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December 21, 2018
 

Season Opened with Siren Song's Enchanting Performance

Sarasota Music Club's 2016-2017 performance season kicked off with a delightful performance by Siren Song. Attendees thoroughly enjoyed a program ranging from opera to Broadway, deliciously delivered by Johanna Fincher, soprano, Robyn Rocklein, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Smith, piano.

The program opened with three classical compositions:

"Joys of Freedom" from Hercules by George Frideric Handel

"Flower Duet" from Lakme by Leo Delibes

"Sull'aria" from The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The next four pieces were heartfelt song selections:

"What Good Would the Moon Be?" from Street Scene by Kurt Weill

"My Ship" from Lady in the Dark by Kurt Weill

"Eagle Songs" by Carolyn Jennings

"Green Waves" arranged for Siren Song by Shawn marren

Fincher and Rocklein told the audience these selections reflected their love of animals and nature.

Moving on, the last three pieces were well-known favorites, which drew nods and smiles from the audience, along with a bit of quiet singing along.

"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from Show Boat by Kern & Hammerstien

"Hello Young Lovers" from The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein

"Sisters" from White Christmas by Irving Berlin

Their performance made it clear that these were music-soul-sisters performing. They shared a bit of their history of performing together in productions throughout the region and singing in the car in transit. They ended the show with a delightful and playful rendition of a song with a single lyric, "Meow," sung in a vibrant exchange that created a dialogue of interactions ranging from friendly to rivalry, all with a single word.

If you get a chance to see Siren Song perform, we highly recommend that you go - you will enjoy it and their outstanding talent is worthy of broad audience support. 

Music to End and Begin the Year
2016 Suncoast Music Scholarship Winners