Thursday April 23rd at 2 pm Where

Vol. 9 No. 5 April 2015
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
1226 N. Tamiami Trail—941-306-1202
www.artistseriesconcerts.org
UPCOMING
EVENTS
ANNUAL FRIENDS
MEETING
Thursday April 23rd, 2—4 pm
Artist Series Concerts Office
END OF YEAR
PARTY
Thursday May 14th, 6:00 p.m.
Jane Riggin’s home
8311 Cypress Hollow Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238
941-924-4489
OFFICERS
Jane Riggin, President
Olivia Swaan 1st Vice-President
Yvonne Sultan, 2nd Vice-President
Thom Suddarth, Treasurer
Helen Beljean, Recording Secretary
Antonette Cunningham, Corresp. Sec’y
John Halstead, Member-at-Large
Editor, Linda Heller
[email protected]
What: ANNUAL FRIENDS MEETING
When: Thursday April 23rd at 2 p.m.
Where: Artist Series Concerts Office
Come and enjoy the last meeting of the 2014-2015 season
when we’ll say thank you to Jane Riggin, our outgoing
President, and welcome our new President, Olivia
Swaan... and to see FRIENDS, experience wonderful
entertainment by Jonathan Herman, enjoy delicious
treats and hear all about next year’s exciting concert
season.
Jonathan Herman is a rising bass-baritone
singer, classically trained by former lead
baritone of the Metropolitan Opera, John
Fiorito. Jonathan’s passion for the stage
extends to many genres, ranging from
Broadway and film, to opera, pop,
country, and jazz. He also plays Nuevo
Flamenco and acoustic fingerstyle
guitar.
His technical prowess and natural
command of the stage blend
seamlessly to form the foundation of his
performances. With great style and vigor,
Jonathan presents modern and well-loved interpretations of both
favorites and lesser known works, creating
moments of
thoughtful beauty, gripping drama and elation for all to share.
Best experienced live, Jonathan is an
expressive and eloquent
storyteller, always striving to bring compelling, rousing, and
significant stagecraft to
audiences of all ages.
President’s Message From Jane Riggin
Dear FRIENDS,
It is certainly true – “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun”! I can’t believe that I
have been the President of FRIENDS for three years. It has been a wonderful
journey filled with
joyful
wonderful people, lovely concerts,
spectacular Galas and
meetings. Thank you so much for giving me this very special honor.
It has been my pleasure to serve with such talented people on all three Board of
Directors and Committees. I hope you will be at our Annual Meeting on Thursday,
April 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Artist Series Concerts Office, to help me say a big
“thank you” to these truly wonderful people.
Congratulations to our new President, Olivia Swaan, and the Board. I know they will do a great job and
will have a great time doing it.
Enjoy your summer and thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful tenure as President.
Warmly, Jane
EDUCATION OUTREACH
Dr. David Pope, Manatee HS Director of Orchestras, said “Thank you again for
allowing my students to hear the Ying Quartet. I have hosted many ensembles at
my school, and they were one of the most engaging I have ever hosted.”
Each OUTREACH appearance by the Artist Series musicians included wonderful
interactions with local students, both as performers and in the Q & A sessions.
In addition to the Ying Quartet, here’s where it also happened: Robert Fleitz at
Booker HS, The Morgenstern Trio at Riverview HS, Klea Blackhurst at State
College of Florida, Adrian Anantawan & Amy Yang at Braden River HS, U.S.
Army’s Band’s Windward Quintet at Booker HS and at Braden River HS,
Jennifer Sheehan at Northport HS and Thomas Pandolfi at Booker HS.
BARBARA STATON,
Outreach Coordinator
In April Bion Tsang & Adam Neiman are scheduled to participate in our
Outreach program.
What an outstanding effort by Barbara Staton—Thank you!
END OF YEAR PARTY
THURSDAY MAY 14TH at
6:00 p.m.
At Jane Riggin’s house
8311 Cypress Hollow Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238
RSVP - Vicki Thompson-Jones by May 11th
[email protected] or 941-209-0314
Select a favorite recipe you’d like to share to feed 8 people, either an
appetizer, entrée, salad or dessert.
