The lights go down, a hush falls over the audience and the curtain rises on Sarasota's most storied theater. U-shaped, with three tiers of boxes, this architectural gem provides a rare sense of intimacy between audience and performer that adds so much to the theater going experience. Created in Asolo, Italy in 1798, brought to Sarasota in the early 1950s and painstakingly restored in 2006, the Historic Asolo Theater is one of the most beloved objects in The Ringling collection.
Historic Asolo Theater
In performances featuring music by Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Ravel - the prize winning trio will bring its "sheer unbelievable virtuosity" to the stage of the Historic Asolo Theater. Catherine Klipfel (piano), Stefan Hempel (violin), and Emanuel Wehse (cello).
Heidi Herriott is the third generation of a multi-talented family revered throughout the circus community. Herriott is a horsewoman extraordinaire who specializes in trick horses, liberty and dancing horses. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
From East LA comes Cambalache with a fiery and festive fandango of "son jarocho," the music and dance of Veracruz that celebrates 500 years of Spanish, African, and indigenous cultures.
The Ringling is pleased to be an Access site for Season 7 of ART21, the Peabody award –winning film series on contemporary art and artists. Join us for a screening and discussion around artists whose work is tied together by the idea of Legacy. This is a free event.
Hermitage Artists, Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo the artists discuss the inspiration for their work, as well as the processes involved. This conversation will be moderated by art consultant Ann Wykell who managed the public art projects for Patriot Plaza.