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In presenting the artistic world of Paul Gauguin at Selby Gardens, there is an intention for visitors to experience the grounds and exhibit using all of their five senses. To add to the sights and senses of the horticultural and art displays of the exhibition, sounds and visually palpable experiences created by a variety of cultural performances will add to the sensory experience throughout the five month exhibit. Each evening performance will include full access to the Gardens, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
MARCH 6 • Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera’s Studio Artists perform a 50-minute program of music inspired by the life and work of Paul Gauguin. The operatic selections will reflect Gauguin’s journeys to exotic lands, themes he explored in his paintings, and works performed on the stages of Paris during the artist’s lifetime. Featured is music by Berlioz, Bizet, de Falla, Delibes, Donizetti, Lehár,Massenet, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Thomas, and Wagner. Maestro Steven Aguiló-Arbues is music director and pianist.
APRIL 10 • Sarasota Ballet
MAY 8 • Florida Studio Theatre
Florida Studio Theatre’s Acting Apprentices will present Some Enchanted Evening: A Selection of Songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. In a cabaret style performance, performers will take the audience on the musical journey of this American classic. These memorable songs provide the musical soundscape for Gaugin’s work, inspired by French Polynesia, and tell a story of love, acceptance, and understanding.
JUNE 12 • Sarasota Music Festival – a program of Sarasota Orchestra
Sarasota in June Never Sounded so Good! For three weeks each June, internationally recognized guest artists and student musicians come together in Florida to study and perform chamber music. The Sarasota Music Festival is a magical combination of youthful promise and acclaimed talent that carries a reputation as one of the finest classical-music events in the nation.
This three-week residency program brings together 60 exceptional young musicians and 40 renowned faculty artists for a series of coaching sessions, lectures, rehearsals and performances in Sarasota. Student participants are selected from nearly 500 applicants. The Sarasota Music Festival has earned a place in the music world as one of the premier teaching and chamber music festivals in the United States. For three weeks each June, the unique and highly focused experience at the Festival provides a springboard for the training and promotion of exemplary young musicians, while also providing a performance platform for some of the most distinguished chamber musicians and faculty in the world.
TICKETS: $50 adults, $45 members