Concerts: Feb. 21-27

February 21, 2013 

CONCERTS: Musical acts to see

Manatee

ACOUSTIC

MARCH 2: 33rd Street Coffeehouse: Tom Kaiser and Carey Chaney, 6:30 p.m., Community of Christ Church, 5817 33rd St. E., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-504-5753.

CHORAL

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

CLASSICAL

FEB. 21: SCF Master Class: Rene Izquierdo, classic guitar, 3 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $5, free for students and SCF staff.

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

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

FEB. 28: SCF Symphony Orchestra, "Vive la France!", 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $4-$8.

MARCH 1: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Beethoven's 9th," 8 p.m. March 1, Neel Performing Arts Center; $30-$84.

MARCH 5: SCF Chamber and Concert Choirs, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $4-$8.

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

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

MARCH 24: Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra "HMS Pinafore Operetta," 2 p.m., Cross Pointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach; $20. Information: 941-778-8585.

APRIL 2: SCF Music Faculty Recital: Rex Willis, Classical Guitar, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $4-$8.

APRIL 5: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "East Meets West," 8 p.m. April 5, Neel Performing Arts Center; $38-$57.

APRIL 9: Manatee Association - Sarasota Orchestra's Musical Mornings: The Sarasota Wind Quartet, 10 a.m., Westminster Towers, 1533 Fourth Ave. W.,Bradenton; $15. Information: 941-782-3278.

APRIL 25: SCF All Music Ensembles: Spring Fling Concert, 7 p.m., Outdoor Performance Pavilion, Central Courtyard at SCF; $4-$8.

GOSPEL

FEB. 28: The Dixie Melody Boys, 9:30 a.m., Bradenton Tropical Palms Auditorium, 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton; $10. Information: 727-538-9889.

JAZZ

MARCH 3: Dixieland Canamger Jazz Band, 3 p.m., Bradenton River Presbyterian Church, 5150 Peridia Blvd., E., Bradenton; $15. Information: 941-739-0202.

MARCH 26: SCF Jazz Bands, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $4-$8.

APRIL 6: Phoenix Jazz Orchestra of Orlando, 7:30 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $10-$25.

APRIL 11: SCF Music Faculty Recital: Marc Mannino, Jazz Guitar, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $4-$8.

LONGBOAT KEY

JAZZ

FEB. 22: Thomas Carabasi Samba Jazz Concert, 7:30 pm., Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key; $20-$25. Information: 941-383-2345.

SARASOTA

ACOUSTIC

MARCH 11: GuitarSarasota: Andrew Stroud, guitar, 7:30 p.m., Sarasota Art Center; no charge

CELTIC

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

MARCH 10: Early St. Patrick's Day: Paul Duffy and Michael Hickmott, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-371-4974.

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

CHORAL

FEB. 23: Sarasota Chorus of the Keys, "#1 Hits from the 50s-90s," 2:30 and 7 p.m., Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota; $20-$35. Information; 941-484-7589.

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

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

FEB. 22: "Wind Song 5," 1 p.m., Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota; $5 min. donation. Information: 941-556-3214.

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 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-371-4974.

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

FEB. 26: Perlman Music Program: Ariel Quartet, 7 p.m., Beatrice Friedman Theater, Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, 580 Macintosh Road, Sarasota; no charge. Information: 941-371-4546.

FEB. 28-MARCH 2-3: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "Beethoven's 9th," 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 2, 2:30 p.m. March 3, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$84.

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

MARCH 14: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: "The power and passion of Beethoven," 8 p.m., The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota; $30 and up. Information: 941-371-4546, ext. 106.

MARCH 15: Musica Sacra Cantorum, 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center; $15.

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.

MARCH 19: Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $40-$70.

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

APRIL 6: GuitarSarasota: Ana Vidovic (Croatia), 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; Information: 941-362-2991.

APRIL 6-7: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork series: "East Meets West," 8 p.m. April 6, 2:30 p.m. April 7, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $29-$82.

APRIL 14: Chroma Quartet, 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-371-4974.

APRIL 17: Mike Markaverich Trio, noon, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota; no charge.

APRIL 18: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber series: "Vienna Classics," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; $26-$34.

COUNTRY

FOLK

JAZZ

FEB. 22: Jazz Club of Sarasota: Diane Linscott and Company, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Information: 941-366-1552.

MARCH 3: Jazz Club of Sarasota 33rd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival: "Jazz in the Park," 2-4 p.m. March 3, Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; no charge. Information: 941-366-1552.

MARCH 5: Jazz Club of Sarasota 33rd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival: J.B. Scott's Swingin' ALlstarts, 7:30 p.m., Players Theatre, Sarasota; $10-$35. Information: 941-365-2494.

MARCH 6: Jazz Club of Sarasota 33rd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival: Jazz Trolley Night, 6:30-10:30 p.m. various locations, $TBA.

