Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Summer Serenades

Friday Festival 3

June 22, 2018

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

Spend an evening being serenaded by some of history’s greatest composers. Originally inspired by a real-life serenade outside his home, Mozart’s Serenade No. 11 soon became his first masterpiece for wind instruments. Dohnànyi’s Serenade for String Trio is a whirlwind of musical riches, moving rapidly and seamlessly from moments of rapture to bursts of frenetic energy. Johannes Brahms’s expansive Piano Quartet No. 1 takes its nickname Gypsy from the rollicking final Rondo movement that brings the monumental work to a breathless conclusion.


Serenade in C Major, Op. 10

James Buswell, violin; Cassia Drake, viola; Desmond Hoebig, cello

Serenade No. 11 in E-flat Major, K. 375

Stephen Taylor, oboe; Virginia McDowell, oboe; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Noemi Sallai, clarinet; William Purvis, horn; Luke Baker, horn; Nancy Goeres, bassoon; Hanul Park, bassoon

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

Timothy Lees, violin; Barbara Westphal, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello; Robert Levin, piano

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