2019 - 2020 Season


Frequent Flyers
September 30th, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Peculiar Dreams
October 20th, 2019 @ 8:00pm
October 21st, 2019 @ 8:00pm

Fire and Light
January 20th, 2020 @ 8:00pm

Enter the Vortex
March 23th, 2020 @ 8:00pm

Digital Trees
April 13th, 2020 @ 8:00pm
April 14th, 2020 @ 8:00pm
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To our friends and musical confidantes:

We are so excited to embark upon enSRQ’s FOURTH Season, in which we continue our confident and bold vision of performing the world’s finest contemporary music. The five subscription programs of the 2019/20 Season feature new discoveries and masterpieces of the 20th and 21st centuries. We’re especially thrilled to bring you two (!) new commissioned works, more Berio Sequenzas (of course), ground-breaking string quartets, and a deeper dive into works for winds, brass and percussion. Our geographic reach will expand with two ‘St. RePete’ concerts at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg.

Thank You for continuing to believe in and support this organization, and for being by our side every step of the way as we continue our mission. We are continually inspired by you, our audience, and are grateful for these opportunities to keep performing great new works.

Thank you for lending us your ears!

Samantha and George
Co-Artistic Directors

Frequent Flyers

September 30th, 2019 @ 8:00pm

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Frequent Flyers

 

Winds and Brass take flight in Frequent Flyers, from the lone voice of Berio’s Trumpet Sequenza, to a full complement of brass in Magnus Lindberg’s Ottoni and Peteris Vasks’ Music for Fleeting Birds. Pianist Conor Hanick shines in technicolor with Messiaen’s Colors of the Celestial City, an ode to the stars in this fanfare of a Season Opener..

 

Program

Luciano Berio Sequenza X for solo trumpet
Magnus Lindberg Ottoni
Peteris Vasks Wind Quintet #1 “Music for Fleeting Birds”
Olivier Messiaen Couleurs de la Cité Céleste

 

First United Methodist Church,

104 S. Pineapple Ave.

Sarasota, FL, 34236


September 30th, 2019 @ 8:00pm


 

Peculiar Dreams

October 20th, 2019 @ 8pm
October 21st, 2019 @ 8pm

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Peculiar Dreams

 

enSRQ launches into orbit in Peculiar Dreams, with two works pushing with stratosphere of sonic capabilities: St. Pete local Elizabeth A. Baker’s atmospheric Cosmic Dreams and Andrew Norman’s Peculiar Strokes. Penderecki’s iconic Sextet brings the program earthbound again to end with two feet firmly planted on the ground.

 

Program

Luciano Berio Sequenza XIV for solo cello
Andrew Norman Peculiar Strokes
Elizabeth A. Baker Cosmic Dreams
Krzysztof Penderecki Sextet

 

Studio@620

620 1st Avenue South,

St. Petersburg, FL 33701


October 20th, 2019 @ 8pm


 

First Congregational Church

1031 S. Euclid Ave,

Sarasota, FL 34237


October 21st, 2019 @ 8pm


 

Fire and Light

January 20th, 2020 @ 8pm

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Fire and Light

 

Sparks fly in Fire and Light, featuring composer and violist Jessica Meyer in three of her deeply human works: Delta Sunrise, Tapped into the same vein and Sagrada Familia. Conor Hanick and Samantha Bennett perform Eric Wubbels’ epic and searching ‘children of fire come looking for fire’ to set this concert ablaze.

 

Program

Jessica Meyer Delta Sunrise
Georg Friedich Haas Ins Licht
Eric Wubbels “the children of fire come looking for fire”
Jessica Meyer Tapped into the same vein
Jessica Meyer Sagrada Familia

 

First Congregational Church

1031 S. Euclid Ave.

Sarasota, FL 34237


January 20, 2020 @ 8pm


 

Enter the Vortex

March 23rd, 2020 @ 8:00pm

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Enter the Vortex

 

It’s past versus future as we Enter the Vortex with two of the twentieth-century’s most enigmatic masters. 2017 Van Cliburn Semi-Finalist Han Chen joins enSRQ and Co-Artistic Director George Nickson for Philippe Hurel’s virtuosic tribute, Tombeau to Gerard Grisey, an apropos preamble to our presentation of Grisey’s seminal evening length work, Vortex Temporum.

 

Program

Philippe Hurel Tombeau, In Memorium Gerard Grisey
Gerard Grisey Vortex Temporum

 

First Congregational Church

1031 S. Euclid Ave.

Sarasota, FL 34237


March 23rd, 2020 @ 8pm


 

Digital Trees

April 13th, 2020 @ 8pm
April 14th, 2020 @ 8pm

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Digital Trees

 

Digital Trees celebrates the diversity of style and duality of current American acoustic music with Marc Mellits’ minimalist Splinter, Ken Ueno’s intricate Pharmakon and Patrick Harlan’s Digital. We’re hardwired for creating masterpieces of the modern age with two new commissions. American trailblazer Max Grafe composes a new trio to showcase principal artists Samantha Bennett, George Nickson and Conor Hanick. enSRQ is also proud to join a consortium with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Music Academy of the West, and The Eastman School of Music to commission and perform the Florida Premiere of David Maric’s Mallet Quartet.

 

Program

Patrick Harlin Digital
David Maric Mallet Quartet
(Commission and Florida Premiere)
Max Grafe New Work for Violin, Piano, Percussion
(Commission and World Premiere)
Marc Mellits Splinter
Ken Ueno Pharmakon

 

First Congregational Church

1031 S. Euclid Ave.

Sarasota, FL 34237


April 13th, 2020 @ 8pm


 

Studio@620

620 1st Avenue South

St. Petersburg, FL 33701


April 14th, 2020 @ 8:00pm