Free concert: The University of Tampa Orchestra performs its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Plant Hall's Fletcher Lounge. There will be a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m., led by Kira Omelchenko, assistant professor of music and director of orchestral and string studies. The program, free to the public, will feature three UT music students, who were the winners of this year's UT concerto/aria competition. The first soloist will be soprano Kristen Walker, who will be performing Mozart's aria "Ach, ich fühl's" from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Violinist Justin Justice will then perform the first movement of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. Pianist Josh Cessna, the final student soloist, will perform the finale to Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major. The orchestra will also perform the overture to Rip Van Winkle by George Frederick Bristow (edited by Kira Omelchenko) and conclude the concert with the finale to Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor.
For more information, contact Omelchenko at [email protected] or (813) 257-3762.
Alzheimer's program: A free program for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's disease is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Friday at the University of South Florida's Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, 4001 E. Fletcher Ave. Topics will include understanding Alzheimer's disease, progress in treatment, communication strategies, managing troublesome behaviors, benefits of participating in clinical trials and safety issues. Lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute and Arden Courts Memory Care community. There is no charge, but advanced registration is requested to reserve a seat. For more information or to register, call (813) 974-4357.
Shopping bazaar: More than 70 specialty merchants will be on hand for the Mother's Day Shopping Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. The Shopping Bazaar gives you a chance to see unique vendors that you will not in your local shopping plaza. There will be handmade items, food, free wine samples, live music, jewelry, candles and more.