Concerts in 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7 pm Roy Zimmerman
In the current national nightmare, we need to laugh. And we need to hope. Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice.
Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.
January 6, 2019 at 4 pm
ELEONORA LVOV will play a MUUF concert again on the first Sunday of the year 2019. “New Year’s Romance on the Piano” celebrated the New Year with Soulful Classical Music.
Eleonora 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.
Eleonora Lvov has 9 CDs & DVDs (available at all performances & by phone). The Cleveland Plain Dealer described her as “flaming virtuoso.” Her effect on audiences is “mesmerizing: inspiring and uplifting.” A luminous, boldly emotive pianist, with staggering technique, she emanates spirituality and ardent passion in all she does. Eleonora is a dynamic teacher of master classes & music history in universities, and also maintains a studio in Sarasota where she teaches students of all ages and levels. Ms. Lvov can be contacted at 941-358-0235 and www.eleonoralvov.com
Concert in 2018
January 7, 2018 at 4 pm
ELEONORA LVOV will be playing a MUUF concert again on this first Sunday of the year 2018. The concert is free with optional donation. Light refreshments follow.
Concerts in 2017
March 14 at 4 pm
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?
February 12, 2017 at 4 pm
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.
January 1, 2017
ELEONORA LVOV 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.
November 2016 Roy Zimmerman “The Faucet’s on Fire”
March 20, 2016. THE QUEENS OF ROCK. 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. ELEONORA 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 follow.
Sunday Afternoon Concerts 2015
January 4, 2015. ELEONORA 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.
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.”
January 5, 2014. ELEONORA 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.