Guiding Principals

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

Tickets from $38 | Holley Hall Seat Layout


Jim PARKER     Mississippi Five

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

GOLIJOV    Mariel

Natalie Helm, cello; Tomasz Kowalczyk, 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

This concert of high emotion showcases 12 Sarasota Orchestra principal musicians. The Sarasota Wind Quintet opens the concert with Jim Parker’s irrepressible Mississippi Five, a celebration of early 20th-century jazz greats. Golijov’s Mariel for cello and marimba was written in memory of a friend of the composer who died suddenly and depicts the composer's shock at his sudden loss. Dvořák's string quintet features a double bass for added warmth and serves as a glorious finale to this rich and diverse concert.


71st Season Title Sponsors

Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation

The Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation expresses appreciation to the Sarasota Orchestra for its enriching contribution to the cultural life of Sarasota and its neighboring communities.

Chamber Soirées Season Title Sponsor

Paul and Sharon Steinwachs

Chamber Soirées Series Corporate Sponsor

Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom, PA

Co-Producing Sponsor

Kim Morey Wheeler