March 1 and 2, 2014 • Historic Asolo Theater
Combining technical mastery, expressive depth, and performance experience, pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler, and cellist Amit Peled have joined forces to form one of the most exciting trios on the international scene. The group is critically compared to the legendary “Million Dollar Trio” of Arthur Rubinstein, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Jascha Heifetz.
(Sarasota, Florida) Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents The Tempest Trio in “Trios Anyone?” Saturday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 2, 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.
Described as “breathtaking—an exciting blend of experience and youthful energy,” by the Evanston Review, The Tempest Trio, comprised of pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler and cellist Amit Peled, will perform Beethoven’s “Trio, Op. ll,” Bernstein’s “Piano Trio,” and Dvorak’s “Dumky Trio.” Known for combining technical mastery, expressive depth, and performance experience, the Trio has quickly become known as one of the most exciting ensembles on the international scene. Each member of the ensemble has a successful solo career; together they bring vitality to the concert stage with their dynamic musical interplay and collaborative spirit.
Alon Goldstein is celebrated for his dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. His orchestral debut took place when he was 18 with the Israel Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta; in April of 2008, he returned the Israel Philharmonic under the direction of Herbert Blomstedt. Since then, Goldstein has performed in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, Vancouver and Kansas City. He has also collaborated with orchestras in France, Russia, Romania and Bulgaria.
Ilya Kaler, the only violinist to win gold medals at three highly prestigious competitions—The International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1986), The Sibelius (Helsinki, 1985), and the Paganini (Genoa, 1981)—has received enthusiastic reviews for both his distinguished solo performances and highly acclaimed recordings. Kaler has performed with the Leningrad, Moscow, and Dresden Philharmonic orchestras, and many others. His solo recitals have taken him throughout Europe, Scandinavia, East Asia, and the former Soviet Union.
Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, enjoys global presence as one of the most acclaimed cellists on the concert stage and one of the most profound pedagogues today. Peled has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and in the world’s major concert halls. He also frequently performs and gives master classes at prestigious music festivals.
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 continues through June 2014 and includes six concerts in its “Classical Recital Series,” four concerts in its “Pop Series,” one concert in its “Soiree Series” and five special concerts. Three “Lunch, Look and Listen” events are also scheduled. For more information about the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s 2014 season, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1202. For information about group and student discounts, call 941-306-1202.
The 2013-2014 Season at a Glance
2013-2014 Classical Recital Series
· “Great Music Versus the Super Bowl” 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.
· “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, and 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; Don Mopsick, bass; and Dick Maley, 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.
· 2014 Scholarship Competition. Artist Series Concerts will be presenting over $22,000 in awards to the most promising young pianists in Florida. March 29, 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. At Neel Performing Arts Center 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
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.
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.
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.