Concerts: Dec. 12-18

December 12, 2013 

CONCERTS: Musical acts to see

MANATEE

CLASSICAL

DEC. 15: Bradenton Community Fine Arts Concert Series: Handel's "Messiah," 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-747-4406.

JAN. 19: Bradenton Community Fine Arts Concert Series: Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-747-4406.

JAN. 26: Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra: Bach and Vivaldi, 2 p.m., CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach; $25.

JAN. 30: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork Series: "Colors of Love," 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $39-$59.

FEB. 20: Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks Series: "Homage," 8 p.m. , Neel Performing Arts Center; $30-$84.

HOLIDAY

DEC. 15: Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra: "Holiday Concert," 2 p.m., CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach; $25. Information: 941-795-2370.

DEC. 16: Christmas with the Gulf Coast Flute Choir, 7 p.m., Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-792-3141.

DEC.18: Ditchfield Family Singers "A Ditchfield Family Christmas," 2 p.m., Manatee Players, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton; $13-$36.

OLDIES

JAN. 12: Sunday at Neel Series: The Marlins, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

JAN. 26: Sunday at Neel Series: Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

FEB. 9: Sunday at Neel Series: The Edward Twins, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

FEB. 23: Sunday at Neel Series: Fernando Varela, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center; $30.

OPERA

FEB. 23: Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra: "La Traviata," 2 p.m., CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach; $25. Information: 941-795-2370.

ORGAN

JAN. 19: Manasota Theatre Organ Society: Mark Herman, 2 p.m., Grace Church, 8000 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; $15-$18.

FEB. 16: Manasota Theatre Organ Society: Clark Wilson, 2 p.m., Grace Church, 8000 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; $15-$18.

POPS

FEB. 23: Bradenton Community Fine Arts Concert Series: Barbary Coast Dixieland Band, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton; free will donation. Information: 941-747-4406.

SARASOTA

BIG BAND

FEB. 3: Glenn Miller Orchestra, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $30-$45.

FEB. 6: Michael Feinstein: "Swinging with the Big Band," 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $55-$75.

BROADWAY

DEC. 15: Bernadette Peters, 7 p.m., Van Wezel; $35-$70.

JAN. 24-25: Sarasota Orchestra Pops Series: "Broadway Bound," 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $32-$69.

FEB. 12-15: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escapes Series: "Heart to Hart," 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 14, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Feb. 15, Holley Hall; $29-$49.

CHORAL

DEC. 14: The Konevets Quartet (St. Petersburg, Russia), 1 p.m., St. Mark Orthodox Christian Church, 1517 57th St. E., Bradenton; $25 donation. Information: 941-749-7662.

CLASSICAL

JAN. 4: Perlman Music Program: Tenth Annual Celebration Concert with Itzhak Perlman, 5 p.m., Sarasota Opera House; $40-$80.

JAN. 6: Sarasota Concert Association: Marc-Andre Hamelin, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $40-$70.

JAN. 10-12: Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks Series: "Superb, Sublime, Splendid," 8 p.m. Jan. 10-11, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Van Wezel; $30-$84.

JAN. 11-12: Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota Classical Recital Series "Zing Went the Strings," 7:30 p.m., Asolo Historic Theater; $40-$45.

JAN. 13: GuitarSarasota Mini-Concert and Lecture Series: Elliot Frank, guitar, 7:30 p.m., ArtCenter Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; no charge.

JAN. 16-19: Sarasota Orchestra Great Escape Series: "American Tapestry," 5:30 p.m. Jan. 15 and 17, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 8 p.m. Jan. 18; $29-$49.

JAN. 18: Ugly Beauties, 8 p.m., Club Sudakoff, 5845 General Dougher Place, New College Pei Campus, Sarasota; $5-$15. Information: 941-487-4888.

JAN. 22: The Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Perofrming Arts Hall; $55-$80.

JAN. 25: GuitarSarasota 2014 International Concert Series: Mak Grgic (Slovenia), 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Information:941-362-2991.

JAN. 31 and FEB. 1-2: Sarasota Orchestra Masterwork Series: "Colors of Love," 8 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Van Wezel; $30-$84.

FEB. 1: Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Classical Recital Series: Ritz Chamber Players "Great Music versus Superbowl," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Historic Asolo Theater; $40-$45.

FEB. 6: Sarasota Orchestra Chamber Series: "East and Middle East," 5:30 p.m., Holley Hall; $29-$37.

FEB. 10: GuitarSarasota Mini-Concert and Lecture Series: Inca Rose Duo, voice and guitar, 7:30 p.m., ArtCenter Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; no charge.

