Classical Music Celebration brings world artists to Sarasota Opera House

SARASOTA, April 6, 2018 — A unique gathering of performers from around the world — including renowned classical musicians, a full orchestra and an aerialist — will perform at the first-ever Classical Music Celebration in Sarasota. Billed as “Music for the Senses,” the event is presented by Sarasota-based companies ESFM Entertainment and InterMedia Productions.

Three performances are scheduled: Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave. Ticket prices range from $19 to $79. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $149 for patrons who want to meet the artists. Tickets are on sale now at tinyurl.com/CMC-May2018 and at the Opera House box office, 941-328-1300.

Headlining the Celebration is CARisMA, the dynamic husband-and-wife classical guitar duo of Carlos Corrieri of Italy and Magdalena Kaltcheva of Bulgaria. CARisMa is currently touring worldwide with renowned Italian singer/songwriter Andrea Bocelli. The pair counts among its diverse musical influences French classical composer Claude Debussy, Italian classical and film soundtrack composer Ludovici Einaudi, and the French avant-garde electronic music duo Daft Punk.

The assembly of talented performers also includes Sven Stucke, a German violinist who displays “effortless precision in his intonation and intense expressiveness” (The New York Concert Review); Ariadne Greif, a French soprano with a “luminous, expressive voice” (The New York Times); Roberto Borgatti, an Italian-American baritone who has performed lead roles with Opera New York and recently returned from a concert tour of Austria; and Olga Coronas, an aerialist from Kazakhstan who has performed around the world, including Circus Sarasota.

In addition to showcasing individual performers, the program will feature the Royal Symphony Orchestra, classical musicians who play with various orchestras in Florida and around the world, under the baton of Maestro Raffaele Ponti. An award-winning Conductor, Ponti conducts both the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Port Charlotte, Florida, and the Paducah Orchestra in Kentucky.

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Local Video Production Company Moves to New Soundstage

InterMedia Productions Taps Jonus Yoder Custom Homes to Construct Brand New Facility

SARASOTA (February 23, 2015) – Sarasota-based InterMedia Productions will be moving into a custom-built soundstage studio at 901 Ponder Avenue in late March. InterMedia Productions selected Jonus Yoder Custom Homes to construct the state-of-the-art facility. The local production company has created industrial videos, television commercials, documentaries, and digital video webisodes for the past 28 years.

The 1,600-square-foot studio will feature a post-production facility, 16-foot ceilings, infinity cyclorama walls, green screen, sound booth, dressing rooms and a full kitchen. The facility can be transformed into a soundstage for all aspects of film and video production.

"The space will be available for rent to videographers, photographers, film production companies and for audio production. We were in need of an upgrade to accommodate the changing needed of our clients. In doing so, we also created a space with area creatives in mind, so they could utilize the studio to produce their own projects," said James Flynn, owner of InterMedia Productions. "Working with Jonus Yoder Custom Homes has been a wonderful experience. Their willingness to go the extra mile really shows in the quality construction."

InterMedia Productions is a full service production facility and studio that has been serving Sarasota and surrounding areas since 1983. InterMedia is equipped and staffed to provide the finest in HD video and audio production. The company has a solid background in the production of commercials, corporate videos, documentaries, events and BizShorts. This firm employs an award-winning team of producers, videographers, editors and writers who strive to provide the best means to effectively communicate their client's message.

A few of their notable clients include the Tropicana, Boar's Head, Sarasota Opera, Global Financial, Sarasota YMCA, Morton's Market, LiveSmart 360 and EMG Alarm. The work of InterMedia Productions has been seen on CNN, ESPN, Fox, The Travel Channel, Dateline NBC, BBC, Animal Planet, and Associated Press Television Network. For more information, contact InterMedia Productions at (941) 373-0636.