The Sarasota Concert Association Presents the 2015-2016 Munchtime Musicales Series

This popular series of free lunchtime concerts showcases a variety of musical styles performed by outstanding regional artists.


(Sarasota, Florida) For over 70 years, the Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) has brought Carnegie Hall to Sarasota with its “Great Performers Series” gracing the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center with performances by some of world’s finest classical musicians. The 2016 season is no exception, with another notable lineup of highly regarded orchestras and soloists. (See attached release.)

In addition to the Great Performers Series, the organization also offers its free “;Munchtime Musicales” series, a long-running, community outreach program designed to showcase the talents of locally based, accomplished musicians who represent a vast array of musical styles, including classical, folk, jazz and pop. The series is coordinated by Katherine Oarr, a board member of SCA. Oarr says that the series continues to thrive as one of the area’s more popular musical programs.

“It’s always rewarding to be able to support and showcase the astounding variety of music made by the outstanding artists who live and work in our region,” says Oarr. “The Sarasota Concert Association is pleased to continue making this important, all-around contribution to the cultural enrichment of our community.”

The 2015-2016 Munchtime Musicales concert season features the harp artistry of two acclaimed musicians, Cheryl Losey Feder, principal harpist for the Sarasota Orchestra, and Ann Hobson Pilot, former principal harpist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops (November 18, 2015); theJazz Trio, with veteran pianist, composer and conductor Tommy Goodman, bassist Dominic Mancini, and drummer Johnny Moore (December 16, 2015);The Bridge Trio, with Felicia Brunelle, violin, Isabelle Sanderling, cello, and Cheryl Tschanz, piano, in a program of works by noted female composers, including Gwyneth Walker, Jennifer Higdon, and Nadia Boulanger (January 20, 2016); a duo piano performance by the celebrated sister team of Cynthia Lawing and Gloria Cook, premier solo pianists who have performed to worldwide acclaim both individually and as a duo (February 17, 2016); Studio Artists from the Sarasota Opera, Sarasota’s ambassadors of opera who bring opera to stages beyond the walls of the Opera House (March 16, 2106); and the Belle Canto Women’s Chorus, Sarasota’s premier women’s choral ensemble, celebrating women’s voices with a varied repertoire that includes classical, traditional, secular and sacred works, as well as new works by contemporary composers (April 13, 2016).

All Munchtime Musicales performances are at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is open; no reservations taken. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467 or visit


About the Sarasota Concert Association

The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to foster an appreciation for the musical arts by sponsoring professional concerts, featuring a variety of quality music. This is accomplished through the Great Performers Series of world-class musicians and Munchtime Musicales, a free community outreach program. For more information about SCA, visit