Chrysalis Chamber Players
Join us on MONDAY, APRIL 15th at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium for a very unique combination of instruments!
The Chrysalis Chamber Players is a non-profit chamber music ensemble, committed to performing a kaleidoscope of high caliber chamber music. Its core members and founders, musicians local to South Florida, are trumpeter Mary Bowden, flautist Meghan Brachle, and pianist Catherine Lan. They collaborate with a variety of other musicians in innovative and exciting programs around south Florida and across the country.
Chrysalis is the recipient of a Yale Alumni Ventures Grant, enabling the group to reach out to students through residencies in south Florida schools.
by Petra Mueller
Start April with a breakfast at the Nokomis Jetty, watching dolphins frolic in the waves. The date is April 3rd for this trip. Before it gets too hot we are offering another Ringling Bridge Walk on Saturday, April 13th where you have the opportunity to walk the bridge once, twice or just stay on the waterfront and stroll from bench to bench.
Alec Weitzel, our COO, will give an educational talk on the Health Center. This will be followed by an Open House of the Health Center with guided tours in May. You will have to sign up for the tours and they are going to be in small groups of 4.
We will end the month with a Masterclass on April 27th starting at 10 am. Some very important news: we are having a new Wellness section in the Library. You will find it in the back of the Library to the right; we are making you walk to get there, because that is good for you.:)
April 2 “Innovating a Greener Future” Speaker: Jennifer Rominiecki, CEO, Selby Gardens.
Ms. Rominiecki has overseen the creation of a new five-year strategic plan for Selby Gardens and a Master Site Plan that will not only save the Gardens’ environment, but improve it. She will speak about these plans for the future. Ms. Rominiecki came to Selby Gardens in 2015 from the New York Botanical Gardens.
April 4 at 10 A.M. “Spy Pilot Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and Controversial Cold War Legacy” Speaker: Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
Mr. Powers will discuss the Cold War, the U-2 Incident, the controversy that surrounded his father, what the family has done to set the record straight, and the Spielberg 2015 movie, Bridge of Spies, that portrays his father’s exchange for Soviet spy Rudolph Abel.
April 9 “U.S. – Turkey Relations: Souring in the Middle East” Speaker: Robert Deutsch
A key US and NATO ally for 60 years, Turkey has aimed to implement modern western values in a majority Muslim country. That relationship has soured as Turkish nationalism aspires to regain some of its Ottoman influence and authoritarianism under Erdogan. How does the U. S. deal with this? Mr. Deutsch is a retired diplomat with 38 years of service.
April 16 “The 2020s” Speaker: David Houle
We have entered the most transformative time in human history. There will be more changes from 2017-2037 than in any 50-year period in history. “The 2020s” highlights what will happen in this decade that will move us from one reality to another. Mr. Houle is a globally known Futurist and co-founder of the Sarasota Institute.
April 23 Great Courses: “History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad”
More B.I.L.L. Information!
Alice Blueglass is coming back in MAY to do another “How Novel” series! The books are:
May 14 = Where the Crawdads Sing…Delia Owens May 28 = Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine… Gail Honeyman June 11 = The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie …Muriel Spark Please sign up in the activity book by April 26th.
Beginning April 16th we have our next series in DVD from The Teaching Company titled, “Spain at the Crossroads.” Spain has played a unique and pivotal role in Western civilization. It has historically stood at a critical crossroad—a crossroad of geography, of cultures, of religions, of ideas, of trade, and more.
The AFTERNOON DELIGHT Quartet is made up of members of the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys Barbershop Chorus. The members are: Bob Amer, Tenor; Dick Zarfos, Lead; Jim Woods, Bass; and Vernon Sievers, Baritone. The quartet offers 30 and 45 minute packages of songs popular from the 1920s thru the ’70s. Songs range from melodies made popular by famous crooners, Broadway show tunes, patriotic numbers, songs of the season and gospel songs where appropriate. The quartet performs for private parties, banquets, retirement communities, civic organizations, and church functions. Bob Amer as an “Irish Tenor” sang with the Notre Dame Glee Club, which sang on the Ed Sullivan, Mike Douglas, and Andy Williams shows. Bob has been a member of the Chorus of the Keys for 7 years. Dick Zarfos has been singing Barbershop for 32 years and moved to Sarasota in 2003. Jim Woods has been a Barbershop singer since 1967. Jim and Dick sang in the 2012 Florida Senior Champion Barbershop quartet called OLD GUYS RULE. Vern started his musical career as a Doo-wop singer with the Heartbeats in New York. Their hit single was “A Thousand Miles Away.” Vern joined the Chorus of the Keys in 2003. All four members are retired and still married to their first wives. They let us out to rehearse in the AFTERNOON and it’s such a DELIGHT. Then we hurry off for the Early Bird Specials! Join us for a super concert on Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Back Betty!
“BETTY COMORA, a versatile entertainer, enjoys performing as vocalist, pianist/vocalist, rhythm banjoist and –would you believe — washboard player! Other interests are song and play writing, video production and organizing fun events. She “comes to the aid of the party” with enthusiasm and her good sense of humor.” (Arlene Corsano, writer/producer)
After performing with wedding and top forty bands, today she concentrates on her favorite style of music — the jazz of the 1920s through the ’40s — Dixieland, Swing, Ballads and Big Band. She has been featured in jazz festivals and events throughout the United States plus in London and Stockholm – and will be featured for the fourth year in the Suncoast Jazz Classics in Clearwater, Florida.
She has played at Bay Village for about twenty years so we hope you will enjoy this “truly fun” performer on Thursday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m.!