Appalachian Spring

May 6 - 9, 2021*
Streaming available May 13 - 18

*Seating is very limited. Register for a chance to buy tickets beginning February 15.

MONTGOMERY Banner (2014)

Chris Takeda, violin; Meghan Jones, violin; Nathan Frantz viola; Chizuko Matsusaka, cello

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major

Jeffrey Kahane, piano

COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite


Brilliant impressions of Americana bookend this final program of the 20/21 season. African American composer Jessie Montgomery’s music has been called “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life” (Washington Post). Her 2014 Banner, written in honor of the 200th anniversary of the composition of the Star Spangled Banner, transforms the anthem into a kaleidoscope of sounds from modern America. Mozart’s charming Piano Concerto No. 13 was the first of six concertos he composed in 1783. Sarasota Orchestra Artistic Advisor Jeffrey Kahane brings his gifts to the elegant work. Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring captures the peace and beauty of rural America in a vivid score that continues to move audiences deeply. Performed here in its original version for 13 instruments, the comforting sounds of the shaker tune Simple Gifts, which Copland utilized, will provide an uplifting conclusion to an exceptional season of music.


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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.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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