Artist Series Concerts take place in the Historic Asolo Theater and other small venues in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. For more information and tickets for all Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1200.
A world premiere by the esteemed string quartet, ETHEL. Created in partnership with The Ringling and designer/director Grant McDonald, "Circus - Wandering City" is multi-media performance program inspired by the heroes behind the magic of the Big Top.
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw's classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.
Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, creates works that are monumental, delicate, beautiful or spectacular, and are always provocative. Each of his projects is a call to be informed, critical, and thoughtful global citizens.
Founded in 1968 by Irvin Feld, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus College, produced over 1500 graduates, many of whom went on to become professional merry makers. Learn about life in this remarkable and influential institution from three distinguished graduates.
A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.
Born to parents from Rwanda and Uganda, Somi is now at home in Harlem’s vibrant immigrant community of “Little Africa.” Petite Afrique: The Other Black in Harlem is a song cycle inspired by that place, its ornate traditional fabrics, Francophone bibles, palm oil and shea butter, and fast-fingered hair braiders.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games.
Winner of five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Chucho Valdés has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years.
The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.