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Fridays at Noon

“Fridays at Noon” offers bi-monthly lunch concerts that feature regional and national performing artists. A complimentary lunch is provided.

Fridays at Noon Brochure

September 28, 2018
Frank Lindamood
Thomas County Public Library

Frank Lindamood is a storyteller whose bag of tricks include a banjo and a steel guitar. His stories are songs delivered with rich and mesmerizing voice. His stories are as deep and dark as the Sopchoppy woods of North Florida where he makes his home. Frank’s hometown newspaper, The Sopchoppy Examiner, describes him as “a bare-knuckled guitar player, a master of early 20th century banjo style, and a lucid but gritty bender of notes and his metal bodied resonator.” Lindamood’s songs include Appalachian and Celtic ballads, jigs, reels, and originals so authentic they are often mistaken for traditional tunes.

October 26, 2018
Duo Paloma
Thomasville First University Methodist Church

Featuring Longineu Parsons on tumpet and Joanna Sobkowska-Parsons on piano, Duo Paloma features trumpet and piano music which traverses boundaries of time and culture with music from France, Russia, Spain, the Americas and the African Diaspora. Mr. Parsons has performed in more than 30 countries throughout the world, appearing before such dignitaries as the King of Morocco, the President of Gabon, the Royal Family of the Netherlands, the President of Austria, and the U.S. Ambassador to France. Dr. Sobkowska-Parson’s piano repertoire includes masterworks of the Classic and Romantic eras, as well as numerous works from the twentieth century repertoire. As a chamber music pianist and accompanist, she has appeared with many prominent musicians in a broad repertoire ranging from Baroque music to the premiers of new compositions. Both performers are on the music faculty at Florida A&M University.

November 9, 2018
Ben Sung
Balfour Chapel, Thomas University

Benjamin Sung is Assistant Professor of Violin at Florida State University College of Music and is also concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, a faculty member of the Brevard Music Center, principal second violin of the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and a roster artist for Florida Arts on Tour. Sung holds a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, and master’s and doctorate degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Sung lives with his wife Jihye and son Aiden in Tallahassee, Florida.

February 22, 2019
Cosmos New Music
Thomasville First United Methodist Church

A vibrant, fast-growing ensemble created by five international artists, Cosmos New Music performs rare chamber music that defies and breaks down the barriers between various styles and genres, ultimately blowing the imaginations away of what is called classical music. Extending from standard classical repertoire to new music with influences of jazz, folk, rock, and pop music to creative arrangements, Cosmos presents colorful and engaging performances. Each member brings a unique perspective, cultural collaboration, and sound originating from different nationalities and backgrounds. Learn more about each member by going to https://www.cosmosnewmusic.com/ how-we-met.

March 29, 2019
Shannon Thomas
Balfour Chapel, Thomas University

Shannon Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Violin at Florida State University. She has as a chamber musician, soloist, and in recital throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Shannon earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master of Music at Yale University and a Bachelor of Music at Vanderbilt University. She also pursued graduate work at Arizona State University, where she was the first student accepted into the Artist Diploma program.

April 26, 2019
Belle and the Band
Thomasville First United Methodist Church

Suncoast Emmy Award-winning Belle and the Band combines masterful song-writing with instrumental prowess to deliver an acoustic sound that is thought-provoking, melodic and memorable. While Kathryn Belle Long’s many years of experience as a professional singer and Walt Disney World performer have seamlessly transformed her into a prolific song-writer, the “Band” also includes some of Florida’s most recognized and accomplished acoustic musicians – Mickey Abraham, Kevin Robertson and Mike Snelling. The results are meaningful songs with layered arrangements. Woven into their songs’ worldly themes and eclectic sounds exists a clean pop sensibility, which explains why listeners easily fall in love with Belle and the Band.

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