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)


Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

Gerri Aaron

Music Director Title Sponsor

Charles O. Wood, III and Miriam M. Wood Foundation

Michael Balke Sponsor

Joan Armour Mendell

Rossini Sponsor

Lee and Deborah Hirschey

Soloist Sponsors

Flori Roberts

Soloist Sponsor

Jeremy and Cynthia Guiles

Beethoven Symphony Sponsors
Co-Producing Sponsors

Stephen Fillo and Jane C. Gould

Toby and Eugene Halpern

Irving and Marilyn Naiditch

Tom and Meg Ryan

Lois Stulberg

Edie Winston in loving memory of Herb Winston

Ronald and Geri Yonover Foundation

Anne Folsom Smith Interior
Design, Inc.

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