Concerts:

November 22, 2012 

CONCERTS: Musical acts to see

Manatee

CHORAL

NOV. 25: Chorus of the Keys, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-747-4406.

NOV. 30: Gloria Musicae: "The Planets," 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $39-$59.

DEC. 1: Magic of Manatee Chorus-Sweet Adelines International "Christmas Extravaganza," 7 p.m., Bradenton Christian High School Auditorium, 3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton; $10 general admission.

CLASSICAL

DEC. 9: Christ Church Concerts: Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival, 8 p.m., Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $20 adults, $5 students. Information: 941-747-3709.

JAN. 13: Christ Church Concerts: Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival, 4 p.m., Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $20 adults, $5 students. Information: 941-747-3709.

JAN. 15: Manatee Association - Sarasota Orchestra's Musical Mornings: String Quartet, 10 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $15. Information: 941-782-3278.

JAN. 20: Christ Church Concerts: Fred Teardo, organist, 4 p.m., Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $10 adults, $3 students. Information: 941-747-3709.

FEB. 1: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Turning Points," 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Neel Performing Arts Hall; $29-$82.

FEB. 8: Christ Church Concerts: Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival, 7:30 p.m., Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $20 adults, $5 students. Information: 941-747-3709.

FEB. 10: Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra "AMICCO's 20th Anniversary," 2 p.m., Cross Pointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach; $20. Information: 941-778-8585.

FEB. 12: Manatee Association - Sarasota Orchestra's Musical Mornings: Richard Benedum, organist, 10 a.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $15. Information: 941-782-3278.

FEB. 23: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber series: "Thrill of a Lifetime" 7:30 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $26-$34.

FEB. 24: Christ Church Concerts: Brass Quintet from the Florida Orcehstra, 4 p.m., Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $10 adults, $3 students.

MARCH 1: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Beethoven's Ninth," 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $38-$57.

COUNTRY

NOV. 24: DeSoto Music Fest: Easton Corbin, Craig Campbell, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Dr. Dave Band, Gretchen Wilson, Love and Thefts, noon-10 p.m., Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto; $29.99-$100. Information: 941-722-8951.

DEC. 1: "Patsy: Country to Pop," tribute show to Patsy Cline, 7 p.m., Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton; $10 advance, $12 at the door.

HOLIDAY

DEC. 4: State College of Florida "Holiday Concert," featuring SCF Choirs, Guitar Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $4-$8.

DEC. 16: Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra "Island Holiday," 2 p.m., Cross Pointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach; $20. Information: 941-778-8585.

JAZZ

NOV. 29: State College of Florida Jazz Bands, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $4-$8.

OLDIES

DEC. 9: Sundays at Neel: Manhattan Rhythm Kings, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

JAN. 13: Sundays at Neel: The Brothers Four, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

JAN. 20: Sundays at Neel: Alice Tan Ridley, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

FEB. 3: Sundays at Neel: The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

FEB. 17: Sundays at Neel: The Lennon Sisters, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

ROCK/BLUES

DEC. 1: Bradenton Blues Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Riverwalk, Bradenton; $25 advance, $30 day of the event. Information: www.bradentonbluesfestival.org.

SARASOTA

ACOUSTIC

DEC. 10: GuitarSarasota Mini-Concert Series: Gerardo Perez Capdevilla, guitar, 7:30 p.m., Sarasota Art Center; no charge.

JAN. 14: GuitarSarasota Mini-Concert Series: Eddy Lugo and his Flemnco Troupe, music and dance, 7:30 p.m., Sarasota Art Center; no charge.

FEB. 11: GuitarSarasota Mini-Concert Series: Trio Voila, flute, viola and guitar, 7:30 p.m., Sarasota Art Center; no charge.

BROADWAY

JAN. 19: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber series: "Bravo Broadway and Our Leading Ladies" 5 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $26-$34.

JAN. 30: Neil Berg's "105 Years of Broadway," 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

FEB. 16: "Hooray for Hollywood," 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

CELTIC

FEB. 21: Celtic Crossroads, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10-$45.

CHORAL

DEC. 1-2: Gloria Musicae: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Dec. 1 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$84.

CLASSICAL

NOV. 30: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "The Planets," 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $39-$59.

DEC. 1-2: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "The Planets," 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$84.

DEC. 12: Sarasota Concert Association's Munchtime Musicales: Mindy Simmons, noon, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Sarasota; no charge.

DEC. 12: Sarasota Music Archive Chamber Concert with Gloria Musicae, 10:30 a.m., Selby Library Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota; no charge.

DEC. 20: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber soiree series: "Intimate Moments," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; $26-$34.

