La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Announces 32nd Season “Sources of Inspiration” concerts April 9 -­18 at Sarasota Opera House

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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Announces 32nd Season
“Sources of Inspiration” concerts April 9-­‐‑18 at Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota, FL – The critically-­‐‑acclaimed La Musica International Chamber Music Festival celebrates 32 seasons this year, with events running from April 7-­‐‑18, 2018.

Four concerts will be held at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. Subscriptions to all four concerts are $150; single tickets are $40.

Program I
Monday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.
Mozart, String Quintet in G minor, K.516
featuring Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti

Glazunov, String Quintet in A major, Op.39
featuring Ruth Lenz, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti, Christine Lee

Schubert, Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb major, Op. 100, D 929 featuring Claudio Cruz, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han

Program II
Thursday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.
Mendelssohn, String Quintet No. 2 in Bb major, Op. 87
featuring Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Christine Lee

Popper, Requiem for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66
featuring Christine Lee, Erica Piccotti, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han

Rachmaninoff, Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9 featuring Claudio Cruz, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han

Program III
Sunday, April 15, 3:00 p.m.
Paganini, Trio for Viola, Cello, and Guitar
featuring Daniel Palmizio, Christine Lee, Jason Vieaux

Castelnuovo-­‐‑Tedesco, Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, Op. 143
featuring Jason Vieaux, Ruth Lenz, Claudio Cruz, Daniel Palmizio, Erica Piccotti

Shostakovich, Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
featuring Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Antonio Meneses, Derek Han

Program IV
Wednesday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.
Bernstein, Piano Trio
featuring Federico Agostini, Christine Lee, Derek Han
Brahms, Trio in Eb major, Op. 40 for Violin, Viola and Piano featuring Ruth Lenz, Daniel Palmizio, Derek Han

Schubert, String Quintet in C major, Op. 163, D. 956
featuring Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Erica Piccotti, Antonio Meneses

The Musicians
Joining Artistic Director Bruno Giuranna (violist, Italy) and Associate Artistic Director Derek Han (pianist, USA) this season are violinists Federico Agostini (Italy), Claudio Cruz (Brazil), Ruth Lenz (USA); violist Daniel Palmizio (Italy) making his La Musica debut; cellists Christine J. Lee (Korea), Antonio Meneses (Switzerland); Erica Piccotti (Italy) making her La Musica debut; and guitarist Jason Vieaux (USA) back by popular demand for a second year.

Open Rehearsals April 7-­‐‑17
Rehearsals are open to the public and offer the unique and intimate opportunity to discover how notes come together to form a musical masterpiece and how the musicians collaborate to make this happen. The April 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 rehearsals are at Mildred Sainer Pavilion, New College of Florida, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; the April 16 and 17 rehearsals are at Felding Hall, Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. Rehearsals are free of charge for series subscribers, faculty and students; non-­‐‑subscribers may purchase a pass to all rehearsals for $75 in advance, or a daily pass for $15 at the door.

Special Events

Sources of Inspiration Panel Discussion Tuesday, April 10, 4:35 p.m.
World class musicians Bruno Giuranna, Christine J. Lee, Antonio Meneses and composer Jerry Bilik discuss what has inspired them throughout their careers. Mildred Sainer Pavilion, New College of Florida, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Free and open to all.

Meet the Musicians
Wednesday, April 11, 5:30-­‐‑7:00 p.m.
Mingle with the musicians and enjoy a Mendelssohn mini concert in the Dolphin Aviation hangar, 8191 N. Tamiami Trail #100, Sarasota. Wine and light bites are served. $25 per person.

Musical Chefs Interactive Dinner Saturday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.
Hosted by Phil Mancini at Michael’s Wine Cellar, 1283 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. La Musica artists Federico Agostini and Ruth Lenz take turns leading guests in cooking demonstrations to prepare the evening’s multi-­‐‑ course meal. Tickets range from $175-­‐‑$250 per person.

Major Season Sponsors
Funding for the season provided in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues (TDT); the John J. Weiss Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; and James P. Roque, SunTrust Private Wealth Management.

Visit www.lamusicafestival.org for performance and special event tickets and rehearsal schedule. For more information or to order tickets by phone, please call the box office at 941-­‐‑366-­‐‑8450, option 7.

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La Musica’s mission is to bring together the finest musicians of Europe and the Americas to present exciting programs of familiar and unusual chamber music, communicating a joy in performance to enthusiastic audiences. A major goal is to reach out to the community to draw people into the creative process through special performances and daily open rehearsals. For more information about La Musica, visit www.lamusicafestival.org.

For musician bios, please visit www.lamusicafestival.org.

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