Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sarasota Concert Band slashes prices for weekend affair

The Sarasota Concert Band hopes to fill the house for this weekend's concert by slashing prices. Tickets are now buy-one-get-one-free. The goal is to make the arts affordable to everyone during tough economic times, organizers said.

Sunday's 3 p.m. concert at Neel Performing Arts Center will feature world-renown composer Walter Hartley. Hartley - whose pieces have been performed in high school bands and world-class symphony orchestras throughout the nation - will premiere his new work "Duo Concertante." His appearance is part of the Sarasota Concert Band's 55th anniversary celebration.

Tickets are two for $10. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 364-2263 or visit Keyboards and More in Bradenton (746-1414). The concert will be held on the campus of Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.

-January Holmes

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