Patricia Stenberg honored in memorial concert
The Church of the Redeemer will host a memorial concert in honor of Patricia Stenberg, former principal oboe for the Sarasota Orchestra at 4 p.m. Sun., March 3. Stenberg passed away in 2002, and each year, the Sarasota-Manatee Alumnae chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), an international women’s music fraternity, presents a concert in her name to raise funds for local music education efforts. Stenberg served as both local chapter president and national president of the fraternity.
"Patricia Stenberg was a musician's musician, and an outstanding player," said Redeemer Organist and Choirmaster Ann Stephenson-Moe. "This concert, which raises money to help aspiring musicians, is a fitting tribute to her passion for music." Stenberg also served as a conductor with the Sarasota Pops Orchestra.
Founded in 1903, SAI is an international women’s music fraternity which works to bring together women who are interested in music on college campuses around the world. The fraternity works to encourage female musicians of all ages, races and nationalities, while cultivating excellence in music performance.
Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 the day of the concert; all proceeds go to area music organizations. The Church of the Redeemer is located at 222 S. Palm Ave., in downtown Sarasota. For ticket information and purchase, visit redeemersarasota.org or call 941-955-4263.