This savory showcase spotlights scores by composers that coincidentally begin with the letter 'S.' Satie's soulful masterpiece is a treasure chest of intense spirit. A Van Cliburn Gold medalist, Jon Nakamatsu is widely known for his sensitive musicianship. He is the ideal artist for Saint-Saëns' concerto. Strauss' tone poem, A Hero's Life, is a sweeping depiction of an epic struggle.
|Date||Thursday, January 9, 2014|
Coffee and refreshments at 10:00 am
Classical Conversation at 10:30 am
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
|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 Phil Gainsley leading a musically illustrated discussion,and includes an appearance by Carl St. Clair and Jon Nakamatsu.
St.Clair capped a flowing, richly textured finale of strength and optimism.
[Nakamatsu] played works that demanded both a graceful, singing quality and assertive muscularity, and he delivered.