Eric Rigler, the Original Piper from the films Titanic and Braveheart, Joins The Venice Symphony at A Night at the Oscars
January 19, 2022 - The Venice Symphony presents A Night at the Oscars, February 4 at 7:30 pm and Feb. 5 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at the Venice Performing Arts Center. Music Director Troy Quinn will lead the orchestra in a program of unforgettable music from the movies including The Godfather, Rocky, Forrest Gump, Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and more.
“These are the greatest songs ever written for the movies that either garnered an Academy Award or nomination for their contribution to film music,” said Quinn. “This concert is most exciting as we will be performing all original orchestrations along with world-renowned piper Eric Rigler as he reprises his solos on Titanic and Braveheart. This is a concert not to be missed.”
“To have the opportunity to experience the ballad “My Heart Will Go On” performed by Mr. Rigler and our exceptional orchestra will be one of the highlights of the arts season in Sarasota County,” said Christine Kasten, President and CEO of The Venice Symphony. “If you have never been to The Venice Symphony this will be the perfect concert to attend.”
Season sponsors of The Venice Symphony are Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax. This concert is sponsored by John Myers.
The Symphony will offer its free Meet the Maestro Pre-Concert Talks at 6:30 pm before evening concerts and 2:30 pm before afternoon concerts. These insightful and entertaining programs featuring Maestro Quinn and guest artists, are sponsored by FourThought Private Wealth.
Ticket prices begin at $31. Student tickets are always half-price and discounts are available to Florida teachers and groups of 10 or more.
Tickets are available at thevenicesymphony.org by calling 941-207-8822 or visit The Venice Symphony Office, 1515 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 7, Venice, 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Masks will be required while inside the Venice Performing Arts Center for this concert.
CALENDAR/EVENT LISTING: The Venice Symphony Presents A Night at the Oscars, February 4 at 7:30 pm and Feb. 5 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at the Venice Performing Arts Center, One Indian Ave., Venice. Free Pre-Concert talks begin one hour before each concert. Parking and valet are free. Student and teacher discount available. Tickets at 941-207-8822 or thevenicesymphony.org