These unique and engaging Hermitage programs are presented throughout Sarasota County and offer Gulf Coast audiences a rare ‘sneak peek’ into the creative process with some of the world’s leading writers, composers, playwrights, and more. Some of the newly announced artists include Hermitage Major Theater Award Winner Madeleine George (Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building”), recipient of the Hermitage Prize in Composition at the Aspen Music Festival and School Sofía Rocha, innovative vocalist and spoken-word artist Fay Victor, and Tony Award-Winning producer Tom Kirdahy.
(December 12, 2022) — The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Sarasota County, Florida) today announced new programs for February and March of 2023. These events will be presented on the Hermitage’s historic beachfront campus on Manasota Key and throughout Sarasota County. Hermitage programs introduce world-renowned artists to Florida’s Gulf Coast community for candid and engaging conversations, musical performances, play readings, work-in-process showings, and educational opportunities for students and adults.
-2021 Hermitage Major Theater Award Recipient Madeleine George
-Tony Award-Winning Producer Tom Kirdahy at a Hermitage Program
-2022 Aspen Music Festival (left to right) Robert Spano, Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Atlanta Symphony and former member of the Hermitage Curatorial Council; Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat; Sofía Rocha, winner of the 2022 Hermitage Prize in Composition; Alan Fletcher, AMFS President and CEO; Nico Muhly, Hermitage Fellow and composer; and Christopher Theofanidis, Hermitage Fellow and AMFS faculty.
-Hermitage Fellow and Drummer/Composer Lesley Mok
-Hermitage Fellow and vocalist Fay Victor
-Overhead view of a Hermitage Beach Program
-Outdoor Program on the Hermitage Beach