Escape the heat of Downtown St. Pete with cool summer concerts in the intimate, elegant Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete. Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price.
Come early and have brunch in the MFA Café in DTSP.
Marly Music Society members pay only $15 per concert. Please consider joining the group to
support the series. You must be a Museum member to join.
Concerts are sponsored in part by the Friends of Joe Sprain in his memory; the Estate of Mrs. Elvira Wolfe de Weil; the Tampa Bay Times; WUSF; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
For more information, please call 727.896.2667 or visit the website. The concerts continue select Sunday thru August 28, 2016.
Clancy Newman, cello
Clancy Newman took to the cello at six and won a gold medal in his first competition at 12.
He has added first prizes in the Walter W. Naumburg International Competition, The Juilliard
School Cello Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, and the Astral
Artists National Auditions. He has also received an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Joshua Kossman wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle that “Newman’s technical mastery
proved entirely dazzling,” and David Patrick Stearns raved in the Philadelphia Inquirer that
“Newman…seems to be in a class of his own.”
Mr. Newman has performed as a soloist across our country and in Canada, Europe, Asia, and
Australia. He has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and on A&E’s Breakfast with the
Arts. He is in high demand as a chamber musician and has toured with “Musicians from
Composition is another passion. He wrote his first piece for solo cello at seven and has since
expanded both the cello and chamber music repertoire. He premiered his Sonata for Cello and
Piano in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and frequently plays his own works in concert. His
compositions have received star billing in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s
“Double Exposure” series and in the Chicago Chamber Musicians’ “Freshly Scored” series. He
holds his MM from The Juilliard School and his BA in English from Columbia University.
Pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, his accompanist, is one of the most respected collaborative
musicians of her generation. She has performed at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital
Hall, and the 92 nd Street Y in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has
accompanied Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Rose, and Scott Kluksdahl. She won the Eighth International
Tchaikovsky Competition Accompanying Prize in Moscow and holds both her Bachelor and
Master of Music from The Juilliard School.