To ensure a variety of dishes and an accurate count, please contact me by May
11th to let me know how many are coming and your dish.
I will confirm as soon as I hear from you.
RSVP BY MAY 11th IS A MUST!
UPCOMING ARTIST SERIES CONCERTS
SOIREE SERIES
POP SERIES
RECITAL SERIES
Performances with refreshments
Fischer/Weisenborne Residence
TICKETS – 941-306-1202
April 26—2:00 p.m.
April 27—7:30 p.m.
JENNIFER KIM, classical guitar
Historic Asolo Theater
TICKETS - 941-360-7399
May 2—7:30 p.m.
May 3—2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m
“Trumpet Invasion”
BRANDON RIDENOUR, trumpet
MARA BONDE, soprano
RICH RIDENOUR, piano
Historic Asolo Theater
TICKETS - 941-360-7399
April 18 & April 19—7:30 p.m.
BION TSANG, cello
ADAM NEIMAN, piano
Group & Student Discounts:
941-306-1202
Call for Group pricing.
Advance student tickets are $10
and $5 day on day of the
performance. Box Office opens 1
hour prior to
performance. Student ID a MUST!
May 9 & May 10—7:30 p.m.
“A Romp with Gilbert & Sullivan”
TRACY OLIVERA, soprano
BOB MCDONALD, baritone
STEVE CRAMER, tenor
JOSEPH HOLT, piano
GLORIA MUSICAE SINGERS
May 30 & May 31—7:30 p.m.
ADRIENNE DANRICH, vocalist
DJORDJE NESIC, piano
Check the Zip Codes in your
Membership Directory to find a
fellow concert-loving neighbor
and share a ride…
and bring a FRIEND.
MEMBERSHIP
OLIVIA SWAAN
Olivia was born in Dublin, Ireland, where
at the age of 12 she studied the harp at
the “Irish College of Music”.
Upon
apprenticeship, she joined the famous
“Bunratty Castle Singers” where she
quickly became lead harpist/singer,
entertaining visitors from all over the
world. She toured extensively
throughout Europe and the United
States.
Marriage took
Olivia to
the
Netherlands where she quickly
continued her career, playing and
singing in some of the most beautiful castles and estate mansions
with numerous radio and television appearances in both the
Netherlands and Germany. She also recorded her first album “Song
for a Winter's Night” with the EMI record label.
THIS
PAST
YEAR
WE
WELCOMED
26
NEW
MEMBERS.
WHAT
AN
AMAZING YEAR!
If you know someone who
would like to become a
FRIENDS member, contact me
for information. Membership is
$25 and $40 for a household.
Joan Zacchini, Membership
Chair - 941-927-8141 or
[email protected]
Looking for FUN
Volunteer
Opportunities?
We need you!
Distribution
Help
A r t i st
Series
Program
Brochures
distribute
C o n c er t s
in
your
neighborhood.
Olivia now resides in Sarasota where she became a permanent
resident in 2002 and a US citizen in 2009. It is here she recorded her
second album, “The Swan in the Evening” and continues to perform
at many functions in the area.
Office Work Lend a hand at our
“Having been involved with Artist Series Concerts for the past 17
years, I am very honored to have been chosen for the coming two
year presidency of Artist Series Concerts FRIENDS. Following in the
footsteps of our beloved president will be a challenge, but I will do
everything possible to keep up the high standard set by Jane Riggin.”
Concert
THANK
YOU
FROM
EDITH
DORSEY
I want to thank all my FRIENDS for sending me your well
wishes
and support during my illness. It gave me a really warm feeling
and I am so very grateful.
Edith, Literature Distribution Chair
main
office
and
assemble
concert brochures.
Greeters
Welcome
patrons at concerts and at
special events.
Hospitality Use your culinary
talents and prepare treats for
our FRIENDS
meetings.
To lend a hand - call me at 941
-375-6922
or
email
me
at
slgbm2000[email protected]
Thank you, Julia
Dadekian,
Volunteer Coordinator