- Sunday March 17, 2013
- Van Wezel, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
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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.
Black Tie & Tales
Countdown to Men Who Cook; Night of Hope kickoff party; Giving children a voice; and Tidbits
Alleged drunk driver kills pedestrian
Sarasota Police responded to the report of a traffic fatality at the intersection of Irving Street and U.S. 41 before 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Shelter site could become available
The city has identified a possible alternate staging area for a deep-injection well project, which would free up a potential homeless shelter site on city property.
PHOTO GALLERY: Dreams Are Free Food Truck Rally
Dreams Are Free held its inaugural Food Truck Rally Wednesday, April 16. Families from both Dreams Are Free and St. Martha’s Catholic School celebrated the beginning of spring break with hot food from food trucks. The luncheon was a fundraiser for the school for students with special needs. “All of our families were able to join together,” says Dreams Are Free Principal Rebecca Shields. “This was really a community builder as well as a fundraiser.”