Calendar Of Events


Pianist Gregory Martin

Sarasota Music Archive Events
2017 – 2018
Geldbart Auditorium, Selby Public Library

Events sponsored by the Sarasota Music Archive and the Friends of the Selby Public Library
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2018 Winter Lecture and Performance Series

John Goodman’s “Close Up on Opera” Series
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Except: Sarasota Opera Studio Artists on March 14 at 12 noon

January 10
Rollins College Voice Faculty,
Caitliin Mohr, soprano, and John
Grau, baritone, with Dr. Gloria
Cook, piano,

January 17
John Goodman, Puccini, Manon

January 24
“Live from the Archive” American
music from the turn of the 20th
Century from the Archive
Collection, performed on Banjo,
Guitar, and Piano. Tim Allan performing.

January 31
Mary Rose Norell and Luke Norell,
Selections for solo piano and four
hands-one piano

February 7
John Goodman Bizet, Carmen

February 14
Michael Royal, piano and Johnny
Moore, drums, Jazz favorites and

February 21
John Goodman, Bellini, Norma

February 28
Dr. Daniel Baer, solo piano

March 7
John Goodman, d’Albert, Tiefland

March 14
Sarasota Opera Studio Artists,
(12 noon) Selections from the season’s

March 21
John Goodman, Mozart, Cosi fan

March 28
John Goodman, Verdi, Luisa Miller

Sarasota Music Archive Members Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Geldbart Auditorium
before the Sarasota Studio Opera Artists performance at noon.

Music Flea Market and Record Store Day
Saturday April 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Archive is part of the Sarasota County Library Special Collections Department of the Selby Public Library, the Sarasota Music Archive is one of the nation’s leading music reference collections containing several hundred thousand recordings, tapes, music scores, books, and memorabilia. The collection includes opera, vocal, choral, musicals, jazz, popular, folk, instrumental, and orchestral music. Recordings may be in the form of Edison wax cylinders, one- or two-sided shellac disks, LP vinyl records, laser disks, DVDs, or compact disks. A listening station is available at the Archive.

The catalogue is online at: Volunteers check and catalog donated materials, plan programs and events, and provide assistance to members and the public.

Recordings and music scores that are not needed for the collection are sold at very reasonable prices to the public. Materials may be copied.