The Ying Quartet occupies a position of unique prominence in the classical music world, combining brilliantly communicative performances with a fearlessly imaginative view of chamber music in today's world. Ayano Ninomiya, violin – Janet Ying, violin – Phillip Ying, viola – David Ying, cello.
The flickering imagery of pioneering stop-action animation is accompanied by the live gypsy swing of the Hot Club of San Francisco in this imaginative and innovative screening of two films by the pre-WWI European filmmaker, Ladislaw Starewicz. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.
Presented in the open air on The Ringling’s waterfront, the performance site itself — predicted to be underwater by the close of this century — plays an integral role in a visceral and involving engagement with vulnerability.
The beauty and richness of cello combine with piano and two extraordinary musicans to experience the music of Faure, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff as well as a special arrangement of "Estrallita" by Ponce/Heifetz.
Fantastic is the only word to describe this program of music that runs the gamut from "Variations on Chopsticks" to the familiar classics by Ravel, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Chopin, right into the music and songs of George and Ira Gershwin.
Highly talented soloists and professional choral ensemble come together to perform highlights from three of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular shows.
The music and lives of two beloved singers - Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price - are celebrated in music and narrative in this tribute created by Adrienne Danrich.