Friends and Inspirations

Allan Friedman Memorial Piano Concert


  • CLARICE ASSAD Bonecos de Olinda
  • RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • ELGAR Enigma Variations


Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Sir Stephen Hough, piano
Sir Stephen Hough, piano

January 5

Friday | 7:30 pm | Neel PAC

January 6

Saturday | 7:30 pm | Van Wezel

January 7

Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

This concert is included in Flex Pass
Van Wezel | 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota
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Neel PAC | 5840 26th St W, Bradenton | Seat Layout | Map it
$35 - $105
Student Rush Reservations available the week of the concert.

Friends and Inspirations

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor Laureate of the Fort Worth Symphony, leads a concert crowned by Sir Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a love letter to the composer’s dearest friends and family. World-renowned pianist Sir Stephen Hough brings his prodigious gifts to Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, portions of which have been borrowed for film and television scores for decades. Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad captures the energy of Carnival partygoers in her Bonecos de Olinda.

Park once and enjoy both dinner and a concert as pre-performance dinners return to the Van Wezel for this season of Masterworks! Chef Paul Mattison curates the scrumptious buffet menus, saying, "A musically inspired meal is an integral part of the concert experience."

Each dinner will be offered on Friday and Saturday evenings of every Masterworks concert at $65 per person, with the buffet opening at 5:30 p.m. A cash bar will also be available for beverage purchases, featuring a specialty cocktail that pays tribute to the 75th anniversary of Sarasota Orchestra: a French 75 with gin, champagne, lemon, and sugar

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Thursday, February 15, 2024


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Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


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