Welcome Back Nine String Theory!!
On SUNDAY, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. we are happy to welcome back NINE STRING THEORY!Some of the finest instrumental music from around the world finds a fresh new voice in 9 String Theory, the unique musical collaboration of domra virtuoso Angelicka Galashenkova and award-winning classical guitarist John Huston. Performing music of great variety and intense virtuosity, 9 String Theory defies genres, effortlessly blending artistic musical traditions from Argentina, Russia, Romania, Spain, France, Italy and the U.S.
We invited them back because of the LONG standing ovation they received last time.
Earlye Music Consort Returns!
Join us on Thursday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m. for the return of The Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort who play music dating from the 14th century to the 21st century on recorders and viols.
Programs are varied, with descriptions of the instruments and commentary about the music shared at each performance. The Consort typically presents three or four concerts in the spring.
This is a learning opportunity as well, as a little history of the instrument is given about each style of recorder.
Under the direction of Bay Village’s own Charlotte Trautwein, the concerts are a truly unique way to experience very old music.
Welcome Payadora Quartet!
On Sunday, March 3rd Payadora will perform for the first time here!
Founded in 2013, Payadora has quickly become one of Toronto’s most vibrant and sought-after acts. Payadora performs an expansive repertoire of original compositions and their own arrangements of Argentinean Folk Music and Tango. Their broad scope in tango draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition, including compositions by De Caro, Pugliese, Troilo, and Salgan, to the masterful, contemporary sounds of Astor Piazzolla and beyond. Drawing from eclectic backgrounds in Classical, Jazz, Latin, Eastern European folk music, and improvisation, Payadora’s performances exude technical virtuosity, playful spontaneity, and rhythmic vitality. Elizabeth, the violinist for Payadora, has a harp-playing mother! Elizabeth Borsodi performed for our Legacy Society dinner AND our last Valentine’s Tea!
March 5 “History by Hollywood: In Defense of the Movies and Their Creators” Speaker: Dr. Robert Toplin. Dr. Toplin will challenge the familiar view that history-based movies are usually a mess because they simplify, distort and invent. He believes some of those well-crafted films raise issues about the present and influence public opinion about important matters.
March 12 “Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare” Speaker: Dr. Robert Toplin. Dr. Toplin will explain how a rather obscure senator managed to become one of the most powerful and influential politicians in America over a period of four years.
March 19 “Sarasota and the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair” Speaker: Dr. Benita Stambler. Dr. Stambler will explain how Bertha Palmer, John Ringling, and Elling Eide were influenced by the Fair’s art, architecture, and commercialization at a crucial time in our country.
March 26 “The Original Heavy Metal Music” Speaker: Wylie Crawford. Can you guess what it is? It began in the Middle Ages. Mr. Crawford played this instrument at Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago for 42 years.
April 2 “Innovating a Greener Future” Speaker: Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President and CEO of Selby Gardens. Ms. Rominiecki has overseen the creation and execution of a new five-year strategic plan for Selby Gardens and a new Master Site Plan in ways that not only save the Gardens’ environment, but even improve it.
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 Steven Spielberg 2015 movie Bridge of Spies that portrays his father’s exchange for Soviet spy Rudolph Abel.
Tropical Party By The Pool!
The POOL PROJECT is finished and we need to celebrate!!! We are planning a“TROPICAL-THEMED” HAPPY HOUR FROM 3-5 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH!
We highly encourage you to attend as we have music by steel drum artist John Patti, special cocktails and Chef Sean has some delectable appetizers planned!
Because we are expecting a large crowd, we are planning on accommodating the “overflow” in the Poolside Cafe. We are not serving dinner in the Cafe that night. The main dining room will be open as usual. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN ADVANCE! See you in your finest “tropical gear” and get ready to party!
Wellness Corner…by Petra Mueller
A very special “Thank you” to Dan Brabeck for running the Men’s Shuffleboard Group for many years. Herman Wissenberg is taking over – call him if you are interested in joining the group.
On March 7th we are welcoming “Lighthouse of Manasota” back to give a demonstration about living with limited vision.
March 14th will be a presentation for the hearing impaired in the Wellness Center, showcasing a Clear Caption Telephone.
You have the chance to participate in a variety of outdoor activities this month. Walking the Ringling Bridge, the Bradenton Riverwalk or playing games by our own fabulous pool. A trip to the Cirque du Voix is planned, combining athleticism with grace and music. Our circus here in Sarasota is world known and exciting to see.