SARASOTA, FL, August 28, 2017 – Sarasota Musica Viva, the area’s non-profit chamber music organization is pleased to announce their upcoming 2017-2018 season , the organization’s third full season of diverse chamber music concerts in and around the Sarasota area. For their second year, in partnership with the Manatee Performing Arts Center, they will be holding “Sunset Classics” concerts in September, November, January, and February. The season kicks off on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM with “Dreamscapes,” a repertoire of flute and piano expressing landscapes or scenes with the strangeness or mystery characteristic of dreams. The evening includes interactive program notes with the musicians and hauntingly beautiful music.
“What we love about this partnership between the Manatee Performance Center and Sarasota Musica Viva, is the approachable atmosphere the Center provides. Performing in the expansive yet intimate foyer allows the audience and the musicians to interact and bring a new awareness and passion for little known pieces,” explains Linda Bento Rei, Artistic Director.
Additional “Sunset Classics”concerts planned for the season are a mixture of the familiar and the unique. Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM, “Divine Inspiration”, a refreshing program of a variety of styles of music for flute and harp. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM, “Peter and the Wolf” and other youthful classics performed by the SMV Woodwind Quintet. This program will celebrate the child in all of us and is appropriate for all ages. Families are encouraged to attend. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:30pm “West Point Fife and Drum Reunion”. This program will explore the history of music in America with its roots in Military Music. Performance and narration will be presented by retired West Point musicians. This program will honor veterans and all who have served our country. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com or call (941) 748-5875.
Other SMV programs include “Passionate Moments”, piano sextet presents the music of Joseph Jongen, Francis Poulenc and Gordon Jacob and features piano virtuoso Mackenzie Melemed on Sunday, November 12th at 6:00 PM at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota.
On Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 6:00 PM, SMV will present “Wood Works ~ Nordic Folk Tunes” at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Sarasota. This collection of native tunes celebrates all facets of living and will share the stage with the great works of Mozart and Turina as presented by the SMV string quartet.
For more information about the entire 2017/2018 season, please visit www.sarasotamusicav iva.org.
About: Sarasota Musica Viva is dedicated to presenting a constantly evolving chamber music
repertoire, performed by virtuosic musicians who play with incredible passion and precision. Our mission is to expand, enrich and engage our audiences by presenting new and rarely performed masterpieces that otherwise might not be heard and to bring these performances to audiences that have not had the opportunity to experience music in this format. For more information on Sarasota Musica Viva visit www.sarasotamusicaviva.org.