Musical America

Great Escapes 1

October 10, 2018Wednesday | 5:30pm | Holley Hall
October 11, 2018Thursday | 7:30pm | Holley Hall
October 12, 2018Friday | 5:30pm | Holley Hall
October 13, 2018Saturday | 8:00pm | Holley Hall

Tickets from $40 | Holley Hall Seat Layout

Arrieche is in the vanguard of a new generation of conductors.

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Conductor Alexandra Arrieche makes her Sarasota Orchestra debut with a celebration of musical genres that are distinctly American. Enjoy Aaron Copland with his folk inspired themes, music by jazz greats Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, and classical giant Antonín Dvořák, whose music was influenced by his time in America.

Program

Thursday and Saturday full programs include more selections

GERSHWIN/HIGGS Funny Face Selection

SCOTT/WENDEL A Raymond Scott Fantasia

DVOŘÁK Largo from Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (New World)

SHOSTAKOVICH Tahiti Trot, Op. 16

COPLAND/DEL TREDICI Midday Thoughts

PORTER/WHITNEY A Cole Porter Salute

HIGDON Machine

About the Series

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays are shorter programs, about one hour, and without intermission

Great Escapes series blend Pops music with light classics and feature different conductors in casual, themed concerts of popular favorites.

The six concert series include Pops and light classics with commentary by the conductor. Two first-time conductors Alexandra Arrieche and Chung Park, join audience favorites Andrew Lane and Christopher Confessore.

Sponsors

Herman and Sharon Frankel

Wednesday Twilites Individual Sponsors

Bette and Arn Hoffman

Individual Sponsorship of Casual Classics

Anne Virag

Casual Classics Tribute Sponsorship-In Memory of Nate Benderson

Carolynne C. Smith

Individual Sponsor of Concert Lites

Individual Sponsor of Enchanted Evenings

The Zenith

Corporate Sponsor Saturday Night

Media Sponsor

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Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 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...  

Written byHerald Tribune

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

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 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.  

Written byHerald Tribune

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

Written byHerald Tribune

 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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