Masterworks

Copland And Stravinsky

February 25

Saturday | 7:30pm | Van Wezel

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February 26

Sunday | 2:30pm | Van Wezel

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This event qualifies for Flex Pass
Venue Van Wezel | 777 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota | Seat Layout | Map it
Duration 2hrs / Includes Intermission
Cost $37-$99
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FEATURING

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

PROGRAM

  • Jessica Hunt
    Climb
  • Stravinsky
    Violin Concerto in D Major
    Stefan Jackiw, violin
  • Copland
    Symphony No. 3

Rising young conductor Kensho Watanabe returns to Sarasota to lead an intriguing program including two 20th-century masterpieces. In his 1931 Violin Concerto, Stravinsky composed a work with a playful character and light touch in the style of neoclassicism. “Brilliant, dazzling” (Chicago Classical Review) violinist Stefan Jackiw shows off Stravinsky’s ingenious integration of challenging solo lines with chamber-like musical textures. Copland’s final, monumental Third Symphony, which magnifies his “Fanfare to the Common Man,” is considered by many to be the greatest American symphony ever composed. The program opens with Climb by Jessica Hunt. Written in honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Climb merges Beethoven’s physical struggles with Hunt’s own experience of chronic illness.



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