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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts this week on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts this week on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts this week on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

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English

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941-752-5579


Episodes

Joy to the World-Presented by the SCF Music Program, Thursday, December 3, 7:30 PM-Facebook Livestream

11/30/2020
On Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 PM, join the SCF Music Program on our Facebook Page for our final concert of the semester. “Joy to the World” brings you all your holiday favorites and will feature the SCF Big Band and Jazz Combo, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and Bradenton Symphony Orchestra. Listen to conductors Dr. Pete Carney, Rex Willis, Melodie Dickerson, and Dr. Robyn Bell as they talk about the selections on this concert, what holiday music means to them, and how...

Duration:00:43:22

Natalie Helm, Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra, Joins the Club

11/23/2020
Her tour of the world includes Louisville, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Des Moines, Boston, Montgomery, and finally, Bradenton/Sarasota. Natalie Helm is celebrating year number five as the principal cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra and she's here to tell us about her organization Upward Notes, what she finds most valuable in a conductor, why she has named her cello "Ricky," and so much more. Join us for this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club. Come along and join the club! • Natalie Helm...

Duration:00:50:41

Sarasota Contemporary Dance & Ann Hobson Pilot present "SCD + Piazzolla," November 19-22

11/18/2020
For the second performance of its 2020-21 season, Sarasota Contemporary Dance will reprise a popular collaboration with renowned harpist Ann Hobson Pilot called SCD + Piazzolla. Performances are November 19-22 at the Historic Asolo Theater, available both in-person (socially distanced, limited capacity seating) and online through the company’s Digital Theater, a professional multi-angle immersive experience. There will be four performances: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and...

Duration:00:34:34

Steven High, Executive Director of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Joins the Club

11/16/2020
How does one fulfill the will of the world's most famous circus leader and art collector, John Ringling? Just ask Steven High, Executive Director of the John and Mable Ringling Museum Art, he can tell you how exact and precise that will states the art collection must be preserved and shared. At the Ringling, every day is different, every piece of art tells a story, and every Monday is free. Listen to Steven's story and experience the passion he has for the Ringling Museum of Art (and his...

Duration:00:43:47

Calling All Veterans presented by the SCF Symphonic Band, Thursday, November 19, 7:30 PM-Facebook Livestream

11/9/2020
This episode welcomes Lisa Goss from the SCF Veterans Service Department, Tenesia Pinkney, a flute player in the SCF Symphonic Band and a US Navy Veteran, and Garrett Height, an actor in the SCF Theatre Program who will be narrating two pieces on this program. Learn how the SCF Veterans Service Department helps our students transition from service life to student life to career life, and how the music on this program embodies the military and American spirit. If you are a member of the SCF...

Duration:00:45:10

Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director of the Sarasota Art Museum, Joins the Club

11/2/2020
She moved to the Suncoast from Tucson, Arizona to open the much anticipated Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College at the repurposed Sarasota High School on 41. Three months later, it closed due to Covid. Now that it has reopened to the public, executive director, Anne-Marie Russell, wants you to know about this "third space" and how it can enhance your life. Every object has a story, the creation of art allowed us to become human, art tells the truth, art helps me have a conversation with...

Duration:01:01:52

The SCF Musical Theatre Ensemble Presents Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden

10/29/2020
The SCF Musical Theatre Program is proud to offer the 2020 Fall Musical Children of Eden through a pre-recorded scheduled content viewing experience available on Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 7:30 p.m. Stephen Schwartz and John Caird’s musical, Children of Eden, casts the beloved biblical stories of Genesis through the personal lens of family. This epic musical starts with the very beginning: the creation of the universe. Father...

Duration:00:50:13

Jim Shirley, Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Joins the Club

10/26/2020
How does one go from owning a medical sales company in Atlanta, Georgia to being the Executive Director of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County? Jim Shirley is here to tell us. As our area's number one lobbying group for the arts, Jim's organization oversees hotel tax dollars designated for our arts organizations, provides office and meeting space for various arts entities, and even coordinates the tour guide program at Patriot Plaza at Sarasota's National Cemetery. That's just...

Duration:00:55:55

George Nickson and Samantha Bennett, Founders of Ensemble New SRQ, Join the Club

10/19/2020
He's a percussionist and she's a violinist. Together, they might just rule the world one day, but for now, they want to make the best and highest level of music they can. George Nickson and Samantha Bennett founded Ensemble New SRQ to forge their love of performing new chamber music and to bring the Suncoast combinations of sounds it has never heard before. Check out their upcoming season, "Reimagined & Recomposed," right here on the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Come along and join the...

Duration:01:00:06

Brendan Ragan, Co-Artistic Director of Urbanite Theater, Joins the Club

10/13/2020
So you say you want to start a theatre company that produces thought provoking, deeply moving, audience engaging, can't wait to come back for more content? That's just what Brendan Ragan has done with Urbanite Theatre. Along with Summer Dawn Wallace and Harry Lipstein, he has set downtown Sarasota a buzz with theatre that will, literally, change your life and make your world bigger. Wanna hear how? Come along and join the club! • Urbanite Theatre Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube •...

