Dear Friends of Sanibel Music Festival,
The March 2022 season marks our 35th Anniversary. The entire evening concert season will celebrate the outstanding, long-established talent of SMF favorites. American Pianist, Jon Nakamatsu, Gold Medalist at the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, opens on March 5, 2022.
The season lineup features the Juilliard String Quartet, founded in 1946 and hailed by The Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history.” The internationally renowned nine-time Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet will close the evening concert season.
Back by popular demand is the Opera Theater of Connecticut Singing Andrew Lloyd Webber, showcasing the sold-out program that had been planned for the suspended 2020 season. This year the concert will be presented in a matinee as well as an evening performance.
In between, the series will showcase one stunning ensemble after another. These include American Chamber Players Piano Quartet plus Flute led by Miles Hoffman; the acclaimed Boston Trio, launched with high praise at Tanglewood in 1997; and festival favorite Cliburn Silver Medalist pianist Ken Broberg.
The Festival’s second annual Emerging Artist Series launches in 2022 featuring the talented musicians of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. This year we are in the planning process for two Tuesday morning concerts March 29 and April 5, plus other innovative events. Watch our website for updates and news.
Thank you for staying in touch with Sanibel Music Festival. After the uncertainty of the last two seasons, we hope you will celebrate 35 years with us as our upcoming plans unfold.
Jana Stone, President
PO Box 1623
Sanibel, FL 33957
The Bower School of Music String Ensemble performances are sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler.
The mission of the Festival is to present classical music of the highest standard and to promote the careers of emerging artists through performance opportunities at affordable prices.
SANIBEL MUSIC FESTIVAL FACTS
The Sanibel Music Festival was founded in the 1980’s by Marilyn Lauriente, musician and impresario.
The Festival has presented such wonderful artists as: The Emerson String Quartet, Olga Kern, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Wu Han, David Finckel, The Julliard String Quartet, Orion Weiss, Joyce Yang, Jon Nakamatsu, Ruth Laredo, the American String Quartet, the Pacifica Quartet, and the Prazak Quartet.
The Festival presents seven concerts each “Save March for Music” season, with piano, chamber music, recital and vocal ensemble.
Outreach and education programs.
Each concert is performed at Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL, 33957
HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2022
The privilege of hosting an artist in your home is a wonderful opportunity to be “up close and personal” with world famous artists. This also affords the host some special perks at the accompanying concert.
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