6630 Manasota Key Rd.
Violinist and freestyle composition artist Mazz Swift will perform an informal concert on Friday, December 20, 4:30 p.m., in the Palm House at the Hermitage. She’ll play works in progress, songs of resistance, spirituals, modern day protest music, and share her thoughts on the Ghanaian concept of “Sankofa,” or looking back to learn how to move forward. This will be followed by an opt-in group exploration of conduction (conducted improvisation). No musical, improvisational, or conduction experience is necessary for participation. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments.
Registration is required; click here to reserve your seats.
Thank you for your interest in our community programs! Though Hermitage programs are free, there are costs associated with presenting them, including the sound system so you can hear well, marketing so you know about the programs, staff to create the programs for you, performance facilities, and artist housing. When you register, please give generously to these educational, entertaining, touching, and often inaugural performances.