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Time: March 8, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Street: 777 N. Tamiami Trail
City/Town: Sarasota, FL 34236
Website or Map: http://www.scasarasota.org
Event Type: classical, music, concert
Organized By: Sarasota Concert Association
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2016
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) continues its 71st "Great Performers Series" season with the acclaimed Russian National Orchestra (RNO), under the baton of guest conductor Kirill Karabits, and featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw, Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Founded in 1990 at the peak of glasnost, the RNO has been characterized as one of the most important cultural stories of our time. Under the guidance of its founder, pianist and conductor Mikhail Pletnev, the RNO quickly rose to world prominence for its artistry and path-breaking independence, with critics describing it as "a living symbol of the best in Russian art" (Miami Herald), and "as close to perfect as one could hope for" (Trinity Mirror). Described as “an energizing presence on the podium,” Ukranian conductor Kirill Karabits is entering the seventh year of his highly successful tenure as chief conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, where he has won acclaim for “the rich, dark ‘Russian’ sound and nimble virtuosity” that he’s coaxed out of the ensemble. Violinist Stefan Jackiw is recognized as one of his generation’s most significant artists, captivating audiences with playing that is of "uncommon musical substance, striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” (Boston Globe). The program will include Alexander Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and the 1945 version of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.” Tickets for the concert are $45, $65, $75 and $90. Tickets and information for the Great Performers Series are available by calling 941-225-6500 or online at www.scasarasota.org.