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Richard Gowers is the Senior Organ Scholar at King’s College Cambridge where he accompanies the world-renowned choir, including the Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service broadcast to millions worldwide. Richard begins his US tour in South Florida, performing at Trinity Cathedral in Miami on Sunday, September 4th at 6:00PM. His program includes the virtuosic Toccata by Patrick Gowers (his grandfather) and Jupiter from Holst's Planets, played in a duet arrangement with Matthew Steynor, Director of Music at Trinity Cathedral. 

Catskills Tour w/ Kenny Washington, Peter Bernstein, & Pat Bianchi!
July 28 @ Catskill Jazz Factory, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
July 29 @ Catskill Jazz Factory, Tannersville, NY
July 30 @ Catskill Jazz Factory, Falls Village, CT

July 14 @ Kitano Jazz Club, NYC
July 15 @ Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield, VT
July 16 @ Brandon Music, Brandon, VT
July 28 @ Catskill Jazz Factory, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
July 29 @ Catskill Jazz Factory, Tannersville, NY
July 30 @ Catskill Jazz Factory, Falls Village, CT
Aug 4 @ Congregational Church, Coral Gables, FL
Sept 2 @ Monty Alexander Fest, Easton, MD
Sept 4 @ St. Anne’s Church, Damascus MD
Sept 13 @ Jazz Workshop, Northampton, MA
Sept 16 @ Deer Head Inn, DWG, PA
Sept 17 @ Presbytarian Church, Newtown, PA
Sept 17 @ Silk Mill, Hawley, PA
Sept 18 @ JazzFeast, Princeton, NJ
Sept 30 @ Landhaven B&B, Barto, PA
Oct 1 @ The Theater, Washington, VA
Oct 2 @ Living Arts, Burnsville, MD
Oct 12 @ Royal Room, Seattle, WA
Oct 13 @ Christo’s, Salem, OR
Oct 14 @ The Jazz Station, Eugene, OR
Oct 15 @ Boxley’s North Bend, WA
Oct 16 @ LCCC, Lincoln City, OR
Oct 18 @ Ashland High School, Ashland, OR
Oct 19 @ Chico, CA
Oct 20 @ Dunsmuir, CA
Oct 21 @ Weaverville, CA
Oct 22 @ CSMA, Mountain View, CA
Oct 23 @ Public Library, San Diego, CA
Oct 24 @ Piedmont Pianos, Oakland, CA
Oct 25 @ Lamorinda Music, Lafayette, CA
Nov 10 @ Refectory, Columbus, OH
Nov 11 @ Nighttown, Cleveland, OH
Nov 12 @ Cliff Bell’s, Detroit, MI
Nov 13 @ Jubilation Concerts, Beaver, PA
Nov 25 @ Bethesda, MD w/ brothers Alex & Zach Brown!
Jan 22 @ Concert Series, Norfolk, VA
Jan 23 @ Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA
Jan 27, 28 @ Jazz Corner, Hilton Head, SC
Feb 3 @ Friday Musicale, Jacksonville, FL
Feb 4 @ HAPCO Sunshine Jazz Festival
Feb 9 @ Center for the Arts, Marco Island, FL
Feb 13 @ Friends of Boca Grande, BC, FL
Feb 19 @ “My Funny Valentine” Symphony Space, NYC
March 30 @ Live Arts, Annapolis, MD
March 31 @ Blu Jazz, Akron, OH
April 1 Concert Series @ Port Huron, MI
April 2 @ Nardin Park, UMC, Farmington Hills, MI
April 4 @ Music w/ a Mission, Centennial, CO
April 5 @ Bas Bleu Theater, Fort Collins, CO
April 9 @ Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
April 15 @ The Nash, Phoenix, AZ
April 16 @ Jazz at the Church, Sedona, AZ
April 20 @ Community Concerts, Gallup, NM
April 28 @ Jazz Hall of Fame, Tulsa, OK
April 30 @ Christ the Servant Church, Allen, TX
May 7 @ Alexander Concerts, Denver, NC
May 14 @ Davies Series, Camp Springs, MD
July 15 @ Historical Society, Farmington, ME
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 St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series
2016-17 Season OPENS

St. Hugh SYMPHONY Orchestra
Pierre Vallet, Conductor

Roberto Berrocal, Piano

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 4

St. Hugh Catholic Church
3460 Royal Road, Coconut Grove, Fl 33133

St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series will open its 2016-17 Season on Friday, September 23rd at 8 pm with the first orchestral concert ever presented at St. Hugh Catholic Church in Coconut Grove. Metropolitan Opera’s gifted French pianist and conductor, PIERRE VALLET, will conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Basque pianist ROBERTO BERROCAL.

Tickets at $45 and $30 are available online at www.sthughconcerts.org  or by phone at 305-318-5008.

St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series is entering its fifth season of vocal and instrumental concerts, presenting four concerts each year of both classical and popular music. Each concert is followed by a free wine & cheese reception in the adjoining hall to meet the artists.

St. Hugh Catholic Church has a striking vertical interior with beautiful stained glass and excellent acoustics. The intimate 500-seat church has become a successful concert venue. 

Pierre Vallet, Conductor

French conductor PIERRE VALLET is known for his superb musicianship as a conductor of opera, symphonic works, and as a concert pianist. 

Pierre is a long-serving member of the Metropolitan Opera, first as a pianist and coach and later joining the roster of staff conductors. He has enjoyed a long-term musical partnership with Seiji Ozawa, working closely together on some forty operatic productions and concerts throughout Japan, the US and Europe. 

