Sanibel Music Festival 2018

Arts and Entertainment

February 4, 2018

From: Sanibel Music Festival

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, March 3, 2018

-7:30pm: The Boston Trio

Violinist Irina Muresanu, cellist Jonah Ellsworth, and pianist Heng-Jin Park each have distinguished careers as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and have appeared with major orchestras and premier chamber music festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Cellist Mr. Ellsworth has performed as soloist with the Boston Symphony, Akron Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, Symphony by the Sea and New Bedford Symphony. Additionally, Ellsworth attended the Marlboro Music Festival from 2014-2016. Ms. Muresanu, who has appeared as soloist with the Boston Philharmonic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and other top international orchestras, is the recipient of top prizes at the Montreal International Competition and the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition. Ms. Park, who made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at the age of 15, is the founding member of the Boston Trio and founder and artistic director of Halcyon Music Festival.

Cost: $50.00

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

-7:30pm: 2017 Cliburn Medalist

Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 28-year-old pianist Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for “his total command over the instrument and its expressiveness” (San Francisco Examiner). A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also, in his own words, “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music,” and hopes to convey those fundamental emotions to audiences.

Cost: $50.00

Saturday, March 10, 2018

-7:30pm: Jasper/Jupiter String Octet

Two magnificently talented quartets—the Jupiter and Jasper Quartet—join forces for a dynamic concert in a combined performance. Jasper String Quartet J Freivogel, violin Sae Chonabayashi, violin Sam Quintal, viola Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello Winner of the 2012 Cleveland Quartet Award, the Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” (The Strad) and as “powerful” (The New York Times). Based in Philadelphia, the Jaspers are the Professional Quartet-in-Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians.

Cost: $50.00

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

-7:30pm: Olga Kern and Vladik Kern, Piano

One of the great pianists of our time Olga Kern and her son Vladislav perform a joint concert. Olga Kern, piano

Vladislav Kern, piano.

With family ties to both Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, Olga Kern is the Gold Medal winner of 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and a laureate of many others including her first-place win at the first Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at the age of 17. She has toured throughout her native Russia, Europe, and the United States, as well as in Japan, South Africa, and South Korea.

Cost: $50.00

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

-7:30pm: Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

The 1940s ushered in Broadway’s Golden Age, starting with the groundbreaking work of Rodgers and Hammerstein and expanding to include many of Music Theater’s best loved artists and composers. Join us as Opera Theater of Connecticut presents an evening of The Gems of Broadway’s Golden Age with five professional singers paying tribute to the works of Comden and Green, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter and others with selected pieces from shows such as Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, among others, all backed by illustrative projections.

The concert also features a special tribute to American genius Leonard Bernstein, in celebration of his 100th birthday celebration, whose works and influence helped drive and advance the Broadway stage, featuring some of the best-known songs from West Side Story, On the Town, and others.

Cost: $50.00

Saturday, March 24, 2018

-7:30pm: Love, Passion, and Revenge

Love, Passion, and Revenge are the motivating themes providing the current that runs through so many operas and operettas. The many facets of all of these are illuminated in concert by Opera Theater of Connecticut and six professional opera singers in a musical evening of romance, desire, and vengeance, all with projected supertitles to make sure everyone understands the complexity, clarity, and comedy of these all-too-human primal emotions.

The program consists of best-known and best-loved arias and ensembles from the works of Verdi, Bizet, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Lehar, Romberg, Strauss and others.

Each concert is punctuated with appropriate, humorous, and informative narrations from the stage by OTC’s Artistic Director Alan Mann, a noted speaker and opera/music theater historian.

Cost: $50.00

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

-7:30pm: St. Lawrence String Quartet

Established in 1989, the St. Lawrence String Quartet earned international recognition within a few years, winning both the Banff Quartet Competition and the Young Concert Artists audition in 1992. The group has since developed an undisputed reputation as a truly world class chamber ensemble. Called “ witty, buoyant, and wickedly attentive (The Gazette, Montreal), with a “peerless” sense of ensemble (Financial Times, London), the quartet is celebrated for its “smoldering intensity” (Washington Post), and “flexibility, dramatic fire and... hint of rock 'n' roll energy” (LA Times). SLSQ performs internationally and has served as Ensemble in Residence at Stanford University since 1998.

Cost: $50.00

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018 - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Location: Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ - 2050 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957

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