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; Desmond Hoebig, cello; Fellows TBD

Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Pacifica Quartet, Simin Ganatra, violin; Austin Hartman, violin; Mark Holloway, viola; Brandon Vamos, cello; Fellows TBD

Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

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

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