Out of the Opera Pit

Chamber 1

September 20, 2018Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $36 | Holley Hall Seat Layout

Enjoy chamber works from three composers best known for their operas. Hear the wit that inspired Rossini a playful, lively duet for cello and double bass. Verdi composed his String Quartet at his hotel during a run of the famous opera Aïda.  Enjoy Wagner’s rich melodies and lush musical textures in his famous tribute to his wife.


ROSSINI     Duo for Cello and Bass

Natalie Helm, cello; John Miller, double bass

VERDI     String Quartet

Christopher Takeda, violin; Daniel Jordan, violin; Steven Laraia, viola; Natalie Helm, cello

WAGNER     Siegfried Idyll

Betsy Traba, flute; Nicholas Arbolino, oboe; Bharat Chandra, clarinet; Laura Petty, clarinet; Fernando Traba, bassoon; Joshua Horne, horn; Elyse Lauzon, horn; Aaron Romm, trumpet; Jennifer Takeda, violin; Samantha Bennett, violin; Matthew Pegis, viola; Christopher Schnell, cello; John Miller, double bass


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Written byHerald Tribune

 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...  

Written byHerald Tribune

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

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

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

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byThe Observer

 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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