Concerts: Dec. 6-12

December 6, 2012 

CONCERTS: Musical acts to see

Manatee

CHORAL

MARCH 1: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Beethoven's Ninth," featuring Gloria Musicae, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $39-$59.

CLASSICAL

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

JAN. 13: 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: 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: 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: Brass Quintet from the Florida Orcehstra, 4 p.m., Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $10 adults, $3 students.

HOLIDAY

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. 15: Randy Estelle and Il Voci, 2 and 7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1805 30th Ave. W., Bradenton; $10-$15. Information: 941-322-2076.

DEC. 16: Chancel Choir with Orchestra, Christmas Musical Celebration... "of His Kingdom, there shall be no end," 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; free will donation.

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

OLDIES

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

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

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

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

SARASOTA

ACOUSTIC

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

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

FEB. 11: GuitarSarasota: 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

FEB. 28, MARCH 2-3: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Beethoven's Ninth," featuring Gloria Musicae, 8 p.m., Feb. 28 and March 2, 2:30 p.m. March 3, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$84.

CLASSICAL

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: Tokyo String Quartet, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $40-$70.

JAN. 16: Sarasota String Quartet, noon, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota; no charge.

JAN. 26: GuitarSarasota: 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: Eleonora Lvov, pianist, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-371-4974.

JAN. 28: 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 Philadelphia Orchestra, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30 and up.

FEB. 12: 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: 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: 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: Sarasota Brass Quintet, 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitvill Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-371-4974.

FEB. 26: James Ehnes, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $40-$70.

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

DEC. 7: Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival "A Baroque Christmas," 8 p.m., Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota; $20 adults, $5 students. Information: 941-955-4263.

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. 16: 21st Annual Christmas Concert and Community Carol Sing "A Festive Season of Joy," 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; free will donation.

DEC. 16: Chorus of the Keys "Holiday Harmonies," 2 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center, 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota; $10-$15.

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 Rockin' 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

DEC. 7: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two" concerts: Terry Myers Quartet, 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 and 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple St., Sarasota; no charge. Information: 941-955-0935.

DEC. 9: Suncoast Jazz Ambassadors "Ho! Ho! Ho! And All That Jazz," 7:30 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota; $5. Information: 440-537-1692.

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

DEC. 21: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two" concerts: Billy Marcus Trio, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Information: 941-366-1552.

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

DEC. 6-8: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escape series: "Winter Wonderland," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 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.

PLANT CITY

COUNTRY

FEB. 28-MARCH 10: Florida Strawberry lineup includes Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, Chubby Checker, Foreigner, Gene Watson, Casting Crowns, Caroline Kole, Justin Moore, Grits and Glamour Tour with Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, Dwight Yoakam, Bobby Vinton, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Trace Adkins, Steve Hall and the Shotgun Red Show, Mel Tillis, Brantley Gilbert, T.G. Sheppard and Janie Fricke, Scotty McCreery, Gaither Vocal Band, Blake Shelton, Bret Michaels; 2209 W. Oak Ave., Plant City. General admission: $10 and up. Information: 813-754-1996.

SUN CITY

CLASSICAL

JAN. 6-MARCH 3: St. Andrew Fine Arts Concert Series: 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.

HOLIDAY

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.

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

DEC. 6: Graful Dead Night Deluxe, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $8.

DEC. 7: Damon Fowler Group, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

DEC. 8: Southern Culture on the Skids, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$20.

DEC. 9: Crushed Out, 6 p.m. doors, The Orpheum, 1915 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City; $8-$11. Information: 813-248-9500.

DEC. 9: The Big Tasty, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

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

DEC. 11: Paul Geremia, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10.

DEC. 14: Coo Coo Ca Choo, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

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. 21: Late Night Brass Holiday Show, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

DEC. 22: Halcyon, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

DEC. 29-31: Donna The Buffalo, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $25-$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. 15: Fishbone, 8 p.m. doors, The State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; $10-$12. Information: 727-906-0811.

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

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