FEB. 19: Munchtime Musicales, piano duets by Lee Dougherty Ross and Joe Holt, noon, Beatrice Friedman Center; no charge.

FEB. 21-23: Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks Series: "Homage," 8 p.m. Feb. 21-22, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Van Wezel; $30-$84.

FEB. 22: GuitarSarasota 2014 International Concert Series: Alvaro Pierri (Uruguay), 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota; $20 members, $25 nonmembers. Information:941-362-2991.

FEB. 26: Lang Lang, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $70-$105.

FEB. 26-27: Perlman Program Suncoast Emerging Artists Performances Series: Ariel Quartet, "The Beethoven Cycle," 7 p.m., Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $20.

FEB. 27: Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks Series: "Quartels," 5:30 p.m. Holley Hall; $29-$37.

COUNTRY

JAN. 29: Merle Haggard, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $$37-$85.

FEB. 8: Kenny Rogers, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $65-$75.

DISCO

JAN. 16: ABBA, the Concert, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $40-$60.

FOLK

DEC. 19: Tribute to Phil Ochs, 8 p.m., Fogartyville; $5-$7.

DEC. 28: Grandpa's Cough Medicine, 8 p.m., Fogartyville; $8-$10.

DEC. 31: New Year's Eve Celebration, 8 p.m., Fogartyville; $TBA

HOLIDAY

DEC. 12: New York Tenors Christmas, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $40-$55.

DEC. 13: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $33-$45.

DEC. 13: Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday, 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center; $15-$20.

DEC. 15: The "Messiah Sing-Along," 7:30 p.m., Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota; $10. Information: 941-955-4263.

DEC. 15: City of Sarasota Pipe Band: "A Celtic Christmas," 7 p.m., Sarasota Opera House; $10-$30.

DEC. 15: Suncoast Concert Band "Christmas is Coming" 3 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St, Sarasota; $5. Information: 941-907-4123.

DEC. 16: Danu Christmas in Ireland: A Nollaig in Eirinn, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $15-$45.

DEC. 16: "A Calyp-soul Christmas," 7:30 p.m., The Players Theatre; $20.

DEC. 21: Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota "Amahl and the Night Visitors," 2 p.m., Historic Asolo Theater; $15-$30.

DEC. 21-22: Andrea McArdle "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," 7:30 p.m., Historic Asolo Theater; $25-$45.

DEC. 22: "Christmas Oratorio" and Vivaldi's "Glorio RV 588," 5:15 p.m., Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota; $10. Information: 941-955-4263.

JAN. 3: Salute to Vienna, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $37.10-$78.83.

IRISH

FEB. 13: Irish Rovers, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $30-$50.

JAZZ

DEC. 13: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two": Rodney Rojas, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Information: 941-366-1552.

DEC. 20: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two": Valerie Gillespie Ensemble, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Information: 941-366-1552.

DEC. 27: Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz at Two": Dan Miller Quartet, 2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $7 members, $12 nonmembers. Information: 941-366-1552.

DEC. 17: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Winston Marsalis and Cecile McLorin Salvant, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $55-$80.

JAN. 5: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7 p.m., Van Wezel; $25-$40.

JAN. 10: Jazz Club of Sarasota: The International Jazz Trio, 7:30 p.m., Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center; $25 members, $30 nonmembers.

JAN. 11: Larry Coryell, 8 p.m., Glenridge Performing Arts Center; $15-$20.

JAN. 15: Munchtime Musicales, Jerry Eckert Jazz Trio, noon, Beatrice Friedman Center; no charge.

JAN. 18-19: Cynthia Sayer and Her Hot Jazz Trio, 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 2 p.m. Jan. 19; $15-$20.

OLDIES

JAN. 7: Neil Sedaka, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $35-$80.

JAN. 8: In The Mood, a 1940's Musical Review, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $30-$50.

JAN. 19: Engelbert Humperdinck, 7 p.m., Van Wezel; $35-$80.

JAN. 21: Jerry Lewis, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $45-$80.

FEB. 14: Tony Bennett, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $81-$116.

FEB. 17: The Hit Men, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $35-50.

ORGAN

JAN. 19: Manasota Theatre Organ Society: Mark Herman, 2 p.m., Grace Church, 8000 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; $18. Information: 941-379-6301.

POPular

JAN. 13: Katharine McPhee, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $35-$75.

ROCK/BLUES

JAN. 30: Linda Eder, 8 p.m., Van Wezel; $40-$60.

FEB. 9: Kenny Loggins, 7 p.m., Van Wezel; $50-$70.

