Peace and Joy

Masterworks 7

April 5, 2019Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
April 6, 2019Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
April 7, 2019Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Tickets from $42 | Van Wezel Seat Layout

Beethoven’s monumental choral symphony, penned when the composer was deaf, is widely considered the most iconic work of western music. Join Sarasota Orchestra as we celebrate Anu Tali’s six-year tenure as Music Director with a finale that is a true “Ode to Joy.”  Opening the program is Arnold Schoenberg’s Peace on Earth, for chorus and orchestra, full of complex harmonies and rich choral writing. It is a natural pairing for Beethoven’s beloved anthem to his cherished belief in the virtues of humankind. Concert features four guest vocal soloists and chorus.

Anu Tali, Music Director
Choral Artists of Sarasota, featured
Key Chorale, featured
Elizabeth Baldwin, soprano
Blythe Gaissert, alto
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
Branch Fields, bass


Performed without Intermission

SCHOENBERG   Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth)

BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 9 (Choral)


Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Masterworks Season Title Sponsor

Gerri Aaron

Music Director Title Sponsor

Ernie Kretzmer, In Memory of Alisa Kretzmer

Schoenberg & Beethoven Sponsor
Co-Producing Sponsors:

Robert and Beverly Bartner
Hugh Steele
Kim Morey Wheeler
David and Pamela Steves
Edie Winston in loving memory of Herb Winston
Betty Schoenbaum

Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design, Inc.

Corporate Sponsor Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Corporate Sponsor Friday Night

Fergeson Skipper and the Gaston Dufresne Foundation for the Performing Arts

Corporate Sponsor Saturday Night

Herald Tribune

Media Sponsor

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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...  

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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