Sarasota Concert Association: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert features JoAnn Falletta, conductor, and Fabio Bidini, piano. Hailed as a “leading force for the music of our time,” for her work as a conductor, communicator, recording artist, audience builder, and champion of American composers, JoAnn Falletta serves as music director of the BPO and was acclaimed by The Washington Post as having “Toscanini’s tight control over ensemble, Walter’s affectionate balancing of inner voices, Stokowski’s gutsy showmanship, and a controlled frenzy worthy of Bernstein.” The New York Times called her “one of the brightest stars of symphonic music in America.” Fabio Bidini is recognized as one of the foremost pianists to have emerged from Italy since the days of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. After winning top prizes in numerous international competitions, his sensational success at both the Busoni and Van Cliburn International Piano Competitions launched his international career. His playing is noted for its technical wizardry and poetic lyricism. The program features Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, and Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo & Juliet.
At the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236