Welcome Chamber Accord
We are absolutely thrilled that this group is on our November concert schedule! “Chamber Accord” features local cellist Ann Alton who received a full scholarship to attend Julliard, Principal violist of the Venice Symphony, Shawn Snider, who graduated from the renowned Eastman School, pianist Gabrielius Alekna, who holds a doctoral degree from Julliard, and former Concertmaster of the Venice Symphony, violinist Sean O’Neill. All four musicians have earned countless performance awards throughout the U.S. and Europe.
It was Ms. Alton’s idea that the group form out of her wish to present a variety of chamber music combinations in a single concert.
Tonight’s concert, “A Celebration of French Music for Piano and Strings,” features music from the baroque era to the 20th century! Join us on Thursday, November 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. for an unforgettable evening!
We just wanted to again give another “shout out” to the folks who participated in the talent show!
It’s not easy getting up in front of your peers and performing, unless, of course, you are Jackie LeClaire!! Everyone seemed to have had a great time at this “Standing Room Only” event! Pictured here are our talented performers.
We’ve scheduled another for next year, so you’ve got some time to work on your act.
Join us as we salute a true group of American heroes—our VETERANS! Our vespers service on Friday, November 11th, will have a “Veterans Day Theme” and our special guest speaker is Tom Callaghan, a retired veteran and great speaker. Remember what happened last year? We invited Tom to speak and he suffered a bad stroke a few days before our party and had to cancel. We’re glad you are OK, Tom, and warmly welcome you back!
By Petra Mueller
In November, it is time to give thanks for all the blessings that we have in our personal life. May it be family or friends, there is someone in everybody’s life to be grateful for.
To inspire you to take care of your health, I am teaching a Masterclass on Saturday, November 26th, starting at 10 am in the Auditorium, followed by a 30-minute workout in the pool. Then we will gather for healthy refreshments by the pool.
Health Tip Of The Month Do not take any Anti-infective medication with alcohol, antacids or fruit juice without checking pharmacy instructions first. Take all medications with water only. It is a good idea to always read written instructions accompanying prescriptions. Some interactions could make prescription medications inactive or cause bad side effects. (See anti-infective drugs in Essentials of Pharmacology, 2015) This book is available for reference only in our library.
Welcome Stephen Ditchfield
We were privileged to hear the tight harmonies of “My Three Sons” barbershop quartet a few months ago! This month, the patriarch of Sarasota’s version of the Von Trapps, Stephen Ditchfield, will entertain solo! The consummate performer, Stephen’s highly acclaimed bass baritone voice has been described as “one of the best” around today.
Stephen treats us to a variety of music, including Broadway, classical, and everyone’s favorites from the Great American Song Book. If you’ve never been to a Ditchfield family concert, be sure to join us on Thursday, November 17th, at 7:30 p.m.! You’ll be among audience members who join us every time this family performs!
Our next class from Sarasota County Adult & Community Education began on Tuesday, October 25th. The instructor for this, David Maino, teaches ancient civilizations/Biblical history at the University of South Florida. He has a few classes he would like to offer! Our B.I.L.L. committee chose “The History of the New Testament.” If everyone seems to enjoy the class, we can invite Professor Maino back to present another topic.
On Tuesday, November 29th, we have a special treat for you! Jason Weintraub, an English horn player who is very well known to Bay Village, and his wife, Nancy, “The Weintraub Duo,” have been performing here for many years. Jason also does lectures and he will present “The Symphony From The Inside Out” at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The lecture gives you a “behind the scenes” look at the symphony orchestra without actually going behind the scenes. He’ll speak about the history of the symphony, prominent conductors and composers and the nuts and bolts of how a symphony operates. Because this is an educational presentation, we are holding it on a Tuesday, under the auspices of B.I.L.L. Did you know that Jason has been the managing director of the Chautauqua Symphony for 24 years? This makes him uniquely qualified to discuss this subject, so we hope to see a packed house! We certainly have a lot of symphony lovers at Bay Village.
On Tuesday, December 6th, we will begin part 3 of “Essential Italy”, the DVD from The Teaching Company everyone has been enjoying so much! This is the final part for that class and it is six weeks long, taking us into 2017.
Gift Shop News
Have you been to the Gift Shop lately? Sally Lutz is our new official decorator and she, along with her able assistant, Dan, have done a stellar job on the walls and windows. Don’t forget to check out her latest creations. Christmas is coming and so is the Bazaar (Nov. 11th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Come check out what’s there. If you have any ideas for decorating, please contact Sally and she will be glad to work with you. We need all the help and ideas we can get. HAPPY SHOPPING!!