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Broaden your horizons in this chamber orchestra series at the Sarasota Opera House, designed to delight both longtime devotees and newcomers to great classical music repertoire.

Packages

20% Discount Included
  • All 3 Concerts

    3 Concerts at 7:30 pm at Sarasota Opera House

    DIS1

    Sat

    October 1

    DIS2

    Wed

    December 21

    DIS3

    Sat

    May 13

Subscription Purchases are Risk Free

  • Purchase your subscription with confidence! If any concerts that you purchase are cancelled due to public health concerns, you have the option of a full refund, credit, or tax-deductible donation.

Benefitsof Subscribing

  • Substantial Savings Subscribers save up to 25% off of single ticket prices, depending upon the series.
  • The Best Seats Subscribers are given seat assignments before single tickets go on sale in September. Subscribers get the best available seats in their section of preference.
  • Free Ticket Exchange We understand you are busy. That’s why subscribers get free ticket exchanges. Subscribe now risk free.

Concert Schedule

  • Mozart And Tchaikovsky DIS1

    Sarasota Opera house DATES

    October 1

    “I not only love Mozart,” Tchaikovsky wrote, “I worship him…[he] captivates me, gives me joy and warmth.” While his contemporaries leaned into a nationalistic musical trend, Tchaikovsky was, at his core, a classicist whose artistic aspirations transcended political boundaries. The music of Mozart is heard side-by-side with that of his number-one fan in this program led by Bramwell Tovey. Hear what the Russian composer so admired in Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, elegant and imbued with emotion. Tchaikovsky’s classically-styled Rococo Variations is a subtle homage to Mozart’s era. Cellist Zlatomir Fung, First Prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, weaves together the work’s Classical-era ornamentation with Romantic virtuosity. The concert concludes with Mozartiana, Tchaikovsky’s all-out tribute to his musical hero.

    PROGRAM

    • MOZART Symphony No. 29
    • TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations
      Zlatomir Fung, cello
    • TCHAIKOVSKY Suite No. 4 “Mozartiana”
    Bramwell Tovey, conductor
    Bramwell Tovey, conductor
    Zlatomir Fung, cello
    Zlatomir Fung, cello

    INCLUDED IN:

    All Three Concerts
  • The French Influencers DIS2

    Sarasota Opera House DATES

    December 21

    Oxford-trained conductor Sarah Ioannides, music director of Symphony Tacoma, leads a program devoted to musical influencers—and those whom they inspired. Berlioz and Schumann both greatly admired the music of innovative 19th-century French composer Louise Farrenc, who battled sexism in music—and won. Liszt got the idea for Christus, an oratorio about the life of Christ, from Handel’s Messiah. In his exuberant Symphony in C Major, Bizet not only emulates, but directly quotes, his teacher Gounod.

    PROGRAM

    • FARRENC Overture No. 1
    • LISZT Pastoral Music at the Manger
    • BIZET Symphony in C Major
    Sarah Ioannides, conductor
    Sarah Ioannides, conductor

    INCLUDED IN:

    All Three Concerts
  • Musical Postcards DIS3

    Sarasota Opera House DATES

    May 13

    Inspiration can be found in many places —from music we hear to vacations we take. Bach’s music fascinated Villa-Lobos, who traces connections between the German composer and the music of Brazil in his Bachianas Brasileiras. The royal site of Aranjuez deeply moved Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo, whose alluring Concierto de Aranjuez has come to be the most famous work for guitar and orchestra, even finding its way into commercials for popular brands. Korean guitarist Bokyung Byun, the first female winner of the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, brings the music Rodrigo described as “the perfume of magnolias, the singing of birds, and the gushing of fountains” to life. Mendelssohn’s vacation to Italy led to the irrepressibly joyful Italian Symphony. American conductor Joseph Young, music director of the Berkeley Symphony and Peabody Conservatory – and an engaging educator of the young and young-at-heart – conducts.

    PROGRAM

    • VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9
    • RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
      Bokyung Byun, guitar
    • MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
    Joseph Young, conductor
    Joseph Young, conductor
    Bokyung Byun, guitar
    Bokyung Byun, guitar

    INCLUDED IN:

    All Three Concerts

Subscription Purchases are Risk Free

  • Purchase your subscription with confidence! If any concerts that you purchase are cancelled due to public health concerns, you have the option of a full refund, credit, or tax-deductible donation.

Benefitsof Subscribing

  • Substantial Savings Subscribers save up to 25% off of single ticket prices, depending upon the series.
  • The Best Seats Subscribers are given seat assignments before single tickets go on sale in September. Subscribers get the best available seats in their section of preference.
  • Free Ticket Exchange We understand you are busy. That’s why subscribers get free ticket exchanges. Subscribe now risk free.

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