Sarasota Orchestra Celebrates Beethoven for 2019/20 Season

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SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY APR 12, 2019

Sarasota Orchestra has announced its complete 2019–20 season, featuring nine guest conductors leading a season of five concert series that coincide with the 250-year celebration of Beethoven’s birth.

Highlights of the Masterworks series include performances featuring renowned guest artists including pianists Jeremy Denk and Shai Wosner, and world-renowned violinist Sarah Chang.  All Masterworks concerts will be conducted by guest conductors from across America and across the globe. This upcoming season for Pops will highlight music from the stage and screen. Concert experiences include a showing of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony IIMy Favorite Things featuring vocalist Maria Wirries, and American Playlist with Storm Large and Branford Marsalis, a collection of vintage Broadway and the Great American Songbook music with a modern twist.

The eight-concert Chamber Series will explore both classic and new repertoire, from Beethoven to Jim Parker, showcasing the musicians of Sarasota Orchestra. And the six-concert Great Escapes series includes Pops and light classics with commentary by the conductor. Great Escapes concerts will be conducted by Jacomo Bairos, Christopher Confessore, Steven Jarvi, Michelle Merrill and Enrico Lopez-Yañez.

This season, the Sarasota Orchestra will also present the Discover Beethoven Series, a two-program series celebrating the master composer on the 250-year anniversary of his birth. A special mid-season concert will also explore the work of Beethoven, and Sarasota Music Festival Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will present insights and musical examples that put Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 into 21st-century context. A performance of the full symphony completes the concert.

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