A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Invitations for Silver Bells “Elixir of Elegance” (Friday,December 9) will be mailed by the end of this month October. This is one event during the holiday season you don’t want to miss. Maestro Mark Sforzini has a spectacular program planned with members of the St. Pete Opera, all with an instrumental accompaniment. The room will be shimmering in white and silver decorations devised by the talented and artistic Linda Pugliese, noted for her creations for Bella Voce and The Dali Museum events. Fran Brusini is collecting items for the Silent Auction and Operatunities. We are looking for vouchers for hotel stays, meals at fine restaurants, events, theme baskets, wine, foods, kitchenware and travel destinations. This is our main fundraiser to provide funds for competitions, and to help with sponsorship of educational programs of St. Pete Opera Company.
Donor Forms are available at the upcoming meetings or at your request. Contact Fran Brusini 727-525-6863 firstname.lastname@example.org. or Krista Whipple 727- 367-2975 email@example.com
Do you know a business that would benefit by placing an ad in the program? Contact Nina Luse 727-360-0463 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Prices are reasonable and the advertising reaches a select audience.
Susanna Bellafante will be taking signatures for the Signature Page in the program. She will be be at our next two meetings.
Welcome New Members:
Cynthia London Polly Perkins Ron Regan
Mark your calendar: The January General Meeting is Wednesday, January 18th at St.Pete CC
HONORS & TRIBUTES
Contribututions were received from Elaine Stupp and Linda Lippman Lockhart in memory of Martin Beckman Pioli, son of Richard and Roberta Pioli. Our deepest condolences go out to the Pioli family.
The 2016-17 Directory have been mailed. If you haven’t received yours, contact Membership Chair Liane Sleszynski. She will have books available at the upcoming meetings, or can mail one to you on receipt of current dues.
The Music Education Outreach Committee under the chairmanship of Irene Athos will be presenting “Pinocchio”, an opera for children Nov. 14-15 at Opera Central for third graders from several local schools. It is part of the “Elevate A.R.T.S program in Pinellas County.
St Petersburg Opera Company
. Petersburg Opera Company Events: www.stpetersburgopera.org
IL TROVATORE October 14, 16, 18 at the Palladium. We’ve seen the cover cast at our September meeting. Come and hear THE cast. Phone the SPO ticket office at 727-823-2040 or the Palladium 727-822-3590 after October 10.
EVENINGS/MORNINGS WITH THE MAESTRO
Thursday Evenings: 6 pm – 7:30 pm @The Music Gallery 5990 Ulmerton Rd Clearwater
Friday Mornings: 11 am -- 12.30 pm @ Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg
Tickets $20 ($17 srs/students) Reservations in advance recommended.
Season Tickets $120 ($108 srs/students)
Nov. 10/11 Opera’s Top Ten
Thank You to this month’s SPONSOR ANGELS: Harry and Joan McCreary, Jack Burgin and “Anonymous”. These donors provide a lunch for an entertainer at our meetings. If you would like to become an “Angel” please contact Sharron Robbins email@example.com (727) 481-7947 or pick up a form at the General Meetings. Thank you to ALL the Angels who contributed this year.
At the first General Meeting September 23rd at Pasadena Y&CC, we enjoyed Maestro Mark Sforzini and his entourage of the wonderful cover cast of
Il Trovatore, with highlights from same. Winners of 50/25-25 were Joan Finn and Freda Caley.
Our October 28th General Meeting will be at St. Petersburg CC (2000 Country Club Way S., St Petersburg) Jenny-Kim Godfrey, former SPO Opera Idol and her talented husband John Godfrey on guitar will be our entertainment. They are back for an encore engagement.
Because our November meeting is on the 3rd Friday (November 18) and little turn-around time to submit your reservation, you may wish to make both reservation at once. Chris Romeo will sing for us.
OCT. Reservation Deadline: Monday, oCT. 24, 2016 You are responsible for payment unless cancelled by Tuesday, Oct. 25th. Guests, except out of town guests, attending more than two General Meetings are respectfully requested to join the Guild.
Send reservation form and check ($30/pp) payable to “SPOG” to: Sharron Robbins 15777 Bolesta Rd., #187, Clearwater, FL 33760. Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-481-7947.