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1. Sunday Afternoons

 Sunday Afternoon Concerts in  2017

 January 1, 2017 at 4 pm

EleanoraELEANORA LVOV. Eleanora will be playing a MUUF concert again on this first Sunday of the year 2017. The concert is free with optional donation. Light refreshments will follow. Eleanora has achieved world-wide acclaim as a piano virtuoso and popular recording artist. A winner of many international competitions, she performs widely as a soloist with major orchestras and in recitals throughout the US, Europe and Russia. She is a dynamic teacher of master classes and music history and also conducts private lessons for all levels in her Sarasota studio.

A luminous, boldly emotive pianist, with staggering technique, she emanates spirituality and ardent passion through her music. She is the winner of International competitions and made a command performance for royalty. She is praised by audiences and conductors alike and returns repeatedly to standing ovations both here and abroad.

February 12, 2017  at 4 pm

weintraub duo

THE WEINTRAUB DUO. Jason and Nancy Weintraub have been making music together since they met as students at the renowned Eastman School of Music. Nancy is a pianist who graduated from Eastman with Distinction. Jason is an English horn player/oboist, who also received a Master’s degree and the Performer’s Certificate from Eastman.

The Weintraubs call themselves “edutainers” as their programs are both entertaining and informative. They give historical information about the composers and the times in which they lived and worked. They quote sayings and comments of the composer’s contemporaries, always trying to make the composer’s humanity apparent to the audience.

Music with a Latin Flair:  Get ready for the exciting rhythms, colorful harmonies and sensual melodies of pieces like “Spanish Prelude” of George Gershwin and “Malagueña: by the Cuban Composer Ernesto Lecuona.

March 19, 2017  at 4 pm

sam-lane

SAM LANE. “Bradenton  Piano Man.” Sam has been blind since birth. He started playing the piano at two and a half, mimicking his mother who was a church pianist. While growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. he often was asked to play piano  when attending nursery school and he began  formal lessons when he was seven. At age twelve Sammy learned to ready music in Braille and attended a Catholic school for the blind in the Bronx. In the late 60’s his family moved to Sarasota. After graduating from Sarasota High , he went on to Oberlin College in Ohio as a music major with a specialty in piano performance.  Sam serves as the organist and pianist for two churches in Palmetto, in addition to his performance schedule and his piano tuning business.
Sam Lane: By Request.  Sam Lane will play your requests, so we are making our own concert. Will it be blues, gospel, classical, hip hop, show tunes, Motown, or ragtime?

Sunday Afternoon Concerts 2016

December 4, 2016 PETE SEEGER Songfest with Jim Scottscan_20161123

 

 March 20, 2016. THE QUEENS OF ROCK.img026 Rock and Roll to the mack” The Queens of Rock have been seen at St. Pete Pride Fest, The Flying Ravioli, The White Horse Pub and The Coliseum. One reviewer said, “Amazing. This is what Success sounds like.” Here’s a blast from our past with a four piece rock band that will have you out of your seats, dancing and singing along, starring Jami Gee on lead guitar. They play the kind of rock and roll that makes you want to crank up the volume and rip the knob off.

 

January 31, 2016. WALT DUNN AND SWING THING. GREAT DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND. A full 6 piece Dixieland Band Concert. People who have attended their concerts all say they had such a great time. All of the musicians are seasoned professionals so it’s an authentic sound. Dixieland Style Jazz This music harkens back the style of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. “Arguably the happiest of all music is Dixieland Jazz” Scott Yanow. Dixieland developed in the early 20th Century. Its four main influences were: Ragtime, Military Brass Bands, the Blues, and Gospel music. This is the first time they have played at MUUF but they have been playing to packed houses in the area and are asked back. We’ll be talking about this event for a long time.

January 3, 2016. EleanoraELEANORA LVOV will be playing a MUUF concert again on this first Sunday of the year 2016. The concert is free with optional donation. Light refreshments will follow. Eleanora has achieved world-wide acclaim as a piano virtuoso and popular recording artist. A winner of many international competitions, she performs widely as a soloist with major orchestras and in recitals throughout the US, Europe and Russia. She is a dynamic teacher of master classes and music history and also conducts private lessons for all levels in her Sarasota studio.

Sunday Afternoon Concerts 2015

January 4, 2015. ELEANORA LVOV will be playing a MUUF concert again on this first Sunday of the year 2015. The concert is free with optional donation. Light refreshments will follow. Eleanora has achieved world-wide acclaim as a piano virtuoso and popular recording artist. A winner of many international competitions, she performs widely as a soloist with major orchestras and in recitals throughout the US, Europe and Russia. She is a dynamic teacher of master classes and music history and also conducts private lessons for all levels in her Sarasota studio.

Sunday Afternoon Concerts 2014

January 5, 2014. ELEANORA LVOV has achieved world-wide acclaim as a piano virtuoso and popular recording artist. A winner of many international competitions, she performs widely as a soloist with major orchestras and in recitals throughout the US, Europe and Russia. She is a dynamic teacher of master classes and music history and also conducts private lessons for all levels in her Sarasota studio.

February 23, 2014. HENRY LAWRENCEHenry Lawrence

From humble beginnings to three Super Bowl Championship rings, Henry Lawrence’s life is an inspiration and testimonial to his character and drive. Henry played for 13 season as an offensive tackle with the Oakland/Los Angels Raiders and is in the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. “My life exemplifies the true embodiment of the “American Dream” coming from the fields as a migrant farm worker.” Singing has always been a part of Henry’s life.  As a child he would sing as he worked with his family in the fields.  He sang in church choirs and in school musicals.  In 2007 Henry joined the NFL Gospel Choir and sings locally with the Henry Lawrence Band. 100% of the proceeds from this concert will go to the Henry Lawrence Youth Foundation.  His message to youth  is “No matter how hard it may get, you have to hold your head up high and continue to push forward.”

 

 

 

 

2. Saturday Evenings

Saturday Evening Concerts

 

November 2016   Roy Zimmeman