Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director
Melissa White Melissa White violin

Festival Friday - 1

scenes and seasons

Friday, June 9 | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House

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Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota
Duration: 1hr 45min / Includes Intermission | Cost: $29-$50
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* denotes SMF Fellow

Music’s evocative storytelling powers take center stage in a program of intimate works with big impact. Stunningly gifted violinist Melissa White evokes the cuckoo’s voice, a sleeping goatherd, and the roaring and thundering of hail in “Summer” from Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons. Czech composer Leoš Janáček’s sextet Mládí (Youth), written late in his life, offers a nostalgic reimagining of themes from his past. Gabriela Lena Frank pays a vicarious visit to her mother’s native Peru in her picturesque Four Folk Songs. Antonín Dvořák, influenced by his encounters with Native American and Black musical traditions, poured out his affection for America in his enchanting and richly melodious Viola Quintet (American).

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