Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Larger Forces

Friday Festival 2

June 14, 2019

Friday | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House
Tickets from $29 | Seat Layout

Revel in this program featuring works for larger ensembles. Two international superstar Festival Faculty members, flutist Carol Wincenc and cellist Desmond Hoebig, join eight Festival Fellows for a performance of the rarely-heard Dixtuor by Jean Francaix. Written for string and wind quintets, the piece bubbles with the charm and wittiness for which Francaix is known best. Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major for double string quartet, completed when the composer was only 16, is one of the most beloved pieces of chamber music ever written. The award-winning Pacifica Quartet is joined by four Festival Fellows for a performance of the work which has been called “one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music.” Finally, Festival Music Director Jeffrey Kahane joins the Pacifica Quartet for a performance of Brahms’ monumental Piano Quintet in F Minor, which Brahms’ friend Hermann Levi called “a restorative for every music lover – a masterpiece of chamber music.”



Carol Wincenc, flute; Jillian Honn, oboe; Sunho Song, clarinet; Tatia Slouka, bassoon; Xin He, horn; Eunji Kim, violin; Xinyuan Wang, violin; Mark Liu, viola; Desmond Hoebig, cello; Ella Sharpe, bass

Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Pacifica Quartet and Fellows:
Simin Ganatra, violin; Austin Hartman, violin; Ann Sanguen Cho, violin; Diana Do Hyung Kim, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Devin Moore, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello; Krystian Chiu, cello

Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

Pacifica Quartet:
Simin Ganatra, violin; Austin Hartman, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello; Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Concert Sponsors

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

Jack Buhsmer

Presenting Sponsor

Dr. Deborah Hamm and Hillel Bennett

Co-Producing Sponsors

Lois Stulberg

Co-Producing Sponsor

Barbara Staton

Faculty Artist Sponsor

Sarasota Herald Tribune

Media Sponsor


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Rising Stars


Esteemed Faculty


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