JAN. 4: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber series: "New Music," 7:30 p.m., Holley Hall; $26-$34.

JAN. 5: Perlman Music Program Suncoast "Celebration Concert," 5 p.m., Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; $40-$80. Information: 941-366-8450.

JAN. 11-13: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "The Emperor," 8 p.m. Jan. 11-12, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $29-$82.

JAN. 14: Sarasota Concert Association's "Great Performers" concert series: Tokyo String Quartet, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $40-$70.

JAN. 16: Sarasota Concert Association's Munchtime Musicales: Sarasota String Quartet, noon, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota; no charge.

JAN. 26: GuitarSarasota 2013 International Concert Series: Jorge Caballero (Peru), 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; Information: 941-362-2991.

JAN. 27: Sanctuary Concert Series: Eleonora Lvov, pianist, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-371-4974.

JAN. 28: Sarasota Concert Association's "Great Performers" concert series: Cleveland Orchestra, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $40-$70.

FEB. 2-3: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Turning Points," 8 p.m. Feb. 2, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $29-$82.

FEB. 9: The Philadelpia Orchestra, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

FEB. 12: Sarasota Concert Association's "Great Performers" concert series: Vienna Boys Choir, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $40-$70.

FEB. 14: The Ten Tenors, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

FEB. 20: Sarasota Concert Association's Munchtime Musicales: Dan Jordan, Chong-Hon Hong, and Cheryl Losey, noon, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota; no charge.

FEB. 21: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber soiree series: "Birthday Wishes," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; $26-$34.

FEB. 23: GuitarSarasota 2013 International Concert Series: Gaelle Solal (France), 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; Information: 941-362-2991.

FEB. 24: Sanctuary Concert Series: Sarasota Brass Quintet, 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitvill Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-371-4974.

FEB. 26: Sarasota Concert Association's "Great Performers" concert seriers: James Ehnes, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $40-$70.

FEB. 28, MARCH 2-3: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Beethoven's Ninth," 8 p.m., Feb. 28 and March 2, 2:30 p.m. March 3, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $29-$82.

COUNTRY

JAN. 26: Vince Gill, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

FEB. 15: Sheryl Crow, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

HOLIDAY

NOV. 23: Dave Koz and Friends, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

NOV. 24: Caly Aiken, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

DEC. 4: The Oak Ridge Boys, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

DEC. 5: The Kings of Swing, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

DEC. 8: Belle Canto "A Very Merry Holiday Concert," 8 p.m., The Glenridge Performing Arts Center; $10 members, $15 nonmembers, tickets include post-concert reception.

DEC. 9: Musica Sacra Cantorum "A Cathedral Christmas," 3 p.m., St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota; $15 advance, $20 at the door. Information: 941-349-5616.

DEC. 12: Gloria Musicae: Sarasota Music Archive Chamber Concert "Holiday Choral Magic," 10:30 a.m., Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota; no charge. Information: 941-861-1168.

DEC. 12: The Ditchfield Family Singers "Christmas with the Ditchfields," 2 p.m., Manatee Players Theatre; $25 adults, $12 children ages 12 and younger. Information: 941-748-5875.

DEC. 18: Gloria Musicae's "Celebrating the Season," 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; $35 adults, $15 students. Information: 941-360-7399.

DEC. 22: Wynonna's Rickin' Christmas, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

DEC. 28: Midtown Men, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

JAN. 1: Salute to Vienna, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

JAZZ

NOV. 30: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two" concerts: Melanie Massell Music and All That Jazz, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Information: 941-366-1552.

DEC. 9: Jazz at the First Church: "The Trio," 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple St., Sarasota; no charge. Information: 941-955-0935.

DEC. 14: Nate Najar and Ken Peplowski, 7:30 p.m., Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota; $22.50 and up.

JAN. 19: The South County Jazz Club series: Cynthia Sayer, 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota; $20 general admission, $15 GPAC members. Information: 941-552-5325.

FEB. 9: The South County Jazz Club series: Ira Sullivan, 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota; $20 general admission, $15 GPAC members. Information: 941-552-5325.

OLDIES

JAN. 6: The 5th Dimension, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

JAN. 9: Paul Anka, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

JAN. 16: Johnny Mathis, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

JAN. 24: Natalie Cole, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

JAN. 25: Doo Wop, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

FEB. 10: Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10 and up.

FEB. 11: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

FEB. 17: The Beach Boys, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

FEB. 22: Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10-$50.

PIANO

JAN. 19: Dreamwork: Marilyn Lerner, 8 p.m., Mildred Sainer Music and Arts Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; $15 general admission, $5 non-New College students. Information: 941-487-4888.

