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Cinematic Romance
February 3-4 at the Venice Performing Arts Center
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Music Director
Troy Quinn
Concert Program

Cinematic Romance

February 3, 2023 | 7:30 pm
February 4, 2023 | 3:30 and 7:30 pm

Troy Quinn, Music Director



Gone With the Wind



Casablanca Suite



Scene d'amore from Vertigo



Edward Scissorhands Suite
Sandy Cameron, Violin
with Key Chorale Women's Ensemble and Sarasota Ballet Studio Company

arr. Henry Mancini


Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet



Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Sandy Cameron, Violin 

arr. John Williams


Tango (Por Una Cabeza) from
Scent of a Woman
Sandy Cameron, Violin




Symphonic Dances from West Side Story




Marcus Ratzenboeck
Hannah Cho
     Associate Concertmaster
     Stephen and Redenta Picazio Chair
Anastasia Petrunia 
     Assistant Concertmaster
     Schultz-Hill Foundation Chair
Katherine Gilger 
     Edward and Patricia Crary Chair
Christina Adams
Samuel Arakelyan
Erik Berg
     Sidney and Suzanne Durham Chair
Liana Branscome
     Rev. Chris and Paula Gray Chair
Francisco Diaz
Hannah Maclean
Karissa Ratzenboeck
     Joseph and Maureen Bentley Chair
Eliot Roske


Amy Rawstron Watson, Principal
     Beatrice Holt Chair
Wallace DePue, Assistant Principal
     Barbara Freeman Chair
Sungho Jung
Natalia Maiden
Tania Moldovan
Alvaro Pereiro
Nicole Rawley
Imanuel Sandoval
Dana Tolan 
Mario Zelaya


Rafael Ramirez, Principal
     Elliott and Dana Corn Chair
Abigail Cross, Assistant Principal
     Fred and Cindy Gossman Chair
Yaniv Cohen
     Michael and Ginger O’Keefe Chair
Jim Griffith
Joseph Henderson
Monica MacMichael 
     Ralph Andrew and Linda Self Chair 
Oana Potur 
Teal Vickery


Shea Kole, Principal
     Thomas and Martha Galek Chair
Julia Tretyakova, Assistant Principal
     Michael and Patricia Dunlap Chair
Susan Debronsky
Paul Fleury 
Sarah Huesman
Antonio Innaimo
     Peter and Jean Huber Chair
Helen Lewis
Chris Pegis


Christopher Riley, Principal
    John Myers Chair
Trent Harper, Assistant Principal
     Kenneth and Selma Bitz Chair
Kevin Gallagher
Jonathan Ingram
Laura Miranda
Jordan Nashman


Nicolás Real, Principal
     David and Angela Kennedy Chair
Angela Massey
     John and Julia Osborne Chair 
Taylor Irelan


Taylor Irelan


Amy Collins, Principal
     George De Luisi Chair 
Lauren Murray 
     John Fischer and James Weisenborne Chair 
Josh Hall


Asher Carlson, Principal
     Wesley John Schumacher Chair 
Kelsey Castellanos
     Dennis and Ruthanne Neeser Chair
Michael Drapkin
     Vinod and Gail Sahney Chair
Sergey Gutorov


Michael Drapkin


Patrick Broder, Principal
     Stephen and Nancy Eibling Chair
Kevin Fuller
     Frederick and Claudette Varricchio Chair
Daniel Beilman


Joseph Lovinsky, Principal
     Bill and Sara Gill Chair
Chase DeCarlo
     Frank Codella Chair 
Caiti Beth McKinney
     Floyd and Mary Juday Chair 
William Bard
Christopher Rapier
     Gerhard and Edith Mueller Chair 


Kris Marshall, Principal
     Henry and Barbara Price Chair 
Dan Kassteen
     Bert and Janetta Nicholson Chair 
Ken Brown
Jeff Wooldridge


Joe Offner, Principal
     Bill and Sara Gill Chair
Tom McNair 
Tom Brantley 


Nathan Petersen


Joseph Alvarez, Principal
     Brian and Ruth Smith Chair


Gavin Dougherty, Principal
     David Chivas and Ron Rice Chair 


Dana Kimble, Principal
     Robert Gilbert Storyk Chair
Al Lyman
     James and Lynn Crandall Chair
Mike Woods
Nick Bruno 
Denis Petrunin


Anya Garipoli, Principal
     Sean and Esther Kelly Chair 
Melody Rapier


Judi Glover, Principal
     Joanne Corcoran Chair 
Diane Earle

Pete Barenbregge

Tom Jemmott

2022-23 Season Music Sponsors
Stephen and Redenta Picazio

The Venice Symphony
is a proud member of

Concert Notes

     Austrian composer Maximillian “Max” Steiner (1888- 1971) is often called “the Father of Film Music. Steiner’s career was a given. His father and grandfather produced operettas, Richard Strauss was his Godfather and Johann Strauss gave Max his first piano.  Max Steiner was a true musical prodigy and thanks to his father’s connections, studied under Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler. He wrote and conducted his first operetta as a teenager and graduated from  the Imperial Academy of Music in Vienna, going on to conduct in London and Paris He fled Europe for the U.S. in 1914 and in 1917, legendary producer Florenz Ziegfeld hired Steiner to conduct his famed Follies productions. Steiner became a US citizen after the War and moved to California and the blossoming business of film music. He became General Music Director for RKO Studios, where he composed music for more than 100 films from Westerns to musicals, and the groundbreaking score for 1933’s King Kong.

     Steiner went on to compose the Oscar-winning score for Now Voyager and many other films including the two you will hear today, 1942’s Casablanca and 1939’s Gone with the Wind. He continued to compose for film until the 1960s, collecting an impressive 18 Academy Award nominations. Steiner was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1955 and received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1975. Want to learn more? Check out the 2022 documentary Max Steiner: Maestro of Movie Music on HBOmax.

     Daniel “Danny” Elfman, b.1953, may be best known as the composer of nearly all of writer/director Tim Burton’s films including Batman, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and 1990’s Edward Scissorhands. You will hear Sandy Cameron perform the Suite from that film today. Elfman also wrote the scores for dozens of other films including Good Will Hunting, Milk and Fifty Shades of Grey. The music that’s kicked off every episode of The Simpsons for the last 30 years? That’s Danny Elfman. Ditto, the theme for the hit Netflix series Wednesday. Something you may not know about Elfman, he first became famous as a member of the New Wave band Oingo Bongo.

     For some insight on Symphonic Dances from Leonard Bernstein’s(1918 - 1990) groundbreaking score of the 1957 musical West Side Story, we went straight to leonardbernstein.com.
     The music you will hear is arranged so that each section flows to the next without a break. The Prologue (Allegro moderato) illustrates the building rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets. Somewhere (Adagio) is “a dream ballet where the gangs are united in friendship.” Scherzo (Vivace e leggiero) continues the dream as the gangs leave the city for a more open space. Back in the “real world” it’s Mambo (Meno Presto) as the gangs compete in dance. Doomed  lovers Tony and Maria dance together in Cha-cha (Andantino con grazia) and Meeting Scene (Meno mosso). That is followed by Cool Fugue (Allegretto) featuring the Jets and Rumble (Molto allegro) when gang leaders Riff and Bernardo, are killed. The Finale (Adagio) focuses on Maria’s mourning her lost love.