Nathan Frantz

Nathan Frantz

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Viola

First year with SO: 1999

Hometown: Appleton, WI

Instrument: Nathan's instrument was built by Vanna So at the William Harris Lee shop in Chicago, IL.


Education:
Bachelor of Music - Northwestern University; Master of Music - Southern Methodist University

Biography:
Nathan Frantz has been a member of the Sarasota Orchestra since 1999. In addition to his career as an orchestral musician performing with numerous orchestras, Nathan has had and maintains a rich chamber music performance and teaching schedule. During his summers away from Sarasota, Nathan was on faculty as a teacher and performer at the Luzerne Music Center from 2002 – 2012, and has been a member of the Utah Festival Opera in the summers of 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2016. His String Quartet, MOB, has released two successful children's CDs, "Music Tales," and "Music Tales, Vol. 2".  Both CDs have won Parents' Choice Gold Awards, and NAPPA Gold Awards for excellence in children's products. He is also on the faculty of New College of Florida as an adjunct professor.

Passions/Interests:
When Nathan is not teaching or performing, he enjoys playing basketball, running, and reading books.

Career Highlights:
A couple of Nathan's career highlights include performing a Florida tour with Harry Connick Jr., and performing the Mendelssohn Octet with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Reviews

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 byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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