Guiding Principals

Chamber Soirées

Single tickets go on sale Tuesday September 3, 2019

April 19, 2020Sunday | 4:00 pm | Holley Hall


Jim PARKER     Mississippi Five

Betsy Traba, flute; TBD, oboe; Bharat Chandra, clarinet; Joshua Horne, horn; Fernando Traba, bassoon

GOLIJOV    Mariel

Natalie Helm, cello; TBD, marimba

DVOŘÁK    String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77

Daniel Jordan, violin; Samantha Bennett, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Natalie Helm, cello; John Miller, double bass

The Chamber Soirée season concludes with a flourish as 12 principal musicians showcase their talents in a captivating program of high emotion. The Sarasota Wind Quintet opens the concert with Jim Parker’s irrepressible Mississippi Five, a celebration of early 20th century jazz greats. Toes will be tapping as Parker’s innovative tributes to King Oliver, Johnny Dodds and Bessie Smith take you back in time. Osvaldo Golijov’s “Mariel” for cello and marimba was written in memory of Mariel Stubrin, a friend of the composer who died suddenly in an auto accident. The work is a moving depiction of Golijov’s shock at his sudden loss. Spirits will lighten again as the program concludes with Dvořák’s String Quintet in G Major. The addition of a double bass to the standard string quartet brings an added warmth to the sound of the ensemble. Written in 1875, in the prime of the Czech composer’s career, the work carries the dedication “To My Nation” and serves as a glorious finale to this rich and diverse program.


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 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...  

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

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 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.  

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 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.  

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

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 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.  

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 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.  

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