Duration:00:55:21

Symphonie Espagnole-Presented by the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra, Thursday, October 15, 7:30 PM-Facebook Livestream

10/9/2020
On Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m., the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a fantastic lineup of Latin/Spanish inspired music and solo violinist Felicia Brunelle performing Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. Get ready for a fiesta of fun from Carmen to Malagueña. Listen to our guest soloist talk about the music she will be performing with us and then join us on the SCF Music Facebook page to experience the concert live-streamed. Come along and join the...

Duration:00:35:38

Mark Mitchell, Conceptual Pop Painter and Multimedia Artist, Joins the Club

10/6/2020
As a multimedia artist on the Suncoast who specializes in painting conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell has spent his career honing his visual and communication skills, always in pursuit of the big idea. Whether his medium is painting, photography, design, music, spoken word, or video, Mark has used these skills in his life path to sell everything from beer to bestsellers, cable TV, and miracle drugs and we want you to know about him and his art. Come along a join the club! • Mark Mitchell...

Duration:00:45:47

Stronger Together-Presented by the SCF Music Program, Thursday, October 8, 7:30 PM-Facebook Livestream

10/1/2020
On Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 PM, join the SCF Music Program on our Facebook Page for our first concert of the season. “Stronger Together” celebrates the unique power of people in the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic and will feature the SCF Symphonic Band, Big Band, Jazz Combo, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Guitar Ensemble. Listen to conductors Dr. Pete Carney, Rex Willis, Melodie Dickerson, and Dr. Robyn Bell as they talk about the selections on this concert, rehearsal procedures...

Duration:00:45:51

Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, Joins the Club

9/29/2020
What's it like to go from living in New York City working as an actor, writer, director, and Tony Award winning producer one day to living on the beaches of Manasota Key running the Hermitage Artist Retreat the next? And...just what in the world IS the Hermitage Artist Retreat?? Andy Sandberg knows. He is the new Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Hermitage Artist Retreat and he is here to tell us all about his life, his passions, one of the coolest arts organizations in...

Duration:00:42:37

KT Curran, Director of SOURCE Productions, Joins the Club

9/22/2020
She is an actor, director, producer, playwright, and film director who has grown SOURCE Productions from a small group of youth into a large, nationally recognized theatre and film company. KT Curran's films tell the stories that help illuminate and shine a light on on the issues and concerns of young people. Come along and join the club! • The SOURCE Productions Website and Facebook and YouTube • Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Website and Facebook and Instagram and...

Duration:00:50:06

Lynn Cleary, Community Band Conductor and Performer, Joins the Club

9/18/2020
In Michigan, she was a middle school band director, high school band director, middle school principal, high school principal, and even school superintendent. Retiring to the Suncoast of Florida meant she, unexpectedly, became involved with the many community bands and arts organizations our area is so well known for. Now, Lynn Cleary is the conductor of the Manatee Community Concert Band, the Suncoast Wind Ensemble, performs in and is president of the North Port Concert Band and the North...

Duration:00:59:23

Joey Panek, Senior Producer of the Suncoast View on ABC-7, Joins the Club

9/11/2020
How can a little unexpected college degree change your life? Joey Panek, Senior Producer of ABC-7's Suncoast View, tells us how his career as an actor, singer, and dancer suddenly changed when he decided to get a degree in video production to help supplement his income while in between performances. Look at him now! Hear that story and so much more on this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club Podcast. Come along and join our club! • Joey Panek Website and Facebook and Instagram and...

Duration:00:56:50

Joe McKenna, Executive Director of the Sarasota Orchestra, Joins the Club

9/4/2020
As if searching for a new conductor and a new home at the same time isn't hard enough, try doing it during a pandemic! Joe McKenna talks to us about his life as the Executive Director of the Sarasota Orchestra, the amazing tapestry of cultural arts organizations in our town that have been working side-by-side through the pandemic, and the challenges that lie ahead for music education. Come along and join our club! • Sarasota Orchestra Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube •...

Duration:00:46:41

Weekly Arts Happenings Updates on Florida's Suncoast

9/3/2020
Checkout what the Sarasota Orchestra, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota Opera, The Pops Orchestra, and SCF Music Program are working on this week. Come along and Join the Club! • Sarasota Orchestra Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube • Asolo Repertory Theatre Website and Facebook Page and Instagram and YouTube Channel • Sarasota Opera Website and Facebook and Instagram • The Pops Orchestra Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube • State College of Florida Music Program...

Duration:00:05:43

Mary Bensel, Executive Director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Joins the Club

8/31/2020
From a projected $2 million surplus for the season to a completely dark hall for the next six months, executive director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Mary Bensel, tells us her story of the Friday the 13th in March that changed her life and the lives of her staff, patrons, and our entire community. Come along and join the club! • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Website and Facebook and Instagram and YouTube • Van Wezel Foundation Website and Facebook and Instagram and...

Duration:00:39:39