Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Beethoven, Brahms, and Bebop

Friday Festival 3

June 21, 2019

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

The Festival brings you one of the most eclectic evenings of music you’ll hear anywhere. Masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms share the program with the music of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, one of our time’s geniuses, whose Meeelaan for bassoon and string quartet opens the concert. With movements titled “Blues,” “Tango,” and “Bebop,” Marsalis has infused the language of jazz into this virtuosic showpiece. Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 6 finds the composer, in the middle of his career, lovingly looking backward toward his predecessors and mentors Mozart and Haydn. The program concludes with the joyous sounds of Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in its original orchestration for nine players. Four Festival Faculty are joined by five Festival Fellows for this work that was part of young Brahms’ preparation for writing full symphonies. A tuneful, bucolic work, the last movement will find you hard-pressed to keep from dancing in the aisles.



Frank Morelli, bassoon; Tiffany Kang, violin; Kenneth Ryu Naito, violin; Noemie Chemli, viola; Sarah Miller, cello

Piano Trio No. 6 in E-flat Major, Op. 70

Robert Levin, piano; Carmit Zori, violin; Timothy Eddy, cello

Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

William Yeh, flute; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Claudia Ng, clarinet; Brigit Fitzgerald, bassoon; Phillip Palmore, horn; Margaret Batjer, violin; Jutta Puchhammer-Sedillot, viola; Osheen Manukyan, cello; Timothy Cobb, bass

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

Barbara Brizdle

Presenting Sponsor

Toby and Noel Siegel

Robert Levin Sponsor

Sarasota Herald Tribune

Media Sponsor


Media Sponsor

Explore the Talent of Tomorrow


Rising Stars


Esteemed Faculty


Classical Works



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