Sarasota Orchestra Announces 2014 – 2015 Season

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Sarasota Orchestra Announces 2014 – 2015 Season




SARASOTA, FL – April 2014 – The Sarasota Orchestraannounces the 2014 – 2015 season, the first full season programmed under the leadership of Music Director Anu Tali.  Tali was appointed the Orchestra’s fifth Music Director in June 2013.




The 2014 – 2015 season is composed of four popular concert series: Masterworks, Pops, Chamber and Great Escapes.  Music Director Anu Tali will conduct five of seven Masterworks programs and an additional special concert held in November.






Masterworks Series: Music Director Anu Tali programmed a Masterworks season featuring many of the bestguest artists from around the world.  All Masterworks concerts are performed at the Van Wezel and Neel Performing Arts Center.




MW1: Framed November 7, 8, 9


Anu Tali, Conductor | Alexander Toradze, piano


Repertoire:      Shostakovich Gadfly Suite, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, Mussorgsky


Pictures at an Exhibition




MW2: American Dream December 5, 6, 7


Evans Haile, Conductor and piano soloist


Repertoire:      Nelson Savannah River Holiday, Tower Sequoia, Copland Lincoln Portrait, Barber Adagio for Strings, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue




MW3: In Love January 9, 10, 11


Anu Tali, Conductor | Sergei Nakariakov, trumpet & flugelhorn


Repertoire:      R. Strauss Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)


(Fri & Sun) Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (Flugelhorn)


(Sat) Mozart Concerto No. 4 for Horn


Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Ravel Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2




MW4: Enigma January 29, 30, 31, February 1


Anu Tali, Conductor | Stephen Hough, piano


Repertoire:      Pärt Cantus in Memoriam to Benjamin Britten, Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Elgar Enigma Variations




MW5: Fantastique February 20, 21, 22


Carlos Prieto, Conductor


Repertoire:      Beethoven Symphony No. 4, Berlioz Symphonie fantastique




MW6: Six March 5, 6, 7, 8


Anu Tali, Conductor | Xavier de Maistre, harp


Repertoire:      Sibelius The Wood Nymph, Gliere Harp Concerto, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)




MW7: Grande Finale March 27, 28, 29


Anu Tali, Conductor | Benjamin Schmid, violin


Repertoire:      Rautavaara Cantus Arcticus, Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major, Brahms Symphony No. 2






Pops Series: The Orchestra’s fastest growing series; all Pops concerts are conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Andrew Lane, and are held at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.




Voices of the Movies January 16, 17


Featuring Guest Vocalist Susan Egan




The Music of Billy Joel & More March 19, 20


Featuring Guest Vocalist Michael Cavanaugh




On Broadway April 10, 11


Featuring Guest Vocalists Alli Mauzey and Kevin Kern






Great Escapes Series: Featuring pops and light classics with commentary by the conductor.  Great Escapes concerts are conducted by Christopher Confessore, Andrew Lane and Dirk Meyer, and are held at Holley Hall, located in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.




Twilight Zone October 15 – 18


Dirk Meyer, Conductor (GE1)




Jingle All the Way December 10 – 13


Andrew Lane, Conductor (GE2)




Here, There & Everywhere January 21 – 24


Christopher Confessore, Conductor (GE3)




Be Mine February 11 – 14


Christopher Confessore, Conductor (GE4)




Rock Around the Clock March 11 – 14


Dirk Meyer, Conductor (GE 5)




Downton Abbey April 15 – 18


Andrew Lane, Conductor (GE 6)






Chamber Series:Music Director Anu Tali has programmed a Chamber season that showcases the principal musicians of the Orchestra. All Chamber concerts are held at Holley Hall, located in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.




            Flute September 18


Clarinet October 12


String Quartet November 16


Trumpet January 25


Oboe February 5


Cello March 22


Violin April 23




Special Event: Music Director Anu Tali conducts, “Songs of Wars I Have Seen,” November 20 & 21 at Holley Hall, located in the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center.




About the Sarasota Orchestra:


After completing an international search, in 2013, the Sarasota Orchestra announced the appointment of Anu Tali as the fifth Music Director in the Orchestra’s 65 year history.  Tali, a native of Estonia, will conduct Masterworks performances and serve as the Music Director for the organization.  Each year the 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida.  For more information about the Sarasota Orchestra please visit Come as you are. Leave different. 




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