Concerts & Events

Open Rehearsals

April 6-18, 2021 • times vary • Bayfront Community Center (west side of Sarasota Municipal Auditorium)

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

CONCERT I

April 8, 2021 • 7:30 p.m. • Sarasota Opera House

Tracing the Classical Tradition

Beethoven’s influence on future generations of composers cannot be overstated: Brahms was widely considered Beethoven’s successor, and Dohnányi composed in the Romantic/Classical tradition, rather than the folk-infused Nationalist style of his contemporaries Kodály and Bartók. 

Ludwig van Beethoven, String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1
- Riccardo Zamuner, Bruno Giuranna, Clive Greensmith

Ernst Dohnányi, Piano Quintet in E-flat minor, Op. 26, No. 2
- Ruth Lenz, Zachary DePue, Paul Cortese, Christine J. Lee, Derek Han 

Johannes Brahms, String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18
- Zachary DePue, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Paul Cortese, Clive Greensmith, Christine J. Lee

CONCERT II

April 11, 2021 • 5:00 p.m. • Sarasota Opera House

Barber’s “Adagio” and Schubert’s “Trout” 

This concert takes us from Barber’s sublime, meditative “Adagio” to Schubert’s joyful “Trout” quintet. 

Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings
- Ruth Lenz, Zachary DePue, Paul Cortese, Christine J. Lee 

Camille Saint-Saëns, Fantaisie pour Violon et Harpe, Op. 124
- Riccardo Zamuner, Ann Hobson Pilot 

Claude Debussy, Dances sacrée et profane
- Ruth Lenz, Paul Cortese, Christine J. Lee, Dee Moses, Ann Hobson Pilot 

Franz Schubert, Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, D667 “Trout”
- Zachary DePue, Riccardo Zamuner, Bruno Giuranna, Clive Greensmith, Dee Moses, Derek Han

MEET THE MUSICIANS

April 9, 2021 • 5:30 p.m. • Dolphin Aviation Hangar

Mingle with the musicians in a unique space and enjoy a short concert, drinks, and light bites.

Sponsored by Dolphin Aviation.

CONCERT III

April 14, 2021 • 7:30 p.m. • Sarasota Opera House

Drama in Minor Keys

Minor keys can express much more than sadness, as these three works amply demonstrate. 

Wolfgang Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor, No. 1, K478
- Riccardo Zamuner, Bruno Giuranna, Christopher Costanza, Derek Han 

Bernhard Romberg, Trio in E minor, Op. 38, No. 1 for Cello, Viola and Double Bass
- Christine J. Lee, Paul Cortese, Dee Moses 

Peter Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence
- Zachary DePue, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna, Paul Cortese, Christopher Costanza, Christine J. Lee

MUSICAL CHEFS INTERACTIVE DINNER

April 15, 2021 • 6:00 p.m. • Michael's Wine Cellar

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 honor of Janet Hunter.

CONCERT IV

April 19, 2021 • 7:30 p.m. • Sarasota Opera House

Contrasting Early Works  

These early works all demonstrate youthful mastery of their forms, albeit in very different musical languages. 

Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2
- Riccardo Zamuner, Christine J. Lee, Steven Lin

Zoltan Kodály, Serenade, Op. 12
- Zachary DePue, Ruth Lenz, Bruno Giuranna 

Gabriel Fauré, Piano Quartet, Op. 15
- Ruth Lenz, Riccardo Zamuner, Paul Cortese, Christopher Costanza, Steven Lin


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