Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
Monday, May 01, 2017
2016-2017 Concert Series
Oct. 9 “The Majesty of Brahms”
We open our season series with a classical concert featuring two complex and exciting piano quartets by Johannes Brahms. This music has moments of great power and also of great tenderness and intimacy. World class players Mikhail Kopelman, violin; Carol Rodland, viola; Scott Kluksdahl, cello; and Rebecca Penneys will mine the depths of these great works.
Nov. 13 “Great American Standards"
Tampa Bay award winning jazz band La Lucha joined by talented vocalist Whitney James will perform favorite tunes from the Great American Songbook with popular classics and hidden musical gems such as The Way You Look Tonight, Cheek to Cheek, Tenderly, Singing In the Rain, Love Me or Leave Me, Lullaby of the Leaves, Summer Samba and more.
Dec. 11 "Merry Christmas from St Petersburg (Russia)"
Coming to us all the way from Russia, the dramatic ChoRuss Vocal Ensemble will treat us to their rich voices and stir your holiday spirits. Their program will feature Russian classics by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and more, plus delightful folk and Christmas tunes.
Jan. 15 “Young Voices”
With forty young singers, the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale will inspire us with an uplifting and diverse vocal program. With their wonderful renditions of gospel melodies and fine choral selections of all genres, the Singing Wildcats will bring us music that is perfectly suited for a celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Feb. 12 “Pipe Organ: Robust Romantics”
Peace Memorial’s magnificent Cassavant pipe organ will be put through its full paces by Dwight Thomas, Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter’s Cathedral. With a Masters in Music from Indiana University, Mr. Thomas will present a lovely and varied program emphasizing works from Romantic composers, including Mendelssohn, Brahms, Widor, and Vierne. The Clearwater Chapter of the American Guild of Organist is co-sponsoring this concert.
Mar. 12 “Young Genius of the Piano”
Just in time to brighten our Spring, award winning teenage concert pianist Noah Waddell will bring us classical masterworks from Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more. Noah hales from Ft. Myers and has been wowing audiences since he started performing concerts at the tender age of ten.