Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents
Cellist Bion Tsang and Pianist Adam Neiman
April 18 and 19 • Historic Asolo Theater
“Cellist Bion Tsang managed the musical equivalent of blasting a homer out of the park with his constantly beautiful performance.” –Austin American Statesman
“Adam Neiman is a new genius of the piano, capable of obscuring the legacy of the legendary interpreters of our epoch.” – Corriere dell’Umbria
(Sarasota, Florida) Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Adam Neiman, Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. The program includes Faure’s Elegie, Op. 24; Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major, Op. 69; Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor, Op. 19; and Ponce-Heifetz’s “Estrellita.” Tickets are $25 to $45 and can be purchased online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-360-7399.
Bion Tsang’s many honors include an Avery Fisher Career Grant, an MEF Career Grant and the Bronze Medal in the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition. His orchestral appearances include the U.S. premiere of Enescu’s “Symphonie Concertante” with the American Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. premiere of Tan Dun’s “Crouching Tiger Concerto” at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall, and the Boston premiere of Korngold’s “Cello Concerto.” Tsang is a frequent collaborator with chamber orchestras and festivals around the nation, including the Boston Chamber Music Society and Camerata Pacifica of Los Angeles, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Laurel Festival of the Arts, where he serves as artistic director. Tsang is on the music faculty of The University of Texas at Austin. For more information, visit www.biontsang.com.
Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the finest pianists of his generation, praised for possessing a truly rare blend of power, bravura, imagination, sensitivity, and technical precision. He made his concerto début at the age of 11 in Los Angeles’ Royce Hall. At 15, he won second prize at the Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy, the youngest winner in the competition’s history and, in 1995, became the youngest winner of the Gilmore Young Artist Award. The following year he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and went on to make his Washington D.C. and New York recital débuts at the Kennedy Center and the 92nd Street Y. His career has brought performances throughout the world in collaboration with leading orchestras and conductors, in chamber music and in recitals, with recordings and broadcasts, as well as compositions. In addition, Neiman is the newest member of Trio Solisti, one of America’s celebrated piano trios. Neiman is a member of the piano performance faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and regularly serves on the summer chamber music faculty of the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont. For more information, visit www.adamneiman.com.
Since 1996, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has presented an ever-expanding annual season of concerts by globally renowned and celebrated emerging artists. The 2014-2015 season runs through May 2015 and includes six concerts in its “Classical Recital Series,” four concerts in its “Pop Series,” and three special concerts. Three “Lunch, Look and Listen” events are also scheduled. For more information about the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 2014-2015 season, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1202.
The 2015 Season at a Glance
Classical Recital Series
Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
- Bion Tsang, cello, and Adam Neiman, piano, performing works by Faure, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. April 18 and 19.
- Adrienne Danrich, vocalist, and Djordje Nesic, May 30 and 31.
At the Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
- “Trumpet Invasion” with Brandon Ridenour, trumpet, Mara Bonde, soprano, and Rich Ridenour, piano. May 2, 7:30 p.m., and May 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
- “A Romp With Gilbert & Sullivan” with Tracy Olivera, soprano, Bob McDonald, baritone, Steve Cramer, tenor, Joseph Holt, piano, and the Gloria Musicae Singers performing highlights from “Pirates” “The Mikado,” and “Pinafore.” May 9, 7:30 p.m., and May 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. At the Weisenborne/Fischer residence. Call for address.
- Jennifer Kim, classical guitar. April 26 and 27.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota was formed in 1996 as the Artist Series of Sarasota. The group is a non-profit corporation based in Sarasota, FL, that prides itself on presenting several major national and international varieties of concert, opera, orchestral, Broadway and film performances throughout their season. The majority of the performances are staged at the restored Historic Asolo Theater at The Ringling.