SMF 2024 Concerts

Music Director Jeffrey Kahane Introduces SMF 2024

New Beginnings

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60th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, June 2, 4:00 pm

COUPERIN Le Rossignol en amour
Marianne Gedigian, flute
Jeffrey Kahane, harpsichord

MARTINŮ Sonata for Flute and Piano
Marianne Gedigian, flute
Jean Schneider, piano

JANE ANTONIA CORNISH Portrait
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

ARENSKY Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Two, Three, Four

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Artist Showcase 1

Thursday, June 6, 4:30 pm

FRANÇAIX Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe
Nancy Goeres, bassoon
Joy Cline Phinney, piano

SCHULHOFF Duo for Violin & Cello
Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

RAVEL Sonata for Violin & Piano No. 2 in G Major
Margaret Batjer, violin
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ String Quartet No. 6
Borromeo String Quartet
Nicholas Kitchen, violin
Kristopher Tong, violin
Melissa Reardon, viola
Yeesun Kim, cello

Bach and Beyond

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Festival Friday 1

June 7. 2024, 7:30 pm

JEFF SCOTT Passion for Bach and Coltrane (Aria and Variation 13)

J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050.2

J.S. BACH Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor/D-sharp minor, BWV 853 from The Well-Tempered Clavier (arr. Nicholas Kitchen)
Borromeo String Quartet
Nicholas Kitchen, violin
Kristopher Tong, violin
Melissa Reardon, viola
Yeesun Kim, cello

MOZART String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516
Paul Neubauer, viola
Borromeo String Quartet
Nicholas Kitchen, violin
Kristopher Tong, violin
Melissa Reardon, viola
Yeesun Kim, cello

Festival Firsts

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Festival Saturday 1

June 8, 2024, 7:30 pm

REENA ESMAIL Teen Murti

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 Rachel Breen, piano

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11

Something Old, Something New

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Artist Showcase Concert 2

Thursday, June 13, 4:30 pm

DURUFLÉ Prelude, Recitative, and Variations, Op. 3
Demarre McGill, flute
Teng Li, viola
Michael Adcock, piano

BEETHOVEN Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Cassie Pilgrim, oboe
Charles Neidich, clarinet
Peter Kolkay, bassoon
Jennifer Montone, horn
Pedja Mužijević, piano

Improvisation on the Largo from the “New World Symphony”
Tessa Lark, violin
Mike Block, cello
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

DVOŘÁK Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 (Dumky)
Tessa Lark, violin
Mike Block, cello
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Tales and Tributes

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Festival Friday 2

June 14, 2024, 7:30 pm

STRAUSS Serenade in E-flat for Winds, Op. 7

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending Tessa Lark, violin
Festival Orchestra

JEFF SCOTT Trail of Tears Jennifer Montone, horn
Jonathan Spivey, piano

DVOŘÁK Quintet in G Major

American Soundscapes

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Festival Saturday 2

June 15, 2024, 7:30 pm

HAILSTORK Sonata da Chiesa

COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
Charles Neidich, clarinet solo
Jennifer Frautschi, concertmaster
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

AN AMERICAN MEDLEY
Tessa Lark, violin
Mike Block, cello
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

TRADITIONAL FIDDLE TUNES
Tessa Lark, violin
Mike Block, cello

CHARLES DIEUPART Sarabande
arr. Mike Block
Mike Block, cello
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

GLOBAL MUSIC COLLABORATION

BILL MONROE Blue Moon of Kentucky
arr. Teddy Abrams
Tessa Lark, violin
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Mike Block, cello
Festival Orchestra

MIKE BLOCK Iniche Cosebe
Mike Block, cello
Festival Orchestra

Robert Levin Lecture

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 1:00 pm

Robert Levin, piano

Improvisation—inventing something on the spot—is arguably the pinnacle of music’s in-the-moment magic. While it is a common skill in genres like rock and jazz and was central to classical music well into the 19th century, it is more elusive in the classical concert halls of today. One of the foremost classical pianists and musicologists of our time and known for his talent in this area, Robert Levin discusses the art of improvisation in this year’s Levin Lecture. Come prepared with a list of tunes—as part of his presentation, Levin will improvise upon melodies the audience suggests.

Lustrous Sounds

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Artist Showcase Concert 3

Thursday, June 20, 4:30 pm

BACH Partita for Violin No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
Benjamin Beilman, violin

POULENC Sextet
Jasmine Choi, flute
Toyin Spellman-Diaz, oboe
Mark Nuccio, clarinet
Judith LeClair, bassoon
Robert Ward, horn
Robert Levin, piano

ILARI KAILA Hum and Drum
Karen Ouzounian, cello
Jean Schneider, piano

DOHNÁNYI Serenade in C Major, Op. 10
Grigory Kalinovsky, violin
Yura Lee, viola
Brinton Smith, cello

Romantic Reveries

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Festival Friday 3

June 21, 2024, 7:30 pm

BEETHOVEN Wind Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 103

TCHAIKOVSKY String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 (Souvenir de Florence)

FRANCK Piano Quintet in F Minor

Passion and Pride

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Festival Saturday 3

June 22, 2024, 7:30 pm

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

ANNA CLYNE Shorthand
Karen Ouzounian, cello

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

Phone

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Hours

Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
And at the concert venue one hour prior to showtime.

Our Mission

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

Accessibility

Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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