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Nov
4
Sat
FRANZ MANTINI, piano
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm

Franz Mantini at the piano

A 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert

The Carrollwood Cultural Center presents pianist Franz Mantini in celebration of our 10th year of operation. Mr. Mantini has given solo performances at the Center nearly every year of its existence and created the popular Strings in the Spring series featuring both local and internationally acclaimed artists.

Mr. Mantini will present a program featuring Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata and selections by Chopin, Liszt, and Scriabin.

Mr. Mantini has performed Concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, MacDowell and chamber music with the Lafayette String Quartet and principal members of The Florida Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He was a prize winner in the 1990 Florida West Coast Chopin Competition and won a Jury Discretionary Prize and Best Performance of a Classical Era Work at the 4th and 5th International Piano Competitions for Outstanding Amateurs, respectively, presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation.

ADVANCED TICKETS: $14 member / $18 general admission

DAY OF SHOW: $16 member / $20 general admission

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Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Tickets for members will go on sale July 25 (phone and in-person orders only).

Tickets will be available for the general public starting August 1. 

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Dec
16
Sat
CHRISTMAS WITH EMILE PANDOLFI
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Emile_Christmas_soloRecording since 1991, Emile Pandolfi’s CDs of familiar music have sold well over three million copies nationally. This has earned Emile the distinction of being the top-selling artist in the alternative music industry, distributed primarily in specialty, gift and book shops across the nation. Now with 30+ albums, most major online retailers also carry his music for download and he can be streamed from internet radio stations all over the world.

Emile will be joined by vocalist Dana Russell.

 

ADVANCED TICKETS: $24 member / $28 general admission

DAY OF SHOW: $28 member / $32 general admission

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Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Tickets for members will go on sale July 25 (phone and in-person orders only).

Tickets will be available for the general public starting August 1. 

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Jan
13
Sat
CYPRESS CREEK JAZZ BAND
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm

Cypress Creek Dixieland JAzz BandThe Cypress Creek Dixieland Jazz band is a group of local musicians with strong roots in the Tampa music scene.  Members have performed with everything from brass bands to concert bands, pit orchestras to Symphonies, Chamber ensembles to swing bands, polka bands to a Cappella  groups and almost anything in between.

But what keeps this group together is their love for the early jazz music of New Orleans Dixieland.

“Arguably the happiest of all music is Dixieland jazz. The sound of several horns all improvising together on fairly simple chord changes with definite roles for each instrument but a large amount of freedom, cannot help but sound consistently joyful.”  – Scott Yanow

ADVANCED TICKETS: $12 member / $16 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $14 member / $18 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Tickets for members will go on sale July 25 (phone and in-person orders only).

Tickets will be available for the general public starting August 1. 

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Feb
8
Thu
THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
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World-famous folk music legends The New Christy Minstrels®, is still under the direction of Randy Sparks, and the group is now BETTER than they were in their hey-day!

The group, now officially seven members strong, is a mix of old and new, making them the best collection of performers ever to have been billed as The New Christy Minstrels:

  • Founder Randy Sparks
  • Tholow Chan
  • Becky Jo Benson
  • Sue Harris
  • Greg O’Haver
  • Dave Rainwater
  • and John Denver’s uncle, Dave Deutschendorf

“We’re still alive, we’re still creative, and still eager to please, so we make a deal with the audience: We’ll do all the old songs you came to hear, if you’ll allow just a couple of newer ones,” says the group’s leader Randy Sparks, who penned their hits: Today, Green,GreenSaturday Night, Denver, and Mighty Mississippi

“For over fifty years we have been the best talent show ever,” says Sparks. “We still are.” 

The group will host a brief meet and greet as well as sign autographs after the show.

ADVANCED TICKETS: $24 member / $28 general admission

DAY OF SHOW: $28 member / $32 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Tickets for members will go on sale July 25 (phone and in-person orders only).

Tickets will be available for the general public starting August 1. 

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May
19
Sat
STRINGS IN THE SPRING
May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Please join pianist Franz Mantini and violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti for Strings in the Spring.

About Franz Mantini, piano

Franz Mantini

Franz Mantini

Franz Josef Mantini, pianist and graduate of the University of South Florida, took an unusual route to the concert stage. Although he had piano lessons since his youth, it was not until he auditioned for then USF distinguished artist-in residence Jacques Abram that he became serious about the music. Inspired by the teaching of Abram and the beauty of the piano literature, Mantini renewed his studies with enthusiasm, performing frequently and winning the school’s Concerto Competition before graduating in 1987.

Mantini has since maintained an active schedule of both solo and chamber music. He has performed Concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and MacDowell and chamber music with the Lafayette String Quartet and principal members of The Florida Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He was a prize winner in the 1990 Florida West Coast Chopin Competition and won a Jury Discretionary Prize and Best Performance of a Classical Era Work at the 4th and 5th International Piano Competitions for Outstanding Amateurs, respectively, presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation.

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Amy Schwartz Moretti

About Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Invited to Carnegie Hall for her solo concerto debut in 1998, Ms. Moretti is recognized for her musical elegance and grace. She has made extensive solo and collaborative appearances in addition to orchestral performances as former Concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony and The Florida Orchestra. She recently performed the concerti of Brahms and Beethoven with the Corvallis Symphony, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5 at the Brevard Music Center with Keith Lockhart conducting, and debut concerts with the Omaha Symphony and music director Thomas Wilkins. Commenting on the Mozart performance, the Classical Voice of North Carolina highlighted Ms. Moretti’s cadenzas: “smoking passagework, languorous, intimately inflected and exquisitely shaped tones, an infallible sense of timing – some of the most exquisite playing I’ve heard this season.”  Ms. Moretti is currently the Director of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University.

ADVANCED TICKETS: $14 member/  $18 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $16 member / $20 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Tickets for members will go on sale July 25 (phone and in-person orders only).

Tickets will be available for the general public starting August 1. 

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Jun
23
Sat
THE SOUNDS OF SOUL
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

Sounds of Soul 2016 MRGet ready to soak in the hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Barry White, and more. 

The Sounds of Soul have been delighting audiences across the nation since 1996. The group is composed of six seasoned performers who have excelled as outstanding singers, dancers, and songwriters. Each member has shared the national recording spotlight driven by the power of Capital Records, Big Apple Records, and R & S Records to name but a few. The show is a combination of Motown classics mixed with some of the greatest songs of all time. 

ADVANCED TICKETS: $29 member / $33 general admission

DAY-OF-SHOW: $31 member / $35 general admission

BUY TICKETS

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Email boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org to make arrangements.

Tickets for members will go on sale July 25 (phone and in-person orders only).

Tickets will be available for the general public starting August 1. 

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