Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Adagio and Rhapsody

Saturday Symphony 3

Ticket Information

June 24, 2017

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


Two of the biggest blockbusters of American classical music bookend this program. Gershwin's jazz-inspired work will transport you to 1920s New York City. Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will conduct the orchestra from the piano. Barber's familiar Adagio for Strings is a deeply felt work full of pathos and passion. In between these American favorites, Ravel's ecstatic Piano Concerto finds additional inspiration in basque rhythms, American jazz, and french impressionism. Kahane will offer his interpretation while conducting from the piano. Andres's newer work is serene and expansive.


Adagio For Strings

Piano Concerto in G Major

Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno

Rhapsody in Blue

Jeffrey Kahane, piano


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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