Sarasota Music Archive Lecture and Performance Series: Selections from this Season’s Operas with Sarasota Opera Studio Artists
The Sarasota Music Archive (SMA) concludes its 2017 Lecture and Performance series with Selections from this Season’s Operas with the popular Sarasota Opera Studio Artists, who command a full house at Geldbart Auditorium every year. They will be accompanied by Maestro Kevin Miller, the group’s program and music director, Wednesday, Mar. 8, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Geldbart Auditorium of Selby Public Library. The SMA is one of the largest music archives in the southeastern United States—and one of Sarasota’s artistic gems. Located in Sarasota’s Selby Public Library, the SMA’s vast collection boasts hundreds of thousands of music recordings in a wide range of media formats—from Edison wax cylinders to eight-track tapes to LPs and CDs. Its free Lecture and Performance series takes place in the library’s Geldbart Auditorium on Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 and runs January through March. For more information call 941-861-1168 and for the full schedule of events, visit www.sarasotamusicarchive.org.
Part of the Sarasota County Library Special Collections Department of the Selby Public Library, the Sarasota Music Archive is one of the nation’s leading music reference collections, containing several hundred thousand recordings, tapes, music scores, books, and memorabilia. The collection includes opera, vocal, choral, musicals, jazz, popular, folk, instrumental, and orchestral music. Recordings may be in the form of Edison wax cylinders, one- or two-sided shellac discs, LP vinyl records, laser discs, DVDs, or compact discs. A listening station is available. The catalogue is online at: www.sarasotamusicarchive.org. Volunteers check and catalog donated materials, plan programs and events, and provide assistance to members and the public. Recordings and music scores that are not needed for the collection are sold at very reasonable prices to the public. Materials may be copied. For more information, visit www.sarasotamusicarchive.org.