Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents Take 3 In “The Beatles to Broadway”

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents

Take 3

In “The Beatles to Broadway”

January 28 at Venice Performing Arts Center

Lindsay Deutsch, violin, Susan Boettger, piano, and Lila Yang, cello, perform a multifaceted program that includes tangos, music from the movies, Broadway and familiar classics—presented with a flair for the wild and unexpected.

 

 (Sarasota, Florida) Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota presents the genre-bending trio Take 3 in “The Beatles to Broadway,” Sunday, January 28, 3:00 p.m., at Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Avenue, Venice.  Lindsay Deutsch, violin, Susan Boettger, piano, and Lila Yang, cello, perform a multifaceted program that includes tangos, music from the movies, Broadway and familiar classics—presented with a flair for the wild and unexpected. The program features works by Gershwin, Prokofiev, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and more. Tickets are $30-$45 and are available online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-306-1202. $10 Student tickets are available with current student ID at the door.  

“Take 3 brings the refinement of a rigorous classical background and mixes it with rock star charisma,” says Joseph Holt, artistic director of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. “Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, or classical tunes, they bring enthusiasm to their interpretations and impart their love of music to audiences of all musical preferences.”

Violinist Lindsay Deutsch is a sought-after soloist who tours as the solo violinist with Yanni. Maestro Jung-Ho Pak, conductor and artistic director of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, says of Deutsch: “In a time when every concert has to be unforgettable and a gamechanger, Lindsay can make that happen every time.”  Susan Boettger is chair of piano at Irvine Valley College and a concert pianist who has performed concertos with the New West Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, the Orange County Chamber Orchestra and others. A recipient of numerous awards in chamber, orchestral and solo repertoires, cellist Lila Yang has performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents Violinist Bella Hristova

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents

Violinist Bella Hristova

January 21 at Faith Lutheran Church

Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and recording artist. Joining Hristova will be pianist Amy Yang, hailed as “a magnificent artist and poet.”

 

“Hristova’s fervent virtuosity brought the audience to its feet. Her performance established her as a player of impressive power and natural command,

tenderness and sweet-toned appeal.”

— The Washington Post

 

(Sarasota, Florida) Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota presents the celebrated violinist Bella Hristova, Sunday, January 21, 3:00 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota.  Joining Hristova is pianist Amy Yang who has been hailed as "a magnificent artist and poet” (The New York Concert Review). The program features work by Poulenc, Ludwig and Brahms. Tickets are $35 and are available online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-306-1202. Student tickets, priced at $10, are available with current student ID at the door.  

Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career. The Strad has praised her performances, stating that “every sound she draws is superb,” and The Washington Post noted that she is “a player of impressive power and control.” Hristova is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant and First Prize in the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

“The unique dialogue between violin and piano is a magical combination of intimacy and expression between musicians,” says Joseph Holt, artistic director for Artist Series Concerts. “Bella and Amy are musical artists whose insights into the music reveal depths unparalleled among performing partnerships.”

Holt adds that Hristova is represented by Young Concert Artists, a non-profit organization that has been fostering the careers of young and gifted musicians since 1961. “The organization discovers and helps to launch the careers of exceptional young musicians from all over the world,” says Holt. “We’ve established a meaningful relationship with YCA—and will continue to feature the organization’s artists in years to come.”

Hristova and Yang will also participate in Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning’s “Music Mondays” with Edward Alley in Sarasota on Monday, January 22, 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota; and with Joseph Holt, the same day, 3:00 p.m., at Venice Presbyterian Church, 825 The Rialto, in Venice. A special $2 discount for Artist Series Concert ticket holders will be offered at the door with an ASC ticket stub. For details about the SILL events, visit www.sillsarasota.org.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents BachFest Sarasota November 15-19

Johann Sebastian Bach occupies a pivotal place in the history of music. Representing both the height of the Baroque and the beginning of the modern age of music, Bach’s compositions have inspired musicians—classical, jazz and popular alike—as well as audiences throughout the ages. BachFest Sarasota, presented by Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, in collaboration with the Sarasota Music Archives, Church of the Redeemer and the Choral Artists of Sarasota, celebrates the composer and his game-changing repertoire with seven distinctive performances taking place over five days in a variety of venues throughout Sarasota.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents “Music in Literature” With the Calidore String Quartet October 28 and 29 at the Historic Asolo Theater

Music and literature are intertwined in this performance of art inspiring art. The program features Haydn’s “Quartet in D Major, Op. 64, No. 5 “The Lark,” Janáček’s Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata,” and Beethoven’s Quartet, Op. 127. The concerts are Saturday, October 28, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 29, 3 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Tickets are $25 to $45 and are available online at www.artistseriesconcerts.org or by calling 941-306-1202. $10 student tickets are available at the door with current student ID.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Presents “Piano Grand II” October 7 at the Sarasota Opera House

They’re back! Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota launches its 22nd season with an exuberant reprise of “Piano Grand,” a performance featuring five world-class pianists—Don Bryn, Joseph Holt, Andrew Lapp, Thomas Purviance and Jonathan Spivey—and five Steinway & Sons concert grand pianos. The all-new program features a diverse range of timeless favorites and familiar light classics.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Receives a Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant and a State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs Grant

The Sarasota County Commission recently awarded Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota a $48,758 Tourist Development Cultural/Arts grant to help fund its 2017-2018 season, “In Focus,” which features 41 concerts featuring a wide range of musical offerings, September 2017 through May 2018. In addition, the organization received $6,355 from the State of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs, to be used for general program support over the course of the 2017-2018 season.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Receives Grants for Education Outreach Program

John Fischer, managing director of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, announced that organization was recently recognized for its education outreach initiatives with two significant grants. The Huisking Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Artist Series Concerts $1,000 and the John J. Weiss Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded the organization $3,500 to be used for its educational programs.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces its 2017-2018 Season

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota enters its 22nd season bringing a diverse selection of musical experiences to the region with a dynamic line-up of established and emerging classical, cabaret, jazz and pops artists. The season, which runs September 2017 through May 2018, features 41 performances at a variety of venues throughout Sarasota County. Concerts cover a wide range of musical offerings, including classical recitals, pops, jazz and cabaret concerts, a Bach festival, chamber soirées and the popular Lunch & Listen series.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces Winners of the 2017 National Piano Competition

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota announces the winners of the 2017 National Piano Competition. The competition rotates each year between, piano, voice and string instruments and is open to talented young musicians who are residents of the United States. The finals were held April 29 at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center in Sarasota. A total of $21,600 was awarded to eight contestants.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 2017 Festival of French Music

John Fischer, managing director of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, announced today that the organization is collaborating with 12 area groups in the Festival of French Music, a celebration of the music, culture and cuisine of France. The festival, which features concerts, lectures, exhibits, and culinary adventures, is February 12 through March 23 at venues throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties.