Musical Mélange

Chamber Soirées
September 12, 2019Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $38 | Holley Hall Seat Layout


EWALD    Brass Quintet No 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 5

Anthony Limoncelli, trumpet; Daniel Kassteen, trumpet; Larry Solowey, horn; Brad Williams, trombone; Aaron Tindall, tuba


Jonathan Gentry, oboe; Fernando Traba, bassoon; Jonathan Spivey, piano

BAX    Elegaic Trio

Betsy Traba, flute; Michael McClelland, viola; Julia Coronelli, harp

BEETHOVEN    Sextet in E-flat Major, Op. 81b

Joshua Horne, horn; Priscilla Rhinehart, horn; Daniel Jordan, violin; Christopher Takeda, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Natalie Helm, cello

The 2019/2020 Chamber Soirée season kicks off with a wide ranging program offering something for every listener. The Sarasota Brass Quintet provides a festive opening with Russian composer Victor Ewald’s Brass Quintet No. 1, perhaps the most beloved of all the Romantic era works for brass. The woodwinds are featured next in Francis Poulenc’s enchanting Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, rich with the wit and melodic gifts for which Poulenc is loved. Finally, Beethoven’s virtuosic Sextet for 2 Horns and String Quartet, full of fanfares and hunting calls, brings the program to a rousing conclusion.


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

71st Season Title Sponsors

Paul and Sharon Steinwachs

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Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves & Waskom, PA

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Cynthia Guiles in memory of Jeremy Guiles

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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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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

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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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