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Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

Sarasota Orchestra needs to rethink plan to develop Payne Park

When I heard of the plan for the Sarasota Orchestra to move to Payne Park, I wanted to shout out in joy. Instead, my heart ached.

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

The BMW that changed my life — Part III

And then there is Guns N Roses, Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. They bring out the wild teenager angsty rebellious gene. If I listen to more than an hour, I become this mock testosterone-laden Rock God of partying, womanizing and late night nuttiness — at least in my mind. As a remedy I will often quickly put on some Simon and Garfunkle and like popping a tire it releases all the testosterone from the system.

August 3, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

The BMW that changed my life

The BMW that changed my life

I went from feeling this liberating maverick feeling — a high octane Jack Kerouac or Henry Miller or Ulysses — to moments later little more than a lonely and depressed cross-country truck driver.

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Happy Birthday, Ludwig

Happy Birthday, Ludwig

The Sarasota Orchestra presents as part of its Chamber Soiree Series “Happy Birthday, Ludwig” at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 15 at Holley Hall. Join Maestro Dirk Meyer and the Sarasota Orchestra as they honor master composer Ludwig van Beethoven. Due to the popularity of last year’s concert, they celebrate the birth of Beethoven’s genius this year […]

November 17, 2011 | Posted in In the news, Key Events | Read More »

‘Happy birthday, Ludwig’

‘Happy birthday, Ludwig’

Happy Birthday Ludwig will be celebrated by the Sarasota Orchestra at Holley Hall at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 16. Historians believe Ludwig van Beethoven was born Dec. 16, 1770. The Sarasota Orchestra will celebrate this special day in history, the birth of one of the most famous and influential composers of all time, with a program of all Beethoven works.

November 28, 2010 | Posted in In the news, Top Box | Read More »