The Illegitimate Bach
Joseph Holt and Lee Dougherty Ross, four-hand piano with Nicole Smith, Amy Jo Connours,
Mark Lubas and Timothy O’Connor vocal quartet from Choral Artists of Sarasota
Wednesday, November 15 – 11:00 a.m. program; 12:15 p.m. luncheon
Michael’s On East
Liebeslieder Polkas and Notebook for Betty-Sue Bach
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s co-founder Lee Dougherty Ross debuted at age 12 as a piano soloist with the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra and later performed the Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto with the Eastman Rochester Symphony. She graduated from Eastman School of Music with a double major and Performers Certificates in piano and voice, and was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study in Germany. Her singing career included solo performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Kennedy White House. She was also in the Broadway production of My Fair Lady. Ms. Dougherty was a winner of several competitions, including the National Federation of Music Clubs. She has served on the faculties of Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin, C.W. Post College in NY, and Manatee Community College.
Dr. Joseph Holt has enjoyed a wide-ranging musical career as conductor, pianist, chamber music performer, arts administrator, educator and arranger. This Sarasota resident serves as director of artistic programs for Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota; as artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota, Sarasota’s professional choral ensemble; and as director of music at Faith Lutheran Church. Dr. Holt served more than 20 years as principal pianist with The United States Army Chorus, performing for U.S. presidents, dignitaries from around the world, and military officials.