Augustin Hadelich, “one of the most distinctive violinists of his generation” (The New York Times), and Joyce Yang, “poetic and sensitive pianism…capable of hurling thunderbolts” (The Washington Post), will perform works from Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Ysaye, Janacek and Previn.
(Sarasota, Florida) Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents Joyce Yang and Augustin Hadelich in “Zing Went the Strings,” Saturday, January 11, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $25 to $45 and can be purchased online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-360-7399. For more information about this show or the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 2013-2014 season, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1202.
Critically acclaimed as, “the most gifted young pianist of her generation” with a “million-volt stage presence,” pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences across the globe with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. At the tender age of 27, she has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation through her innovative solo recitals and notable collaborations with the world’s top orchestras. In 2010 Yang received an Avery Fisher Career Grant, one of classical music’s most prestigious accolades.
Yang came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The youngest contestant, she took home two additional awards: the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music (with the Takàcs Quartet) and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work. Since her spectacular debut, Yang has performed with the world’s most notable orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. In recital, Yang has taken the stage at New York’s Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Chicago’s Symphony Center; and Tonhalle in Zurich.
Consistently cited in the press for his “gorgeous tone,” “poetic communication” and “fast-fingered brilliance,” Augustin Hadelich has confirmed his place in the top echelon of young violinists. Last season, following stellar debuts with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood and with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, he went on to perform with numerous renowned orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The 2006 gold medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Hadelich is also the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009) and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust fellowship in the UK (2011). In April 2014, Hadelich will premiere an original work, “Tango Song and Dance,” at Kennedy Center.
Since 1996, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has presented an ever-expanding annual season of concerts by globally renowned and celebrated emerging artists. The 2013-2014 season runs through June 2014, and includes six concerts in its “Classical Recital Series,” four concerts in its “Pop Series,” and two special concerts. Three “Lunch, Look and Listen” events are also scheduled. For more information about the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 2013-2014 season, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1202.
The 2013-2014 Season at a Glance
2013-2014 Classical Recital Series
· “Zing Went the Strings” with Augustin Hadelich, violin, and Joyce Yang, piano, performing works from Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Janacek and Previn. January 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m. At Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
· “Great Music versus Superbowl” with the Ritz Chamber Players performing works by Hailstork, Piazzolla and Williams. February 1 at 7:30 p.m. and February 2 at 7:30 p.m. At Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
· “Trios Anyone?” with the Tempest Trio performing works by Beethoven, Bernstein and Dvorak. March 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m. At Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
· “88-Key Salute” with Alexander Schimpf, piano, performing works by Bach, Brahms, Debussy and Kapustin. April 12 and 13; 7:30 p.m. At Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
· “Opera and More!” with Jeffrey Hill, tenor, Richard Ollarsaba, bass-baritone, with Lee Dougherty Ross, piano, performing solos and duets from operas, including Carmen, Baby Doe, La Boheme, and The Pearl Fishers. May 31 and June 1, 7:30 p.m. At Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
2013-2014 Pop Series
· “You Made Me Love You” with Jennifer Sheehan, cabaret/theater singer with James Followell, piano, celebrating 100 years of the Great American Songbook and including songs by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Jule Stein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mercer, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and more. March 15, 7:30 p.m., and March 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. At Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
· “The Merry Widow” with Susana Diaz, soprano, Lindsay Russell, soprano, Gregory Schmidt, tenor, Andrew Garland, baritone, Joseph Holt, piano, and the Gloria Musicae Singers performing highlights from Franz Lehar’s masterpiece operetta. May 10, 7:30 p.m., and May 11 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. At Historic Asolo Theater; 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota.
2013-2014 Special Events
· The Dave Bennett Quartet, with Dave Bennett, clarinet; Tad Weed, piano; John Miller, bass; and Scott Blum, drums, performing such popular favorites as “Moonglow,” “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” January 26 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. At Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota.
· Mary Wilson, soprano, and Jason Ferrante, tenor, with Lee Dougherty Ross, piano, performing classical songs, popular operatic excerpts, selections from Broadway and more. February 16, 7:30 p.m. At Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota.
2013-2014 Lunch, Look and Listen
· Featuring Sassy, an award-winning barbershop quartet with Denise de la Cal, baritone, Donna Hill, lead, Betty Meinholz, bass, and Chelsea Young, tenor, performing a delightful program, including ”Fit As a Fiddle” from Singing in the Rain, “Til There Was You,” from The Music Man, “Someone To Watch Over Me,” from Oh Kay, and more songs of romance and relationships. February 20, 11 a.m., performance; 12:15 p.m., luncheon. At Michael’s On East, 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota.
· Featuring Leo Adamov and Eliot Lawson, violin duo, performing works by Prokofiev, De Beriot, and Wieniawski. March 20, 11 a.m., performance; 12:15 p.m., luncheon. At Michael’s On East, 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota.
· “Vivaldi and Verdi” soprano Michelle Giglio, violinist Margot Zarzycka, and pianist Lee Dougherty Ross. April 17, 11 a.m., performance; 12:15 p.m., luncheon. At Michael’s On East, 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota.
2013-2014 Soiree Series
· “Jason Stearns, baritone, with Lee Dougherty Ross, piano, performing Broadway favorites, including favorites from “Carousel” and “Kiss Me Kate!” the “Toreador Song” from Bizet’s “Carmen,” and “The Desert Song” from Romberg’s operetta. April 20, 2:00 p.m.; April 21, 7:30 p.m. At the Weisenborne/Fischer residence.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota was formed in 1996 as the Artist Series of Sarasota. The group is a non-profit corporation based in Sarasota, FL, that prides itself on presenting several major national and international varieties of concert, opera, orchestral, Broadway and film performances throughout their season. The majority of the performances are staged at the restored Historic Asolo Theater at The Ringling.