Recent operatic engagements include Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Gounod’s Faust at the Metropolitan Opera New York; Faust at the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona; La Juive at the Göteborg Opera Sweden; Hänsel and Gretel at the Saito Kinen Festival; Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle with Matthias Goerne and the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra on its debut tour of China; and Madama Butterfly at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Elsewhere Pierre has conducted Tannhäuser at L’Opéra national de Paris; Eugene Onegin and Tannhäuser at Tokyo Opera Nomori; and Massenet’s Manon at the Bolshoi in Moscow. 

In 2015 he recorded a CD of the Chopin piano concertos with pianist Elizabeth Sombart and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Additional CD’s are planned.


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Roberto Berrocal grew up in Bilbao, Spain. In 1996 he entered Charleston College, South Carolina where he made his professional debut at 18, playing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2. He has studied with pianist Joaquín Soriano in Madrid and with John Moriarty at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. There he won the Blütner Foundation Piano Competition, and finished with Masters degrees in both Solo Piano and Vocal Accompanying. 

In addition to his recital repertoire, Roberto plays concertos of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Shostakovich, and Mozart in Europe, Latin America and the US. In May of 2015 he played Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in the St Hugh-Steinway Series at the New World Center, and in October, 2016 will play Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra.

In 2006, Roberto joined the Florida Grand Opera as principal pianist and vocal coach for the 25th, 26th, and 27th National Voice Competitions and Young Artist's Program. He has taught at The New World School of the Arts, and in 2007 became the Music Director at St. Hugh Catholic Church. He founded the St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series in 2011 with St. Hugh Pastor, Fr. Federico Capdepón.  

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Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society to Host Annual GARDEN TOUR in Southern Palm Beach County – October 2


Visit Six Gardens Landscaped with Florida Native Plants in Delray Beach and Boca Raton


(West Palm Beach, FL – August 23, 2016) The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, today announced that it would be hosting its Annual Native Plant Garden Tour, October 2.


From 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, October 2, participants can visit six unique gardens landscaped with Florida native plants: one in Delray Beach, and five in Boca Raton.


The six gardens on this year’s Native Plant Garden Tour include:


Wilson Garden

2325 Greenbrier Drive in Delray Beach 33445

A tangled mess of Brazilian pepper, melaleuca and other invasive plants once shielded this house from a busy road. Ten years of sweaty but satisfying labor and the installation of 800+ Florida native plants of over 130 species has transformed all but a small, remaining section of that invasive thicket into a handsome garden with charming, peaceful paths weaving through beds of Florida native plants alive with butterflies.


Casamento Garden

17839 Crooked Oak Avenue in Boca Raton 33487

This magical landscape, 25 years in the making, is inspired by the scrub, pineland and coastal habitats of Southeast Florida, and also has elements of Key West and Sicily, the original homes of Susan and her husband Sergio. There’s a white and silver garden, a hot-colored garden for hummingbirds, a small sunken fern garden plus edible shrubs and fruit trees scattered throughout.


Martin Garden

20300 Hacienda Court in Boca Raton 33498

To breathe wildlife into her half-acre property, Eileen started by removing 3 large ficus trees and 14 Areca Palms that took up space while providing little for birds and pollinators. She began by planting a variety of native trees and shrubs along the fence lines, providing privacy for her and food & shelter for the native wildlife. Today, only three years later, there are more than 100 different native plant species thriving throughout the landscape – including fetterbush, torchwood and Eileen’s favorite, cinnecord. An assortment of bees, butterflies and birds now call this native paradise home.


Furman Garden

1100 SW 17th Street in Boca Raton 33486

Nine live oaks, a large laurel oak, and several gumbo limbo trees frame this corner property and set the stage for the Furman’s restored native garden that is distinctly “old” Florida. The flowers and berries of Florida boxwood, bitterbush, locust berry, wild coffee, wild lime, marlberry, satin leaf and many other trees, shrubs and vines attract and support a wide variety of native birds and butterflies. Of special interest are the chiggery grape vines winding their way through the live oaks: red-bellied woodpeckers feast on the berries and butterflies love the flowers. By design, there’s always wildlife on the wing visiting this garden, including ruddy daggerwings and atalas, and a very special winter visit by a summer tanager for a meal of beautyberries.


Tramell Garden

271 NW 8th Street in Boca Raton 33432

Inspired by a lecture given by Doug Tallamy at an FNPS Annual Conference, Judy has transformed her yard piece by piece, from a traditional Florida landscape of sod and exotics lacking much wildlife, to a garden full of life. All the sod has been removed and over 70 species of wildflowers, trees and shrubs have been added. Almost like magic, the landscape has become an environment that is alive with more than 25 species of birds, bees and butterflies, including a thriving colony of atala butterflies.


Balosie Garden

520 NE 34th Street in Boca Raton 33431

Twenty years ago this was a typical 1960's landscape that featured ficus, hibiscus and areca palms. Through trial and error, research, and the help of native plant professionals, the Balosie’s are establishing an urban landscape that benefits both the natural and human inhabitants. Some handsome natives that are now featured include Bahama strongbark, Florida boxwood and bitterbush. “Our garden is an extension of our home, and as with most gardens, it is an evolving work in progress”. 


How to Get Tickets for the Native Plant Garden Tour:

The cost for the day is $10 for non-members and free for FNPS members and children under 13. 


Tickets can be purchased with cash or check at any of the gardens on the day of the tour.


For more information, please call 561.247.3677 or visit http://www.palmbeach.fnpschapters.org


About The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society:

The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation, conservation and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida.


Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail. Each meeting has an educational program related to Florida native plants, a native plant giveaway and refreshments. For more information, please call 561.247.3677 or visit http://www.palmbeach.fnpschapters.org/.


Available for Interview:

Susan Lerner, Chapter President

561.478.7444  /  VitalLongevity@gmail.com



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