Sarasota Concert Association Presents 2018-2019 Music Matinees Series

Sarasota Concert Association’s free lunchtime concert series is back with more outstanding regional artists offering a variety of musical styles.


(Sarasota, Florida) Since 1938, the Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) has brought the world’s finest classical musicians to Sarasota with its Great Performers Series. In addition to the Great Performers Series, the organization offers a free Music Matinees SeriesThis long-running, community outreach program features accomplished, regional musicians who perform a vast array of musical styles, including classical, jazz and pop. The series is coordinated by Gail Berenson and Charles Turon, both SCA board members, who view this series as an important forum to showcase outstanding regional artists.

“I am a relative newcomer to Music Matinees, but I already sense something special here,” says Turon. “The series truly showcases the richness of our musical community, with each performer having a personal tie to our region. Some performers are seasoned artists, others are rising stars—but each brings the high caliber of musicianship that represents the best of our area. I trust that audiences, too, will experience the same sense of specialness that I do and celebrate this music from our community to our community.” Turon adds that all concerts except one (December 10) are on Wednesdays.

The 2018-2019 Music Matinees noontime concert season features Aaron Romm, trumpet, and Avis Romm, piano (December 10); Marc Mannino, classical and jazz guitar (January 16); Michael Baron and Priscilla Navarro, one piano, four hands (February 6); Sarasota Opera Studio Artists (March 6) and Hein Jung, soprano, and Grigorios Zamparas, piano (April 10).

All Music Matinees performances are free and at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Seating is open; no reservations accepted. For more information about Music Matinees, email Gail Berenson at


About the Sarasota Concert Association

The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) is a nonprofit organization that fosters greater appreciation for world-class classical music by offering the community two engaging programs December to April. The Great Performers Series, in its 74th season, brings world-renowned orchestras and chamber groups to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Riverview Performing Arts Center. The Music Matinee Series features outstanding regional artists in free community concerts at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Hall and, occasionally, other venues. For more information about SCA, visit