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On Saturday, March 18, the vivid and imaginative Lysander Piano Trio performs at Sanibel Music Festival in Fort Myers. Acclaimed for rich sound, nuanced musicianship, and creative ideas, the trio is known for exciting programming, creatively connecting common threads across musical cultures and times.
Tickets are on sale now at www.SanibelMusicFestival.org; in-person at Peace Lutheran Church; or by phone at 239-344-7025. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the festival’s temporary venue, Peace Lutheran Church, 15840 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.
The program reflects the Trio’s signature creative approach, featuring Schumann: Selection from Six Pieces in Canonic Form, Op. 56; Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67; Frank Bridge: Selections from Miniatures for Piano Trio; and Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49.
The Lysander Trio formed at The Juilliard School and has performed across the US for more than 10 years at prestigious venues and festivals. Trio members Itamar Zorman, violin; Liza Stepanova, piano; and Michael Katz, cello are internationally recognized award-winning individual performers.
Throughout March, Sanibel Music Festival presents a series of renowned artists. Back by popular demand, the Opera Theater of Connecticut will perform Lerner and Loewe hits from Brigadoon, Camelot, My Fair Lady, and others with both matinee and evening performances on March 21. The highly acclaimed and entertaining New York Brass Arts Trio will return March 28. The season closes with the popular FGCU Bower School of Music Chamber Strings performing as part of the Emerging Artists Series on April 4.
All evening performances are at 7:30 pm. The matinee is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $50 with discount packages available. Tickets for students and accompanying adults are complimentary, underwritten by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.
The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 36th season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities. The Festival is grateful for the support of Lee County Tourist Development Council and for website sponsorship by the Bank of the Islands.