come along and join the club!• State College of Florida Music Program Website and Facebook and Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website and Facebook Page and Instagram• The Gallery at SCF Facebook & Instagram• Manatee School for the Arts Website and Facebook Page and Instagram and YouTube• State College of Florida Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Tomasz Kowalczyk, Acting Principal Percussionist of the Sarasota Orchestra and SCF Percussion Instructor, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2020 40:25

    From Poland to Baltimore to Philadelphia to Boston to Houston to Sarasota, find out how this trip around the planet brought the Sarasota Orchestra's Acting Principal Percussionist and new SCF Percussion Instructor Tomasz Kowalczyk to our beloved Suncoast of Florida. And, what we all really want to know...Polish sausage or pierogis? Tomasz is here to tell us on this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club.Come along and join the club!• Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Instagram• SCF Music Playbill• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedIn• Stump Pass State Park Website• Mandeville Beer Garden Website & Instagram• Bitia's Taqueria's Facebook• Benderson Park Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Out and About Coffee Website & Facebook & Instagram• Pierogi Inn Website & FacebookSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Suzanne Hudson-Smith, Associate Director of Leadership Gifts for the Van Wezel Foundation, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 33:46

    As the Van Wezel Foundation looks to expand is arts education programs while raising money and awareness for the new Sarasota Performing Arts Center on the Sarasota Bay, Suzanne Hudson-Smith has returned to the Suncoast to help cultivate donor relationships and experiences at the Foundation. Her experience in theatre and the performing arts and her rich history in the cultural arts on the Suncoast makes her the perfect fit to fulfill the mission of the Van Wezel Foundation – to create a world-class performing arts center that enriches the community, supports arts education and inspires young minds.Take a listen at Suzanne talks about her life that led her back to the Suncoast, the Bayfront project, the importance of community input, and state of the arts in our area through the pandemic.Come along and join the club!• Van Wezel Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube• Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube• Manatee School for the Arts Website and Facebook Page and Instagram and YouTube• State College of Florida Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website and Facebook and Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website and Facebook Page and Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Joy to the World-Presented by the SCF Music Program, Thursday, December 3, 7:30 PM-Facebook Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 43:22

    On Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 PM, join the SCF Music Program on our Facebook Page for our final concert of the semester. “Joy to the World” brings all your holiday favorites and will feature the SCF Big Band and Jazz Combo, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and Bradenton Symphony Orchestra.Listen to conductors Dr. Pete Carney, Rex Willis, Melodie Dickerson, and Dr. Robyn Bell as they talk about the selections on this concert, what holiday music means to them, and how grateful they all are for the SCF Music Program students, faculty, and staff. This concert is presented free as a livestream on the SCF Music Facebook page, but donations will be taken through the SCF Foundation. Hearing is believing! Come along and join the club!• SCF Music Program Facebook Page Link to watch the concert live• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • State College of Florida Music Program Website and Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website and Facebook Page and Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Natalie Helm, Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 50:41

    Her tour of the world includes Louisville, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Des Moines, Boston, Montgomery, and finally, Bradenton/Sarasota. Natalie Helm is celebrating year number five as the principal cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra and she's here to tell us about her organization Upward Notes, what she finds most valuable in a conductor, why she has named her cello "Ricky," and so much more. Join us for this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club!• Natalie Helm Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube• Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Upward Notes Facebook• Sorella Duo Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Instagram• SCF Music Playbill• State College of Florida Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Sarasota Contemporary Dance & Ann Hobson Pilot present "SCD + Piazzolla," November 19-22

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 34:34

    For the second performance of its 2020-21 season, Sarasota Contemporary Dance will reprise a popular collaboration with renowned harpist Ann Hobson Pilot called SCD + Piazzolla. Performances are November 19-22 at the Historic Asolo Theater, available both in-person (socially distanced, limited capacity seating) and online through the company’s Digital Theater, a professional multi-angle immersive experience. There will be four performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit sarasotacontemporarydance.org/tickets or call the box office at (941)-260-8485.The collaboration between Ann Hobson Pilot – the former principal harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra – and SCD Artistic Director and choreographer Leymis Bolaños Wilmott will showcase a dynamic passage through the music of Astor Piazzolla, an extraordinary composer of tango music. Pilot’s arrangement for the harp, violin (Marcus Ratzenboeck) and bandoneon (Rodolfo Zanetti), inspired by Piazzola’s compositions, infuses the composer’s melodies into a contemporary mix of tango music, filled with jazz and classical influences. Through an invigorating visual and emotional experience, SCD brings a passionate and poignant performance to the Historic Asolo Theater with PiazzollaSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Steven High, Executive Director of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 43:47

    How does one fulfill the will of the world's most famous circus leader and art collector, John Ringling? Just ask Steven High, Executive Director of the John and Mable Ringling Museum Art, he can tell you how exact and precise that will states the art collection must be preserved and shared. At the Ringling, every day is different, every piece of art tells a story, and every Monday is free. Listen to Steven's story and experience the passion he has for the Ringling Museum of Art (and his secret place on campus to enjoy a sunset!).Come along and join the club!• The Ringling Museum of Art Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter • The Gallery at SCF Facebook & Instagram• Katherine Bzura Facebook & Instagram • State College of Florida Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Calling All Veterans presented by the SCF Symphonic Band, Thursday, November 12, 7:30 PM-Facebook Livestream

