The Landscape of Guitar

Friday, March 29 at 7:30pm

Performing fiery Spanish guitar pieces like “Malaguena” to the gorgeous vocal harmonies of “Sounds of Silence” this duo takes the art of guitars to another dimension with their new animated animated painting concert experience. A colorful backdrop of lush vibrant painted landscapes based on the guitar theme flows thru the concert. Moving in 3D guitar birds fly through guitar mountains and over guitar rivers, cities and oceans. The paintings come alive with music in this unforgettable surround art experience.

Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Terra Guitarra and Patchouli. Terra Guitarra is reviewed as “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” - Zone Music Reporter. They have 4 top 5 internationally charting albums including Of Sea & Stars winner of “Best Instrumental Album of the Year 2017”. Public Radio favorite Patchouli features Julie’s sparkling lead vocals, beautiful duets and award winning compositions. The Chicago Tribune says the duo’s “songs about harmony & healing inspire the human spirit”. See and hear “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh”.

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Regular Price - $27.50
GPAC Family & Students - $22.50

All seats are the same price no matter where they are in the theatre.

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Sarasota Opera Studio Artists in Concert

Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm

This program will include arias, duets, and scenes from the 2024 Sarasota Opera winter season as well as from some of opera's most beloved works.

The Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artist Program is one of the leading training programs in the United States for aspiring singers. Chosen from national auditions, the participants in the Apprentice and Studio Artists Program form the chorus for the main stage opera productions, perform community outreach, understudy principal roles as well as perform secondary roles. Many former Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists have gone on to perform leading roles with the company as well as with major opera houses around the world.

Sarasota Opera, known as "Verdi's American Home," enters its 65th consecutive season of bringing world class opera to the gulf coast. Consistently garnering international attention, Sarasota Opera continues to distinguish itself as one of the top opera companies in the United States by finding innovation through tradition. The 2024 Winter Opera Festival includes performances of Bizet’s Carmen, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Luisa Miller and Haydn’s Deceit Outwitted (L’infedeltá delusa). Compelling stories with great music and stunning productions make a performance at Sarasota Opera a not-to-be-forgotten experience.

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The Tamburitzans

Sunday, March 10 at 5:00pm

We're Back again in Sarasota!

"It's Folk... with a Fresh Coat of Paint." Those words are from Artistic Director George "Butch" Kresovich. With a background in Entertainment at Disney, Butch knows what it takes to captivate an audience. To him, the Tamburitzan production is a delicate balancing act. "Tradition and modernity, education and entertainment, these are all ingredients mixed to perfection to craft a phenomenal show." Traversing Croatia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Ukraine and more, 27 talented artists will escort audiences across the globe in just 2 hours of song and dance.

While some things have changed, one thing that hasn't is the Tamburitzan Mission of Scholarship, Performance, and Tradition. All performers are still full time college students at a Pittsburgh based college or University. Traveling on the weekends to share their talents, they then return to Pennslyvannia just in time for class Monday mornings. A Tamburitzan ticket represents not just the Arts, but the academic dreams of future teachers, lawyers, nurses, and music and business professionals.


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Strings Con Brio

Thursday, Mar 14 at 7:30pm

Strings Con Brio (Strings With Vigor), a chamber sized string orchestra, performs repertoire from masterpieces of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, plus contemporary concert music and well-loved classics from Broadway theatre and cinema. The concert will include music of Handel and Vivaldi, which will transport you back to 18th Century Italy. Patrons will hear the familiar melodies of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and two of Schubert's best known melodies. The program will conclude with a medley of familiar songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, the haunting theme from Schindler's List, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber from his long running musical theatre masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera, and a rousing fiddle tune which will have the audience whistling as they leave.

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Robin Spielberg

Saturday, Mar 23 at 7:30pm

Experience an enchanting evening with the renowned pianist and composer, Robin Spielberg, as she graces the stage in a mesmerizing concert that transcends the boundaries of classical and contemporary music. Immerse yourself in the soulful melodies and masterful piano artistry that have made Robin Spielberg a household name in the world of instrumental music.

Picture a magical journey through time and emotion, as Spielberg effortlessly weaves together a tapestry of her original compositions and timeless classics. From the delicate notes that evoke nostalgia to the powerful crescendos that ignite the spirit, each piece is a testament to Spielberg's virtuosity and deep connection with her audience.
Don't miss the chance to witness the magic of Billboard charting artist Robin Spielberg live on stage. Secure your tickets now for a night filled with elegance, emotion, and the timeless beauty of piano music.

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Tony DeSare

Wednesday, Apr 3 at 7:30pm

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness and robust musicality. Named a Rising Star Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine, DeSare has lived up to this distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout North America and abroad. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas headlining with Don Rickles and major symphony orchestras, DeSare has brought his fresh take on old school class around the globe. DeSare has four top ten Billboard jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR, A Prairie Home Companion and the Today Show. DeSare has also collaborated with Youtube icons Postmodern Jukebox. DeSare's Lush Life recording, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Chart and he released Song Diaries Vol. 2 in early 2022, now streaming on all platforms. Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed turns as a singer/pianist, DeSare is also an accomplished award-winning composer. He not only won first place in the USA Songwriting Contest, but has written the theme song for the motion picture, My Date With Drew, several broadcast commercials and has composed the full soundtracks for the Hallmark Channel's Love Always, Santa, Lifetime's Nanny Nightmare and Lifetime's new A Welcome Home Christmas. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets DeSare apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and contemporary, yet pays homage to the Great American Songbook. His compositions include a wide-range of romantic, funny, and soulful sounds that can be found on his top-selling recordings.

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