Concerts: March 7-13

March 7, 2013 

CONCERTS: Musical acts to see

Manatee

CLASSICAL

MARCH 10: Manatee Concert Band's Annual Spring Concert, 3 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 1805 30th Ave. W., Bradenton; free will donation.

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.

FOR KIDS

MARCH 8: Creative Percussion Ensemble, 6:30 p.m., Rogers Community United Methodist Church, 1100 15th St. E., Bradenton; free will donation.

JAZZ

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.

SARASOTA

ACOUSTIC

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

CELTIC

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.

MAY 9: Celtic Women, 7:30 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; 39-$99.

CHORAL

MARCH 13: Coast Guard Cadet Chorale, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota; free will donation.

MARCH 15: U.S. Army Chorus Quartet, 7 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota; no charge. Information: 941-924-4664.

CLASSICAL

MARCH 10: Suncoast Concert Band 80th Anniversary Concert, 3 p.m., Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; no charge. Information: 941-924-4456.

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.

MAY 5: New Music New College: The Composers' Concert, 4 p.m., Mildred Sainer Music and Arts Pavilion, Sarasota; no charge.

FOLK

MARCH 10: Tribute to St. Patrick's Day: Paul Duffy, Michial Hickmott, Greg Holt, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $15. Info9rmation: 941-371-4974.

MARCH 15: Spider John Koerner, 8 p.m., Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota; $12-$15.

MARCH 17: Guisando Caliente, 6 p.m., Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, Sarasota; $10-$12.

JAZZ

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 13: Sarasota Orchestra "Vienna Classics," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; $26-$34.

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.

MAY 9: Sarasota Orchestra "Summer Music," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; $26-$34.

MAY 11: Sarasota Orchestra Innovations: "Revolutions," 7:30 p.m., Opera House, Sarasota; $30-$45.

OLDIES

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.

OTHER

MAY 9: New Music New College: Electronic Music Class Concert "Sonic Landcapes, Performances and Collaborations," 7:30 p.m., Mildred Sainer Music and Pavilion; 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 7-9: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escape series: "Her Majesty's Secret Service," 7:30 p.m. March 7, 5:30 p.m. March 8, 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 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.

MAY 8: Crosby, Stills and Nash, 7:30 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $75-$130.

PLANT CITY

COUNTRY

MARCH 7-10: 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.

ST. PETE/TAMPA

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.

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.

MAY 6: Lori McKennam 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50.

JAZZ

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

OLDIES

APRIL 10: Smokey Robinson, 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey, St. Petersburg; $52.79-$84.89.

OPERA

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.

POPS

MAY 10: Florida Orchestra New Rock Concert Series: "The Music of the Doors," 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; $35-$75.

ROCK/BLUES

MARCH 7: Trapt, 7 p.m. doors. State Theatre, 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 10: Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

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

MARCH 15: Applebutter Express, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

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

MARCH 19: Celticopia, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

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 23: Caravan of Tieves, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

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: Alice in Chains, 98Rockfest 2013, 5:45 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $29-$69.

APRIL 27: Red Elvis, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

MAY 4: Sauce Boss, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $10-$13.

MAY 9: Rodriguez, 8 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $35.50.

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