Discoveries

The French Influencers

December 21

Wednesday | 7:30pm | Sarasota Opera House

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Venue Sarasota Opera House | 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota | Seat Layout | Map it
Duration 1hr / No Intermission
Cost $32-$70

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Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Sarah Ioannides, conductor

PROGRAM

  • Farrenc
    Overture No. 1
  • Liszt
    Hirtengesang (Shepherd’s Song) from Christus
  • Bizet
    Symphony in C

Oxford-trained conductor Sarah Ioannides, music director of Symphony Tacoma, leads a program devoted to musical influencers—and those whom they inspired. Berlioz and Schumann both greatly admired the music of innovative 19th-century French composer Louise Farrenc, who battled sexism in music—and won. Liszt got the idea for Christus, an oratorio about the life of Christ, from Handel’s Messiah. In his exuberant Symphony in C, Bizet not only emulates, but directly quotes, his teacher Gounod.



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