Experience the Orchid Show in a whole new light! Each Wednesday evening during The Orchid Show, the conservatory will play host to orchid-inspired cocktail receptions. Enjoy an exclusive after-hours lighted viewing of the orchid displays with live music and light hors d’oeuvres, along with wine and craft beer tastings.
$60 Members, $75 Guests
October 18 – TASHA ROBINSON
Tasha Robinson is currently Principal Resident Harpist with the Venice, Ocala and South Shore Symphonies. She has performed concertos with local orchestras and is also the principal harpist for the Sun City Chamber Ensemble. Tasha has been a teacher for both the Royal Conservatory Method and was an instructor of harp at the Gulf Coast Youth Harp Festival in 2010. She has created harp ensembles for youth to adult and works with elementary schools to create harp programs within their musical ensembles and lessons.
October 25 – JOHN PATTI
From Singapore to Key West, Manhattan to the Caribbean, audiences of all ages have seen John Patti bring the steel pan to the forefront of musical entertainment. Over the years, John’s popularity has grown across the nation for his unique take on the steel pan. John’s expressively smooth sound elevates the steel pan from its perceived impression as just an island instrument to one of versatility across many musical genres. Rock, jazz, blues, country, funk and even classical are all rejuvenated when John combines them with a tropical sound and his own stories.
November 1 – PETER SIMMS
Peter Simms has been a full time musician and music teacher for more than 25 years. His experiences range from studio musician, stage performer, guitar teacher and clinician, soloist, arranger (jazz), community music television producer, and music event coordinator. He has performed in jazz ensembles, R&B Bands, clubs, studios and television shows.
November 8 – KAREN TUTTLE
Karen Tuttle plays the violin and viola and is involved in many local musical organizations including The Venice Symphony, The North Port Symphony (Concertmaster), The Charlotte Symphony, Palm Strings Quartet, and Romanza Strings.
November 15 – STEVE MARTINUCCI
Trained in jazz and classical music, Steve Martinucci has added Brazilian Bossa Nova and Samba music to his diverse repertoire. Steve creates wonderful interpretations of well known musical compositions, as well as original compositions. Steve has studied with many world-renowned musicians and teaches music and guitar lessons locally.
November 22 – BRYAN SPAINHOWER
Bryan Spainhower’s early influences ranged between the rock and jazz fusion of the 70’s. Today he combines Nuevo Flamenco along with jazz, rock, fusion and country to create his own unique sound.