Sarasota Music Festival Announces Week One Highlights

Arts & Culture

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY MAY 31, 2019

The Sarasota Music Festival begins next week, and the first Sarasota Music Festival events open to the public are Master Classes beginning on June 2. Costing $5 per class to observe, Master Classes are taught by renowned faculty and offer students the opportunity to learn from experts in a small group setting. Other first week highlights include:

Artist Showcase 1: Fairy Tales & Fantasy, on June 6 in Holley Hall, showcasing Robert Schumann's rarely-heard Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for Viola and Piano as well as Pierre-Octave Ferroud's Bergère Captive (Captive Shepherd) for solo flute and the world premiere of Andrea Clearfield's Ha-Galgal (The Wheel), a prayerful work inspired by the sound of the shofar. Finally, violist Aloysia Friedmann joins the Montrose Trio for the Piano Quartet No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré.

Festival Concert 1: Triple Crown, on June 7 at the Sarasota Opera House, seeing faculty and students before Bach’s Triple Concerto, one of Antonio Vivaldi’s concertos for bassoon and a performance of Mozart’s only concerto for the oboe.

Saturday Symphony 1: Four, Two, One, on June 8 at the Sarasota Opera House, featuring Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and former Festival Fellows performing Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso from L'estro Armonico, Mozart’s Sinfonia Conertante and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

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