Friday, August 15, 2014

Kulturspiegel August 17, 2014: Pathologie einer Outdoor Art Show und Interview mit Gary Seidel

                   Pathologie einer Outdoor Art Show 
                Ein Erlebnisbericht von Susanne Nielsen
                     

                            und Interview mit Gary Seidel                                          

Pathologie einer Outdoor Art Show  ( not Anne Coerdt)

 In today's show Susanne Nielsen describes her own participation in one of the many great Florida outdoor art shows, the Gasparilla Show of Fine Art, that takes place around the first weekend in March every year. She has participated in a number of these shows with her sculptures and always visits these shows to discover art and artists. In the main part of our show, Susanne visits with Gary Seidel ( say: z-igh – dell) , an artist from Berlin who lives on Florida’s East coast whom she met at the “Mainsail” outdoor art show in St. Petersburg. Then follow Susanne on a path from application to take-down of her outdoor art show experience.
We hope you enjoy our show today. 
Please also note that the New Port Richey German American Club will have its August meeting this week , August 20, a summer fest with the Manni Daum Band.            

                                                      

                                            Fotos von grossen Skulpturen...

 Liebe Freunde der Deutschen Funksendung!
In unserer heutigen Sendung  geht es um outdoor art shows, Floridas wunderbare freilichtausstellungen, wo von 1500 Anwaertern nur 300 ausgewaehlt wurden. Als Susanne selbst dazugehoerte, schrieb sie ihre Erfahrungen auf, entstanden ist die heutige reportage: pathologie einer Outdoor Artshow. Zunaechst hoeren Sie ein kurzes interview mit dem Berliner Kuenstler Gary Seidel, danach,was Susanne selbst erlebte.

_______________________________________________________________

 Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle hoeren Sie als "live streaming" oder "news on demand" unter www.DW-World.de. 
Schreiben Sie uns/write to us: info@germanradioshow.com, write to us, become a follower on Google, and visit our Facebook page (germanradioshow.com) and become a follower. 

Unsere Sendung hoeren Sie, indem Sie auf den weissen Pfeil auf dunklem Audiobalken klicken.
(listen to our show by clicking on the white arrow on the dark audio bar below:).  


__________________________________________________________________________

The German American Social Club of New Port Richey
NEXT MEETING, Wednesday August 20, Summerfest 
                                   "live"  Manni Daum Band

Having a great time at the German American Social Club
The German American Social Club of new Port Richey welcomes you to their monthly dinner dances!
Every third Wednesday of the month, mark your calendars for this festive occasion in the elegant atmosphere of the Polish Pulasky Association’s Club house on Darlington Road just off US 19 North in Holiday, Florida.

Jeden dritten Dienstag im Monat laedt Sie der German American Social Club of New Port Richey ein, mit Ihnen den nachmittag und Abend in den festlichen Raeumen der Polnischen Polaski Gesellschaftshaus zu verbringen.
Dress code varies, from festive to folklore or casual.

Doors open at 3:30 pm, Salad bar opens at 4:00 pm and dinner buffet opens at 5:00 pm with dancing beginning at 6:00 pm. There is always a live band and some wonderful raffle prizes at the end of the evening.
For reservations please call Christine Tetro at 727-938-7603. Auf Wiedersehen im Deutsch Amerikanischen Social Club von New Port Richey!
Their next event will be February 15th, Fasching (come in Costume)!
                                                   Susanne Nielsen mit Clubpraesidentin Karin Hellmann
_____________________________________________________________________
 Feiern Sie jedes Wochenende in der German American Society Pinellas:


Eat , drink, dance and "schunkel"! Every Saturday night the German American Society rolls back the clock to a by-gone era. You'll delight to the music of a live band. Listen , sing along, and dance to favorite German and American tunes of the last century.
Doors open at 6 pm for dinner, snacks or just coffee and Kuchen. Dancing starts at 7:30 pm. There's a plentyful supply of German Beers, Wines and Schnaps at the full service bar.
Join the fun with great music, German food and drink at an authentic German Dance hall. Come for German heritage, memories, Gemuetlichkeit and friendship.
Dirndls and Lederhosen are always encouraged.
Located at 8098 66th street in Pinellas Park, north of Park Boulevard and just South of 82nd Avenue. For information google German American Society of Pinellas County.


President of the Cultural Center Susanne Nielsen with new President of the German American Society Pinellas Anne Boortz
_____________________________________________________________________


                                                      
 The Cultural Center invites you to our Fall programs! 
Please call 813-254-5088
                                                     
                       The Cultural Center for German Language invites you to its 2014 programs.

The Cultural Center offers monthly programs to its members, organizes events and group excursions to cultural venues such as museums, theaters with exhibitions, opera, music often paired with optional visits to European restaurants all in the spirit of sharing German, and German speaking heritage in a variety of cultural settings.

