I was offered a FundRaising opportunity by FaceBook for my Birthday; $488.00 was raised by friends donating in my honor. To this date, none of these funds have been distributed to Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota which is a listed Nonprofit.
That was the week of July 9, 2017 - it has been 6 weeks and no checks to Artist Series Concerts as yet. I would not do this again as there are charges also to be deducted for FB & for Network for Good so the full amount that has been donated will not go to the Charity.
A wonderful experience! Always a varied and delightful production with a variety of talent. The programs are presented in a delightful theater which is beautiful, historic and very convenient. Ah ...a true gift to Sarasota.
It is such a pleasure to hear a variety of musical genres presented in relatively intimate surroundings. We aslo get to hear both new and older talents and interpretations, plus pieces which vary significantlyfrom the tired war horses of chamber music. There are also anumber of interesting and fun opportunities for social interaction which are aimed at supporting new young musicians. An all-around best bet!
i first became acquainted with the artist series of sarasota in 2002. the organization provides such a varied program that even i, at 70 years of age became an avid fan of what the series has to offer. the music runs the gamut from broadway musicals to bach, to opera to lerner and lowe etc., my wife who has even a less limited musical background than i has become so enthralled that she occasionally volunteers to help the organization whenever time allows. the organization provides scholarships to talented youngsters both vocal and instrumentalists. as i understand the series began in the mid 90s with perhaps a half dozen concerts annually. it now offers a varied program of approximately 40 or more concerts annually.