SARASOTA, Fla. (March 7, 2023) – Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents three programs featuring harp, cello, and guitar in April: Cheryl Losey Feder, harp, and Abraham Feder, cello, perform at Temple Sinai on April 9; award-winning guitarist JIJI brings her adventurous style to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens on April 20; and rising star Cameron Crozman, cello, joined by Meagan Milatz, piano, present a Lunch and Listen concert at Sarasota Yacht Club on April 27. For more information and tickets, visit ArtistSeriesConcerts.org or call (941) 306-1202.
Feder Duo – Cheryl Losey Feder, harp, and Abraham Feder, cello – will present a program which includes their own transcriptions of music by Bach and Johann Strauss, Jr. on April 9, 4:00 p.m. at Temple Sinai. The couple met when they began their orchestral careers on the same day in 2008 as they assumed principal positions in the Sarasota Orchestra. He is now assistant principal cellist of the Detroit Symphony and she a sought-after soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.
Guitarist JIJI was selected by the Washington Post as “one of the 21 composers/performers who sound like tomorrow.” Her virtuosic performances of music range from traditional classical to free improvisation, played on both acoustic and electric guitar. The first guitarist to win the Concert Artist Guild competition first prize in 30 years, JIJI has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and has been featured on PBS and NPR. She performs on April 20, 5:30 p.m., outdoors at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Cameron Crozman, named “Canada's next big cello star” by CBC Music, is making a name for himself as the next superstar of the classical music world. He will be joined by pianist Meagan Milatz in a program titled “Wanderlust,” which features music inspired by composers’ vacation trips. Crozman and Milatz perform at the Sarasota Yacht Club on April 27; the 11:00 a.m. performance is followed by lunch.
For tickets and more information, visit ArtistSeriesConcerts.org or call (941) 306-1202.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Inc.’s 2022-2023 season is supported in part by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25 Florida Statutes); The Exchange; Gulf Coast Community Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota was formed in 1996 as Artist Series of Sarasota. The non-profit organization promotes excellence in live musical performances by presenting acknowledged stars of the next generation to audiences of Florida’s Gulf Coast. The organization also seeks to spark a lifelong love of the musical arts by providing young people with interactive music experiences via performance-based outreach programs in area schools, thereby creating unique learning opportunities for hundreds of students and educators each year. In addition, Artist Series Concerts has awarded over $375,000 to 141 gifted young musicians from Sarasota and Manatee counties and around the country. Past winners have gone on to study at leading music conservatories and pursue successful music careers. For more information, visit www.ArtistSeriesConcerts.org.