- Sunday January 13, 2013
- Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
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Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto will be performed at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Hailed at its Leipzig premiere as "one of the most original, imaginative... but also one of the most difficult of all concertos," you will be awed by its grandeur. Pianist Joyce Yang, critically acclaimed as "the most gifted young pianist of her generation" with a "million-volt stage presence," is an ideal interpreter of this mighty concerto. Conducting this exhilarating concert is Anu Tali, returning for an encore of her 2011 concert that lit up Sarasota.
PHOTO GALLERY: Polo Under the Palms
With sunglasses and drinks in hand, attendees of the fourth Polo Under the Palms event March 8 at the Sarasota Polo Club grounds, enjoyed the sunshine and a polo match. Proceeds from food and drink sales benefited research, education and patient care programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Center for Building Hope.
PHOTO GALLERY: Just Play Sports Fest
Attendees of the Just Play Sports Fest March 8, munched on snow cones, enjoyed a backyard tailgate party with live music from Gamble Creek, and spent the afternoon at Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch playing cornhole, and other games. The day began with a 5K run in the morning, and continued with a lacrosse tournament, which lasted throughout the day, in addition to the outdoor festival. Event coordinator Todd Herrick planned to charge event participates $10 for adults and $5 for children, but decided to waive the fees and promote the sale of raffle tickets for prizes. Proceeds from the sports-centered event benefited The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
PHOTO GALLERY: International Women's Day
Ladies in Sarasota and Manatee counties celebrated International Women's Day March 8, during a special luncheon at the Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch.
PHOTO GALLERY: 'Little Mermaid' splashes at Haile
Students at Haile Middle School brought Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to life during performance March 7 and March 8. The final performance is today at 3 p.m.