Shared events with other German-American organizations like the German American Society Pinellas, the German American Social Club of New Port Richey, the German American Society of Florida and the Richard Wagner Society and events from opera, classical concerts to the celebration of German folk culture and traditions during Mayfests, German Heritage fests and Oktoberfests may be found in the Cultural Center’s program.

The Cultural Center offers German tutoring by professional instructors. It is a German cultural and informational resource for those interested in learning and keeping fluent ones German language skills. Please contact Susanne Nielsen at 813-254-5088

All events of the Cultural Center are announced regularly on the German Radio Show, www.germanradioshow.com , (top left button: audio/blog). Read/hear and see a new show every Sunday, with archived shows on www.germanradioshow.blogspot.com

Membership to the Cultural Center for German Language is 25.- Individual and 35.- for a family per year.
For information, please call President Susanne Nielsen at 813-254-5088

            For an updated program please email us  now!
                                                                             
                                                       Join us!  

                                   Floridan Palace Hotel

_______________________________________________________ 
 German deli.  they are opening their expanded restaurant in September)

                                                   


           THE GERMAN DELI IN LARGO

Mal wieder Zeit, Ihre deutschen Waren aufzustocken?
Dann nichts wie hin zur German Deli in Largo.
Dort bekommen Sie frischgemachte deutsche Wurstwaren,
Fleischsalat, Kartoffesalat, und vieles mehr aus eigener Herstellung,
gefrorene hausgemachte Gerichte wie Kartoffel-oder Gulaschsuppe,
Roulladen, Sauerbraten und vieles mehr!
Verschiedene Sorten frisches knusprige Brot, Brötchen
und allerlei Kuchen: Bienenstich,Pflaumen, Mohn-, Apfelkuchen und
zur Kroenung: Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte.
Fuellen Sie den Einkaufskorb mit Deutschen Getraenken,
Zeitschriften, sowie ausgewaehlte Esswaren aus ganz Europa.
Jeden Freitag und Samstag warmer Leberkaese, Brezeln, Laugenbroetchen und –stangen.

The German Deli in Largo, 1995 East Bay Drive, zwischen Highland Avenue und Keene Road, Dienstag bis Freitags 10 bis 17 uhr ,
samstags jetzt 10 bis 16 uhr. Und ab sofort gibts an huebschen Tischen ab 11uhr lunch!www.thegermandeli.net, your German butchery and deli in Largo!

______________________________________________________________________

                        Pathologie einer Outdoor Art Show 
                   Ein Erlebnisbericht von Susanne Nielsen
                     
                            und Interview mit Gary Seidel                                          

                                                         

                                              Susanne Nielsens Skulpturen


Liebe Freunde der Deutschen Funksendung!
In unserer heutigen Sendung  geht es um outdoor art shows, Floridas wunderbare Freilichtausstellungen, wo von 1500 Anwaertern nur 300 ausgewaehlt wurden. Als Susanne selbst dazugehoerte, schrieb sie ihre Erfahrungen auf, entstanden ist die heutige Reportage: Pathologie einer Outdoor Artshow. 

Zunaechst hoeren Sie ein kurzes Interview mit dem Berliner Kuenstler Gary Seidel, danach,was Susanne selbst erlebte.

( Hoeren Sie alles im Audioteil unserer Sendung)
                                                      


Ich hoffe, Sie haben eine tieferes Verstaendnis fuer diese scheinbar so leicht geniessbaren Kunstfeste entwickeln Koennen, es steckt enorm viel Arbeit darin, vom Talent der 300 Kuenstler gar nicht zu sprechen! 
Ihne  ein gutes Wochenende bis zur naechsten Outdoor Artshow!
Ihre Susanne Nielsen

___________________________________________________________________________
                                                                       

 Und nun wartet ein einzigartiger Event auf Sie in Las Vegas.
GERMANICVM XL, das 5-taegige Musikfestival findet vom 3-7 September 2014 im House of Blues im Mandalay Hotel Casino statt.
Costa Cordalis, Michael Holm, Antonia aus Tirol, Deborah Sasson, Pascal Silva, Patricia Mathys und viele Ueberraschungsgaeste aus Film, Show und Music Business warten auf Sie.
Von Klassik ueber Pop bis zu Schlager!
Ein kleiner Urlaub in Vegas, - tagsueber am Pool, - Konzerte am Abend, - gefolgt von After-Parties hoch ueber dem Strip, Meet & Greet mit den Interpreten, und einem bayrischen Abschiedsbrunch im Hofbraeuhaus Las Vegas.
Buchen Sie die besten Sitze noch heute auf
www.germanicum.com oder 702-885-3325
 _________________________________________________________________________________ 

