(Sarasota, Florida) The Sarasota Concert Association is pleased to present Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, a Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, in a Munchtime Musicales performance, Nov. 14, 2012, at noon, in David Cohen Hall inside the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467, or visit www.sarasotaconcertassociation.org.
Sylvia Reynolds Eckes is Professor Emerita of Piano from Ohio University. She holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory, the Juilliard School, and the University of Kansas. Following decisive critical acclaim from her debut concerts in Oslo, Norway, and Lincoln Center in New York City, she concertized as soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras. She has performed in China, Europe, Scandinavia, and throughout the United States. In 2011, Eckes was awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Knight, First Class, for her extensive work on the music of Edvard Grieg.
Eckes’ program will feature Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Sonata in B Minor, Hob. 47,” selected works from Edvard Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces” and “Holberg Suite,” Frederic Chopin’s “Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major,” and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude in E-flat Major, Op. 23, No. 6,” and the “Etude-Tableau in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 7.”
Munchtime Musicales is a series of free concerts featuring performances by high-caliber, area-based artists. The series is designed to offer a wide variety of musical genres, including classical, folk, and jazz, featuring both vocal and instrumental performers. The 2012-2013 concert season continues with vocalist Mindy Simmons, singing familiar standards as well as songs of her own composition (December 12, 2012); the Sarasota String Quartet, featuring principal musicians and concert masters from the Sarasota Orchestra (January 16, 2013); violinists Dan Jordan and Chong-Yon Hong and harpist Cheryl Losey, all accomplished musicians with the Sarasota Orchestra who perform together regularly as a trio (February 20, 2013); Studio Artists from the Sarasota Opera, emerging artists who cover principal and supporting roles with Sarasota Opera and often go on to successful careers with opera companies around the world (March 20, 2013); and the Mike Markaverich Trio, with Mike Markaverich on piano, Ernie Williford on bass and Johnny Moore on drums. The trio will perform standards by the Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and more (April 17, 2013).
All performances are at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is open; no reservations taken. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467 or visit www.scasarasota.org.
SCA’s 2013 “Great Performers” concert series features the Tokyo String Quartet performing its final season with pianist Jeremy Denk (January 14, 2013); the highly regarded Cleveland Orchestra with superstar violinist Joshua Bell (January 28, 2018); the Vienna Boys Choir (February 12, 2013); and world renowned violinist and Bradenton resident James Ehnes (February 26, 2013). The season concludes with the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn, the official orchestra of the Bonn opera house conducted by Stefan Blunier, with pianist Louis Lortie (March 19, 2013). Great Performers’ concerts start at 8 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. Subscription memberships for SCA’s five-concert series are $250, $220, $180 and $140. Individual tickets go on sale in November. Subscriptions and information are available by calling 941-955-0040 or visiting www.scasarasota.org.
About the Sarasota Concert Association
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) exists to foster the development of an appreciation for the musical arts by sponsoring professional presentations that are not otherwise available in the community, through a not-for-profit, organized-audience plan. SCA aims to set the fee for all performances as reasonably as possible, in order to make the concerts available to as much of the community as possible. The organization is not designed to make a profit but does intend to be self-supporting. It provides outreach to all members of the regional community by offering a series of free concerts, Munchtime Musicales. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.