Sarasota Orchestra Announces February Concerts
The Sarasota Orchestra’s February programs include two Masterpiece Concerts featuring Grammy-winning artists and lavishly orchestrated and dazzling works from the 19th century to the present day. The fourth installment in the Great Escapes series features Valentine’s Day-themed fare, and a chamber night titled “Voices of Color” offers an opportunity to explore the music of several black composers.
Masterpieces 4: Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto under tour de force Yaniv Dinur’s direction on the podium. In his thrilling Fourth Symphony, Tchaikovsky reflects on fate and the importance of rejoicing in the happiness of others. The concert opens with Field Guide by emerging composer Gabriella Smith, featuring rhythms and sounds from the natural world. Named “Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America in 2018, Augustin Hadelich is regularly cited around the world for his phenomenal technique, moving approach and insightful interpretations. Hadelich has performed with every major orchestra in North America, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra.
Yaniv Dinur is the recipient of the 2019 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Sought after for his “exquisite and arresting” performances (Dallas Morning News) and “sophistication, clarity, character and energy” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), he is the resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. .
February 4 | 8:00 p.m. | Van Wezel
February 5 | 8:00 p.m. | Van Wezel
February 6 | 2:30 p.m. | Van Wezel
How: Tickets start at $35, available by calling (941) 953-3434 or clicking here.
Great Escapes 4: Be Mine
Love is in the air as highly acclaimed pop bandleader Sarah Hicks runs a Valentine’s Day program for everyone. Celebrate the sweetness of love with the music of Gone with the Wind, La Dolce Vita and more.
Noted in the New York Times as part of a “new wave of female conductors”, Sarah Hicks‘ his versatile musicianship has secured him a place in “the next generation of promising American conductors”. She is the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal conductor for Live at Orchestra Hall, a broad-spectrum series of popular music, jazz, world music, Broadway classics, film scores, comedy and more. genres.
February 9 | 5:30 p.m. | Halle Holley
February 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Halle Holley
February 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Halle Holley
February 12 | 8:00 p.m. | Halle Holley
February 13 | 4:00 p.m. | Halle Holley
How: Tickets from $42, available by calling (941) 953-3434 or clicking here.
Chamber Night 7: Voices of Color
Nikki Giovanni’s poem “BLK History Month” is the inspiration for the February concert of works by black artists from the last century. William Grant Still’s 1948 Miniatures for Wind Quintet includes a collection of folk music from the Americas. Florence PrizeThe 1935 String Quartet No. 2 is a rich, romantic work that incorporates idioms from African-American spirituals. Beginning her career as a flautist for the Imani Winds, current composer Valerie Coleman created Red Clay & Mississippi Delta and Umoja for the ensemble. In collaboration with the Florida Studio Theater, the concert opens with a dramatic reading of “BLK History Month” by the actor J Paul Nicholas.
When: February 17, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Holley Hall
How: Tickets from $38, available by calling (941) 953-3434 or clicking here.
Masterpieces 5: Fairy Tales and Fireworks
Pianist Aaron Diehl brings to life the rhythms and melodies of Gershwin’s Concerto in F, one of three works in this program offering magic and excitement. Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta returns to Sarasota to conduct Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, an energetic work embellished with tender melodies. The concert opens with Ravel’s delicate Mother Goose Suite, consisting of five small movements composed as a gift for the children of dear friends. Recognized as a “driving force in the music of our time”, JoAnn Falletta is Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. With a discography of 115 tracks, Falletta is a top recording artist for Naxos.
The talents of pianist and composer Aaron Diehl span several musical genres. His orchestral appearances include performances with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra.
February 26 | 8:00 p.m. | Van Wezel
February 27 | 2:30 p.m. | Van Wezel
How: Tickets from $35, available by calling (941) 953-3434 or clicking here.
About the Sarasota Orchestra:
Since 1949, the Sarasota Orchestra has inspired and entertained local music lovers and visitors from around the world. As the oldest permanent orchestra in the state of Florida, the 76-member orchestra presents more than 100 classical, pop, chamber music and community outreach concerts each year. The Sarasota Orchestra’s acclaimed music education program includes the Sarasota Youth Orchestras, established in 1959. The Sarasota Orchestra is also the parent program of the famous Sarasota Music Festival, founded in 1965.