'Spring Serenade' in Suntree on May 22


Richard Sabino conducts the Central Florida Chamber Winds. The group of select players will present 'Spring Serenade,' a free concert at Suntree United Methodist Church on May 22.

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One dozen select players who comprise the Central Florida Chamber Winds will present Spring Serenade, a free concert at 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 22.  Hosted by Suntree United Methodist Church at 7400 N. Wickham Road, 32940, the Central Florida Chamber Winds concert will feature works by international composers.  This is perhaps not too surprising, given the conductor for the Central Florida Chamber Winds, Richard Sabino, is known for his multiple conducting stints abroad, with repeated trips to Europe.  The concert lineup includes a lively Scottish country dance by French composer, Claude Debussy, a pair of serenades by German composers Richard Strauss and Wilhelm Berger, and Antonin Dvorak's Czech Suite, a work with folk influences that embody the Czech national spirit.  Maestro Sabino has only recently returned to Brevard after conducting the Constanta Symphony Orchestra in Constanta, Romania in April. Attendees to Spring Serenade are encouraged to arrive early for best seating at the free Suntree concert. Call (321) 223-6688 or visit  www.CFwinds.com or www.Facebook.com/CentralFloridaWinds for more information.

The Central Florida Chamber Winds concert under Richard Sabino features composers who made their mark in the second half of the 19th century.

"This program includes some of the greatest music for chamber winds written by the most important composers of the period," said Sabino. “And I'm proud to say that our ensemble includes some of the best musicians in Central Florida."

ABOUT THE CENTRAL FLORIDA WINDS and Richard Sabino –  The Central Florida Winds orchestra was formed in 1999 and draws on the talent of professional players, retired professional musicians, talented music teachers, and gifted high-school and college students. The 50+ member professional-level wind ensemble are players of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from Brevard, Volusia, St. Lucie, and Lake Counties. The organization also performs works composed for smaller orchestras under the auspices of the Central Florida Chamber Winds.  Under the baton of Richard Sabino, the non-profit Central Florida Winds performs free concerts from the classical musical repertoire in spring, summer and fall throughout Brevard County and Central Florida.    

Conductor Richard Sabino began his musical training in piano and trumpet at age 6 in Utica, New York. Moving to Florida in the early 60’s he continued with various trumpet teachers and earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Performance received from the University of South Florida in 1973 and a Master's in Arts Administration from the University of Illinois, Springfield in 1978 (Sangamon State University).  Richard managed several orchestras, including the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Florida Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. In 1976, he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to study in an innovative arts management program.  He left the non-profit arts management sector in 1991 and returned to Melbourne, Florida where he played with several groups before forming the Central Florida Winds in 1999.  In 2008, Sabino completed the Michael Palmer International Conducting Workshop with the New Atlanta Philharmonic. In 2012, Richard Sabino conducted the National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Dnepropetrovsk and the State Academic Concert Orchestra of Ukraine in Kiev. He returned to Kiev in the summer of 2013 to again conduct the State Academic Concert Orchestra of the Ukraine in works by Strauss and Sir Edward Elgar.  In addition to his work with Central Florida Winds and the Riverside Chamber Orchestra in Cocoa Beach, Sabino conducted the Constanta Symphony Orchestra in Constanta, Romania in April of 2016 and is awaiting the scheduling of a concert in Paris, France.  More information about the Central Florida Winds (and the Central Florida Chamber Winds) may be found on their website at www.CFWinds.com  or by calling 321.223.6688.


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