POPS

NOV. 30: Michael Bolton, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

DEC. 5-8: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escape series: "Winter Wonderland," 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 7, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Holley Hall; $25-$69.

JAN. 18-19: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "Bravo Broadway," 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $31-$65.

JAN. 23-26: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escape series: "Celebrate!" 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 25, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Holley Hall; $25-$69.

FEB. 7-8: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "New Orleans' Own," 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $31-$65.

FEB. 13-16: Sarasota Orcehstra Great Escape series: "The Envelope, Please" 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 15, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Feb. 16; $25-$69.

SUN CITY

CLASSICAL

DEC. 2-MARCH 3: St. Andrew Fine Arts Concert Series: Eleonora Lvov, pianist, Dec. 2; Daniel Rodriquez, tenor, Jan. 6; Ken Dake, piano and organ, Feb. 10; Kyoung and Won Cho, soprano and bass bariton, March 3. All performances are 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., W., Sun City Center. Tickets: $10. Information: 813-634-1252.

ST. PETE/TAMPA

ACOUSTIC

FEB. 23: An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu, 8 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $32 and up.

AMERICANA

JAN. 22: The Civil Wars, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $26.50 and up.

CHRISTIAN

JAN. 12: Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, 6 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa; $10 at the door.

FOLK

DEC. 10: Tyrone Wells, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50.

JAN. 21: Kris Delmhorst, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50.

FEB. 11: Cheryl Wheeler, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50.

HIP-HOP

DEC. 2: Wiz Khalifa, 7:30 p.m., USF Sun Dome; $32-$42.

HOLIDAY

DEC. 2: Christmas with the Opera Tampa Chorus, 3 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $10.

DEC. 2: Acoustic Christmas with Gavin McGraw and Tristan Prettyman, noon, Hard Rock Cafe, Tampa; $17.

DEC. 3: Christmas with the Opera Tampa Chorus, 7 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; $10.

DEC. 9: 93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball 2012, 6 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa; $23-$159.

DEC. 15: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 2 and 8 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa; $32.75-$70.75.

DEC. 21: Wynonna Judd "Wynonna's Rockin' Christmas," 8 p.m. The Mahaffey; $39-$69.

JAZZ

OLDIES

NOV. 23: "This is the '60s," 8 p.m., The Mahaffey; $25-$55.

OPERA

MARCH 1: Katherine Jenkins, 8 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $100 and up.

POPS

DEC. 6: Michael Bolton, 7:30 p.m., The Mahaffey; $45-$65.

JAN. 18: The Florida Orchestra: The Music of Michael Jackson, 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater; $35-$75.

ROCK/BLUES

NOV. 24: Shawn Hopper, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

NOV. 25: Twangsgiving, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10.

NOV. 30: Zach Deputy, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$18.

DEC. 1: WMNF presents Vodkanauts 10th Anniversary Super-Spectacular Extravaganza, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

DEC. 1: Rock Station 97X "Next Big Thing," Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg; $35 and up.

DEC. 2: Raw Oyster Cult, 7 p.m. doors, The Orpheum, 1915 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City, Tampa; $15 advance, $20 day of show.

DEC. 2: Gavin McGraw and Tristan Prettyman "Acoustic Christmas," noon, Hard Rock Cafe, Tampa; $17.

DEC. 11: Aerosmith, 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa; $46.75-$146.75.

DEC. 14: Coo Coo Ca Choo, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

DEC. 15: Suncoast Blues Society Holiday Party, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

DEC. 16: Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks Holidaze Show, 6 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $18-$22.

DEC. 29: Donna The Buffalo, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $25-$30.

DEC. 30: Donna The Buffalo, TBA, Skipper's Smokehouse; $25-$30.

DEC. 31: Donna The Buffalo, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $35-$40.

JAN. 4: Marcia Ball, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $20.

JAN. 12: Ryan Montbleau Band, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

JAN. 19: Mavis Staples, 8 p.m., The Mahaffey. St. Petersburg; $25-$45.

JAN. 20: Sunshine Blues Festival, 10:45 a.m., Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg; $49.50.

JAN. 20: Missy Raines and the New Hip, TBA, Skipper's Smokehouse; TBA.

JAN. 21: Richard Thompson, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50 and up.

JAN. 29: Town Mountain, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

FEB. 9: The Old 97s, 7 p.m. doors, The State Theatre, St. Petersburg; $20 advance, $23 at the door.

FEB. 9: WMNF 10th Annual Rockabilly Ruckus, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $20 advance, $25 at the door.

FEB 26: Gibson Brothers, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

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