Carlann Evans

Carlann Evans

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First season with the SO: 2002

Hometown: Westlake, Ohio (suburb of Cleveland)

Degrees / Colleges: BA, Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, MM, University of Texas at Austin

Age you began playing an instrument: Piano at 5, clarinet at 9, saxaphone at 14, and started violin at 17

Award / Musical Accomplishment you are most proud of: Latest endeavor is having finished the CD Musical Tales vol. 2 as a member of Musicians Out of the Box, promoting cultural literacy through setting fairy tales to famous classical music. One of My heart's passions!!

Style and make of your instrument: Petrus Gaginni 1978 Modern Italian. Anne Chandra and I play on a bow by the SAME MAKER - Garner Wilson (Scottish!)

Hobbies / interests:Going to Air Shows, watching planes, birds, playing with my kids, reading (to my kids), gardening (with my kids...), hanging out at the beach (with my kids...) you get the idea! Pretty much anything and everything!

Personal Fact / Something you would like people to know about you: I want to run away with a celtic/blues/fusion band that plays Barry Manilow.

My Dream is to: Seriously, I'd like to have lawn concerts, where people come and hang out, and are brought together by good music - and bring great music to as MANY people as I possibly can, and to keep doing it FOR A LONG TIME:)

p>Carlann Evans is a member of the violin section of the Sarasota Orchestra. She was formerly a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Gran Canaria, Spain.

During her time in Spain, she also performed with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, the BBC Scottish Symphony and toured extensively throughout Europe and worked with conductors and artists such as Osmo Vanska, Matthais Bamert, Fredericka von Stade and Rostropovich. Coming to Florida, she played with the Naples Philharmonic and The Florida Orchestra before coming to Sarasota.

Carlann received her Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and Master’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and has studied with Eugene Gratovich, Donald Weilerstein, Gary Kosloski, and Stephen Clapp (Oberlin/Julliard). During her summers she studied at the National Repertory Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festivals.

Since moving to Sarasota, she has built up a large private teaching studio, teaches at Phillippi Shores, Fruitville and Waldorf Schools, and performs regularly with the Asolo Repertory Theater. In 2009 she recorded with Musicians Out of the Box their second CD.

Carlann plays a modern Italian 1978 Gaggini, loves the outdoors, and does the many races and triathlons in Florida. Her two children also keep her running and she is so excited to continue playing in this great orchestra in our beautiful city of Sarasota!

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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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 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.  

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 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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