Get your culture on with this DealiO from the Sarasota Orchestra.
Take a journey through AMERICA AND BEYOND with the Sarasota Orchestra's contemporary classical concert on January 4 at 7:30PM at Holley Hall.
For $15, you'll get two tickets to this concert of melodic and highly accessible contemporary classical works. It begins with American composer William Bolcom's buoyant look back at the courtly dances from old Europe. Then Charles Ives takes us on a musical triptik of New England. His Three Places in New England paints a picture of American ideals, lifestyle and patriotism at the turn of the century. A vocal work composed in 1964, Luciano Berio's Folk Songs is a European's tribute to his American wife. Uniquely scored for voice, flute, clarinet, harp, viola, cello and percussion, it consists of arrangements of folk music from various countries. Pulitzer-prize winning composer Joseph Schwantner's Chasing Light draws its spirit and inspiration from the vibrant colors and light that penetrate the morning mist as it wafts through the New England hills. You'll never think of "new music" the same way after experiencing these exceptional classical works.
About the Sarasota Orchestra
For more than 60 years, the Sarasota Orchestra has been entertaining music lovers from around the region, and visitors from around the world. The 80-member Orchestra performs more than 100 classical, pops and family concerts each year, and thrives as the oldest continuing orchestra in the state of Florida. In 2008 the organization unveiled a new name and logo with a package that offers new series, new concerts and a whole new way to experience live music, along with the timeless classics.
An arts leader in the community, the Sarasota Orchestra has a dual mission, dedicated to exquisite performance and first-class musical education. The Sarasota Orchestra's acclaimed music education program includes the 50-year-old Youth Orchestra, which features five ensembles – the most advanced of which, The Youth Philharmonic, made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2008. The Sarasota Orchestra also offers music lessons for students of all ages and abilities, sponsors multiple community-outreach programs and is the parent program of the Sarasota Music Festival.