Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director of the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, FL speaks of the impact the Hermitage has made on national and international cultural scene. He is speaking at the 2012 Greenfield Prize Dinner at Michael's On East in Sarasota, FL. The Hermitage administers the Greenfield Prize.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo offers remarks about the Sarasota cultural scene, creativity, and the role of the Hermitage Artist Retreat as its nexus. The context is his introduction of Robert Spano as keynote speaker for the dinner. The remarks took place at Michael's On East in Sarasota on April 1, 2012 - the Greenfield Prize Dinner at which pianist / composer Vijay Iyer was awarded the 2012 prize.