Serenade for Strings

November 5 - 8, 2020 | Holley Hall*
Streaming available November 12 - 17

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BOLOGNE Symphonie concertante, Op. 13, No. 2 in G Major

Soloists: Daniel Jordan, Concertmaster; Samantha Bennett, Principal Second Violin
Chris Takeda, violin; Jennifer Takeda, violin; Mia Laity, violin; Meghan Jones, violin; Carlann Evans, violin; Anne Chandra, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Michael McClelland, viola; Natalie Helm, cello; Cheeko Matsusaka, cello; John Miller, bass;

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

Dan Jordan, violin; Chris Takeda, violin; Jennifer Takeda, violin; Mia Laity, violin; Samantha Bennett violin; Meghan Jones, violin; Carlann Evans, violin; Anne Chandra, violin; Rachel Halvorson, viola; Michael McClelland, viola; Natalie Helm, cello; Cheeko Matsusaka, cello; John Miller, bass;

Thirteen members of Sarasota Orchestra’s string section joyously return to the stage for a program featuring Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Serenade for Strings.  Led by Concertmaster Daniel Jordan, the lush sounds of Tchaikovsky’s romantic four-movement work will once again resonate in Holley Hall, heralding the opening of a reimagined season of live music. The program begins with a performance of the Symphonie concertante in G Major for two violins and orchestra by Joseph Bologne. Recognized today as music history’s first celebrated black composer, Bologne was born on the French colony of Guadeloupe to a wealthy Frenchman and an African slave. He would go on to become a virtuoso violinist, composer and conductor in mid-18th century Paris. Daniel Jordan and Principal Second Violin Samantha Bennett step forward in the solo roles in this delightful  work.

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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...  

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.  

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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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