Music of the Americas

Discoveries 3

March 31, 2019Sunday | 4:00pm | Sarasota Opera House

Tickets from $30 | Opera House Seat Layout


CORDERO Ínsula tropical


COPLAND Clarinet Concerto

GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes

Savor a distinctly Latin flavor of exciting discovery. Puerto Rican composer Cordero will have you dancing in your seat. Golijov’s Last Round, at once driving and dreamlike, is an imaginative homage to tango. Copland’s Clarinet Concerto was composed when he was living in Rio de Janeiro.  Commissioned by Benny Goodman, it is distinctive for its jazzy elements. In the closing work, Argentinian composer Ginastera presents a delicious, folk-inspired soundscape of his homeland.

Meet and Mingle

A special feature for this concert is the opportunity to "Meet and Mingle" with guest artists and musicians in the Opera House Courtyard following the concert.

About the Series

Discoveries series offers a refreshing take on classical music featuring shorter works by the most popular composers to highly accessible and enjoyable gems that may be unexpected. Concerts are at the Sarasota Opera House in 75-minute, themed programs, performed without intermission and include comments by guest conductors. Discover Sarasota Orchestra. Discover great music.


Paul and Sharon Steinwachs

Discoveries Series Individual Title Sponsors

BMO Wealth Management

Discoveries Series Corporate Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors:

Bette and Arn Hoffman

Judy Rudges

Co-Producing Sponsors:

David and Linda Green

Kim Morey Wheeler

Edward Alley in honor and loving memory of June LeBell Alley

Charlotte and Charles Perret

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Written byHerald Tribune

 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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 byHerald Tribune

 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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