Welcome Back, David!
David Pedraza, viola, was born in Reynosa, Mexico and started his musical studies at 14 in the OCJM under Jose Vazquez. Later on he received a full scholarship to study at Shenandoah Conservatory.
From 2003 to 2005 he was part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas under Placido Domingo, Carlos Prieto and Gustavo Dudamel.
David holds a Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and recently he finished his Master of Music at the same institution with an award of full scholarship. He won the First Prize with Vitali String Quartet at the 2004 MTNA Virginia chamber music competition and numerous other awards.
Currently, he is part of the Con Brio Quartet, and Principal Viola with Symphony of the Americas. Join us for another entertaining evening with David Pedraza on Thursday, May 3rd at 7:30p.m.!!
Welcome Back, Tünde!
In 2016, Bay Village had the privilege of hosting Sarasota’s Kossuth Club celebration of the 60-year celebration of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. One of the performers was pianist Tünde Krasznai, and we are thrilled to report she is performing again for us this month!
Join us on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30 p.m. as we welcome Tünde back to the Bay Village stage!
Tünde-Ilona Krasznai was born in Klausenburg (Transylvania) and first studied piano at the Sigismund Toduta Liceul de Musica in Klausenburg with Professor Papp Tibor, and at the Weiner Leó Conservatory of Music in Budapest with Dr. Entzné Tokés Emese. She was then admitted to the renowned Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, graduating in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and Teaching. As a result of her outstanding achievements at the Academy, she was awarded the prestigious Terplan Family Foundation Scholarship to continue her piano studies in the United States at Montclair State University with Professor David Witten.
As a Steinway Artist, Tünde has performed all over the world and has been the recipient of many awards.
Check out her website at www.prodigypianist.com. DO NOT MISS THIS CONCERT!
By Petra Mueller
Lighthouse of Manasota is an organization that helps people that deal with vision loss. Nicole Mobley, their Outreach Coordinator, will give a presentation for us in the Auditorium on Tuesday, May 15th at 2:30 pm. Their motto is: Shining new light on living with vision loss. She will be available for questions afterwards.
The gulf is warming up and we are planning a beach outing to Venice Beach south of Sharky’s, with breakfast on the beach and the option to walk around the little pond there or along the water line.
The date is set for May 17th, depending on the weather. On May 26th you will have another chance to walk the Ringling Bridge and we will head for breakfast after the walk. There is always a light breeze on the bridge, so it is not too hot yet!
B.I.L.L. Series News
Beginning May 1st at 7:30 p.m in the auditorium we begin a new series from The Teaching Company that we think will be very popular! Join us for “The American Wild West: History, Myth and Legacy,” the brutal conflict of cowboys and Indians.
Dusty, dangerous outposts policed by vigilante justice. The six-shooter showdown at high noon. Daring railroad heists and arduous cattle drives. These and other scenes from countless Western films have so shaped our conception of the American West that it’s impossible to separate myth from reality. But how wild was the West? Was it really ever “won”?
The course is taught by Professor Patrick Allitt, PhD, from Emory University.
We’re glad everyone enjoyed, “Amish Studies – Part 2″ with JM Miller. We promised another luncheon at Der Dutchman! Join us on Monday, May 14th if you’d like to go!
We have two educational presentations this month with guest speakers that you are going to want to add to your calendar now! We are excited to welcome the Vice President of Mote Marine, Dan Bebak. Mr. Bebak will present “Oceans For All” on Monday, May 7th at 10:30 a.m. He will discuss the new aquarium plans and his vision for their expanded research center.
On Thursday, May 3rd join us at 10:30 a.m. for a special presentation by Sarasota Historian, Kate Holmes. Kate (aka Bertha Palmer!) has been bringing the history of Sarasota to our area for about 15 years now as Bertha. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time 100 years!
The 200+ volunteers at Bay Village give thousands of hours of time each year. The resident services department would need a staff of at least 20 full time employees if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers! You gave nearly 22,000 HOURS in 2017!
Each year, to thank you we hold a special luncheon and this year’s is scheduled for Wednesday May 9th at 12:30 p.m. in the dining room.
We are very happy to announce that instead of the usual gift this year, we thought you would appreciate an experience instead!
One of Bay Village’s favorite pianists, Andrew Lapp, will hold a special matinee concert following the luncheon at 2:00 p.m.
Andrew grew up performing at Bay Village (his first concert was at age 11) and is now performing throughout Florida. In 2010, Andrew was invited to join Steinway’s Young Artist Roster as the first American young artist.
As of 2013, Andrew Lapp is a Steinway Artist. Read more about Andrew on his website, www.andrewlapp.com. Everyone should have received their invitation by now. If you volunteer and you haven’t received it, let resident services know!
Welcome, Don & Jane!
Join us on Thursday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Don Bryn–Pianist, Composer, arranger, orchestrator, and Musical Director–moved to Sarasota from Hawaii and now splits his time between playing, writing, and teaching. He plays classical piano concerts, and pop and jazz with local bands, accompanies services for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, as well as being a staff accompanist at State College of Florida. Don also teaches Music Theory at SCF as an adjunct professor.
Dr. Jane Hoffman was a faculty member at Humboldt University in California for eight years, teaching flute, coaching chamber music, flute choir, theory and beginning woodwinds.
She holds degrees from College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA; Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; a Master’s Degree from Cal State, Northridge; and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from SUNY Stony Brook, NY.
Find out more and hear some music samples on each of their websites: www.donbryn.com and www.janehoffman.org. Tonight’s flute/piano duo will include some Broadway, French classical and other fine tunes! Don has performed at Bay Village numerous times but never with Jane. We’re excited to welcome them!