Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Three Titans

Saturday Symphony 2

June 15, 2019

Saturday | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House
Tickets from $35 | Seat Layout

Spend an evening with three titans of the Classical Period of music history: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. “Papa” Haydn and Mozart were close friends; the young Beethoven studied with Haydn and played for Mozart. Together, these three giants form a family of classicists that transformed the history of Western music in the space of 75 years. The program opens with the young Beethoven’s Octet in E-flat Major for winds. Festival Faculty are joined by Fellows for this boisterous romp of youthful enthusiasm. The concert continues with Haydn’s Symphony No. 80, performed “classical style” without conductor. The Festival Orchestra will be led by Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Alexander Kerr. Finally, clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois, whom The New York Times has described as “extraordinary” and “a formidable clarinetist,” will join the Orchestra for Mozart’s beloved Clarinet Concerto. Written only a year before Beethoven’s Octet, the work brings this evening full circle with an exceptional family of composers.



Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103  

William Winstead, bassoon; William VerMeulen, horn

Symphony No. 80

Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622

Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

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

Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold

Co-Producing Sponsors

Jeff Sebeika

Co-Producing Sponsor

Jane Baisley

Conductor Sponsor

Susan and Zuheir Sofia

Soloist Sponsor: Romie de Guise-Langlois

Sarasota Herald Tribune

Media Sponsor


Media Sponsor

Explore the Talent of Tomorrow


Rising Stars


Esteemed Faculty


Classical Works



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