Music Mondays announces new season

Article from heraldtribune.com:

Edward Alley takes over for June LeBell as morning host of SILL program

A new but familiar presence is carrying on the popular Music Mondays series of conversations and performances presented by the Sarasota Institute for Lifetime Learning.

Edward Alley, retired manager of the New York Philharmonic and the former conductor of the 7th Army Symphony in Europe, is taking over the hosting duties from his late wife, June LeBell, who died last year.

Alley said he is not replacing LeBell because “June is irreplaceable. But we can honor her legacy by keeping this beloved series alive.”

In fact, LeBell helped to plan the 2018 season of musical guests with Alley before her death in April. Alley will host Monday morning sessions at Church of the Palms in Sarasota. Afternoon sessions at Venice Presyberian Church continue to be hosted by Dr. Joseph Holt, artistic director of both Choral Artists of Sarasota and Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota, and Robert Sherman, LeBell’s longtime colleague at WQXR radio in New York and the host of “Woody’s Children.”

The series begins Jan. 8 with composer and pianist Bruce Adolphe, who is also the author of several books on music. The program features a live performance and a video presentation.

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