Philanthropy

Selby Foundation Gives $125,000 for New State College of Florida Concert and Recital Hall

Scheduled to open in 2021, the SCF Studio for the Performing Arts will be a nearly 15,000-square-foot facility.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Preview

The Van Wezel's 50th Anniversary Season Is a Mix of Familiar Favorites and Local Premieres

Pop singers, comedians, and yes, naked magicians are taking the hall stage.

08/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

An American Band

A New Generation of Allman and Betts Teams Up For a Debut Album and Tour

The Allman Betts Band features Gregg Allman's son Devon, Dickey Betts' son Duane, and Berry Oakley Jr., son of the late great bassist Berry Oakley, an Allman Brothers staple.

08/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Ready to Listen?

New Music New College Season Preview

A mix of new and returning artists highlights the 2019-20 schedule.

08/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

GuitarSarasota Plans Wide-Ranging 2019-20 Season

Guitarists from around the world perform works by Bach, Scarlatti and more.

07/31/2019 By Kay Kipling

Class and Sass

Emanne Beasha Lights Up the Stage on America's Got Talent

Ten-year-old opera singer and North Port resident Emanne Beasha is the sweetest "diva" you'll ever meet.

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

New Season, New Works for ensembleNEWSRQ

The season celebrates past masters while introducing premieres by today's composers.

07/18/2019 By Kay Kipling

Some Like It Hot

We Tried It: Latin Dancing at The Venue

Do I have what it takes to become a salsa queen?

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Let Them Praise His Name in the Dance

The Westcoast Gospel Chorus Celebrates 50 Years of Joy and Music This Saturday

The chorus is honoring the legacy of its founder, Bishop Henry Porter, with a free performance.

07/16/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

Venice Symphony Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is the first programmed by music director/conductor Troy Quinn.

07/08/2019 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Perlman Music Program Suncoast Receives $20,000 Grant from The Exchange

The funds will help support three programs presented by Perlman Suncoast throughout its 2019-2020 season.

06/30/2019 By Staff

Preview

The Ringling's Art of Performance Showcases International Artists

Different forms of dance and music take to the stage beginning in October.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Key Chorale Turns 35 With Its Coming Concert Season

The ensemble teams with several other arts groups on music ranging from classical to bluegrass to gospel and more.

06/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

It's a Sweet 75 for the Sarasota Concert Association

The association celebrates its 75th anniversary with its coming 2020 season.

06/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

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Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents an 'Encounter!' Season Including a World Premiere Work

The season celebrates both Earth Day and composer Stephen Sondheim.

06/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota Promises 'New Faces, New Stars' in Coming Season

Audiences will also hear some returning favorites in the 24th season, starting in October.

06/18/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra Welcomes Guest Conductors for the Coming Season

Conductors from around the country and the globe will lead the orchestra in concerts featuring Mozart, Mahler, Dvorak and more.

06/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Fills Riverwalk Once More This December

The festival weekend offers a full day of music, plus an "appetizer" concert and a blues brunch.

06/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Mic Check

How Siesta Key's Brandon Gomes Turned a MTV Reality Show Into a Smart Business Move

“I’ve been doing music since before the show came my way,” says Gomes. “Once MTV realized people were interested in my music career, the transition was natural.”

05/30/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Sarasota Opera 2019-20 Season Brings Back Some Favorites

The season also marks the return of the Artists Choice Concert.

05/23/2019 By Kay Kipling