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D E A R F R I E N DS , I am excited to welcome you to the Venice Symphony’s 2020-21 concert season at the Venice Performing Arts Center. I was overwhelmed with your response to last season as we sold out nearly every performance. I hope you agree that this year’s program, with its dynamic and powerful mix of masterworks, modern classics, and popular favorites, is even more exciting. We open with one of my favorite works, Johannes Brahms’ heart-wrenching Symphony No. 4, and are honored to welcome Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. In December, Sarasota’s Key Chorale will return for our popular holiday pops concert and sing-a-long. Then we’ll go Under the Big Top for music from Broadway, the movies, and dance, accompanied by images and video highlighting our area’s ties to the circus, and a solo by vocalist Coya Bailey Jones. At A Night at the Oscars, you will have the unique opportunity to see and hear world-class piper Eric Rigler reprise his haunting performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic, along with Oscar-nominated music from films including Rocky and The Godfather. We hope to see music fans of all ages at Superheroes and Schumann as we pair Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 with music from The Avengers, Batman, and more, accompanied by live action images. Then your chariot awaits for Game of Romes featuring intoxicating opera intermezzos, The William Tell Overture and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. We end the year with superstar violinist Fabiola Kim, playing one of the most exquisite compositions ever written, The Lark Ascending, and fittingly conclude with Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, featuring the greatest finale in all of music. I can’t imagine a more spectacular season and I look forward to seeing you at The Symphony.

Troy Quinn, Music Director/Conductor The Venice Symphony


second season, is bringing a new look, sound, and feel to The Venice Symphony that is simply stunning.

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The Venice Performing Arts Center is a 1,090-seat, multi-level auditorium and the largest performing arts venue in the Venice area. Every section is handicap accessible with ramp access to nearly every seat. With sloped flooring and surround-sound acoustic boards, there is no bad seat in the house. It also offers free parking and valet services.


F R O M T H E E X E C U T I V E D I R E C TO R This past season The Venice Symphony was in the enviable and rare position of selling out 16 of our 17 concerts. I discovered exactly how unusual this is at our annual conference when I sat down with colleagues from other orchestras, some who are struggling to fill their halls. The Venice Symphony is indeed fortunate to have devoted patrons who are passionate about symphonic music and our orchestra. The best part of my job as executive director is hearing about your experience at our concerts and listening to your praise, comments and suggestions. Our main goal is to provide you with the most uplifting, positive and high-caliber musical experience in our region. Under the direction of our visionary Music Director Troy Quinn, I believe we have attained that goal. Our outstanding musicians have responded to Maestro Quinn’s challenging and exciting programs with concerts that have had you standing, cheering and returning in record numbers. In 2019-20, The Venice Symphony welcomed more new subscribers than ever. When you turn the pages of this brochure and see the exciting season that Maestro has planned for you in 2020-21, you will understand why it is so important to send in your order form as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at the office. We are here for you and do not want you to miss a moment of the magic of The Symphony.

Christine Kasten, Executive Director The Venice Symphony T H E V E N I C E S Y M P H O N Y. O R G

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Thomas Hooten


BRAHMS A N D T H E B OY S NOVEMBER 20, 2020 – 7:30 PM

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NOVEMBER 21, 2020 – 3:30 PM

Our season and Gala weekend begin with a concert featuring Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, “a visionary masterpiece” ranked sixth of all classical symphonies by the BBC. We are thrilled to showcase the mastery of Thomas Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, on Haydn’s tour-de-force Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major. This concert also features the rhapsodic “God Only Knows” by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher as well as Smetana’s buoyant Overture from The Bartered Bride.

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Key Chorale


A H O L LY J O L LY H O L I D AY DECEMBER 18, 2020 – 7:30 PM

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DECEMBER 19, 2020 – 3:30 AND 7:30 PM

Your holiday season won’t be complete without attending this time-honored tradition with a twist. Classic carols “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night,” beloved standards “Sleigh Ride” and “White Christmas,” and music from The Nutcracker are just a few of the highlights. Sarasota’s Key Chorale, the Suncoast’s premier symphonic chorus, returns to the stage for Handel’s majestic “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah and a sing-a-long with surprises. Chanukah music and holiday film favorites round out this festive program.

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Coya Bailey Jones


UNDER THE BIG TOP: A T R I B U T E TO T H E C I R C U S JANUARY 8, 2021 – 7:30 PM

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JANUARY 9, 2021 – 3:30 AND 7:30 PM

Celebrate our community’s ties to the circus with this captivating concert of magical music inspired by life under the big top, accompanied by video and images from the Ringling Circus Museum. Step right up for a stupendous show beginning with the booming brass-infused Overture from Gypsy and ending with Elton John and Tim Rice’s powerful finale from The Lion King. Along the way, Maestro Troy Quinn and the orchestra will “Send in the Clowns,” visit Swan Lake and defy you to stay seated for Offenbach’s Galop, better known as “The Can-Can.” Guest soloist Coya Bailey Jones will thrill you with her powerful performance on the soaring “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman.

