Dinner Series 3

Special Event

Elina Vähälä

April 5, 2018

Thursday | 6:00 pm
The Field Club
1400 Field Road, Sarasota
Tickets $175 pp

Attire: Cocktail

Seating is Limited. RSVP by March 26, 2018 by calling 941-487-2740 or email us at RSVP@sarasotaorchestra.org to reserve your seat today!

Featuring: Music Director Anu Tali, Elina Vähälä, violin
Musical performance by: Sarasota String Quartet
Moderator: Russell Gant, Host and Music Director Classical WSMR

"The Red Violin" is the focus of the final dinner of the season. Masterworks 7 soloist and violinist Elina Vähälä, hailed by the Chicago Tribune,"as a gifted musician whose brilliant technique is matched by an abundant spirit, sensitivity and imagination," joins us to discuss John Coriliano’s Violin Concerto from the film The Red Violin. Music Director Anu Tali and Elina will be joined by radio personality Russell Gant for a musically insightful discussion highlighting the final Masterworks concert.

Hosts: Audrey Robbins & Harry Leopold, David & Pamela Steves, Kim Morey Wheeler


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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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