- Sunday March 17, 2013
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One of the creators of the first "American sound," George Gershwin's jazzy Piano Concerto launches with power that builds its potency to a thrilling finale. The soloist for this masterpiece is pianist William Wolfram. Infused with inspiration from jazz and other American music, Boston composer Irving Fine's Toccata Concertante is a perfect complement to Gershwin. Bringing a fresh perspective to these American classics is young conductor and Juilliard-trained violinist Andrew Grams. The "Tamiami Sinfonietta," composed by Gregory Smith, was the result of the Sarasota Orchestra’s Student Composer Project and nearly nine months of careful planning and hard work. This symphonic work is based on melodies composed by students from four Manatee and Sarasota elementary schools.
Weather Photo: MARINA MAGIC
East County resident Karen Rawlings submitted this photo of a sunset at Regatta Pointe Marina.
May 21: Daily Headlines Video
Top Stories: 182 Manatee teachers lose jobs; Sarasota woman arrested for defrauding employer; Commission approves second phase of bayfront mooring project; Whitney Beach receives award
Sarasota woman arrested for stealing from employer
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman for defrauding her Tampa employer of more than $56,000.
182 Manatee teachers lose jobs
The cuts are part of a plan to save $20.6 million to help the school district replenish depleted reserves.