Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Mostly Mozart

Saturday Symphony 2

Ticket Information

June 17, 2017

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Sarasota Opera House
Tickets from $32 | Seat Layout

Alexander Kerr, violin

Mozart's Symphony No. 40 is also known as the Great G Minor Symphony. Its fervent and famous opening explodes with passion as the music unfolds with turbulent urgency. SMF faculty artist Alexander Kerr takes center stage for Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Brilliant and bold, this piece dances with bravura. Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks is rhythmic and accessible, showcasing the Festival student participants. The music of Mozart and Stravinsky may be summed up with one word: perfection.


Concerto in E-flat Major (Dumbarton Oaks)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216 (Strassburg)

Alexander Kerr, violin

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550


Ernie Kretzmer, In Memory of Alisa Kretzmer

Individual Title Sponsor of the 2017 Sarasota Music Festival and Artistic Director Jeffrey Kahane

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 There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...  

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 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

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 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

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 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

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 Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.  

Written byThe Observer

 If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.  

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