 KinoKinoKino und mehr Kultur: SOMMERTHEATER
                   (nicht im Audioteil der Sendung)
                                         Tampa Theatre ( www.tampatheatre.org)


Neue Filme in USA und Deutschland:

"Boyhood" ist ein ueber Jahre entstandener Film von Richard Linklater, wobei er eine fiktive Familie und das "Coming of Age" des Sohnes sensible beobachtet. 
Sehr zu empfehlen.
"Die Karte meiner Traeume" ist ein Kanadisch-Franzoesischer Film von dem Regisseur des Kultfilmes Amelie, der die Geschichte eines kleinen Jungen erzaehlt, der fuer eine technische Erfindung einen grossen Preis des Smithsonian Institutes in Washington DC erhalten soll. Da er nicht glaubt, man werde ihn mit seinen zehn Jahren ernstnehmen, macht er sich ganz alleine auf den Weg aus dem amerikanischen Westen in die Hauptstadt, um dies doch zu testen. Ein mutiger Protagonist und eine wunderschoene Geschichte fuer die ganze Familie ( in 2-D oder 3-D). Helena Bonham-Carter spielt die verschrobene insektenversessene Wissenschaftlerin, Mutter des Helden. 
Filme, die besonders in Deutschland Bezug nehmen, "Einmal Hans mit Scharfer Sosse", erzaehlt amuesant wie ein tuerkischer Vater seiner juengere Tochter ( die ihm ihre Schwangerschaft und damit notwendige sofortige Heirat verheimlicht) nicht vor der Heirat der aelteren weit waehlerischeren und eingedeutschten Tochter die Heiratsgenehmigung erhalten kann. Somit muss fuer die aeltere Tochter sofort ein "Hans" aber mit etwas mehr "Kick" zum Heiraten her. Eine amuesante Komoedie aus Deutsch-tuerkischer Sicht erzaehlt. 
 "Wir sind die Neuen": Mit 60 eine WG zugruenden und ueber eine junge dreier WG zu ziehen? Da steht die Einstellung der 70er Jahre bei den Alten im schraegen Gegensatz zu den braven und konservativen Jungen Studenten. Wer haette das gedacht? Auch hier sollte eine Komoedie uns mit viel Humor zum Denken bringen, Einvernehmen, soviel steht fest,  muss von beiden Seiten kommen. 

Aus Frankreich kommen auch schoene Komoedien diesen Sommer.
Dazu gehoert "Monsieur Claude und seine Toechter" , in der einem sehr konservativen franzoesichen Advokaten die vier Toechter gehoerig auf die Probe stellen, indem sie Tolernz fuer ihre so multikulturellen Maenner fordern, eine jede einen anderen Herrn mit Migrationshintergrund als Ehemann : Ein Chinese, einen Algerier, und einen Juden, und zu guter letzt die vierte Tochter nun einen Afrikaner praesentierend. Eine "wunderbar bissige Komoedie" beschreibt die deutsche Kritik und hat damit absolut recht, diesen Film von Regisseur Christian Clavier. Herrlich komisch, und mit bestem Ausgang!
Ein traeumerischer Zeichentrickfilm "Wie der Wind sich hebt" ist ein sehenswertes Anime-Meisterwerk. Aus Japan in den USA und Deutschland: von Hayao Miyazaki.

In deutschen Programmkinos gab es Blicke auf den deutschen Film (Etwa Edgar Reitz´ hervorragende Einfuehrung in seine Hunsrueckserie "Heimat", die uns den Ausgangspunkt zu dieser langen und mit der Auswanderung von vielen Hunsrueckern nach Brazilen endenen deutschen Geschichte "Die Andere Heimat" von 2014, sehenswert!!!!) bevor die grosse Sommerpause anbricht und bis Ende August alles schlummern laesst was Kinos wie Wiesbadens Caligari und andere staedtische subventionierte Kulturinstitutionen betrifft.
Tampa Theatre spielt den Sommer durch, mit den Sommerfamilienfilmen sonntags um 15:00 uhr jeweils. Der Film wechselt sonst einmal die Woche, und so schoen wie die alten Filmtheater wie das Fox in Atlanta, und auch in Deutschland das Jugendstil Caligari Theater, das leider renovierte , aber zum Buchladen umfunktionierte Metropol in Bonn, sind keine neuen Theater. Hingehen, unterstuetzen! 

Angelaufen in Deutschland sind die grossen US-Filme wie "22 Jumpstreet", der recht komisch ist, und somit auch fuer deutsches Publikum spassig, nach wie vor "Maleficent" mit der Dame Angelina Jolie, die bald wieder mit ihrem Partner Brad Pitt vor der Kamera stehen wird.
Auch endlich in Europa angekommen, "How to Tame your Dragon II" - als Drachenzaehmen Leicht Gemacht". Und natuerlich fuer alle Teens "Starstruck", die neue Lovestory, in Deutschland  heisst sie "Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verraeter". 

