One concert with three exotic stories told through music. In the first chapter, immerse yourself in a whirlwind of melodies representing rural Chinese culture. Turn the page and plunge into an exciting rendezvous with Ravel's Piano Concerto. Jean-Philippe Collard is the premier interpreter of French piano music. You'll be captivated by Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, a symphonic poem steeped in wild tales and thrilling turns.
|Date||Thursday, March 6, 2014|
Coffee and refreshments at 10:00 am
Classical Conversation at 10:30 am
|Host||Jonathan Spivey, principal keyboard|
|Guest||Mei-Ann Chen, conductor|
|Price||$10 at the door|
Enjoy a one hour preview of this Masterworks concert brought to you by the Sarasota Orchestra Association. It is an informative and enjoyable opportunity for any classical music lover to learn more about music and to heighten appreciation of the program pieces. The preview features Jonathan Spivey, principal keyboard, leading a musically illustrated discussion,and includes an appearance by Mei-Ann Chen.
Chen is energetic as well as smoothly agile... She urged, probed and inspired from first to last.
In the wonderful performance of Ravel’s Concerto in G... [Collard] showed that few can rival him in this repertoire.
||Saibei Dance from Saibei Suite No. 2, Op. 21, No. 5|
||Jean-Philippe Collard, piano||
Piano Concerto in G Major
Scheherazade, Op. 35
|Beatrice Friedman||65th Season Title Sponsor|
|Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation||Masterworks Season Title Sponsor|
|Anonymous||Mei-Ann Chen Conductor Sponsor|
|Fred & Gilda Nobel||
|Harry & Harriet Bernbaum||Jean-Philippe Collard Soloist Sponsors|