The Hermitage Artist Retreat and Sarasota Opera Present: Music’s Masterpieces

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Pictured: Hermitage Fellow Hilan Warshaw. Photo provided by the Artist.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat announces a new program presented inpartnership with Sarasota Opera featuring the work of Hermitage Fellow Hilan Warshaw, a filmmaker and musician whose work focuses on the lives and works of some of music’s most influential figures. The film screening and discussion will take place on Friday, August 26 at 6pm at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org. Hermitage Fellow Hilan Warshaws films explore the lives and minds of great
composers, delving into the often controversial passions and experiences that informed some of musics most influential masterpieces. Blending documentary, narrative film techniques, and his own musical background as a violinist and conductor, Warshaw’s internationally broadcast films shine a new light on musical and operatic creators including Wagner, Schoenberg, Berg, Bach, and Mahler. He is currently the video director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestras on-demand Classical Series. For this program on August 26, Warshaw shares excerpts from his films and discusses the close relationship between the art forms of cinema and music. Please note: unlike most Hermitage programs, ths event will be held indoors at the Sarasota Opera House. Capacity for this event may be limited to accommodate safe social distancing, so early reservations are recommended. Admission is free with a $5 per person registration fee. Face masks are strongly encouraged at check-in; the Hermitage and/or the Opera reserves the right to add additional health and safetyprotocols for this event as deemed necessary. This event is one of many Hermitage programs and collaborations planned throughout the season, spanning Sarasota County and the surrounding region — all free to the members of our community with a $5/person registration fee. To register for an upcoming Hermitage program or to learn more about the organization, visit HermitageArtistRetreat.org.

Pictured: Hermitage Fellow Hilan Warshaw. Photo provided by the Artist.

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