SARASOTA, FL, December 3, 2017 – Sarasota Musica Viva, presents “Narrowly Classical” on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the First United Congregational Church of Christ on
- Euclid Street in Sarasota. This performance features the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s veteran pianist, Vytas J. Baksys performing a rarely heard piece written by Toru Takemitsu called “Rain Spell” written for flute, clarinet, harp, vibraphone and piano. The program also includes several very accessible 20th century pieces written for small ensembles featuring piano and other instruments recently recorded by Baksys and SMV’s Artistic Director, Linda Bento-Rei for their fourth album scheduled for release in 2018. Interactive program notes delivered by the musicians will introduce each of the rarely performed musical selections.
“The program presents fresh and exhilarating repertoire performed in a very intimate setting where the musicians are able to interact with the audience and bring a new awareness and passion for little known pieces,” explains Linda Bento Rei, Artistic Director. “The diverse program allows us to showcase our incredibly talented guest pianist, Vytas J. Baksys.”
This performance is the last in a week-long Festival beginning on January 4th, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Bay Village in Sarasota with Bento-Rei and pianist, Vytas J. Baksys followed by January 5th at 7:00 PM at Art Avenue Art Gallery in the Westfield-Southgate Mall in Sarasota featuring Bento-Rei, Baksys and guest flutist, Marjorie Bollinger Hogan. There will also be a Soiree fundraising event on January 6thin which Baksys will perform a solo concert entitled “Anti-Musica” modeled after the great Victor Borge. Tickets for these events are only $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door and available by calling 941-870-9885.