MARCH 7: Jazz Club of Sarasota 33rd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival: Giacomo Gates, 7:30 p.m., Players Theatre, Sarasota; $10-$35. Information: 941-365-2494.

MARCH 8: Jazz Club of Sarasota 33rd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival: Terry Myers Orchestra "A Tribute to Benny Goodman," 7:30 p.m., Players Theatre, Sarasota; $10-$35. Information: 941-365-2494.

MARCH 9: Jazz Club of Sarasota 33rd Annual Sarasota Jazz Festival: The Four Freshmen, 7:30 p.m., Players Theatre, Sarasota; $10-$40. Information: 941-365-2494.

MARCH 10: Jazz at First Church: Bill Allred, 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; free will donation. Information: 941-955-0935.

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.

APRIL 14: Jazz at First Church: Jim Wellen, 4-5 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; free will donation. Information: 941-955-0935.

APRIL 9: GuitarSarasota: Rick Peterson and Jeff Sack, 7:30 p.m., ArtCenter Sarasota; no charge.

APRIL 4: Diana Krall, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$115.

APRIL 6: The South County Jazz Club series: Marlene VerPlanck, 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota; $15 general admission, $10 GPAC members.

APRIL 20: New Voices, New Harmonies: Toby Twining Music, 8 p.m., Mildred Sainer Music and Arts Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; no charge.

APRIL 24: Chris Botti, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Peforming Arts Hall; $30-$65.

LATIN

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

OLDIES

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.

VOCAL

MARCH 15: US Army Choral Vocal Quartet, 4 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-924-4664.

APRIL 15: Maria Wirries, 4 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota; $15. Information: 941-924-4664.

POPS

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.

APRIL 12-13: Michael Andrew "Ol' Blue Eyes," 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $31-$65.

APRIL 24-27: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escape series: "By Popular Demand," 5:30 p.m. April 24 and 26, 7:30 p.m. April 25, and 8 p.m. April 27, Holley Hall, Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota; $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.

MARCH 28: One Night of Queen, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $10-$50.

MARCH 30: Queen Latifah, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$110.

APRIL 11: Smokey Robinson, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $30-$95.

PLANT CITY

COUNTRY

FEB. 28-MARCH 10: Florida Strawberry Festival 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 CENTER

CHORAL

APRIL 21: Tampa Oratorio SIngers, 3 p.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center; $10. Information: 813-634-1252.

CLASSICAL

MARCH 3: Kyoung and Won Cho, 3 p.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Sun City Center; $10.

ST. PETE/TAMPA

ACOUSTIC

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

CHRISTIAN

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.

COUNTRY

FOLK

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

MARCH 18: Leonard Cohen, 8 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $59.50 and up.

APRIL 6: Tift Merritt and Simone Dinnerstein, 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.

APRIL 18: David Benoit and Brian Culbertson "piano2PIANO," 7:30 p.m., The Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg; $42.50 and up.

OPERA

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

APRIL 28: The Tenors, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $39.50 and up.

LATIN

JUNE 30: Juanes, Loud and Unplugged Tour, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; 49.50 and up.

POP

FEB. 27: P!nk, 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $36.75-$96.75.

MARCH 13: Lady Gaga, 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $49.50-$175.

ROCK/BLUES

FEB. 22: Dan Toler Fundraiser: Toler Tucci Band, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

FEB. 23: Cope, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

FEB. 23: The Queers, 8 p.m. doors, The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; $12.

FEB. 24: Colin Lake, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

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

MARCH 1: Dumpstaphunk, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$20.

MARCH 2: Nighthawks, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$15.

MARCH 3: Mod Sun/Cisco Adler, 7 p.m. doors, The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; $15.

MARCH 8: WMNF: Swamp Sista Lala, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$15.

MARCH 8: (Hed) p.e., 7 p.m. doors, State Theatre, St. Petersburg; $15.

MARCH 12: Mike Zito, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MARCH 15: Bang Tango, 7 p.m. doors, State Theatre, St. Petersburg; $12.

MARCH 21: Enuff Z' Nuff, 7 p.m. doors, State Theatre, St. Petersburg; $13.

MARCH 22: Time Reynolds and TR3, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$20.

MARCH 24: Betty Fox Band, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

MARCH 24: Alicia Keys, 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $45.25-$100.25.

MARCH 30: WMNF: Karib-b-yan Kruze Music Festival 2013, 4 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

MARCH 31: Stick Martin's Easter Bunny Hip-Hop, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10.

APRIL 10: Smokey Robinson, 7:30 p.m., The Mahaffey, St. Petersburg; $49.50 and up.

APRIL 16: Gravy Flavored Kisses, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $6.

APRIL 19: Tinsley Ellis, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

APRIL 26: 98Rockfest 2013, 5:45 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $29-$69.

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