Doug Renfroe Performs!
It’s always a pleasure to announce that the internationally-acclaimed Doug Renfroe is going to perform! A true professional in every sense of the word, Doug never ceases to please. With his rich baritone voice and pleasing personality, he has really become a Bay Village favorite over the years.
Doug made his Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall debuts under the direction of Loren Maezel and Leopold Stakowski. He has performed in opera houses all over the world, including Sarasota’s. Currently, he serves as cantor at Temple Bat Yam in Sanibel and has been the Artistic Director of the Voices of Naples since 2010. Doug has performed all over the world.
Join us on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. for another great evening of music with Doug Renfroe!
By Petra Mueller
Our “Walk around Florida” continues through the month of April. Take advantage of our beautiful grounds here. One lap around the pond is 0.4 miles.
On April 9 we are offering the Big Top Tour around Sarasota combined with lunch at Bob’s train.
April 14 at 2 p.m., Stuart Hill from the Sarasota Audubon Society will be speaking about the Celery Fields. This lecture will be followed up by a trip to the Celery Fields on April 22. Do not miss this trip, especially if you like to walk and watch birds.
Dr. Ronald White, orthopedic surgeon in Sarasota, will be here and give a lecture on April 16 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium.
The next Ringling Bridge Walk is scheduled for Friday, April 24. We will leave early, conquer the bridge, then enjoy a breakfast at C’est la Vie in Sarasota.
Keep track of your physical activities, as well as lectures and outings. Keep active, it will enhance your life!!!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Our current DVD series from the Teaching Company is “The American Revolution.” This is taught by Professor Allen C. Guelzo. Has there ever been a more unlikely war than the Revolution that won America its independence? Why did 13 colonies, with nothing resembling a unified and trained army and no navy to speak of, believe that they could defeat the most powerful nation on the planet? Join us for this fascinating series and find out! The final class in this series is April 28.
We hope everyone is enjoying the series on Southeast Asia with Paul Sarno! Paul has other classes on this subject and we are happy to bring him back if everyone is enjoying the current series.
Our next series from The Teaching Company is about The Smithsonian, which will begin in May. Further details will be on the flier you receive in your mailbox!
Two DO NOT MISS Performances in APRIL!
Go to your calendars everyone and pencil in these dates!
On April 23, we‘ve invited violist David Pedraza back as he has become a popular young violist here at Bay Village. He recently completed his master’s degree on a full scholarship from Lynn Conservatory of Music. Mr. Pedraza was born in Mexico and began studying music at age 14. Currently, David is with the Miami Symphony. He is joined this evening by pianist Olga Kim. Ms. Kim also attended Lynn Conservatory of Music and has won many awards including this year’s state MTNA Chamber Music Festival.
We are thrilled to report that talented pianist Dr. Catherine Lan will return to perform again this year (you remember her from three past appearances with David Pedraza).
On SATURDAY, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. Catherine will perform, but tonight her partner will be her husband, pianist Tao Lin!
Described by critics as possessing “keen musical intelligence and excellent facility” (Miami Herald) as well as “opulent and romantic tone” (Fanfare), Chinese-American pianist and Steinway Artist Tao Lin has performed worldwide and has numerous recordings to his credit.
In demand as a pedagogue as well, Mr. Lin gives master classes at universities throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Recognized as a child prodigy, Dr. Lan made her solo debut following her winning at the Yamaha “J.O.C.” International Composition Competition at age 8. Since then, she has won countless awards and outstanding reviews throughout the world. She also plays the harpsichord.
Tonight, you will hear both musicians solo as well as “four hands,” so we are really looking forward to an exciting concert. Arrive early for the best seats, everyone! ENJOY!