ST. PETE/TAMPA

CHRISTIAN

JAN. 11: NewSong's Winter Jam Tour, 6 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa; $10.

CLASSICAL

DEC. 14: Andrea Bocelli, 8 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $75-$350.

JAN. 10: Florida Orchestra "Bravo Beethoven!", 8 p.m., Straz Center; $17.50-$47.50.

JAN. 24: Florida Orchestra "Bartok and Brahms," 8 p.m., Straz Center; $17.50-47.50.

FEB. 1: Itzhak Perlman, 8 p.m., Straz Center; $41-$75.

FEB. 7: Masters of the Fiddle: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, 8 p.m., Straz Center; $25-$45.

FEB. 28: Florida Orchestra "Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush," 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre; $35.

FOLK

DEC. 16: John McCuthcheon, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50.

JAN. 13: Gretchen Peters, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50.

FEB. 24: Carrie Newcomer, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $28.50.

JAZZ

FEB. 9: Pat Metheny Unity Group, 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $45-$65.

HOLIDAY

DEC. 12: Happy Holiday Concert with the Opera Tampa Singers, 7:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; $10.

DEC. 13: The Florida Orchestra "Holiday Pops!" 8 p.m., Straz Center, Tampa; $17.50-$47.50.

DEC. 13: Mix 100.7 Acoustic Christmas: The Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, ZZ Ward and Michael Franti, 6:30 p.m. doors, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; $41.50-$141.50.

DEC. 17: Christmas with the Florida BoyChoirs and USF Opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," 7:30 p.m. The Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg; $10-$18.50.

DEC. 22: Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2013, 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; $39.50-$69.50.

OLDIES

FEB. 8: Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre; $35-$65.

FEB. 12: Tony Bennett, 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $65-$150.

POP

FEB. 26: Demi Lovato "The Neon Lights Tour," 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $26.75-$62.25.

POPS

JAN. 17: Florida Orchestra: "Bond and Beyond," 8 p.m., Straz Center; $17.50-$47.50.

FEB. 28: Peter Nero "The Gershwin Project," 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $37.50-$55.50.

ROCK/BLUES

DEC. 12: Travis Scott, 7 p.m. doors, The Orpheum; $15-$20.

DEC. 12: R&Beat Holiday Jam: Ginuwine, Joe, and Tank, 8 p.m., USF Sun Dome, Tampa; $45-$95.70.

DEC. 13: Unknown Hinson, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$20.

DEC. 14: SBS Holiday Party: Nick Moss, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

DEC. 15: Caleb Hyers Band, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $5.

DEC. 16: John McCutcheon, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center; $28.50.

DEC. 17: Dean Johanesen, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $5.

DEC. 19: Thy Art Is Murder, I Declare War, Fit For an Autopsy, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Kublai Khan, 6 p.m. doors, The Orpheum; $10-$13.

DEC. 20: Applebutter Express, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

DEC. 21: Halcyon, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12.

DEC. 21: The Devil Wears Prada, 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor; $23.50.

DEC. 21: Hallucination Before Christmas, 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor; $10-$20.

DEC. 27: Hendrix, Osborne and Key Tribute, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

DEC. 28: Zach Deputy, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$20.

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

JAN. 4: Kettle of Fish, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

JAN. 9: Blackberry Smoke: The Fire in the Hole Tour, 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor; $21.50.

JAN. 10: March Fourth Marching Band, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

JAN. 14: Paul Geremia, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $7-$10.

JAN. 17: Tab Benoit, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $20-$25.

JAN. 17: Billy Joel, 8 p.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum; $39.50-$119.50.

JAN. 13: Gretchen Peters, 7:30 p.m., Straz Center; $28.50.

JAN. 16: Queensryche Tour: "Operation Mindcrime," 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater; $59-$79.

JAN. 19: Second Anual Sunshine Music and Blues Festival, noon, Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg; $39.50 and up.

JAN. 23: Grateful Dead Nite Deluxe, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $8.

JAN. 25: Amon Earth, 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor; $25.50.

FEB. 4: Queens of the Stone Age, 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $40.50 and up.

FEB. 8: WMNF presents Rockabilly Ruckus, TBA, Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

FEB. 8: Skinny Puppy, 8:30 p.m., Ritz Ybor; $29.50.

FEB. 14: That One Guy, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $12-$15.

FEB. 15: Tinsley Ellis, 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

FEB. 18: Gibson Brothers, 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $15-$20.

FEB. 23: WMNF presents Oliver Mitukudzi and The Black Spirits, 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse; $TBA.

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