Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director
Jennifer Frautschi Jennifer Frautschi violin

Festival Friday - 3

traditions and transformations

Friday, June 23 | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House

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Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota
Duration: 1hr 30min / Includes Intermission | Cost: $29-$50
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    • Jasmine Choi, flute
    Six Bagatelles
    • Jasmine Choi, flute
    • Nancy Ambrose King, oboe
    • Charles Neidich, clarinet
    • William Purvis, horn
    • Carin Miller, bassoon
    Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor
    • Gabriel Cabezas, cello
    • Robert Levin, piano
    Octet in E-flat Major
    • Jennifer Frautschi, violin
    • Teng Li, viola
    • Hai-Ye Ni, cello
    • SMF Fellows (violins, viola, cello)

New friends and old favorites sit side by side in a program of masterpieces from three centuries, performed by SMF faculty and fellows. Flutist Jasmine Choi weaves a magical web of sound in Claude Debussy’s mesmerizing Syrinx, the myth of a water nymph pursued by the Greek god Pan. Hungarian composer György Ligeti’s 1953 work, Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, is fiendishly difficult for the players and hugely enjoyable for the audience. New SMF faculty cellist Gabriel Cabezas joins pianist Robert Levin in Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 2, in which the visionary young Beethoven juxtaposes intense drama with jovial humor. SMF faculty and fellows join together for Mendelssohn’s magnificent Octet for Strings, a musical miracle written when the composer was only 16.

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