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CONCERT REVIEW: Music Festival concludes with secure performances of the familiar and the less so

The buzz in the audience started before the concert. Everyone was praising the exceptional quality of the students and Festival performances this year. With this… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Hearing the future at Sarasota Music Festival

As Robert Levin, artistic director of the Sarasota Music Festival pointed out in his introductory remarks Sunday afternoon, the students of the festival are not… Read more »

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Festival alum returns as soloist

Frank Huang was recently appointed concertmaster for the New York Philharmonic…. Read more »

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Sarasota Music Festival ramps up for 51st year

When Carol Wincenc first encountered Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra as a young conservatory student, she was completely captivated. “When I… Read more »

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Levin's role with Sarasota Music Festival will change in 2017

Robert Levin, who has been artistic director for the Sarasota Music Festival since 2007 and a faculty member since 1979, will step back from that… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sarasota Music Festival finale appropriately joyful

It would be difficult to devise a more appropriate and life-affirming finale for the 50th anniversary of the Sarasota Music Festival than the program heard… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Spectacular performances continue through final Sarasota Music Festival weekend

It is no longer astonishing to note that student performances at the Sarasota Music Festival are indistinguishable from those of Festival faculty members. The opening… Read more »

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Staying flexible as a faculty member at the Sarasota Music Festival

Timothy Lees stresses flexibility to the students he works with as a faculty member of the Sarasota Music Festival: Musical, personal and physical. He demonstrates… Read more »

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Her nickname is "C-Sharpe"

Chelsea “C” Sharpe leans forward in her chair, her violin bow positioned. She counts a beat, then inhales sharply and begins to play, the chamber… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Joyful and energetic for Sarasota Music Festival's 50th season

The Sarasota Music Festival formula has changed little in its 50 seasons and neither has the infectious energy that seems always to accompany festival performances…. Read more »

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Stability but evolution in five decades of Sarasota Music Festival

For 50 years, since its inception in 1965, the Sarasota Music Festival has stayed true to its mission: Further the education of gifted young classical… Read more »

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Sarasota Music Festival alumni return for 'Shooting Stars' concert

It’s still a couple of months before young classical musicians begin arriving at Holley Hall and the Hyatt, their two homes for the Sarasota Music… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sarasota Music Festival ends brilliantly

No surprise here – the final concert of the 49th edition of the Sarasota Music Festival was an unmitigated triumph, a joyful and skillful celebration… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sarasota Music Festival returns to original vision

The Sarasota Music Festival, now in its 49th season, presented a triumphant and joyful return to its original mission, the mentoring of talented young musicians,… Read more »

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CONCERT REVIEW: Sarasota Music Festival returns to original vision

The Sarasota Music Festival, now in its 49th season, presented a triumphant and joyful return to its original mission, the mentoring of talented young musicians,… Read more »