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Friday Festival

Ticket Information

June 9, 2017

Friday | 8:00 pm | Sarasota Opera House
Tickets from $27 | Seat Layout

A collaboration of chamber music presented by faculty and student participants, and the yMusic ensemble on week 3.


Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046

Martin Chalifour, violin; Nancy Ambrose King, oboe; Students TBD

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

Ani Kavafian, violin; James Dunham, viola; Steve Doane, cello; Students TBD

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Thomas Robertello, flute; Margaret Batjer, violin; Jeffrey Kahane, harpsichord; Students TBD

Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051

James Dunham, viola; Steve Doane, cello; Students TBD

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049

Thomas Robertello, flute; Margaret Batjer, violin; Students TBD

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047

Thomas Robertello, flute; Nancy Ambrose King, oboe; Michael Dobrinski, trumpet; Ani Kavafian, violin

Countdown to the Festival


Written byHerald Tribune

 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

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