The author of the popular book and television series "Mozart in the Jungle, kicks off Music Mondays with conversation, videos and live performances showing us what really happens behind the scenes of major orchestras. If you've ever wondered about the inner politics of music making, this will answer a lot of questions.
Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as "a real poet of the piano," Andrew Tyson has emerged as an important new musical voice. First Prize winner of the Geza Anda Competition in Zurich, resulting in upwards of 100 concerts throughout Europe over the next three years, he's also a laureate of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. Live performances and lively conversation with this young prizewinning pianist.
The Principal flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra joins with the Orchestra's former Principal harpist for a Musical Conversation that will relive memories and make new ones with live performances and fascinating banter that will bring you up to date on the lives of these two Sarasota favorites.
Many of the songs we know as Broadway classics are really great waltzes by Richard Rodgers, America's Waltz King. Through special videos and live performances by baritone Marcus DeLoach and pianist Joseph Holt, June LeBell brings you the stories behind such classics as "The Carousel Waltz," "O, What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "A Wonderful Guy." You'll be thinking in 3/4 time all day.
One of the world's foremost concert oboists and chamber musicians, Bert has recently written a book called You Can't Always Play Waltzes. In his Musical Conversations, he'll not only explain how an oboist makes a living traveling the world with his instrument and reeds, he'll also play great music for you, possibly even some waltzes.
The 22 year old French cellist, Edgar Moreau, began studying at the age of four. This rising star won First Prize in the 2014 prestigious Young Concert Artist International Auditions after capturing, at the age of 17, Second Prize at the 2011 Tchaikovsky competition under the chairmanship of Valery Gergiev.
Returning from his Music Monday's triumphant appearance last season, this young baritone has since sung in many European and American capitals. With a voice that ranges from baritone to countertenor, this is a lyric-driven singer with all the accolades and rave reviews to back up a major career.
The new Robert Shaw of choral conductors, Tritle is also the official organist of the New York Philharmonic and organist/choirmaster at New York's Cathedral of St John the Divine. With a personality as colorful as the stops on the organ, Tritle is a treat for those who love exciting, inspiring conversation and music.
One of the worlds' most celebrated jazz pianists, composers and arrangers, Dick returns to Music Mondays for a musical celebration (complete with cake) of his 90th birthday. Don't miss being part of the party as SILL welcomes Dick Hyman home for a Musical Conversation you'll always remember.
Debuting as a boy of 6, Robert White exemplifies the principle that vocal longevity stems from great technique. The tenor has made a major career charming audiences with his beautiful voice, versatility and a persona that's won him accolades around the world. One of the most recorded musicians of all time, you'll be enthralled by his performances of the world's greatest songs, from Schubert to "Danny Boy."
A favorite at SILL, you also know Moran from her stints with the Sarasota Music Festival, where she rose from student to acclaimed soloist. A first prize winner in numerous competitions, she's appeared throughout the US, Europe and Asia, with ensembles that include the Israel Philharmonic, Marlboro and solo stints at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center.
This trio of musicians is one of the most exciting groups, yet. Ann Hampton Callaway is known the world-over for her piano and vocal improvisations. Her sister, Liz Callaway has starred on Broadway and films. And Alex Rybeck has played and arranged for the genre's greatest stars. We are thrilled to present The Callaways and Rybeck together, at last, in Sarasota.