In der Vorschau ein interessantes deutsches Drama "Im Labyrinth des Schweigens", wo die 50er Jahre perfekt auch bildnerisch dargestellt werden, und es darum geht alles im zweiten Weltkrieg Getane zum erstenmal vor den Staatsanwalt zu bringen. Die Verbrechen der NS Zeit durften im Wirtschaftswunder nicht verschwiegen werden, so der junge Staatsanwalt, der die Ermittlungen nach Uebeltaetern wie Mengele u.a. einleitete. Spannend , diese neuere Deutsche Geschichte von Deutschen zum Film verarbeitet. (Nach dem oesterreichischen "Lore" hier eine gute Fortsetzung der juengsten Geschichtsverarbeitung.) Um die 50er Jahre geht es zur Zeit auf vielen verschiedenen Ebenen, so auch im Sommertheater und auf Lokalebene ( Wiesbaden).

_______________________________________________________________________
                   Alfred Zerban Kommentar zum Thema:

                                                                 
________________________________________

                   “German - One on One”
       Language and intercultural Training Services
                                       “Sprechen Sie Deutsch?” 
                                                     
                                           
            “German - One on One” Language and intercultural Training Services offers a            variety of services ,  worldwide  -  via skype   - one on one!
                         
                            Would you like to improve your German?

-         Communicate in German
-         Understand the culture
-         Conduct business negotiations
-         Travel in Europe
-         Make new friends  

“German One on One” offers  you the following services:

Language training: Assistance from native speakers and degreed college language instructors with many years of language teaching experience.

Intercultural training: certified Trainers are available to instruct in intercultural communication.

All instruction from your home or office via skype  for individualized training to  improve your language,

your vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation  

for excellence in communication

in international formal business and  friendly conversation settings
with German speaking Europe!

Call 813-254-5088, email us at Myoneonone@yahoo.com
_______________________________________________________________________
                            Bill's Moment in German Cultural History
                                                             
Bill Davidson
  
-   In 1248 construction is begun on he gothic catedral in Cologne.  The cathedral world not     be finished until the 19th century, August of 1880.

-   In 1899, we see the death of Robert Bunsen in Heidelberg, Germany.  He developed the     Bunsen Burner.

-   On August 16th, 1936, the Berlin Olympic games conclude.

-   In 1961, the building of the concrete Berlin wall is started.

 -   Also in 1961, American Vice President Lyndon Johnson visits Bonn and  Berlin.  He  reaffirms America's commitment to the defense of West Berlin. 

-   And in 2005, Pope Benedict VI arrives in Cologne to attend World Youth Day.



This segment is sponsored by www.DnDmusic37.com, in New Port Richey, FL
        

__________________________________________________
Sarasotaopera.org:
The New Season!
and added performances on screen!


Sarasota Opera Announces its 2014/2015 Season
Subscriptions Now on Sale for New Season
2014 Fall Season
Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
The Hobbit by Dean Burry (Sarasota Youth Opera)

2015 Winter Festival Season
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart
The Golden Cockerel by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Sarasota Opera Premiere)
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi (Sarasota Opera Premiere)
___________________
2014 Fall Season in Detail
Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
October 31, November 2, 5, 11, 13, 15
A Sarasota Opera production

The Fall season opens on October 31, 2014  with a revival of Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo.  In true theatrical tradition, a clown must go on with the comedy despite his real life humiliation at his wife's infidelity.  In partnership with the Sarasota Orchestra, this opera features the iconic tenor aria "Vesti la giubba."  Pagliacci will run for 6 performances through November 15th.

Tenor Michael Robert Hendrick, who  won critical success for his recent performances as Erik in The Flying Dutchman and Lennie in Of Mice and Men, will return to sing Canio.  He will be joined by the stellar sopranoDanielle Walker as Nedda who dazzled the audience with her performance as Hélène in last season's production of Verdi's rarely seen Jérusalem. Sarasota favorite Marco Nisticò (The Barber of Seville) will return as Tonio. Maestro Victor DeRenzi will conduct and Stephanie Sundine will direct.
A perfect first opera for new operagoers, the less than two-hour Pagliacci will be followed by a new addition to the fall season. Following each performance the audience and artists will be invited to mingle at an after-party in the Opera House courtyard (weather permitting). A cash bar will be available.   
The Hobbit by Dean Burry
Sung in English with English supertitles
November 15 at 7:00pm and November 16 at 1:30pm
A Sarasota Youth Opera production

Sarasota Youth Opera, the most comprehensive youth opera program in the United States, will present a remount of its acclaimed production of The Hobbit by Dean Burry on the Sarasota Opera main stage.  Sarasota Youth Opera presented the U.S. premiere of this opera in 2006. The prequel to The Lord of the Rings, the opera recounts how the comfort-loving Bilbo Baggins, unwillingly dragged into a heroic quest, accidentally acquires the golden ring of power.

