Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Shimmering Summer

Friday Festival 2

Ticket Information

June 16, 2017

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


Brahms' epic Piano Quartet No. 2 is featured on the second half of this shimmering concert. Each melodic line of Brahms' masterpiece seems to be a song that could be sung on a warm summer's evening. Samuel Barber's Summer Music draws its color from images of the lazy days of summer heat and the beauty of nature at its peak. Paired wonderfully with this work is Mendelssohn's breathtaking and ravishing String Quintet No. 2.


Summer Music, Op. 31

William VerMeulen, horn; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Students TBD

String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87

Madeline Adkins, violin; Natalie Helm, cello; Students TBD

Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26

Robert Levin, piano; Alexander Kerr, violin; Robert Vernon, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello


Ernie Kretzmer, In Memory of Alisa Kretzmer

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

Stanley and Betty Pelletz

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Toby and Noel Siegel

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Countdown to the Festival


Written byHerald Tribune

 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...  

Written byHerald Tribune

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

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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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