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Masterworks 2

November 30, 2018Friday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
December 1, 2018Saturday | 8:00 pm | Van Wezel
December 2, 2018Sunday | 2:30 pm | Van Wezel

Tickets from $34 | Van Wezel Seat Layout

A moving and breathtaking duo.

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Ward Stare leads Sarasota Orchestra in a program pairing exquisite French music with rich German orchestral fare. Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton provide double the drama in Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos, while Ravel’s masterwork appropriately uses the word "delicious" in its subtitle. Mozart’s music from Thamos, King of Egypt is a rarely heard delight and German Romantic giant Richard Strauss’ operatic suite concludes the program in an explosion of orchestral virtuosity.


MOZART  Incidental Music from Thamos, King of Egypt

POULENC   Concerto for Two Pianos

RAVEL   Valses nobles et sentimentales

R. STRAUSS   Der Rosenkavalier Suite


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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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