2015 Winter Festival Season
Tosca  by Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
February 7, 10, 15m, 18, 26
March 3m, 8, 14, 17, 22m, 25, 28m
A Sarasota Opera production

Opening the Sarasota Opera Winter Festival Season on Saturday, February 7th will be Tosca, Giacomo Puccini's powerful melodramma about a tempestuous diva whose jealousy leads to tragedy.  Two of Sarasota Opera's favorite artists  will return to reprise their respective roles from 2009.  Soprano Kara Shay Thomson (Vanessa, Cavalleria rusticana) returns as the volatile opera singer, and tenor Rafael Dávila (Otello, I Lombard alla prima crociatai) returns as her lover Cavaradossi. The role of Scarpia will be shared by two of opera's leading baritones today. Baritone Mark Walters (Die Fledermaus, Lakmé), described by Opera News as "a force to be reckoned with," will sing  all performances through March 22nd; baritone Todd Thomas, who has sung more than 50 performances with Sarasota Opera including Scarpia in 2009, will sing the final two performances. Maestro Victor DeRenzi will conduct and Martha Collins will direct.

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
February 14, 17, 19, 22m, 25
March 10m, 13, 20, 27
A Sarasota Opera production

On Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro will return to the Sarasota Opera stage. In her efforts to thwart the lecherous advances of the Count Almaviva, Susanna and her fiancée Figaro join the Countess Almaviva, to outwit the countess’ husband. Making their Sarasota Opera debuts this season, soprano Maeve Höglund will sing the role of Susanna and Uruguayan soprano María Antúnez will sing Countess Almaviva.  Baritone Philip Cutlip (Hansel and Gretel) returns to sing the role of her betrothed Figaro and Sarasota Opera veteran baritone Sean Anderson (Die Fledermaus, Of Mice and Men) will return as Susanna's pursuer Count Almaviva.

Stage Director Allison Grant (The Magic Flute), will return to direct and Maestro Marcello Cormio (The Barber of Seville) will conduct. 

The Golden Cockerel  by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Sarasota Opera Premiere
Sung in Russian with English supertitles
February 21, 24 and March 8m, 11, 14m, 19
A Sarasota Opera premiere

Saturday, February 21st, will be the Sarasota premiere of The Golden Cockerel by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Based on a story by Pushkin, The Golden Cockerel is the tale of the bumbling King Dodon who enlists the help of a magical Golden Cockerel to protect his country from attack. However, when the King is seduced by the alluring Queen Shemakha, both he and his country meet an unhappy end. Once a favorite show piece for coloratura sopranos like Lily Pons and Beverly Sills, this rarely heard masterpiece by the composer of Scheherazade is a fairy tale filled with exotic and beautiful music such as the famous aria "Hymn to the Sun."

Russian bass Grigory Soloviov will make his Sarasota Opera debut as King Dodon and stage director Tom Diamond (The Flying Dutchman), will direct. Additional casting TBA.

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung in French with English supertitles
March 7, 12, 15m, 18, 21m, 24
Sarasota Opera Premiere/Verdi Cycle Opera

In the penultimate year of it's acclaimed Verdi Cycle, Sarasota Opera will present Verdi's epic Don Carlos in the original Paris version which premiered in 1867.  Sarasota Opera previously performed the revised four-act La Scala version in 2009.  Verdi's powerful drama recounts the ill-fated attraction between Don Carlos and Elisabeth, the wife of his father, King Philip of Spain. Set in Renaissance Spain dominated by the inquisition, this powerful drama is one of opera’s great masterpieces.

Soprano Michelle Johnson, whose career trajectory has taken off since winning the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will make her Sarasota Opera debut as Élisabeth de Valois. Returning artists include tenor Jonathan Burton (Turandot) who sings the title role of Don Carlos and mezzo-soprano Mary Phillips (Ariadne auf Naxos, The Tales of Hoffmann) who will sing the role of Eboli. Reprising their roles from the 2009 four-act La Scala version of Don Carlos, bass-baritone Kevin Short (The Flying Dutchman, A King for a Day) will sing King Philippe II and baritone Marco Nisticò (The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto) sings the role of Rodrigue. MaestroVictor DeRenzi will conduct and Stephanie Sundine will direct.          

