SCF Music Program Events

The SCF Music Program invites you to join us for an exciting
and affordable year of musical events.


The 2016-2017 year will feature renowned music faculty members and guest artists as well as blossoming student musicians, the concerts and recitals presented here reflect the highest quality in musical endeavors. You will be delighted and impressed with each featured performance. We hope you enjoy this year's wide spectrum of events. 

During the construction of SCF’s new Library and Learning Center, parking for SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center will be west of Building 11 in Parking Lot I. Entrance to the auditorium will remain on the east side of the building with a drop-off area directly south of the front doors. Signs along 60th Avenue West and the drive lanes on campus will guide patrons to the drop-off area and parking.  Please allow extra time for parking and ticketing.

The SCF Box Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and opens one hour prior to each scheduled event. You may contact the SCF Box Office at 941-752-5252 or email:

We are happy to announce online ticketing is now available!

Violins of Hope

Thursday, February 9, 2017                           7:30 p.m.                        Neel Performing Arts Center

In conjunction with The Sarasota Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, the SCF Presidential Quartet performs a concert on remarkable violins restored from the Holocaust. 

General Admission $10, call 941-343-2113 for tickets

Symphonic Band

Thursday, February 16, 2017                         7:30 p.m                         Neel Performing Arts Center

"Our New Day"

A concert dedicated to equality for all featuring a commissioned piece entitled, Our New Day Begun, written for the Charleston church shooting victims.

General Admission $8, Students & SCF Employees $4

SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra 

Friday, February 24, 2017                               8 p.m.                            Neel Performing Arts Center

"It's So Classic"

The SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra welcomes SCF trumpet instructor Dr. Aaron Romm to the stage for Hadyn's Trumpet Concerto while also celebrating Mozart and Beethoven.

General Admission $15, Students & SCF Employees $5

Choirs Concert

Tuesday, February 28, 2017                           7:30 p.m.                        Neel Performing Arts Center

"United in Song"

SCF choirs, along with area choral groups, unite in a musical effort to erase the boundaries that have divided our culture. 

General Admission $8, Students & SCF Employees $4    

Guitar Fest

Thursday, March 2, 2017                                7:30 p.m.                       Neel Performing Arts Center

SCF Guitar Ensemble in concert with talented students and faculty from schools around Florida presents a wide variety of music from the past 400 years.

General Admission $8, Students & SCF Employees $4 

Faculty Recital: Ann Hobson-Pilot, harp

Tuesday, March 21, 2017                                7:30 p.m.                       Neel Performing Arts Center

"Tangos and a Salsa"

The music of Astor Piazzolla, which will feature dancer Natalie Robison, and other South American composers. 

General Admission $8, Students & SCF Employees $4

Jazz Ensembles in Concert

Thursday, March 23, 2017                              7:30 p.m.                       Neel Performing Arts Center

Jazz from all walks of life! Mixing new student music and an awareness of jazz history, the SCF Big Band and Jazz Band play a year's worth of work in one concert. 

General Admission $8, Students & SCF Employees $4 

Evening Under the Stars

Saturday, April 1, 2017                                    6 p.m.                  SCF Venice Performance Pavilion

SCF ensembles and soloists are featured along with the Venice Symphony Orchestra in a scholarship fundraiser sponsored by the SCF Foundation. 

General Admission $20, Reserved General Admission $30; 941-752-5390 for tickets

Chamber Music Concert

Friday, April 7, 2017                                         7:30 p.m.                      Neel Performing Arts Center

"Join Us On Stage, But Don't Touch My Tuba!"

Join the SCF Brass Choir, Woodwind Choir, String Quartet, and Percussion Ensemble are they invite you onstage while they play same of their favorite chamber music selections.

General Admission $8, Students & SCF Employees $4 

Music Theatre Ensemble Showcase

Monday, April 17, 2017                                    7:30 p.m.                      Neel Performing Arts Center

A variety of musical excerpts from Broadway shows past and present performed by small and large groups from the Music Theatre Ensemble in this fun and engaging showcase.

Free Admission

SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 21, 2017                                        8 p.m.                          Neel Performing Arts Center

"Pull Out All The Stops!"

 In addition to the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra performing Camille Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 and Shostakovich's Festive Overture, SCF Music faculty, Aza Torshkoeva, will perform the Grieg Piano Concerto.   

General Admission $15, Students & SCF Employees $5

Music & Theatre Scholarship Auditions 

Saturday, April 22, 2017                              By Appointment            Neel Performing Arts Center

Spring Fling: Down Through the Decades

Thursday, April 27, 2017                                   7 p.m.          SCF Bradenton Performance Pavilion

Relive the memories of the 1950's, '60's, '70's, '80's, 90's, and '00's as the entire music program celebrates favorite themes of the previous decades in a salute to the 60th anniversary of MJC/MCC/SCF. 

General Admission $8, Students & SCF Employees $4

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