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Festival Concert 3

June 18, 2021

Friday | 7:30pm | Holley Hall
Streaming begins June 24

*Seating is very limited. Registration for in-person seating is closed.

Pianist Angie Zhang, who was one of the shining stars among the 2018 Festival fellows, presents a program of music written in homage to other artists. Clara Schumann managed to maintain a busy career as a pianist and composer while running a household and bearing eight children. She wrote her luminous Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann as a loving birthday gift for her husband. Caroline Shaw's work Gustave le Gray was inspired by Chopin's exquisite Op. 17 A Minor Mazurka.  Shaw calls the work a "multi-layered portrait" of Chopin's work, using some of his "ingredients" hinged together by her own. Dedicated to a pupil and friend, Chopin's Piano Sonata, Op. 58 was the final sonata he composed and is considered one of the artistic summits of 19th century piano music. Hailed by the New York Concert Review as "warmly expressive, sensitive and polished," Zhang returns to Sarasota and brings her breathtaking artistry to this inventive program.


Angie Zhang, piano

Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann

Gustave le Gray

Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58


Ernest Kretzmer in loving memory of
Alisa Kretzmer

Title Sponsor of Sarasota Music Festival and Artistic Director, Jeffrey Kahane

Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves and Waskom LLP
Title Corporate Sponsor

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Title Foundation Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor:
Sue Robinson

Co-producing sponsors:
Dr. Aaron Fink and Vicki Porter-Fink
Bernard Friedland in memory of Shirley Friedland

Dr. Deborah Hamm
Bette and Arn Hoffman
Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold
Dr. Natalie Norton
The Sylarn Foundation in memory of Sylvia Cohodas

David and Linda Green Family Fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation

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