Subscriptions for the 2014-2015 Season are available now.  Single tickets go on sale online on Friday August 1 and at the Sarasota Opera Box Office on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. For more information or to secure your subscription for the 2014/2014 season, contact the Sarasota Opera Box Office at (941) 328-1300 or visit in person at 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236.  

ABOUT SARASOTA OPERA
Based in Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera is approaching its 55th consecutive season.  In 1960, the company began presenting chamber-sized repertoire in the historic 320-seat Asolo Theater on the grounds of Sarasota’s Ringling Museum of Art. Recognizing the need for a theater more conducive to opera, the company purchased the former A.B. Edwards Theater in downtown Sarasota in 1979 and first performing in it in 1984 as the Sarasota Opera House. The theater has just undergone a $20-million renovation and rehabilitation enhancing audience amenities, while updating the technical facilities including increasing the size of the orchestra pit. The theater, which reopened in March 2008, has been called “one of America’s finest venues for opera” by Musical America.

Since 1983 the company has been under the artistic leadership of Victor DeRenzi. Since then the company has garnered international attention with its Masterwork Revivals Series, which presents neglected works of artistic merit, as well as the Verdi Cycle producing the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. Recognizing the importance of training, Maestro DeRenzi founded the Apprentice Artist and Studio Artist programs. Sarasota Opera also maintains a commitment to education through its Invitation to Opera performances for local schools and the unique Sarasota Youth Opera program.

Sarasota Opera is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Programs are supported in part by an award the Tourist Development Tax through the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Sarasota County Arts Council. Additional funding is provided by the City of Sarasota and the County of Sarasota.

 

Sarasota Opera
61 N. Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 366-8450

_____________________

                              Florida Orchestra
    DIE 2014/15 SAISON beginnt am 10. Oktober 2014 !

 Abonnements und Informationen zur neuen im Oktober beginnenden Saison des Florida Orchesters bitte beiwww.floridaorchestra.org  .Florida Orchestra’s Performances in April

The Florida Orchestra Appoints Michael Francis As Music Director


ST. PETERSBURG, FL – June 24, 2014  The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season.   Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions.  Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series.  This reflects Francis’  personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization.

The Florida Orchestra Announces 2014/2015
Tampa Bay Times Masterworks Series

2014/15 season highlights include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Holst’s The Planets, Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, to mention a few.  In addition, concertgoers will have the opportunity to hear many star guest soloists, including violinists Midori and Karen Gomyo and pianists Peter Serkin, Pascal Rogé, Jeremy Denk and William Wolfram.  TFO featured soloists on the Masterworks series include Jeffrey Multer, concertmaster, Robert Rearden, principal horn, and Anthony Georgeson, principal bassoon.

Guest Conductors:
As the search process continues for TFO’s next music director, an extraordinary array of conductors will lead the orchestra next season, including these TFO debuts:  Roberto Abbado, the former chief conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra and artistic partner to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Bulgarian Danail Rachev, music director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon.   In addition, there are nine returning guest conductors on the Masterworks series.   These include the music director of both the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Sinfonietta Mei-Ann Chenchief conductor and artistic advisor to Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra Michael Francismusic director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles and associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra  Marcelo Lehninger; associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra Cristian Macelaru; former music director of the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy in France Tito Muñoz; music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Larry Rachleff; former music director of the Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarzassociate conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Perry So; and assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic Joshua Weilerstein.

Guest Artists:
Pianist Jeremy Denk makes his TFO debut in Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3.  Returning pianists include Peter Serkin in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Pascal Rogé in Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and William Wolfram in Copland’s Piano Concerto.  TFO vocalist debuts include soprano Elizabeth Caballero, and baritone Cameron McPhail in Orff’s Carmina Burana and soprano Talise Trevigne in Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.  Featured violin soloists include Jennifer Koh in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, along with the return engagements of Karen Gomyo in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish” and TFO concertmaster Jeffrey Multer in Barber’s Violin Concerto.   Additional soloists include TFO principal horn Robert Rearden in Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2 and TFO principal bassoon Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto.

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay:
Under the leadership of music and artistic director James Bass, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will join the orchestra for three masterworks programs on the 2014/2015 season:  Orff’s Carmina Burana  and Faure’s Requiem.  In addition, the women’s chorus of The Master Chorale will perform for Holst’s The Planets.   A highly select, 150-voice, all-volunteer chorus of singers from the entire Tampa Bay area, The Master Chorale has performed and premiered many symphonic choral works under the direction of Stefan Sanderling, Jahja Ling, Robert Shaw, John Nelson, Julius Rudel, founding music director emeritus Robert Summer and Jo-Michael Schiebe.  The chorale has also performed abroad at London’s Westminster Cathedral and King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, among other locales.  Designated in 1989 as the principal chorus of TFO, some of its most recent performances with the orchestra include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Delius’s Sea Drift and Appalachia (recorded live in concert on the Naxos label in 2012), Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Dvorak’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass No. 6, Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elija, Haydn’s The Creation and Mahler’s second and third symphonies.  The Chorale will also perform Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé in the full ballet score version to close the orchestra’s 2013/14 season.

