28th Annual Bravura Bunch


Resident Conductor of The Florida Orchestra

And Members of The Florida Orchestra

Sat. March 5,2022

Dr. Patricia Donohue, Bravura Chair, Joan Warrington, top Bid from the Heart donor at $10,000 and Maria Cantonis, Bronze Sponsor, Committee Member and Table Host


Resident Conductor Daniel Black and TFO NSA president Eleanor Cicerchi

 L to R: Bid from the Heart supporters Lynn and Hope Hallum, Virginia
Arabia, Shirley Long joined Mark Cantrell (President & CEO of TFO)
and Maria and George Cantonis at their table.

The Room was packed

TFO Strings for Kids students from Lakeview Elementary (St Petersburg) after school program

Yefim Romanov, First Assistant Concertmaster, a featured artist and Sungkyeong Kim, accompanist

Charlie Hunt, Music Gallery – Steinway Tampa Bay, and MC Jason Alpert

TFO Strings for Kids students from Lakeview Elementary (St Petersburg) after school program

Yefim Romanov, First Assistant Concertmaster, a featured artist and Sungkyeong Kim, accompanist

TFO NSA member Stephan Bennett highest bidder for the ultimate Steinway Piano Experience

Table Host Renee Flaharty (right) and friends

Allie Woodcock with Anne and Kurt Bolin

2022 Bravura Brunch

Our 28th Bravura Brunch


Over 250 people enjoyed music and fun at the Bravura Brunch at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort on March 5, 2021 while raising about $100,000. The Florida Orchestra North Suncoast Associates have reached into the northern Pinellas county communities to support the education and community engagement programs of The Florida Orchestra.


All were inspired as young children benefitting from the TFO Strings for Kids program in Pinellas County performed on violin and shared what music means to them.



Presenting Sponsor, The Music Gallery – Steinway Tampa Bay, provided the ultimate Steinway Piano Experience, an inclusive tour of the historic Steinway factory in Astoria, NY. Lively bidding made this the highlight of the successful Live Auction. Returning for its annual offering, Dinner with Maestro Michael Francis will be prepared in the winner’s home this year. Bid From the Heart was fun, exciting and very successful.


First Assistant Concertmaster Yefim Romanov played Meditation by Massenet accompanied by Sungkyeong Kim on the Steinway Piano. Yefim was then joined by Associate Principal Viola Chi Lee in Mozart’s Duo No. 1 for Violin and Viola in G Major, K423.



Resident Conductor Daniel Black had a Chat with Emcee and Auctioneer Jason Alpert sharing an inside look at the development of a young conductor. Daniel’s incredible international experience and his past four years with The Florida Orchestra has produced great musical depth and diversity. He is passionate about expanding the core orchestral repertoire to include more contemporary and international composers.


We are all looking forward to the 29th Bravura Brunch, March 4,2023. Save the Date!



Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors



The Music Gallery – Steinway Tampa Bay



Patricia C. Donohue, PhD

Charlie Rutz



Virginia Arabia

George M. and Maria Cantonis

Eleanor Cicerchi

Stephen Hartnett and Katie Abbitt-Hartnett

Harry and Sandy Jamieson

Jodi and Dennis Johnston and The Levine Legacy Group, LLC

Bill and Becky Jonson

Eric and Barbara Schmitz

Debbie Stone

Linda and Stew Turley

Martin and Marilou VanZanten



Ronald and Dale Anderson

Dee Dubendorff

Barbara and Gordon Goodman

Lynda Olander

Susan and Tom Pease

Sandra C. Seckel





Thank you to our 2022 Bravura Brunch Committee

Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, Chair
Lynda Olander, Co-Chair
Eleanor Cicerchi, President TFO North Suncoast Associates

Jason Alpert
Ronald and Dale Anderson
Maria Cantonis
Nancy Dietrich
Renée Flaharty
Diane Merando
Diane Myers
Cheryl Peash

Paul and Nancy Raymond
Marion Rich
Susan Siewruk
Rick Tetrick
Sally R. Trotter
Sue Ulrey
Martin and Marilou VanZanten
Susana Weymouth, Chief Development Officer The Florida Orchestra Liason