Florida’s Sarasota Music Festival—an annual three-week series of events run by the Sarasota Orchestra—will feature the U.S. premiere of a Mozart fragment, completed by Robert Levin. Performers in Mozart’s Rondo in A major, set to for June 19 on the festival’s final weekend, will be clarinetist Charles Neidich and a student string quartet; Levin’s completion of the fragment was commissioned by the Mozart Society of Japan and had its world premiere in Tokyo on May 23. Levin, a renowned pianist and Mozart scholar, is artistic director of the three-week festival. During the Sarasota Music Festival, young musicians come to Sarasota to work with orchestra faculty members, who act as mentors and join them in performances.
Posted June 19, 2009