MUSIC AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JAMES BASS:  Dr. James K. Bass, Grammy-nominated singer and conductor, is the director of choral studies in the School of Music at the University of South Florida (USF) and the artistic and music director of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.   At USF, he conducts the University Chamber Singers, Collegium and the Collegiate Singers, in addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting, philosophy, and literature.  Previously, he was on the faculty at Western Michigan University and the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  Bass received the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Miami–Florida, where he was a doctoral fellow.  He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees from USF and is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Bass was selected by the master conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Soloists, Ton Koopman, to be one of only 20 singers for a presentation of Cantatas by J.S. Bach in Carnegie Hall, and was an auditioned member of Robert Shaw’s workshop choir at Carnegie Hall.  He is one of 13 singers on the Grammy-nominated disc A Seraphic Fire Christmas.   Bass is an active bass soloist and has performed at Winchester Cathedral in London, has sung three world-premieres of large works, and appears on CD recordings on the Albany and Seraphic Fire Media label.  As a bass soloist, he has appeared with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, as well as with TFO, Grand Rapids Symphony, Back Bay Chorale and Orchestra, and Firebird Chamber orchestra.

Bass is a bass member and chorus master for Seraphic Fire, the Miami-based professional choir, and was appointed choirmaster for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.  During the summer of 2011, he co-founded the Professional Choral Institute at the University of South Florida.  In its inaugural year of recording, Seraphic Fire and PCI received the Grammy nomination for Best Choral performance for their recording of Johannes Brahms' Ein Deuthches Requiem.  He has prepared choirs for Sir Colin Davis, Sir David Willcocks, Jahja Ling, Michael Tilson Thomas, Stefan Sanderling, Markus Huber and Robert Shaw.   Bass has served on the Executive Board of the American Choral Directors Association Central Division as College Repertoire and Standards chairperson.  His professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, American Symphony Orchestra League, Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity.

Nine Florida Orchestra Premieres
In addition to the many familiar works being offered, next season’s Masterworks series includes ten TFO premieres, which include four works by American composers:  John Adams’ Lollapalooza, Charles Ives’ Central Park in the Dark, Adam Schoenberg’s Canto, and Barber’s Mutations from Bach for Brass and Timpani.  Additional TFO premieres include Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin, Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2, Haydn’s Symphony No. 98, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride Overture and Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) complete ballet score.

1) Opening Night: Beethoven & Rachmaninoff – Oct. 10, 11 & 12, 2014

The Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series opens with New York Philharmonic assistant conductor Joshua Weilerstein leading The Florida Orchestra with Peter Serkin as the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.   The program also includes Rachmaninoff’s final composition Symphonic Dances, along with the TFO premiere of John Adams’ Lollapalooza.

2) Barber’s Violin Concerto – Oct. 24, 25 & 26, 2014

Chief conductor and artistic advisor to Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis leads The Florida Orchestra with TFO concertmaster Jeffrey Multer as the soloist in Barber’s Violin Concerto.   New world meets old world in this program that includes Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 and the TFO premiere of Ives’ Central Park in the Dark.

3) Carmina Burana – Nov. 14, 15 & 16, 2014

Music director and conductor of the Eugene SymphonyDanail Rachev makes his TFO conducting debut with The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus in Orff’s Carmina Burana.   Soprano Elizabeth Caballero and baritone Cameron McPhail will make their TFO debuts with these performances.  The program also includes Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture and Debussy’s Nocturnes.

4) New World Symphony – Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2014

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, TFO principal horn Robert Rearden is the soloist for the TFO premiere of Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2.  Past chief conductor of the Munich Radio Orchestra and current artistic partner to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Roberto Abbado makes his TFO conducting debut on a program that also includes Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

5) Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – Jan. 16, 17 & 18, 2015

Former music director of the National Opera of Lorraine and the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy in France, Tito Muñoz conducts violinist Jennifer Koh in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.  The program opens with the TFO premiere of American composer Adam Schoenberg’s Canto and the evening concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

6) Romeo and Juliet – Jan 23, 24 & 25, 2015

Former music director of the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conducts TFO in a program featuring pianist William Wolfram in Aaron Copland’s Piano Concerto.  This concert also includes Samuel Barber’s Mutations from Bach for Brass and Timpani, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride Overture and a suite of selections from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet.

