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Join us for an exciting season of one-night- only performances featuring world-renowned orchestras, chamber ensembles and acclaimed soloists. 

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Monday, Jan 30, 7:30 pm  |  Riverview Performing Arts Center

Emerson String Quartet

One of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles, and described by Time Magazine as “America’s greatest quartet,” the nine-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson Quartet embarks on their farewell concert tour during their 47th and final season.

HAYDN – String Quartet in G major, Op. 33 no. 5
MENDELSSOHN – String Quartet in E major,  Op. 12
BEETHOVEN – String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, no. 2

Paul Watkins, cello; Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola

Emerson String Quartet

Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 pm  |  Riverview Performing Arts Center 

Pianist Awadagin Pratt 

Acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involved performances, Awadagin Pratt performs a varied program of piano works.  “An enormous dynamic range encompassed grave quiet to immense thunder.” – The Boston Music Intelligencer 

GLASS – Glassworks
COUPERIN – Les Baricades Mistérieuses
VASKS – Castillo Interior
HERSCH – Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone
RACHMANINOFF – Prelude in D, Op. 23, no. 4
CHOPIN – Nocturne in B, Op. 62, no. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY – Intermezzo from The Nutcracker
LISZT – Sonata in B minor

Watch Awadagin Pratt play Chopin

Pianist Awadagin Pratt 

Awadagin Pratt

Acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involved performances, Awadagin Pratt performs a varied program of piano works.  “An enormous dynamic range encompassed grave quiet to immense thunder.” – The Boston Music Intelligencer 

GLASS – Glassworks
COUPERIN – Les Baricades Mistérieuses
VASKS – Castillo Interior
HERSCH – Nocturne for the Left Hand Alone
RACHMANINOFF – Prelude in D, Op. 23, no. 4
CHOPIN – Nocturne in B, Op. 62, no. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY – Intermezzo from The Nutcracker
LISZT – Sonata in B minor

Watch Awadagin Pratt play Chopin

Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm  |  Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra makes its highly anticipated return to Sarasota.  In his final season as Music Director, Riccardo Muti leads the Orchestra in an exciting program that celebrates their extraordinary partnership.

BEETHOVEN – Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 8
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake
MUSSORGSKY – Pictures from an Exhibition

Watch a You Tube excerpt of  Pictures from an Exhibition,  courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and riccardomutimusic.com.

Riccardo Muti

Sunday, March 12, 7:30 pm  |  Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 

English Chamber Orchestra
JOSé SEREBRIER, CONDUCTOR

The most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, the London-based, Grammy Award-winning English Chamber Orchestra has made 860 recordings of 1500 works by 400 composers and has performed in more countries than any other orchestra.

TURINA – La Oración del Torero
PURCELL – “Dido’s Lament”
MOZART – Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.525
TCHAIKOVSKY – Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 – Arr. José Serebrier
HAYDN – Symphony No. 49 in F minor, “La Passione”

English Chamber Orchestra, JOSé SEREBRIER, CONDUCTOR

The most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, the London-based, Grammy Award-winning English Chamber Orchestra has made 860 recordings of 1500 works by 400 composers and has performed in more countries than any other orchestra.

TURINA – La Oración del Torero
PURCELL – “Dido’s Lament”
MOZART – Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K.525
TCHAIKOVSKY – Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 – Arr. José Serebrier
HAYDN – Symphony No. 49 in F minor, “La Passione”

Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm  |  Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic
JoAnn Falletta,
 MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hailed as “one of the finest conductors of her generation” by The New York Times, Music Director JoAnn Falletta has led the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic on international tours and in numerous recording projects.  The program will also feature violinist Sandy Cameron, who has been declared “brilliant” by the Washington Post

KODÁLY – Dances of Galánta
MENDELSSOHN – Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK – Symphony No. 7

JoAnn Falletta Buffalo

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