Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Special Gems

Artist Showcase 3

Ticket Information

June 22, 2017

Thursday | 4:30 pm | Holley Hall
Tickets from $27 | Seat Layout


Works by two French masters join a rarely performed masterpiece by a 19th century female composer. Ravel, a master of color and texture, creates remarkable drama and a thrilling finale with just two string instruments in his Sonata. Poulenc brilliantly combines great art and humor with gorgeous melodies in his sextet. Amanda Röntgen-Maier was a 19th century composer who was praised by the likes of Brahms and Grieg until largely giving up composing when she married. Her violin sonata will be a revelation of genius misplaced in history. Discover its drama, potency and beauty that should place it among the great Romantic era works in acclaim and popularity.

Complimentary snacks and wine for purchase begin at 3:30 pm.



James Buswell, violin; Brinton Smith, cello


Carol Wincenc, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Frank Morelli, bassoon; William Purvis, horn; Jonathan Spivey, piano

Violin Sonata in B Minor

Frank Almond, violin; Jeffrey Kahane, piano


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Individual Title Sponsor of the 2017 Sarasota Music Festival and Artistic Director Jeffrey Kahane

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 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...  

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

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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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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

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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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 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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