Concerts & Events

Sonata A Due

December 10, 2019 • 6:00pm

Enjoy the festive, elegant splendor of The Field Club as we kick off our 34th season with La Musica’s spin on a gala event. Take in the beauty of the bay and the historic mansion during the cocktail reception. Sit back and relax while Jennifer Frautschi, violin and Derek Han, piano, perform a recital. Cap the evening with an exquisite dinner.

Sponsored by Scene Sarasota.

PRELUDE TO LA MUSICA

February 4, 2020 • 5:00pm

Join us at the Sarasota Yacht Club for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a concert by La Musica favorites Daniel Avshalomov, viola, and Derek Han, piano.

Open Rehearsals

March 31-April 13, 2020

A rare opportunity to discover how musical phrasing and new friendships are developed. Rehearsals are held in the Peterson Great Room, second floor of the Opera Pavilion at the Sarasota Opera House. Festival rehearsal passes, which allow admission to all rehearsal sessions during the festival, are available for purchase ($80) on the TICKETS page. Daily rehearsal passes ($20/day) are available at the rehearsal hall only during the festival.

CONCERT - Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

April 2, 2020 • 7:30pm

We start and end the season celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. His influence on future generations of composers cannot be overstated: Brahms was widely considered Beethoven’s successor, and Hans von Koessler, teacher of Dohnányi and Kodály (featured in the April 13 program), was an adherent of Brahms.

PROGRAM I

Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio in G major Op. 9, No. 1
~ Anastasiya Petryshak, Bruno Giuranna, Christine J. Lee

Ernö Dohnányi, Piano Quintet in E-flat minor Op. 26, No. 2
~ Zachary DePue, Jennifer Frautschi, Daniel Palmizio, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han

Johannes Brahms, String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major Op. 18
~ Jennifer Frautschi, Zachary DePue, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Palmizio, Dmitri Atapine, Christine J. Lee

MEET THE MUSICIANS

April 3, 2020 • 5:30-7:30pm

Mingle with the musicians amongst airplanes and enjoy wine, light bites and a mini concert.

Sponsored by Dolphin Aviation.

CONCERT - Samuel Barber’s Beloved Adagio for Strings

April 6, 2020 • 7:30pm

Barber’s meditative Adagio in its original instrumentation for string quartet is even more moving than the popular string orchestra version, which was featured in the film “Platoon” and performed at the funerals of Princess Grace and Albert Einstein.

PROGRAM II

Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
~ Jennifer Frautschi, Zachary DePue, Daniel Palmizio, Christine J. Lee

Camille Saint-Saëns, Fantaisie pour Violon et Harpe Op. 124
~ Anastasiya Petryshak, Ann Hobson Pilot

Claude Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane
~ Zachary DePue, Anastasiya Petryshak, Daniel Palmizio, Christine J. Lee, Dee Moses, Ann Hobson Pilot

Franz Schubert, Piano Quintet in A major Op. 114, D667 (Trout)
~ Jennifer Frautschi, Bruno Giuranna, Dmitri Atapine, Dee Moses, Derek Han

MUSICAL CHEFS INTERACTIVE DINNER

April 7, 2020 • 6:00pm

A lively, interactive dinner event featuring La Musica artists joining with Philip Mancini and Michael’s On East’s Executive Chef Jamil Pineda to lead guests in cooking demonstrations to create the evening's meal. This event is a tremendous amount of fun and the food you and your tablemates prepare is always delicious.

Sponsored by Gloria Moss in memory of Janet Hunter.

CONCERT - The Fab Four Meet the Spectacular Six

April 10, 2020 • 7:30pm

Hear some of your favorite Beatles tunes as never before in an arrangement for trumpet and strings. Included are “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “Blackbird,” and “Across the Universe.”

PROGRAM III

Wolfgang Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor No. 1, K478
~ Anastasiya Petryshak, Bruno Giuranna, Christine J. Lee, Derek Han

Bernhard Romberg, Trio in E minor Op. 38, No.1 for Cello, Viola and Double Bass
~ Bruno Giuranna, Christine J. Lee, Dee Moses

Camille Saint-Saëns, Septet for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in E flat major Op. 65
~ Zachary DePue, Anastasiya Petryshak, Daniel Palmizio, Dmitri Atapine, Dee Moses, Brandon Ridenour, Steven Lin

John Lennon/Paul McCartney, arr. Brandon Ridenour, Four Songs for Trumpet and String Quintet
~ Brandon Ridenour, Zachary De Pue, Anastasiya Petryshak, Daniel Palmizio, Dmitri Atapine, Dee Moses

CONCERT - Folk Music and Beethoven’s Successors

April 13, 2020 • 7:30pm

Kodály was heavily influenced by Eastern European folk music, as was Dvořák (easily heard in the third movement of the Piano Quartet). Yet you can also hear Beethoven’s influence in the structure and passion in their works performed in this program.

PROGRAM IV

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in C minor Op. 1, No. 3
~ Anastasiya Petryshak, Dmitri Atapine, Derek Han

Zoltan Kodály, Serenade Op. 12
~ Anastasiya Petryshak, Zachary DePue, Daniel Palmizio

Antonin Dvořák, Piano Quartet in E flat major Op. 87
~ Zachary DePue, Bruno Giuranna, Christine J. Lee, Derek Han


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