Parent’s Day Concert

To honor all the caretakers in many types of families, Modern Marimba is performing a socially distanced indoor concert at Sarasota’s beautiful Westcoast Black Theater Troupe.

Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 3pm
Free tickets for reserved seating here

WBTT COVID-19 safety information here.


(60 minutes, no intermission)

J. Rosamond Johnson – Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing, arr. Steph Davis
Damien Geter – Playtime! (world premiere)
Sasha Berliner – Primrose (world premiere)
Ann Southam – Glass houses no.9 for two marimbas
Ivan Trevino – three selections from Song Book, Vol 4.3

Melanie A. Lavender – Mother’s Fury

Daijana Wallace – Upstairs Neighbor
Shawn E. Okpebholo – Distance
Traditional Negro Spiritual – Deep River arr. Steph Davis


Steph Davis (they/them)
Tihda Vongkoth (she/her)
Fred Gratta (he/him)
Melanie A. Lavender (she/her)
Jess Ridgeway (she/her)

A Special Thank You

To Steph Davis, in honor of diversity, equity, and inclusion in mallet keyboard percussion.

Sponsorship support for Modern Marimba’s 2020/2021 Live Concert Season is generously provided by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation.

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).