Concerts: Dec. 27-Jan. 2

December 27, 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. 27-28: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Chorus Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Dec. 27, 5 p.m. Dec. 28, USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

DEC. 28: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Cello Master Class 11 a.m., Orchestra Rehearsal 7 p.m., USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

DEC. 29: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Student Recital, 7 p.m., Harvest United Methodist Church, 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

DEC. 30: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Chorus Rehearsal 5 p.m., Orhcestra Rehearsal 7 p.m., USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

DEC. 31: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Student Recital, 6 p.m., USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

JAN. 2: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Viola Master Class 11 a.m., Chorus Rehearsal 5 p.m., Student Recital 7 p.m., USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

JAN. 3: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Cello Master Class 11 a.m., Orchestra Rehearsal 5 p.m., Student Recital, 7 p.m., USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

JAN. 4: Perlman Music Program Winter Residency: Kids' Day/Orhcestra Rehearsal 3:30 p.m., Chorus Rehearsal 5 p.m. Student Recital, 7 p.m., USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-359-4726.

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.

MARCH 14: Sarasota Masterworks Series: "Made in America," 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Hall; $29-$82.

MARCH 17: Johnathan Dimmock, 4 p.m., Christ Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton; $10 adults, $3 students. Inforamtion: 941-747-3709.

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

JAN. 14: GuitarSarasota: Eddy Lugo and his Flamenco 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.

MARCH 11: GuitarSarasota: Andrew Stroud, 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.

MARCH 24: The Black Watch and the Band of the Scots Guards, 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10-$55.

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

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: Michael Lasser and Friends, "Love Songs for Grown-Ups," 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center; $17.50-$22.50. Information: 941-552-5325.

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.

MARCH 14: Itzhak Perlman, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$88.

MARCH 15-17: Sarasota Masterworks Series: "Made in America," 8 p.m. March 15-16, 2:30 p.m. March 17, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $29-$82.

MARCH 16: GuitarSarasota: Vladimir Gorbach (Russia), 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; Information: 941-362-2991.

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.

FOLK

MARCH 10: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two" concerts: Paul Duffy and Michael Hickmott, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Information: 941-366-1552.

HOLIDAY

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. 28: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two" concerts: Marc Maninno Jazz Quartet, 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 and Her Hot Jazz Trio, 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, Sarasota; $20 general admission, $15 GPAC members.

MARCH 16: The South County Jazz Club series: Johnny Varro's Swing 7, 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota; $20 general admission, $15 GPAC members.

LATIN

MARCH 27: Voca People, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10-$50.

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.

MARCH 23: Temptations and The Four Tops, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$75.

OPERA

MARCH 20: Studio Artists from the Sarasota Opera, noon, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota; no charge.

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

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 Orchestra 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, Holley Hall; $25-$69.

MARCH 1: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$140.

MARCH 6-9: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escape series: "Her Majesty's Secret Service," 5:30 p.m. March 6 and 8, 7:30 p.m. March 7, 8 p.m. March 9, Holley Hall; $25-$69.

ROCK/BLUES

MARCH 16: Crossroads 5:BluesX, 8 p.m., Caples Fine Arts Complex, PepsiCo Arcade, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; $5-$15. Information: 941-487-4888.

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, Gloriana, Justin Moore, Alan Jackson, 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.

MARCH 16: Chris Tomlin, 7 p.m., USF Sun Dome, Tampa; $27.50-$37.50. Box office: 800-745-3000.

CLASSICAL

MARCH 8: Andre Rieu, 8 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $45-$139.

FOLK

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.

MARCH 11: Richard Shindell, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50

JAZZ

MARCH 1: Keb Mo and Los Lobos, 7:30 p.m. March 1, Palladium, St. Petersburg College; $55.50-$65.

OPERA

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

POPS

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

ROCK/BLUES

DEC. 28: Cope, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

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. 5: Green Sky Bluegrass, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

JAN. 6: Orquestra infinidad, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

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

JAN. 13: Selwyn Birchwood, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

JAN. 15: Inca Son, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

JAN. 18: Tab Benoit, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $17-$20.

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, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

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

JAN. 25: Tim Dorsey, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; no charge.

JAN. 27: Trinity, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

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. 15: WMNF presents Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadors, TBA, Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

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

VIOLIN

FEB. 19: Lindsey Stirling, 8 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $23.50 and up.

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