Sarasota Orchestra Discoveries: Renaissance

September 23, 2017

Saturday | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House

Tickets from $25 |

Discover the great epoch of rebirth with Renaissance, a program infused with the era’s sprightly dance rhythms, jaunty melodies, and sense of invention. At once beautifully elegant and irrepressibly lively, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dancesoffers a whimsical homage to a bygone age. Sarasota Orchestra principal flutist Betsy Traba sparkles in Lukas Foss’s Renaissance Concerto, a work the composer describes as “a handshake across the centuries.” Passionate melody and poignant emotion take center stage in George Walker’s Lyric for Strings. Mozart’s propulsive Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, made famous in the movie “Amadeus,” adds a dash of Classical panache.

Praised for his “uncommonly expressive and detailed” performances (Miami Herald), rising young guest conductor Steven Jarvi leads the Sarasota Orchestra in a memorable night of time travel.

PROGRAM

RESPIGHI
Ancient Airs and Dances
WALKER
Lyric for Strings
FOSS
Renaissance Concerto
MOZART
Symphony No. 25 in G Minor