“The Venice Symphony presents Fantasy, Firebird and Fabiola with guest violinist Fabiola Kim, 7:30 pm, April 22 and 3:30 pm, April 23 at the Venice Performing Arts Center.
Hailed by the New York Times as “a brilliant soloist,” who plays “with extraordinary precision and luminosity,” Fabiola Kim has received international acclaim from BBC magazine, The Strad, Gramophone and others. She has won the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, the Aspen Music Festival Competition and the Juilliard School Concerto Competition, and was a prize winner at the Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings. She has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia Steans Institute, Verbier Festival and La Jolla Music Society Summerfest.
Ms. Kim will solo on Vaughan Williams’ transcendent masterpiece for solo violin, The Lark Ascending.
Music Director Troy Quinn said, “Fabiola is an outstanding violinist and brings this piece to new artistic heights.” The program also includes Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and music from Chariots of Fire and How to Train Your Dragon. The finale is Igor Stravinsky’s dazzling The Firebird Suite.
The Venice Symphony will once again participate in the League of American Orchestras’ annual Orchestras Feeding America food drive at both concerts. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the Venice Performing Arts Center during these concerts, for the South County Food Pantry in Venice.
Season sponsors of The Venice Symphony are Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax. The concert sponsors are Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Sophia Fong.
The Symphony will offer its free Meet the Maestro Pre-Concert Talks at 6:30 pm before evening concerts and 2:30 pm before afternoon concerts. These insightful and entertaining programs feature Maestro Quinn and guest artists, are sponsored by FourThought Private Wealth.
Ticket prices begin at $31. Student tickets are always half-price and discounts are available to Florida teachers and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available at thevenicesymphony.org, by calling 941-207- 8822 or visit The Venice Symphony Office, 1515 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 7, Venice, 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Masks are not required for this concert series.
CALENDAR/EVENT LISTING: The Venice Symphony Presents Fantasy, Firebird and Fabiola, 7:30 pm, April 22 and 3:30 pm, April 23 at the Venice Performing Arts Center, One Indian Ave., Venice. Free Pre-Concert talks begin one hour before each concert. Free parking and valet. Tickets at 941-207-8822 or thevenicesymphony.org.”
“Founded in 1974, The Venice Symphony is a 501(c)(3) professional orchestra deeply rooted in its community, offering concerts from November through May at the Venice Performing Arts Center, special events and long-standing music education programs for all ages throughout the year. The orchestra is led by Music Director/Conductor Troy Quinn. Learn more at thevenicesymphony.org”