Concerts & Events

CONCERT I

April 3, 2022 • 3:00 pm

Derek Han Memorial Concert
Sarasota Opera House
Single concert ticket $65 | Purchase now.

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 Cello
~ Johannes Brahms, Quartet for Piano and Strings in G Minor, Op. 25

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

CONCERT II

April 6, 2022 • 7:30 pm

Innocence and Illicit Passion
Sarasota Opera House
Single concert ticket $50 | Purchase now.

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, K.174
~ Bernhard Romberg, Trio for Cello, Viola and Bass in E Minor, Op. 38 no. 1
~ César Franck, Quintet for Piano and Strings 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

CONCERT III

April 10, 2022 • 3:00 pm

Strut and Fret
Sarasota Opera House
Single concert ticket $50 | Purchase now.

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

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, Quintet for Piano and Strings 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

CONCERT IV

April 13, 2022 • 7:30 pm

From Darkness into Light
Sarasota Opera House
Single concert ticket $50 | Purchase now.

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, Quartet for Piano and Strings in G Minor, K. 478
~ Zoltan Kodály, Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12
~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, String Sextet in D Major, Op. 70, 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

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. Click for the schedule.

Daily Pass (available only at the door) $20
Festival Pass $80 | Purchase now.

Sonata a Due

This event has been canceled.

Given the situation with the omicron variant, we have decided to cancel this event that was to celebrate the life of Derek Han, our associate artistic director, who passed away in April 2021 of COVID-19.

Musical Bouquet

April 5, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
1534 Mound Street, Sarasota

Enchanting music performed by Daniel Avshalomov, viola and Wu Han, piano, amid the ambience of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Mingle with the artists following the program while enjoying a glass of wine. Sponsored by Bernard Friedland in loving memory of his wife Shirley.

$85/person; RSVP by April 1. Reserve your seats now.

Meet the Musicians

April 8, 2022 • 5:30-7:30 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.

$35/person | Purchase now.

MUSICAL CHEFS DINNER

April 11, 2022 • 6:00 pm

Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Hosted by Phil Mancini, La Musica musicians prepare their favorite recipes along with Executive Chef Jamil Pineda for an evening of food, fun, and frivolity. Sponsored by Gloria Moss in honor of Janet Hunter.

$200/$250 seated with a musician; RSVP by April 6. Reserve your seats now.


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