Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks Series: "Homage,"
February 20-22 @ 8:00 p.m and February 23 @ 2:30 p.m.
. Neel Performing Arts Center;
Rousing in their power, the three works of this program, conducted by our new music director, are justifiably loved by audiences.
Sibelius' superb second symphony is everything a great masterwork should be: broad, inspiring, emotional, and thrilling. Mozart's concerto features violinist Ray Chen, a compelling young artist who is already turning heads.
Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, replete with Haydnesque humour, is a brilliant work that will make you smile.