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SRQ – $65
Includes one ticket to Holiday Concert: Christmas with Dale Warland, SRQ (11/26), Haydn’s Mass in Time of War & Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (02/17) and Tomorrow’s Voices Today (4/27)
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Venice – $65
Includes one ticket to Holiday Concert: Christmas with Dale Warland, Venice (11/28), Haydn’s Mass in Time of War & Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (02/17) and Tomorrow’s Voices Today (4/27)
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Composer and conductor Dale Warland’s career spans more than six decades and has made a profound contribution to the music of our time. Founder and music director of The Dale Warland Singers, with the Dale Warland Singers, Warland commissioned over 270 new choral works and fostered the careers of an entire generation of composers. The 29 masterful recordings produced by Warland and the ensemble includes Walden Pond, nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2003.
The music world has bestowed its highest honors on Warland, including induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame (2012); the Weston Noble Award for Lifetime Achievement in Choral Music (2010) from the American Choral Director’s Association; the Cultural Leadership Citation Award from Yale University (2010); the Robert Shaw Award in Choral Music (2007) from the American Choral Directors Association; and the 1995 Chorus America Michael Korn Founder’s Award, the highest honor for a choral conductor in the United States, previously awarded to Robert Shaw, Margaret Hillis, and Roger Wagner, among others.
Haydn’s Mass in Time of War & Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy
February 17 • 4:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
Key Chorale performs Haydn’s dramatic Mass in Time War and welcomes guest artist Jeffrey Biegel performs Beethoven’s rousing Choral Fantasy for piano, 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).
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Chamber Singers Concert
March 10 • 4:00 PM
Key Chorale’s professional choral ensemble performs choral music from French Impressionist composers Debussy, Ravel, Faure and Durufle.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Claude Debussy. Debussy’s Trois Chansons and Six epigraphs antiques for piano 4 hands featuring keyboardists Nancy Yost Olson and Stephen Fancher will be performed along with Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine.
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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