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Sarasota Music Festival Review – “Songs of Amour” left me feeling loved, musically nourished

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Susan Lorette Dunn . Image from

I recently got to experience some wonderful live music from the Sarasota Orchestras Music Festival. I went to the “Songs of Amour” artist showcase at Holley Hall.

Susan Lorette Dunn. Image from

This review will start off with a few of the negatives, but you should know that my overall experience was very positive.

For an hour before the start, there were complimentary hors’doueve. I was there only a half an hour early, and only got a few tiny sticks of fruit. I also believe they had cubes of cheesecake, but I did not get any. I also should have rushed more quickly to get good seats, since they weren’t assigned. There is no slope in the hall, so it’s hard to see if you are farther back. I was most dismayed to see how small the seats were, and how they were linked to others so you really couldn’t get much space to sit. As I was with older women, I tried to be nice and was leaning off my seat the entire hour. The hall and entire building here isn’t anything fancy, it’s very plain. But if you close your eyes, the musi ... Read More