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Cocktails and Cadenzas – An evening with Steinway Artist Jeffrey Biegel
February 15 • 6:00 PM
BMO Private Bank
Join us for an unforgettable evening with acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Biegel, one of the most respected and prolific artists of his generation in performance and recordings, as well as a chamber music collaborator, champion of new music, composer, arranger, and educator. In addition to an exclusive interview with Maestro Joseph Caulkins, Biegel will offer some special musical entertainment. Be the first to see him before he joins Key Chorale for a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy on Feburary 17!
Purchase Single Ticket $65
Purchase Reception & Concert $90
Haydn’s Mass in Time of War & Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy
February 17 • 4:00 PM
“Behind the Music” with Maestro Caulkins is a free informal talk for concert ticket holders and begins 1 hour prior to the performance
First United Methodist Church
Key Chorale performs Haydn’s dramatic Mass in Time of War and welcomes guest artist Jeffrey Biegel performs Beethoven’s rousing Choral Fantasy for piano, with a full orchestra, soloists, and chorus.
In 2015, Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Mr. Biegel, for his achievements as the most respected prolific artist of his generation in performance, recordings, chamber music collaborator, champion of new music, composer, arranger and educator. Pioneer of commissioning projects joining multiple orchestras as a model for commissioning new music in the 21st century, Mr. Biegel created the first largest consortium of orchestras in 1998 for Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s ‘Millennium Fantasy’ premiered with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2000, followed with Tony award winning composer Charles Strouse’s ‘Concerto America’ with the Boston Pops, Lowell Liebermann’s ‘Concerto no. 3, Opus 95’, premiered with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, William Bolcom’s ‘Prometheus’ for piano, orchestra and chorus, with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Chorale, Richard Danielpour’s ‘Mirrors’ with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Fuchs’s ‘Piano Concerto: The Spiritualist’ with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (MA). For the 2016-17-18 seasons, Mr. Biegel will premiere pop music icon Jimmy Webb’s new work for piano and orchestra with Orchestra Kentucky, and PDQ Bach’s ‘Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and Orchestra’ by Peter Schickele. An avid composer, Mr. Biegel’s choral music is published by the Hal Leonard Corporation, Carl Fischer, Porfiri & Horvath and The LeDor Group.
Leonard Bernstein said of pianist Jeffrey Biegel: “He played fantastic Liszt. He is a splendid musician and a brilliant performer.” These comments launched Mr. Biegel’s 1986 New York recital debut, as the third recipient of the Juilliard William Petschek Piano Debut Award in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He studied at The Juilliard School with Adele Marcus, herself a pupil of Josef Lhevinne and Artur Schnabel, and is currently on faculty at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, a City University of New York (CUNY).
Purchase Single Ticket $35
Purchase Concert & Reception $90
Chamber Singers Concert
March 10 • 4:00 PM
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy, this professional core choral ensemble will present works from French Impressionist composers Debussy, Ravel, Fauré, and Duruflé, including Debussy’s Trois Chansons and Fauré’s heavenly Cantique de Jean Racine.
Purchase Single Ticket $25
CIRQUE DES VOIX®: The Music of Danny Elfman
March 23 • 7:30 PM
March 24 • 2:00 PM
March 25 • 5:00 PM
Nathan Benderson Park
This dynamic blended presentation of the musical and circus arts, unlike anything in the country, features the 100+ voices of Key Chorale, a full orchestra, and spellbinding circus acts. Best known for his work in collaboration with director Tim Burton, composer Danny Elfman created one of the most distinctive bodies of work in contemporary film music. His evocative music is showcased in this integrated homage to characters such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Spiderman, Edward Scissorhands, and even Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.
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Tomorrow’s Voices Today Concert
Riverview Performing Arts Center
Fifth annual collaboration with the Sarasota County School featuring Booker VPA, Riverview, and Sarasota High School choirs.
Purchase Single Ticket $10