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New Beginnings

Friday • Oct 27 • 7:00 PM

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The sounds of newness – a new song, a new day, a new season, a new journey. Featuring Bach’s Cantata 140 (Sleepers, Wake!) with soloists and chamber orchestra, and a tapestry of works by Lauridsen, Franck, Monteverdi, Paulus, Jenkins, and more. A rich and joyful event!



First Presbyterian Church

2050 Oak Street –Sarasota, FL

All tickets are general seating

Adults $35

Under age 18 admitted free

College students free with ID card

Blocks of 10 or more $25 per ticket

There’s something exciting about newness – a fresh start, untapped possibilities, a blank canvas for the imagination. Artistic Director Steven Phillips has chosen a rich slate of works that burst with a sense of newness.

Cantate Domino (Sing a New Song to the Lord) – a delicious Renaissance setting by Claudio Monteverdi.
Reveille – a tone painting by modern Russian composer Georgy Sviridov.
Cantata 140 (Sleepers, Wake!) – a beloved work from Bach’s most mature and masterful period.
Cantate Domino (Sing a New Song to the Lord) – the organic sound of Karl Jenkins, with hand percussion.
Two Settings of Robert Frost
  The Pasture – a haunting invitation to explore, by Z. Randall Stroope.
  The Road Not Taken – wistfully set by Randall Thompson.
Dirait-on – the tone poem by Morton Lauridsen that has become a modern classic.
Psalm 150 – calling all instruments to praise, by Romantic genius Cesar Franck.
The Road Home – the sweetest imaginable concert closer, by Stephen Paulus.

The concert is accompanied by chamber orchestra, with Marcus Ratzenboeck, concertmaster of The Venice Orchestra.


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Stephanie Jabre


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Marcus Ratzenboeck


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Jesse V. Martin



Steven Phillips


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Matt Jarvis


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