Titans of Two Centuries

Chamber Soirées
October 10, 2019Thursday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $38 | Holley Hall Seat Layout


PROKOFIEV    Sonata in C Major for Two Violins, Op. 56

Samantha Bennett, violin; Jennifer Best Takeda, violin

BEETHOVEN    Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Bharat Chandra, clarinet; Fernando Traba, bassoon; Priscilla Rhinehart, horn; Christopher Takeda, violin; Nathan Frantz, viola; Christopher Schnell, cello; John Miller, double bass


This program features glimpses into the genius of two of music history’s giants. Prokofiev's lyrical work shows the beauty and variety that two solitary instruments can produce when in the hands of a master composer. Beethoven’s Septet was first performed in 1800 and was one of the composer’s most successful works to that point. The large group, seven winds and strings, offers an almost symphonic approach to chamber music. This piece remained popular during his lifetime prompting patrons to occasionally request that the mature Beethoven revert to the “agreeable” musical style of the Septet.


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 Sponsors

Patty and Richard Kiegler
Susan and Zuheir Sofia