75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration, 2020 Season
Thank you to everyone who made our 75th Diamond Anniversary a celebration to remember!
Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens | January 26, 2020
More than 130 people gathered at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens to celebrate 75 years of bringing world-class artists to Sarasota at our 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration. From the beautiful, sunny weather, to the stunning views of Sarasota Bay, the fabulous food, a well-paced program and extraordinary musical performances – this anniversary celebration will be one to remember!
Guests arrived in their “Sunday best” ready for a party, and they weren’t disappointed. As attendees delighted in the sumptuous variety of culinary offerings, Association President Joy McIntyre spoke of the organization’s long history. Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch delivered a proclamation honoring the Sarasota Concert Association for its outstanding service to our region. WSMR’s classical music host Bethany Cagle spoke about SCA’s leadership role in the regional classical landscape and our longstanding bond with WUSF Public Broadcasting. Simon Lasky, WUSF’s jazz host, led an extraordinary interview with 13-year-old Brandon Goldberg, who with Brandon Robertson, bass and Marty Morell, drums, wowed the audience with his musical chops and deep knowledge of music history.
During the event, Edie Winston was honored for her longtime commitment to the arts. Edie touched everyone’s heart with her meaningful words about her love for classical music and arts education. To put the exclamation point on this magnificent event, SCA board members Gail Berenson and Charles Turon, treated the audience to a one piano, four hands performance of Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5. We are grateful to our two chairs, Renée Hamad and Audrey Robbins, and the army of hard-working volunteers who created a truly inspirational event that will be a celebration to remember!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Renée Hamad and Audrey Robbins
Brandon Goldberg Trio Sponsor
Susan L. Robinson
The Martha Leiter and Nancy Streetman Fund II of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Judy and Ted Beilman
Carole Crosby and Larry Wickless
Bob and Laurel Dove
Christopher and Margo Light
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Arthur Siciliano and B. Aline Blanchard
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