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Carlo Curley, Organist Ring Sarasota Trio Voilà Sunday, November 6, 2011 Sunday, October 9, 2011 Sunday, January 22, 2012 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Carlo Curley is one of a few artists in the world to give classical organ concerts and recitals unsupported by a teaching or church appointment. His self-proclaimed mission is “to establish the organ at the fore- front of musical instruments, even if it takes the rest of my life.” He has performed in many of the major venues throughout the world including France where he was one of only five recitalists invited to inaugurate Trio Voilà is a mixed ensemble comprised the magnificent instrument at St. Eus- of flute, viola and guitar. Offering a unique tache, Paris. Born into a musical family, musical experience this combination of in- Carlo’s early training was taken in hand by his grandmother, a widely respected piano Now entering its second season, Ring struments has a long tradition with original teacher. He went on to study with Robert Sarasota handbell ensemble presents music from the 19th and 20th centuries. Member of the group are: Jane Hoffman – Elmore, Arthur Poister, the legendary Dr. concerts that appeal to one and all. flute – currently on the faculty at State Col- Virgil Fox and Britain’s foremost organist The 14 auditioned advanced handbell lege of Florida in Bradenton. She holds de- and choir-trainer, the late Sir George ringers, who hail from New Port grees from College of the Redwoods; Hum- Thalben-Ball. Mr. Curley’s charismatic Richey to Sarasota perform a wide vari- boldt State University; a Masters Degree character inevitably found its way onto ety of music ranging from classical lit- from Cal State, Northridge; and a Doctor of television and radio. His special for CBC, erature by George Bizet and Mussorg- Musical Arts Degree from SUNY-Stony “Voices in the Wind” demonstrated the A sky, a taste of Americana, a tribute to Brook. Laura Jensen-Jennings – viola - to Z design and construction of a large the Armed Forces to other original holds music degrees from Florida State Uni- modern instrument, organ design being compositions written specifically for versity and the Cincinnati Conservatory. She another area of Carlo’s specialized knowl- handbells. Ring Sarasota utilizes five holds the position of principal second violin- edge and enthusiasm. octaves of Malmark Handbells and four ist of the Sarasota Orchestra. Laura has also octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. performed in some of the great concert ven- Their inaugural season included per- ues of the world. Thomas Koch – guitar – formances at the Glenridge Performing graduated from Hochschule für Musik Köln Arts Center, Beautiful Savior Lutheran and Hochschule für Musik und Theater Church and a joint performance with Hannover, both in his native country of the massed vocal choir during the an- Germany. He has performed numerous re- nual Sarasota Choir Festival. The en- citals and as soloist with orchestras in South- semble’s founding director is Rick west Florida. He is on the artist faculty at Holdsworth, also the Director of Music the Sarasota Performing Arts Center at at Pine Shores Presbyterian Church. Booker High School, State College of Flor- ida, and Florida Gulf Coast University. Skylands Trio Friday, March 16, 2012 Pine Shores 7:00 p. m. Presbyterian Church Pine Shores Combining the best of instrumental Co-Pastors Bruce and Karen Wismer welcome you to join us for worship. Presbyterian and vocal worlds, Skylands Trio cre- Sunday Church ates a lush sound with atypical instru- 8:30 a.m. Education classes for all ages mentation. With piano, trumpet and 9:45 a.m. Traditional Worship Service voice, the three musicians - each a vir- in the Sanctuary tuoso in their own right – perform a with Choir and Children’s Church repertoire that includes Baroque mas- 10:15 a.m. Informal Worship Gathering in ters, jazz and classic music of the the Community Center. Americas, sacred music spanning three centuries and creative arrangements of Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Sanctus Pax Prayer Service operatic, Broadway and holiday favor- ites. Blending the brilliant tones of Thomas Boulton’s trumpet, with the pietistic passion of Rosetta Senkus Ba- con and the magnificent tenor voice of Steven Snow, the Skylands Trio mes- merizes audiences with their exquisite sound and warm-hearted presentation. They have demonstrated their talents around the world with performances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Ken- nedy Center, the White House, on Na- tional Public Radio, and at cultural cen- ters in England, Switzerland, Lithuania, Israel, Mexico and Taiwan. 2011—2012 6116 Crestwood Avenue Concert Series Sarasota FL 34231 941-922-1597 www.pineshorespres.org All concerts are free and open to the public. This Concert Series is made possible by the generosity of many donors.
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