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 45:10

    This episode welcomes Lisa Goss from the SCF Veterans Service Department, Tenesia Pinkney, a flute player in the SCF Symphonic Band and a US Navy Veteran, and Garrett Height, an actor in the SCF Theatre Program who will be narrating two pieces on this program. Learn how the SCF Veterans Service Department helps our students transition from service life to student life to career life, and how the music on this program embodies the military and American spirit.If you are a member of the SCF family (student, staff, or faculty member), you may join us live and in person (up to 50 people) in the Neel Performing Arts Center, free of charge, on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 PM – email Allison Baker at bakera@scf.edu to get your name on the attendee list.If you are a guest to the campus, join us for free on the SCF Music Facebook book on the same date and time (Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 PM) to enjoy the celebration. • SCF Music Program Facebook Page Link to watch the concert live• SCF Salutes Veterans Virtual Event-Tuesday, November 10 at 3:00 PM• Paychecks for Patriots Event Registration-Thursday, November 12, 2:00 to 6:00 PM• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • State College of Florida Music Program Website and Instagram• SCF Music Playbill• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website and Facebook and Instagram• SCF Art Gallery Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedIn Support the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director of the Sarasota Art Museum, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 61:52

    She moved to the Suncoast from Tucson, Arizona to open the much anticipated Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College at the repurposed Sarasota High School on 41. Three months later, it closed due to Covid. Now that it has reopened to the public, executive director, Anne-Marie Russell, wants you to know about this "third space" and how it can enhance your life. Every object has a story, the creation of art allowed us to become human, art tells the truth, art helps me have a conversation with myself, this place was built with love. Come along and join the club!• Sarasota Art Musum of Ringling College Website & Facebook & Instagram• Ringling College of Art and Design Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• SCF Art Gallery Facebook & Instagram• Katherine Bzura Facebook & Instagram • State College of Florida Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Instagram• State College of Florida Theatre Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• State College of Florida Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    The SCF Musical Theatre Ensemble Presents Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 50:13

    The SCF Musical Theatre Program is proud to offer the 2020 Fall Musical Children of Eden through a pre-recorded scheduled content viewing experience available onSaturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.Sunday, November 8, 2:00 p.m.Sunday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.Stephen Schwartz and John Caird’s musical, Children of Eden, casts the beloved biblical stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family. This epic musical starts with the very beginning: the creation of the universe. Father breathes life into his children, Adam and Eve, and learns that the hardest part of being a loving Father is letting go. It’s a lesson that translates into the parenting of Cain, Abel, and Seth – and is reiterated once again as Noah parents his sons Shem, Ham, and Japheth. This joyous and inspiring musical celebrates the difficulty of choice, the importance of passion, the value of questioning, and the pain in allowing those you love to take risks and face the consequences.The cast of Children of Eden will be wearing "Singing Masks" and following CDC guidelines in regard to social distancing throughout the entire performance.The production will be filmed on Friday, November 6 in the Neel Performing Arts Center and available for viewing on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. andSunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Children of Eden Tickets• SCF Foundation Donate2Music Link to donate to the SCF Music Program• Text Code to donate to the SCF Music Program: Text "SCFMUSIC" to 41444 • SCF Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• SCF Art Gallery Facebook & Instagram• SCF Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedIn• State College of Florida Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTubeSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    Jim Shirley, Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 55:56

    How does one go from owning a medical sales company in Atlanta, Georgia to being the Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County? Jim Shirley is here to tell us. As our area's number one lobbying group for the arts, Jim's organization oversees hotel tax dollars designated for our arts organizations, provides office and meeting space for various arts entities, and even coordinates the tour guide program at Patriot Plaza at Sarasota's National Cemetery. That's just the tip of the iceberg! Hear all that and more on this Suncoast Culture Club Podcast. Come along and join the club!• Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter • Siesta Key Website & Facebook & Instagram• Sarasota Sharks Swim Team Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Sailor Circus Academy at the Circus Arts Conservatory Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota Website and Facebook and Instagram• Sarasota Orchestra Website and Facebook and Instagram• Florida Studio Theatre Website • SCF Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• SCF Art Gallery Facebook & Instagram• SCF Foundation Website & Facebook & Instagram & LinkedInSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

    George Nickson and Samantha Bennett, Founders of Ensemble New SRQ, Join the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 60:06

    He's a percussionist and she's a violinist. Together, they might just rule the world one day, but for now, they want to make the best and highest level of music they can. George Nickson and Samantha Bennett founded Ensemble New SRQ to forge their love of performing new chamber music and to bring the Suncoast combinations of sounds it has never heard before. Check out their upcoming season, "Reimagined & Recomposed," right here on the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Come along and join the club!• Ensemble New SRQ Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• George Nickson Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Samantha Bennett Facebook & Instagram • Sarasota Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Dallas Symphony Orchestra Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter & YouTube• Hermitage Artist Retreat Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• West Coast Black Theatre Troupe Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Sarasota Farmers Market Website & Facebook • Artisan Cheese Company Website & Facebook & Instagram & Twitter• Canned Ham Vintage Website & Facebook & Instagram • Shakespeare Craft Beer and Gastro Pub Website & Facebook

    Brendan Ragan, Co-Artistic Director of Urbanite Theater, Joins the Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 55:21

    So you say you want to start a theatre company that produces thought provoking, deeply moving, audience engaging, can't wait to come back for more content? That's just what Brendan Ragan has done with Urbanite Theatre. Along with Summer Dawn Wallace and Harry Lipstein, he has set downtown Sarasota a buzz with theatre that will, literally, change your life and make your world bigger. Wanna hear how? Come along and join the club!• Urbanite Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Asolo Repertory Theatre Website & Facebook Page & Instagram & YouTube • Florida Studio Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• West Coast Black Theatre Troupe Website & Facebook Page & Instagram & YouTube• Sarasota Contemporary Dance Website & Facebook Page & Instagram & YouTube• Green Zebra Cafe Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• State Street Eating House Website & Facebook • Indigenous Restaurant Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & Instagram• SCF Website and Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• SCF Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Foundation Website & Facebook & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)

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