This Friday, George Nickson of the Sarasota Orchestra and Samantha Bennett of the Boston Philharmonic join forces to present a unique program of solo and duo works for marimba, vibraphone and violin.Read more ›
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SCRIBE, coupled with smart new works such as Sarasota Opera’s Little Nemo, could very well be what opera as an artform needs to stay vital and relevant, and to sustain new audiences over the coming decades. …Read more ›
It was non-stop action at the St. Pete Chillounge Night, with parades, fashion show after fashion show, lively music acts and plenty of chill seating to enjoy the bites and cocktails. It was a truly impressive feat conquered by founder Rainer Scheer, and also a grand tribute to Francisco Azucar, who passed away that evening. Azucar was a wonderful designer who worked with Patti Wooten-Thompson, owner of Phassion Magazine, in helping make the Chillounge Daybed Parade so stylish and special. Sarasota’s Chillounge has a lot to look forward to on March 9! But [...]Read more ›
As a writer, I like to think of the English language as one vast galaxy of words — a respectable percentage of which I pride myself on knowing how to use in a sentence with relative accuracy. However, when I attempt to describe what it is like to become immersed in the music of Ensemble Basiani, that Milky Way of words in my mind seems like an inconsequential swirl of inadequate verbiage. To put it simply, this group really is like none I’ve heard before. Just thirty minutes of Basiani’s undulating [...]Read more ›
Internationally-renowned composer Francis Schwartz frequently can be found strolling deliberately through downtown Sarasota, seeking out the perfect cup of coffee. This local musical superhero has reached audiences with his provocative and challenging work for many years. On Nov. 13, New York City audiences (as well as locals who make the sojourn to this musical mecca) will experience the world premiere of a new work titled Caliban’s Dance, performed by the Sybarite5 string quintet. Caliban’s Dance is a sequel to Schwartz’s 1975 piece Cannibal-Caliban, which has been performed all over the world and includes performers’ facial [...]Read more ›
The Sarasota Blues Festival returned to Sarasota for its 22nd year and rocked the crowd at Ed Smith Stadium in its typical rambunctious fashion on Saturday. Check out the exclusive TWIS photo gallery from this year’s festival.Read more ›