Welcome 2017 With Great Music!
Welcome 2017 With Great Music! We have some great concerts planned this month, all are “returning favorites!”
On New Year’s Day, Paul Golden will perform some music from a time “when music was music,” as he puts it. We say, “bring it on!”
Paul is a graduate from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and has been delighting audiences since he was sixteen, from the resorts of the Catskill Mountains to the country clubs and retirement communities of Florida.
Tonight’s show is titled “Musical Legends” and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Kate Eagleson Returns!
Join us as jazz vocalist Katie Eagleson performs “New York To Paris” for us on Thursday, January 19th, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
Come and enjoy a show with a decidedly “New York Theme” with shows from Broadway, songs written about New York, and a medley by Rogers and Hart. It also includes a few French songs made famous by Edith Piaf, plus a few surprises.
As one critic wrote, “Eagleson’s voice is beautiful, but it’s how she utilizes that beauty to communicate the beauty of the lyrics that makes her singing so memorable.”
Katie will be joined by her husband, Lenny Pierro, on piano.
“The Merling Trio” At Pine Shores
This trio performed at Bay Village a few months back and got rave reviews! We are happy to report that they are scheduled to perform at Pine Shores Church on Sunday, January 29th! This trio is recognized as one of today’s premier ensembles and brings together musicians from Japan, Poland and the Netherlands, making them truly “international.”
“The Merling Trio” released their first CD in collaboration with conductor Dennis Russell Davies in 1995 to critical acclaim and since has continued to do so. We’d like to remind everyone that the food served after each concert at Pine Shores is quite adequate to replace having dinner at Bay Village!
Those who attended the Marimba Quintet a few months ago had a fantastic time (reminder: it is free) and really enjoyed the refreshments! Join us, won’t you?
“Award season” is upon us! The Academy Awards are at the end of February, so leading up to that, we’re going to choose a decade and show the ten “Best Picture” winners from each year. We thought beginning with the ’40s would be fun! This is why the “movie extras” you see on the calendar have a year listed next to the film. We got some really positive comments on the “art theme” movies we showed in December and we are happy everyone enjoyed them.
On Tuesday, December 6th, we began part 3 of “Essential Italy,” the DVD from The Teaching Company everyone has been enjoying so much! Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Our final class for part 2 is January 10th. Ciao!
At press time, we have reached out to our contact at Adult & Community Enrichment about having Dr. David Miano teach another class beginning on January 17th, but have yet to hear back. You will receive a flier in your mailbox with an update as soon as we know. The class from them that is “set in stone” is another “How Novel!” book club series. Alice Blueglass is a popular instructor who has been teaching this class here for a number of years now! The books for the series were listed on the flier you recently received in your mailbox. If you haven’t joined in on one of Alice’s classes, try it! Class meeting dates are: Tuesday, January 31st, and February 14th & 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the board room. SAVE THE DATE:
Bob Clementis, whose classes are also provided by A.C.E, had to stop teaching after class last time he was here due to a health issue. We are happy to report that he is fine now and is set to return for another 6-week, “Foreign Affairs” class beginning on March 7th. Meetings are in the auditorium from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bob’s classes are discussion-based and focus on current events currently happening in the world.
Words From MLK “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” —Martin Luther King Jr.
More Day Trips
We haven’t been to ECHO in a few years! Join us on Wednesday, January 25th, if you have never been, or if you’d like to visit again! “Echo” is a charity just north of Fort Myers that has been teaching sustainable farming methods for 35 years. Echo helps feed the 925 million people around the world who go to bed hungry each night. You will enjoy an informative tour of this incredible place and learn more about this organization on our Global Farm Tour, a fascinating guided walking tour of the most creative working farm you have ever experienced. Along the way, you will find unique demonstrations, plants, and techniques useful to farmers and urban gardeners in developing countries.
Experience the seven settings of the Global Farm which feature crops, techniques and animals from around the world. Goats, chickens, ducks, fish and rabbits are all found on our farm! Following our tour, we will have lunch at a local restaurant! Bus departs at 8:30 a.m.!