Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Opening Night: The Brahms Violin

June 1, 2019

Saturday | 7:30pm | Holley Hall
Tickets from $30 | Seat Layout

The 2019 Sarasota Music Festival bursts open with the intensely romantic sounds of Brahms' three Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Played in succession by Angelo Xiang Yu, Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition winner, and Festival Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, the audience will experience the full range of Brahms' lifelong passion for the violin. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear all three sonatas in one heroic program and revel in the power and lyricism of this musical titan.

After Concert Reception


Violin Sonata No.1 in G Major

Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major

Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor

Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Jeffrey Kahane, piano


Ernie Kretzmer, In Memory of Alisa Kretzmer

Individual Title Sponsor of the 2019 Sarasota Music Festival and Music Director Jeffrey Kahane

Muirhead, Gaylor, Steves and Waskom LLP

Corporate Title Sponsor

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation

Family Foundation Sponsor

Ruth Gorton

Presenting Sponsor

Susan and Zuheir Sofia

Soloist Sponsor: Angelo Xiang Yu

Co-producing Sponsors:

Shirley Fein
Dr. Deborah Hamm and Hillel Bennett
Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold
Lois Stulberg

Sarasota Herald Tribune

Media Sponsor


Media Sponsor

Explore the Talent of Tomorrow


Rising Stars


Esteemed Faculty


Classical Works



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