Guided Tours

Copland And Stravinsky

February 24

Friday | 7:30pm | Van Wezel

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Venue Van Wezel | 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota | Seat Layout | Map it
Duration 60-75mins / No Intermission
Cost $26-$69


Kensho Watanabe, conductor
Kensho Watanabe, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Stefan Jackiw, violin


Join conductor, soloist, and full orchestra for a 75 minute “guided tour” providing context for what makes the works showcased great. The concert will highlight the evolution of the “American sound” from Aaron Copland (the “Dean of the American Music”) to contemporary classical composer Jessica Hunt. Hear Hunt’s perspectives on her work before it is performed in its entirety. Conductor Kensho Watanabe provides historical context for one of America’s iconic themes – Copland’s Fanfare for Common Man. Hear the opening and closing movements of Copland’s magnum opus, his Third Symphony. The guided tour of great music concludes with two movements of the stunning Stravinsky Violin Concerto performed by guest soloist Stefan Jackiw performing with Sarasota Orchestra.

Masterworks: Copland & Stravinsky
February 25, 26 | Van Wezel

Rising young conductor Kensho Watanabe returns to Sarasota to lead an intriguing program including two 20th-century masterpieces.
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