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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota’s Three February Concerts Feature Emerging Artists

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota presents three concerts in February, all featuring emerging artists. Chelsea Guo, piano and soprano, performs with Joseph Holt, piano, on February 1 at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Genre-hopping trio Empire Wild perform on February 21 at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Prizewinning pianist Lin Ye returns to Sarasota on February 24 for a concert at Church of the Palms. For tickets and more information, visit Artist Series Concerts or call (941) 306-1202.

Chelsea Guo, piano and soprano, is a rare musical double feature. Winner of the 2022 Young Concert Artists Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, she was included in Classic FM’s “Rising Stars: 30 Brilliant Musicians We’re Celebrating in 2022.” Her 2021 debut album, “Chelsea Guo: Chopin in My Voice,” reached #7 on the Billboard classical chart. This program, on February 1, 11:00 am at Sarasota Yacht Club, features both vocal and keyboard works. Single ticket: $68 (includes lunch).

Empire Wild, winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Ambassador Prize, a genre-bending crossover trio featuring Juilliard-trained classical musicians who fuse the sounds of pop, folk, Broadway and classical into their songwriting and composition. Cellists Ken Kubota and Mitch Lyon and pianist Jiyong Kim perform on February 21, 5:30 pm, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Single ticket: $40.

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Pianist Lin Ye wowed Sarasota audiences in two sold out all-Beethoven programs in 2019. Having subsequently performed in prestigious venues worldwide, the former Artist Series Concerts prizewinner returns with a program of works by Rachmaninoff and the chamber version of Chopin’s beloved Piano Concerto #1. Ye will be joined by principal musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra on February 24, 4:00 pm, at Church of the Palms. Single ticket: $40 and $60.

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For tickets and more information, visit Artist Series Concerts or call (941) 306-1202.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, Inc.’s 2023-2024 season is supported in part by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25 Florida Statutes); The Exchange; Gulf Coast Community Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues; and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota was formed in 1996 as Artist Series of Sarasota. The non-profit organization promotes excellence in live musical performances by presenting acknowledged stars of the next generation to audiences of Florida’s Gulf Coast. The organization also seeks to spark a lifelong love of the musical arts by providing young people with interactive music experiences via performance-based outreach programs in area schools, thereby creating unique learning opportunities for hundreds of students and educators each year. In addition, Artist Series Concerts has awarded over $375,000 to 141 gifted young musicians from Sarasota and Manatee counties and around the country. Past winners have gone on to study at leading music conservatories and pursue successful music careers. For more information, visit Artist Series Concerts.

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