Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director


Festival Friday

June 17, 2022

Friday | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House
Price Range $29 - $50
Duration 1hr 15min / Includes Intermission

The rhythms and textures that define Baroque music continue to inspire today’s composers, as evidenced in this delightfully diverse program. Accomplished jazz musician and new Festival faculty hornist Jeff Scott’s wind quintet, Startin’ Sumthin’, is a modern tribute to the energy of ragtime. The rich textures and vibrant colors of a 17th-century Venetian palazzo shine in Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Stucco & Brocatelle. Two Baroque masterpieces anchor the second half of this program. Travel back three centuries for the energizing virtuosity and soaring melodies of J.S. Bach’s glorious Double Violin Concerto, featuring Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Frautschi and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Margaret Batjer. The concert concludes with excerpts from Handel’s Water Music, written for performance as royal entertainment on the River Thames in 1717.


Startin’ Sumthin’

Stucco and Brocatelle

Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor

Suite from Water Music

  • Festival Orchestra
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Thank you to our Sponsors

Ernest Kretzmer in loving memory of Alisa Kretzmer
Title Sponsor of Sarasota Music Festival and Artistic Director, Jeffrey Kahane

Title Corporate Sponsor

Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold
Presenting Sponsors

Susan Robinson
Presenting Sponsor

Robert Crandall and Barbara Bankoff
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Each June, internationally recognized guest artists and musicians come together in Sarasota to study and perform chamber music. Your support of the Sarasota Music Festival is an investment in the future of classical music and the acclaimed talent that makes the Festival one of the finest classical music events in the nation.

All gifts made in the month of June 2022 in support of Sarasota Music Festival will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar!


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