Concerts & Events

Derek Han Memorial Concert

April 3, 2022 • 3:00 pm

Sarasota Opera House

Pre-concert talk with Robert Sherman at 2:15 pm

Celebrate the legacy of La Musica’s co-founder and associate artistic director Derek Han with music he loved, featuring special guest Wu Han, Derek's colleague and dear friend. Special programming funded by The Exchange.

~ Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 no. 2
~ Maurice Ravel, Sonata for Violin and Violoncello
~ Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Kristin Lee, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello; Christine J. Lee, cello; Wu Han, piano

Students from the Suzuki Institute School of Music will share their music in the Sarasota Opera House courtyard from 2:30-2:55 pm.

Innocence and Illicit Passion

April 6, 2022 • 7:30 pm

Sarasota Opera House

Pre-concert talk with Robert Sherman at 6:45 pm

The 15-year-old Mozart celebrated completion of his second set of string quartets by composing his sunny first viola quintet. One hundred years later, Franck created his piano quintet, secretly dedicated to his young lover. Is passion audible?

~ Wolfgang Mozart, String Quintet in Bb Major, K.174
~ Bernhard Romberg, Sonata in E Minor for Violoncello, Viola, and Bass, Op. 38 no. 1
~ César Franck, Piano Quintet in F Minor

Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Benny Kim, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello; Christine J. Lee, cello; Dee Moses, double bass; Wu Han, piano

Students from Booker High School will share their music in the Sarasota Opera House courtyard from 7:00-7:25 pm.

Strut and Fret

April 10, 2022 • 3:00 pm

Sarasota Opera House

Pre-concert talk with Robert Sherman at 2:15 pm, with guitarist Jason Vieaux and composer Giacomo Susani

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux returns to perform in contemporary and Classical quintets, contrasted with the lush Dvořák quintet for piano and strings.

~ Luigi Boccherini, Guitar Quintet in D Major, G.448, “Fandango”
~ U.S. premiere of Giacomo Susani's Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet
~ Antonin Dvořák, Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

Benny Kim, violin; Ruth Lenz, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello; Christine J. Lee, cello; Wendy Chen, piano; Jason Vieaux, guitar

Students from the Suzuki Institute School of Music will share their music in the Sarasota Opera House courtyard from 2:30-2:55 pm.

From Darkness into Light

April 13, 2022 • 7:30 pm

Sarasota Opera House

Pre-concert talk with Robert Sherman at 6:45 pm

Mozart’s dark and stormy piano quartet may have deterred its publisher, but it showed the way from the Classical to the Romantic – so Tchaikovsky owes Mozart (and Florence) for his inspiration. This souvenir is beyond festive – think 1812 without the cannons.

~ Wolfgang Mozart, Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
~ Zoltan Kodály, Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12
~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D Minor, Souvenir de Florence

Benny Kim, violin; Ruth Lenz, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Dmitri Atapine, cello; Christine J. Lee, cello; Wendy Chen, piano

Students from Booker High School will share their music in the Sarasota Opera House courtyard from 7:00-7:25 pm.

Open Rehearsals

April 1-12, 2022 • times vary

Held at the Bayfront Community Center at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium and at the Sarasota Opera House.

A rare opportunity to sit in on rehearsals and learn how a performance comes together.

Musical Bouquet

This event has been canceled.

Meet the Musicians

April 8, 2022 • 5:30-7:00 pm

Dolphin Aviation Hangar
8191 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Get to know our musicians in this unique setting. A mini concert, light bites, and an opportunity to make new friends. Sponsored by Dolphin Aviation.

MUSICAL CHEFS DINNER

This event has been canceled.

La Musica is grateful to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, John J. Weiss Memorial Fund grant for making this website possible.

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