7) Faure’s Requiem – Feb. 7 & 8, 2015

The chief conductor and artistic advisor to Sweden’s Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Michael Francis will lead TFO in a second engagement during the 2014/2015 season that showcases The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Faure’s Requiem with soprano Lauren Snouffer and baritone Sean Plumb.  This French-themed concert also includes Henri Dutilleux’s virtuosic piece Métaboles and the TFO premiere of Maurice Ravel’s Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose) in the complete ballet score version.



8) Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 – Feb 20, 21 & 22, 2015

French pianist Pascal Rogé will be the soloist with the orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Perry Sothe associate conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.  The concert will open with Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser and conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

9) Mozart & Brahms  – Feb. 27, 28 & Mar. 1, 2015

In his second engagement on the upcoming season, New York Philharmonic assistant conductor Joshua Weilerstein leads TFO with Karen Gomyo as the soloist in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish.”  Other works on the program include Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and the TFO premiere of Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin.

10) Stravinsky, Haydn & Ravel - Mar. 14 & 15, 2015

Associate conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra Cristian Macelaru returns to conduct TFO in a program featuring Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947) together with Ravel’s La Valse and the TFO premiere of Haydn’s Symphony No. 98.

11) Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 – Mar. 20, 21 & 22, 2015

Associate conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra Cristian Macelaru conducts a second program back-to-back with TFO on the upcoming season, which opens with Richard Strauss’ Serenade for Winds and is followed by Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 featuring the TFO debut of young soprano Talise Trevigne.  The concert concludes with one of Mahler’s most lyrical works, Symphony No. 4.

12) Scheherazade – Apr. 17, 18 & 19, 2015

Music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Sinfonietta, Mei-Ann Chen will conduct TFO with featured soloist Jeremy Denk in his TFO debut performing Bartok’s Piano
Concerto No. 3.  The program also includes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.


13) The Planets  - May 1, 2 & 3, 2015

Music director of the New West Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles and the associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Marcelo Lehninger returns to conduct TFO and the women’s chorus of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in Holst’s The Planets.  The concert opens with Barber’s The School for Scandal Overture and also features TFO principal bassoon Anthony Georgeson in Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto.

14) Beethoven and Sibelius – May 29 & 30, 2015

Music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Larry Rachleff brings the 2014/2015 season to a close conducting TFO in a program of Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Sibelius’ monumental Symphony No. 5.

Pre-Concert Conversations

All of the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks concerts offer pre-concert conversations in each hall beginning one hour before curtain time.   To provide audience members with a more enjoyable concert experience, guest conductors and artists discuss the personalities and circumstances behind the music as well as share fun and informative insights and anecdotes related to each program.

Tickets: Continued Dedication to Accessibility
At the onset of the 2011/2012 season, TFO announced a bold, mission-based accessibility initiative and lowered ticket prices for all Masterworks and Pops series concerts, simplified series packaging and diversified programming so that more people in Tampa Bay might enjoy live symphonic music.  Announcing a price freeze, the orchestra will continue to offer the same affordable prices this season.  Individual concert tickets for all Masterworks and Pops Series remain at $15, $30 and $45 per ticket.  Other concert series ticket prices will also remain the same:  Coffee Series concerts are priced from $24 to $42 each, and Rock Series concerts are priced at $35, $55 and $75 each.  Venue facility fees apply to all purchases.  Some restrictions apply.

Six Masterworks subscription packages are offered in packages of 14, 10, 7 and 5 pre-selected concerts.  These fixed package subscriptions feature a variety of benefits including premium seating, free flexible ticket exchange privileges and other added-value amenities.

TFO also offers a “Compose Your Own” Series whereby subscribers can create customized packages by mixing and matching any combination of Masterworks and Pops concerts for just $25 per ticket.  A minimum of three concerts is required and good seats are made available on a first-come, first-served basis.   Fixed package benefits do not apply.


Subscriptions are on sale now.  For information on the 2014/2015 season, call the TFO Ticket Center at 727.892.3337 or 800.662.7286 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or purchase online at www.floridaorchestra.org.  Single tickets will go on sale in August.

Tickets are on sale at 800-662-7286 and online at www.floridaorchestra.org.

Become a fan of The Florida Orchestra on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FloridaOrchestra; or follow them on Twitter at  www.twitter.com/FlaOrchestra.

About The Florida Orchestra
Performing nearly 100 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the most vibrant orchestras in the United States. With live performances including the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks, Raymond James Pops, Coffee Concerts, Duke Energy Morning Masterworks, new Rock Concert series, as well as Youth Concerts and Free Pops in the Park Concerts, The Florida Orchestra offers a vast scope of concerts each year. The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit.
_______________________________________________________________________________
                       

Ihnen noch eine schoene Woche, bis zum naechsten Sonntag wuenscht Ihnen Ihre Susanne Nielsen mit Produzent Bill Davidson


                                                           Susanne und Produzent Bill