Single tickets start at $25 and
the 5-concert series as low as $98!
SCA’s Great Performers Series returns in 2022 with a dazzling lineup of world-renowned orchestras, a chamber ensemble, and outstanding solo artists. Highlights include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, the Russian National Orchestra, pianist Emanuel Ax, and the Takács Quartet.
(September 8, 2021) Single tickets and three-concert mini-subscriptions are on sale now for the Sarasota Concert Association’s 2022 Great Performers Series, which runs January 20 through March 15. SCA celebrates its 77th season with a dazzling lineup of acclaimed classical artists and ensembles, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with cellist Alisa Weilerstein (January 20, 7:30 p.m., at the Van Wezel); pianist Emanuel Ax performing an all-Chopin program of the composer’s late works (February 1, 7:30 p.m., at the Van Wezel); the Russian National Orchestra with 19-year-old piano sensation Alexander Malofeev (February 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Van Wezel); violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Alessio Bax (February 25, 7:30 p.m., at Riverview Performing Arts Center); and the Takács Quartet with pianist Joyce Yang (March 15, 7:30 p.m., at Riverview Performing Arts Center).
“We’re thrilled to return to the concert hall and launch our 2022 Great Performers series this January,” said Linda Moxley, SCA’s executive director. “It’s an exciting lineup of internationally renowned artists, including three musicians and ensembles that were scheduled to be part of our cancelled 2021 season.”
Single tickets start at $25. Three-concert subscriptions offer a 10-percent savings off regular prices. Five-concert subscriptions are $98 to $355. To purchase single tickets and five-concert subscriptions, visit www.SCAsarasota.org/tickets or call the box office at 941-966-6161. To choose your own 3-concert mini-series, call the box office at 941-966-6161.
The 2022 Great Performers Series Season at a Glance:
Thursday, January 20, 7:30 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra with cellist Alisa Weilerstein
World-renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein joins Music Director Jader Bignamini and the Detroit Symphony in a program highlighted by Dvořák’s beloved Cello Concerto and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s rousing Pictures at an Exhibition.
Tuesday, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Pianist Emanuel Ax performs Chopin
A favorite of Sarasota audiences, legendary pianist Emanuel Ax performs an all-Chopin program of the composer’s late works, including Sonata No. 3, Scherzo No. 4, a selection of nocturnes and mazurkas, and the Polonaise-fantaisie, Op. 61.
Tuesday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
The Russian National Orchestra with pianist Alexander Malofeev
Ukrainian conductor Kirill Karabits leads the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Overture
to Fidelio and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5. 19-year-old pianist Alexander
Malofeev will join the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1
Friday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., Riverview Performing Arts Center
Violinist Benjamin Beilman with pianist Alessio Bax
Benjamin Beilman displays his astonishing virtuosity along with
international competition-winning pianist Alessio Bax in Busoni’s Sonata No. 2
in E minor, Op. 36a, and Franck’s Violin Sonata in A major.
Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., Riverview Performing Arts Center
Takács Quartet with pianist Joyce Yang
Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang joins the internationally-renowned
Takács Quartet in their celebrated return to Sarasota, performing Ravel’s String
Quartet and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major
About the Sarasota Concert Association
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) is a nonprofit organization that fosters greater appreciation for world-class classical music by offering the community two engaging concert series from January to April. The Great Performers Series, in its 77th season, brings world-renowned orchestras and chamber groups to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Riverview Performing Arts Center. Music Matinees feature outstanding regional artists in free community concerts at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center and other venues. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.