March 16

Thursday | 7:30pm | Neel PAC

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March 17

Friday | 7:30pm | Van Wezel

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March 18

Saturday | 7:30pm | Van Wezel

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March 19

Sunday | 2:30pm | Van Wezel

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Venue Van Wezel | 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota | Seat Layout | Map it
Neel PAC | 5840 26th St W, Bradenton | Seat Layout | Map it
Duration 2hrs / Includes Intermission
Cost $37-$99


Sascha Goetzel, conductor
Sascha Goetzel, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Behzod Abduraimov, piano


  • Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
    Behzod Abduraimov, piano
  • Prokofiev
    Suite from Romeo and Juliet
    • Montagues & Capulets
    • Morning Dance
    • The Child Juliet
    • Romeo & Juliet (Balcony Scene)
    • Dance
    • The Death of Tybalt
    • Romeo with Juliet before Parting
    • Morning Serenade
    • Juliet’s Funeral
    • Juliet’s Death

Young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, whom The Independent calls "the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation," makes his Sarasota Orchestra debut in Beethoven’s epic "Emperor" Concerto, which embodies Beethoven’s triumphant heroic period of composition. Sergei Prokofiev composed his ballet music based upon Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in 1935, but it would be five years before it reached the stage in Russia. Guest conductor Sascha Goetzel has curated a collection from the stunning orchestral suites.

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