to make this mountain taller was commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
Sarasota Orchestra concludes the Masterworks season with a program of
heroic proportions. Internationally acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham shines in
one of his signature works, Korngold’s sweeping, cinematic Violin Concerto.
The orchestra is the real star of Richard Strauss’ virtuosic tone poem Ein
Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). This thinly veiled musical autobiography
includes snippets of Strauss’ greatest hits and has been thrilling audiences
for 125 years. The concert begins with a world premiere by Sarah Gibson,
recipient of a commission from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation to
champion promising women composers.
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