Free Concerts Showcasing Regional Talent
The Sarasota Concert Association presents Music Matinees, featuring exceptional regional musicians performing a variety of musical styles from classical to jazz to blue grass and more. NEW IN 2024: All concerts are at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Sarasota.
Admission is free but registration is required. Online reservations are available starting 30 days before the concert.
2024 Music Matinees
Jenny Kim-Godfrey, soprano
and Jonathan Godfrey, classical guitar
Wednesday, January 10, 2 pm
Registration opens Monday, Dec 11 at 10 am
Jenny Kim-Godfrey and Dr. Jonathan Godfrey have delighted and surprised audiences throughout North America with their unique style and sound. The duo intertwines the influences of cabaret, classical, jazz, and popular music to create a diverse and lively program.
Sarasota Opera Studio Artists
Friday, February 23, 2 pm
Registration opens Tuesday, Jan 23 at 10 am
The Sarasota Opera Studio Artists are members of the more advanced level of Sarasota Opera’s two training programs and often participate in main stage productions by performing supporting roles and covering principal roles. Program participants have often returned to Sarasota Opera as principal artists, and many have gone on to perform with major companies in the United States and internationally
Tihda Vongkoth and Steph Davis
Wednesday, March 6, 2 pm
Registration opens Tuesday, Feb 6 at 10 am
Modern Marimba is a nonprofit arts hub created to inspire healing, peace, justice, and liberation through music. Musicians and co-founders Tihda Vongkoth and Steph Davis perform on marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, lanat, gyil, marimba de chonta, electronic marimba, and similar mallet percussion instruments.
Sarasota Piano Trio
Jesse Martins, piano; Milene Moreira, violin; Nadine Trudel, cello
Wednesday, April 17, 2 pm
Registration opens Monday, March 18 at 10 am
The three colleagues at the Sarasota Opera were researching repertory when they discovered a trove of lesser-known pieces they felt had been overlooked and merited to be heard. This motivated the official formation of their ensemble and led to a number of subsequent performances, earning them praise for their interesting programming and expressive playing.
Pianist Jesse Martins
Violinist Milene Moreira
Cellist Nadine Trudel
Thank you to our Music Matinees sponsor!
Questions? Please contact our Box Office: 941-966-6161
Bringing World-Class Artists to the Suncoast!