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Take a tour through the stars and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the interstellar sounds of the orchestra performing Gustav Holst’s The Planets conducted by out-of-this-world guest Anu Tali.

Proceeds will benefit Summit County’s First Responders.



Joan Tower: Made in America

Alan Shulman: Theme and Variations for Viola and Orchestra (1940)
     Hannah Martineau, viola


Gustav Holst: The Planets


Anu Tali © Kaupo Kikkas 19As one of the most intriguing young conductors on the scene today, Anu Tali belongs to a new generation of artists who are constantly searching for fresh musical ideas.

Anu Tali appears regularly with orchestras worldwide including the Japan and Tokyo Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, and the New Jersey, Madison and Edmonton Symphonies.

Together with her twin sister Kadri, Anu Tali founded the Nordic Symphony Orchestra in 1997 in order to develop cultural contacts between Estonia and Finland and to unite musicians from around the world. Today the Nordic Symphony Orchestra has members from fifteen countries, bringing together musicians from the world’s leading orchestras.

In 2003, Anu Tali received the Cultural Award of Estonia and the “Presidential Award of Estonia” in 2004 for her work introducing Estonian music to the world. Anu was also named “Musician of the Year 2006” by the Estonian Broadcasting Corporation.

Born in Estonia, Anu started her musical training as a pianist, graduated from the Tallinn Conservatory in 1991 and continued her studies at the Estonian Academy of Music as a conductor with Kuno Areng, Toomas Kapten and Roman Matsow. From 1998 to 2000 Anu Tali studied at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory with Ilya Mussin and later with Leonid Kortchmar and Jorma Panula.

Anu Tali was appointed to the position of Music Director of the Sarasota Orchestra starting August 1, 2013. Tali is the fifth music director in the 65-year history of the Orchestra.

A Dallas-based freelance violist and a musical omnivore, Hannah performs regularly with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony as a substitute. She enjoys many diverse playing engagements ranging from chamber music recitals to rock shows. She holds degrees from Indiana University and Rice University and has attended many music festivals including Tanglewood, Music Academy of the West, and Schleswig Holstein Music Festival. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hannah enjoys hiking and misses the mountains.


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  • Beneficiary: Summit County’s First Responders
  • Sponsor: Peak Property Management
  • Series Sponsor: Barbara Strauss and Paul Finkel
  • Box Office: BreckCreate, Riverwalk Center
  • Tickets: Gold $40 • Silver $35 • Bronze $25 • Youth (18 & under) $10