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Serious composers inevitably spend years developing their unique voice. This program features music by three master composers from three different centuries, each of whom broke new musical ground. Arcangelo Corelli essentially invented the concerto grosso style, in which a small group of soloists are accompanied by a larger string group. His Concerto Grosso in F Major is the last in a group of 12 works that were influential when they were published in 1714. George Walker was the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1996. His glorious Lyric for Strings was composed in honor of his grandmother who was born a slave. Beethoven himself titled his Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95 “Quartetto Serioso”. Dedicated to a friend, he feared the work might be considered too intense and did not intend to publish it. Gustav Mahler thought otherwise and orchestrated the work for string orchestra in 1898.


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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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 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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 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.  

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

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 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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