About New Beginnings
New beginnings has two meanings for this concert. The obvious one is the start of a new relationship between musicians and director, and director and community. The other is an opportunity to perform a concert of new music. All of the repertoire has been composed within the past 10 years.
SCF Neel Performing Arts Center
Since 1966, the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center has served as a cultural center for Manatee and Sarasota counties hosting both College and community-sponsored events. The main performance hall remodeled in 1999 features a 65 x 40 foot stage, seating for 830 patrons, as well as wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms. The magnificent Elizabeth M. Eaton Memorial Pipe Organ, a 50-rank, 3-manual instrument built by master craftsman Charles McManis, was rededicated in October 2000.