Venice, FL – Thursday, September 7, 2023 – On the evening of May 5th, the VCO held another very successful Spring benefit concert at the gazebo in downtown Venice’s Centennial Park. Over 150 attendees, donated $918 to support the South County Food Pantry, relaxed in their lawn chairs, enjoyed a cool breeze, and were treated to wonderful music in support of our community.

Musical selections included pieces by Strauss, Elgar, Handy, Boccherini, Sondheim, Rogers and Williams. The concert featured a duet by violinists George Tapia and Michaeline Spencer (who also doubles as VCO’s conductor) and a solo piece by VCO’s pianist, Mike Falivena.

What a superb way to bring VCO’s 2022/23 season to a close, bring our Venice community together to enjoy an evening of music and support a very active & worthy charity.