Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Brilliantly Baroque

Friday Festival 1

June 8, 2018

Friday | 8:00 pm | Sarasota Opera House
Tickets from $27 | Seat Layout

Marvel at the interplay between soloists and ensemble in music by the great Baroque masters: J.S. Bach and Vivaldi. Revered by oboists as one of their greatest treasures, Bach's Concerto for Oboe and Violin is a gloriously crafted  musical melding of the two instruments.

Festival Director Jeffrey Kahane will perform on piano for Bach's sprightly Keyboard Concerto, the composer's own arrangement of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.

Vivaldi's only concerto for the unusual combination of two cellos offers double the melancholy lyricism. In the concert finale, faculty member Ani Kavafian shines in the famous "Summer" from Vivaldi's iconic The Four Seasons.


Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor, BWV 1060

Allan Vogel, oboe; Margaret Batjer, violin

Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, RV 531

Clive Greensmith, cello; Nathan Mo, cello

Keyboard Concerto in F Major with Two Obbligato Flutes, BWV 1057

Jeffrey Kahane, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute; Lana Kuscer, flute

Summer from The Four Seasons, RV 315

Ani Kavafian, violin

Concert Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:

Harry Leopold and Audrey Robbins

Co-Producing Sponsors:

Bunny Tabatznik

Jeff Sebeika

Carol Wincenc Sponsor:

Barbara Staton

Ani Kavafian Sponsor:

Barbara Blackburn

Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Rising Stars


Esteemed Faculty


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