La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Announces 33rd Season “Truthful & Timeless” concerts April 8-17 at Sarasota Opera House

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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Announces 33rd Season
“Truthful & Timeless” concerts April 8-17 at Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota, FL – The critically-acclaimed La Musica International Chamber Music Festival celebrates 33 seasons this year, with events from February 12 to April 17, 2019.

Four concerts will be held at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. Subscriptions to all four concerts are $160; single tickets are $45.

Monday, April 8, 8:00 p.m.
Program I

Bohuslav Martinů, Serenade No.2 for Two Violins and Viola, H.216 / Marta Kowalczyk, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.70 No.2 / Ruth Lenz, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han

Antonín Dvořák, String Sextet, Op.48 / Federico Agostini, Marta Kowalczyk, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Christine J. Lee, Dmitri Atapine

Thursday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.
Program II

Wolfgang Mozart, Flute Quartet in D major, K.285 / Demarre McGill, Marta Kowalczyk, Daniel Palmizio, Christine J. Lee

Georg Friedrich Händel, L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55 (Sweet Bird)

Léo Delibes, Le Rossignol (The Nightingale)

Félicien David, La Perle du Bresil, Charmant Oiseau (Delightful Bird)

Julius Benedict, The Gypsy and the Bird, for Soprano, Flute and Piano / Catherine Wethington, Demarre McGill, Derek Han

Johannes Brahms, Piano Quintet, Op.34 / Federico Agostini, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 p.m.
Program III

Frank Bridge, An Irish Melody, “The Londonderry Air” H.86 / Ruth Lenz, Federico Agostini, Daniel Palmizio, Dmitri Atapine

Claude Debussy, Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp / Demarre McGill, Daniel Palmizio, Ann Hobson Pilot

Nikolai Kapustin, Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano, Op.86 / Demarre McGill, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han

Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op.47 / Marta Kowalczyk, Bruno Giuranna, Christine J. Lee, Derek Han

Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.
Program IV

Wolfgang Mozart, Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K.493 / Marta Kowalczyk, Daniel Palmizio, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han

Amy Marcy Beach, Piano Trio, Op.150 / Ruth Lenz, Christine J. Lee, Derek Han

Arnold Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht, Op.4 / Federico Agostini, Marta Kowalczyk, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Dmitri Atapine, Christine J. Lee

The Musicians

Joining Artistic Director Bruno Giuranna (violist) and Associate Artistic Director Derek Han (pianist) this season are violinists Federico Agostini, Marta Kowalczyk, Ruth Lenz; violist Daniel Palmizio; cellists Dmitri Atapine, Christine J. Lee; flutist Demarre McGill; harpist Ann Hobson Pilot; and soprano Catherine Wethington. Musicians making their La Musica debuts are Kowalczyk, Pilot and Wethington.

Open Rehearsals April 6-16

Rehearsals, held at Mildred Sainer Pavilion, New College of Florida, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 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. 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 daily passes for $15 at the door.

Special Events

Tuesday, February 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

“Thoughts on Laps” Book Launch Party

Compiled by long-time program note author Daniel Avshalomov, “Thoughts on Laps” contains select notes from past La Musica programs. There will be a performance by Avshalomov (viola) and Derek Han (piano). Light refreshments will be served before and after the concert, and each guest will receive a signed copy of the book. Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. $75 per person.

Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.

Musical Chefs Interactive Dinner

Hosted by Phil Mancini at Michael’s Wine Cellar, 1283 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. La Musica artists Dmitri Atapine and Federico Agostini, along with Michael’s On East’s Executive Chef Jamil Pineda, take turns leading guests in cooking demonstrations to prepare the evening’s multi-course meal. $200-$300 per person.

Friday, April 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Meet the Musicians

Mingle with the musicians and enjoy a mini concert in the Dolphin Aviation hangar, 8191 N. Tamiami Trail #100, Sarasota. Wine and light bites are served. $30 per person.

Major Season Sponsors

Funding for the season provided in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues (TDT); the Anonymous Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; and 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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