A Sea Symphony Masterwork by Vaughan Williams
Feb 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chorus, orchestra and soloists sing of ships and their captains, wind and waves, the voyage of every human soul, and music so vivid you can almost taste the sea spray in the air. Vaughan Williams’ setting of Walt Whitman’s sea texts elicit thrilling viscerality in its climactic vision of the individual soul sailing forth ‘for the deep waters only, where mariner has not yet dared to go.’ This large-scale symphony was one of the first to incorporate choir throughout the work and is considered one of the mightiest first symphonies ever composed. Baritone Jamal Sarikoki and soprano Suzanne Karpov add their stunning virtuosity to this epic masterwork.
A Sea Symphony – Vaughan Williams
Serenade to Music – Vaughan Williams (orchestral version)
Join us for a special presentation and conversation with Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Mote Marine’s President and CEO as he reflects on the importance of the sea and shares Mote’s ground breaking science and plans for its exciting future. Presentation begins one hour before the concert and is included in ticket price.
Presenting Sponsor – Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Mote Marine Laboratory Underwriter – Charlotte Perret