Bradenton Symphony Orchestra’s Debut Concert Features New Saxophone Instructor

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 8, 2016) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Bradenton Symphony Orchestra will begin its inaugural season with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, a saxophone concerto by Glazunov performed by Dr. Pete Carney, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 “Surprise," at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.

SCF’s newly formed Bradenton Symphony Orchestra combines college student musicians, community musicians and professional musicians throughout the area to perform classical symphony compositions. Student musicians receive college credit for their weekly rehearsals and performances with the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra.

The Bradenton Symphony Orchestra’s debut concert, “Surprise!,” showcases the  talents of  jazz musician Dr. Carney, SCF’s new saxophone professor and jazz band director, who will perform a saxophone concerto with the symphony. He has performed throughout Europe and the United States with a jazz ensemble. Dr. Carney is the author of “Interactive Listening: A New Approach to Music,” taught in hundreds of schools, including the University of North Carolina and Florida International University.

General admission to the concert is $15. Students and SCF employee tickets are $5.

For more information, contact Dr. Robyn Bell, SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra director and director of instrumental studies at SCF, at or 941-752-5579. For tickets, contact SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center Box office at or 941-752-5252.

Dr. Pete Carney

Dr. Pete Carney

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