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January 2016

Ann Alton & Joyce Valentine – Lunch, Look & Listen Series I

January 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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$45

CHOPIN Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65 PIAZZOLLA Grand Tango COUPERIN Pieces en Concert Ann Alton Called "an exquisite performer" by High Performance Review and "an outstanding artist" by Albany Times Union, Alton has appeared as recitalist, orchestra soloist, and chamber musician in major halls throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has won awards from the Woolley Foundation, the National Federation of Music Clubs, Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the National Arts Club. Alton is principal cellist of the…

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February 2016

Miami Guitar Trio – Lunch, Look & Listen Series II

February 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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Federico Bonacossa Corey Harvin Federico Musgrove PIAZZOLLA Libertango ROSSINI Overture from The Barber of Seville LECUONA Malaguena Founded in 2009 with a mission of expanding traditional guitar trio repertoire, this unique chamber ensemble stretches musical boundaries with a repertoire that includes early to contemporary music, original compositions and arrangements of music composed for other instruments, with compelling results. Hailed as being “meticulous, casual, inventive and precise,” and “a superb addition” to Miami’s local classical music scene, guitarists Federico Bonacossa, Corey…

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March 2016

Gulfshore Trio – Lunch, Look & Listen Series III

March 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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Reiko Niiya, violin Susannah Kelly, cello William Dawson, piano MOZART Trio K 548 in C major FAURE Trio, Op. 120 DAWSON River Suite (Premiere) The Gulfshore Trio unites three outstanding musicians, all with ties to the Southwest Florida Symphony. Niiya has been the Symphony’s Concertmaster for over 30 years. Niiya’s multi-faceted career also includes performances at both of President Bill Clinton’s inauguration galas, and with the National Symphony and the Washington Opera Orchestra at Kennedy Center. On the pops side,…

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November 2016

Viva L’Opera – Lunch, Look & Listen I

November 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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  Giuseppina Ciarla, harp Natalia Maiden, violin Michael’s On East Thursday, November 10 11:00 a.m. Performance 12:15 p.m. Luncheon         MASSENET  Meditation from Thais PUCCINI  O mio Babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi MASCAGNI  Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana PUCCINI  Vissi d’Arte from Tosca DELIBES  Flower Duet from Lakmé MASCAGNI  Siciliana from Cavalleria Rusticana PUCCINI  Rocondita Armonia from Tosca BIZET  Habanera from Carmen VERDI  Pace Mio Dio from La forza del Destino BELLINI  Casta Diva from Norma

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January 2017

Kittens on the Keys – Lunch, Look & Listen II

January 26 @ 11:00 am
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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  Lee Dougherty Ross & Joseph Holt, piano duo Michael’s On East Thursday, January 26 11:00 a.m. Performance 12:15 p.m. Luncheon     Of course you’ll hear the famous 1920s novelty tune “Kitten on the Keys” by Zez Confrey, but you’ll also hear delightful classics presented by two of Sarasota’s most ardent and talented musicians and music supporters. Both are armed with degrees from the famed Eastman School of Music...definitely a “not-to-be-missed” musical treat.  

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February 2017

La Flûte Enchantée – Lunch, Look & Listen III

February 16 @ 11:00 am
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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    Michael’s On East Thursday, February 16 11:00 a.m. Performance 12:15 p.m. Luncheon             POULENC Sonata for Flute and Piano MOUQUET La Flûte de Pan MOZART Bravura Variations on Ah! vous dirai-je, maman SAINT-SAËNS Une Flûte invisible    

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March 2017

Voix Françaises – Lunch, Look & Listen IV

March 16 @ 11:00 am
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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Belle Canto A Celebration of Women’s Voices Elizabeth Goldstein, Director Michael’s On East Thursday, March 16 11:00 performance 12:15 luncheon   DEBUSSY Salut Printemps RAVEL Bolero PORTER I Love Paris  

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November 2017

The Illegitimate Bach

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Michael’s On East Ballroom, 1212 S. East Avenue
Sarasota, 34239 United States
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$47.50

                  BachFest Sarasota 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…

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