SCF’s Felicia Brunelle Performs “Inspired by Baroque” with Guest Artists

(Bradenton, Fla., March 20, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) faculty member Dr. Felicia Brunelle, violin, will perform “Inspired by Baroque” with guest artists Mark Kroll, harpsichord, and Michael McClelland, viola, at 8 p.m., Friday, March 29, at SCF Bradenton in Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West.

Brunelle is a longstanding member of the Sarasota Orchestra and concertmaster for the Missouri Symphony. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in music from Indiana University and a doctorate in music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. As an active chamber musician, she performs throughout the United States and most recently in Eisenstadt, Austria, at the Esterhazy palace, one of the most beautiful Baroque palaces in Austria.

Kroll, who performs with the Sarasota Pops Orchestra, also has appeared as concerto soloist with some of the world's major orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Lexington Philharmonic, the Belgrade Chamber Orchestra and I Solisti di Zagreb. He was the first American harpsichordist to appear in numerous countries, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai of the United Arab Emirates. His recent tours include concerts, lectures and master classes in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Katowice, Bordeaux, Heidelberg, Montreal and Southampton. He is the author of several books including “Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Musician's Life and World” and “Playing the Harpsichord Expressively: A Practical and Historical Guide.”

McClelland, a violist with the Sarasota Orchestra, was the assistant principal viola for the Florida Philharmonic in 1998 -2003 and a Harid Conservatory artist/faculty from 1994-2000. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of John Hopkins University and completed graduate studies at the Banff Center for the Performing Arts in Canada.

General admission is $8. Tickets are $4 for students and SCF employees. For more information, contact the SCF music department at 941-752-5351 or Neel Performing Arts Center Box Office at 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at

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