The 2014 scholarship winners, all graduating high school music students who reside in Sarasota or Manatee County, will offer a full and varied music program at the luncheon.
Maria Wirries, soprano, has been a featured soloist with the Sarasota Orchestra, Gloria Musicae, the Venice Symphony and the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. Born in Haiti, Wirries has also performed at Haitian benefit concerts.
Philip Hall is principal violist of the Sarasota Youth Philharmonic and winner of the Edward & Ida Wilkof Competition. He is graduating from Riverview High School.
Natasha Snyder, violinist, is a two-time Young Artist winner who soloed with the Sarasota Orchestra at the age of 13. Snyder, who will be graduating from Pineview High School, is currently concertmaster for the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.
Sara Morich, a student of Betsy Traba – principal flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra, plays in Riverview High School’s Kiltie Band and is principal flutist of the Sarasota Youth Philharmonic.
Three scholarship winners from Lakewood Ranch High School will also be performing: Logan Knutson, principal cellist in the Sarasota Youth Philharmonic; Ryan Brown, baritone saxophone; and Nick McConnaughey, playing the marimba.
Cindy Grimes, graduating from Pineview High School, will be giving a performance on piano.
The public is invited to attend the luncheon, which begins at noon and costs $26. For an invitation to the luncheon, please call 941.365.0376. Reservations are required by April 28.
For more information on The Sarasota Music Club, contact Susan Hicks at 941.925.3602.
The Sarasota Music Club was founded in 1930 to promote music appreciation, study and performance. It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization affiliated with the Florida Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Meetings include free music performances that are open to the public. For more information, call Susan Hicks, Communications Director, at 941.925.3602.