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Eric Rigler


A NIGHT AT T H E O S C A R S FEBRUARY 5, 2021 – 7:30 PM

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FEBRUARY 6, 2021 – 3:30 AND 7:30 PM

“My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic is one of the most unforgettable songs in the history of music in the cinema. Imagine seeing and hearing acclaimed piper Eric Rigler reprise his original soul-stirring performance in person. Now, imagine The Venice Symphony orchestra playing the music you love from Forrest Gump, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, The Godfather, Rocky, The Magnificent Seven, La La Land and Moon River. Imagine hearing these Oscar-nominated songs accompanied by selected video from the movies. Don’t imagine! Get your tickets today, because this concert will sell out.

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SUPERHEROES AND SCHUMANN FEBRUARY 26, 2021 – 7:30 PM

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FEBRUARY 27, 2021 – 3:30 PM

What do you get when you team Batman, Thor, and Captain America with Finland’s greatest composer, Jean Sibelius, and symphony master Robert Schumann? An unbeatable concert that will appeal to all ages in all galaxies. Our orchestra will transport you from Sibelius’ Finlandia to The Dark World of Thor, with stops in the Marvel and DC Universe. Schumann didn’t need a cape to triumph with his Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, an epic work, featuring Concertmaster Marcus Ratzenboeck’s soothing solo passages and an explosive finale.

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GAME OF ROMES MARCH 26, 2021 – 7:30 PM

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MARCH 27, 2021 – 3:30 PM

Join The Venice Symphony on a voyage to the Eternal City. The rousing score of Ben-Hur opens the program, followed by gorgeous intermezzos from Mascagni and Puccini, the theme from HBO’s Game of Thrones and Rossini’s masterpiece, the Overture from William Tell. Finally, you will see Italy through the eyes of Felix Mendelssohn, whose Symphony No. 4 (also known as his “Italian Symphony”) is an homage to the German composer’s blissful time spent touring the country in his 20s.

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Fabiola Kim


FA N TA S Y, F I R E B I R D, A N D FA B I O L A APRIL 23, 2021 – 7:30 PM

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APRIL 24, 2021 – 3:30 PM

We conclude our 47th season with finesse and fire. Hailed by The New York Times as “a brilliant soloist,” who plays with “extraordinary precision and luminosity,” violinist Fabiola Kim’s solo on Ralph Vaughan Williams transcendent The Lark Ascending will take your breath away. Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and music from the films Chariots of Fire and How to Train Your Dragon will keep the fires burning as we end this sizzling season with Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite and, says Maestro Quinn, “one of the greatest finales in all of music.”

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SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS A N D PAC K AG E S

• Save 10% on subscriptions for all 7 concerts (priority seating) • Save 5% on packages of 4, 5 or 6 concerts (priority seating) • No administrative or online fees • Free ticket exchanges

TICKET DISCOUNTS

• 10% discount for groups of 10 or more people with no ticket fees • Student discount - 50% off all tickets with student ID • Educator discount – 25% off all tickets with current Florida teacher ID

SINGLE TICKETS | Available for purchase after August 24, 2020 QUESTIONS? | Call 941.207.8822 or email music@thevenicesymphony.org For more information visit thevenicesymphony.org See the 2020-21 Season Subscription Order Form insert in this brochure. Submit by May 15, 2020 for preferred seating. Mail form and payment to: The Venice Symphony P. O. Box 1561 Venice, FL 34284


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ensemble of The Venice Symphony musicians play music that excites and appeals to all ages and backgrounds. Bravo!


MEET THE MAESTRO AND GUESTS

Join us for our popular pre-concert talks sponsored by Bank of America. These insightful and informal talks are free and open to the public. They take place at 6:30 p.m. before evening concerts and 2:30 p.m. before afternoon concerts at the orchestra level of the Venice Performing Arts Center.

JOIN THE FRIENDS O F T H E SY M P H O N Y

Become a member of our dedicated group of volunteers who attend special events, assist at concerts and in the office and act as community ambassadors to support and promote The Venice Symphony. Membership runs until May 31, 2021.

BE AN ANNUAL C O N T R I B U T O R*

MAESTRO.................. $20,000+

CONCERTO............. $500-$999

VIRTUOSO................ $10,000-$19,999

SPONSOR................. $100-$499

PRINCIPAL.............. $5,000 - $9,999

CONTRIBUTOR..... Up to $99

ORCHESTRA.......... $1,000-$4,999 For donor level benefits, call 941-207-8822 or email alight@thevenicesymphony.org *Donors will be listed in the 2020-2021 Program. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

The Venice Symphony is a 501(c)(3) organization and fundraising efforts support our education programs and operations. A copy of our official registration, SC-05442, and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Registration by calling 1-800-435-7352. T H E V E N I C E S Y M P H O N Y. O R G

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The Venice Symphony 2020-21 Season Brochure  

The Venice Symphony, led by Music Director Troy Quinn will present seven fabulous concerts at the Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice, F...

The Venice Symphony 2020-21 Season Brochure  

The Venice Symphony, led by Music Director Troy Quinn will present seven fabulous concerts at the Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice, F...

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