Midori Honors Bernstein

Masterworks 5


February 22, 2018

Thursday | 8:00 pm | Neel PAC

February 23, 2018

Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel

February 24, 2018

Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel

February 25, 2018

Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Violin legend Midori joins the Sarasota Orchestra for an intensely romantic concert. In tribute to the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, Midori interprets his serenade for violin and orchestra, a beautiful work that serves as an ode to love.

Love of nature is the central theme for Beethoven's famous "Pastoral" Symphony. You'll envision musical nymphs and centaurs frolicking through the countryside and the perfect peace found in a pastoral setting. Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture, from the famous opera, a comedic love story, is full of zest and whimsy.


Overture to The Barber of Seville
Serenade after Plato's Symposium
Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)


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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...  

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 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.  

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 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.  

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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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