Sanibel Music Festival Launches 34th Annual Season With A Flourish

Sanibel Music Festival launches this year’s seven-concert series with the dynamic Manhattan Chamber Players on March 3rd. “Critics say MCP lights up the stage and floods the hall with their joy of performance,” says Nina Orrell, Sanibel Music Festival Vice President and booking manager. “This is our first 2020 concert and tickets are going fast.”

Sanibel Music Festival is a volunteer organization focused on presenting chamber music, piano recital and vocal ensemble of the highest caliber every year in March. Starting with the Manhattan Chamber Players on March 3rd, seven concerts will be held at 7:30 pm on selected Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Congregational U.C.C., 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Visit or contact the hotline at 239-344-7025 for $50 general admission, discounts and free student tickets. Tickets are available in person at Bank Of The Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, check and cash only.

“Manhattan Chamber Players are a collective of New York-based musicians who share the common aim of performing the greatest works in the chamber repertoire at the highest level,” says founding artistic director and award-wining violist Luke Fleming. “We are all musicians from the tradition of great music making such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Steans Institute at Ravinia, Perlman Music Program, and the Chautauqua Institution.”

Fellow MCP performers Francesca DePasquale violin, Katie Hyan violin, Michael Katz cello, Adam Golka piano and Mark Dover clarinet are all acclaimed award-winning musicians in the US and abroad. “The March 3rd performers are former students of the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Yale School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Royal Academy of Music in London and the Peabody Institute,” explained Sanibel Music Festival President, Jana Stone. “Their program has been carefully crafted by the Festival’s music committee and will include Haydn Piano Trio, Mozart Clarinet Quintet and Brahms Piano Quintet.”

“This is an ideal concert for both chamber music enthusiasts and those new to the chamber genre,” added board member Gloria Garrett. “Plus, the venue is appreciated by artists and listeners alike for excellent acoustics enabling an intimate audience connection.”

The Manhattan Chamber Players will perform the Haydn Piano Trio in GM, Hob. 25, the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K 581, and the Brahms Piano Quintet in Fm, Op. 34. For more information visit

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