SARASOTA, FL, October 18, 2017 – Sarasota Musica Viva, the area’s premier non-profit chamber music organization is pleased to announce its “Passionate Moments” Concert at St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Siesta Key, on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The program includes works by Joseph Jongen, Francis Poulenc, Gordon Jacob and Malcolm Arnold and features International Competition winner and Julliard graduate, pianist Mackenzie Melemed in performance with members of the Sarasota Orchestra and Venice Symphony. The evening includes interactive program notes with the musicians and passionately beautiful music.
“What we love about this program is the passion and energy which creates a deep connection to our souls. St. Boniface offers a world class piano and the most intimate environment in which musicians are able to interact and bring a new awareness and passion for little known pieces to our audience,” explains Linda Bento Rei, Artistic Director.
Additional Sarasota Musica Viva concerts planned for the 2017-2018 season:
*Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM, “Divine Inspiration” at Manatee Performing Arts Center, Bradenton, a refreshing program of a variety of styles of music for flute and harp.
*Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM, “Endangered Pieces” at ART Avenue, Art Gallery, Westgate Mall, Sarasota featuring a program of rarely performed flute and piano repertoire performed by long time duo – Boston Symphony pianist Vytas J. Baksys and Linda Bento-Rei.
*Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM “Narrowly Classical” at First Congregational Church, Sarasota, featuring Boston Symphony pianist, Vytas J. Baksys and colleagues
*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.
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 or call 941-870-9885.
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