Concert Schedule

The 2015-2016 Season will deliver performances of unsurpassed energy, passion, and excellence.

Choose from one of our series, Masterworks, Pops, Great Escapes, or Chamber. Many concerts sold out last season. By subscribing, you guarantee your seats for a season filled with exceptional music as the Sarasota Orchestra continues on its path of artistic excellence!

Individual tickets will be available September 8, 2015.

Around the World

Chamber Soiree 1

 Available September 8 September 20, 2015
Sunday @ 4:00pm
$32/C, $42/B Holley Hall
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Program

  • Umoja
    Betsy Hudson Traba, flute
    Adam De Sorgo, oboe
    Bharat Chandra, clarinet
    Joshua Horne, horn
    Fernando Traba, bassoon
  • V. COLEMAN
  • Architectonics I (1984)
    Betsy Hudson Traba, flute
    Adam De Sorgo, oboe
    Bharat Chandra, clarinet
    Joshua Horne, horn
    Fernando Traba, bassoon
  • E.S. TÜÜR
  • Divertimento for Wind Trio, Op. 37
    Betsy Hudson Traba, flute
    Adam De Sorgo, oboe
    Bharat Chandra, clarinet
  • M. ARNOLD
  • Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60 (Werther)
    Jennifer Best Takeda, violin
    Matthew Pegis, viola
    Christopher Schnell, cello
    Jonathan Spivey, piano
  • J. BRAHMS


Read more $32 - $42
Chamber    |    Holley Hall





Quintets & Tuba

Chamber Soiree 2

 Available September 8 October 1, 2015
Thursday @ 5:30pm
$32/C, $42/B Holley Hall
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Program

  • Rounds and Dances
    Michael Dobrinski, trumpet
    Gregory Knudsen, trumpet
    Laurence Solowey, horn
    Brad Williams, trombone
    Jay Hunsberger, tuba
  • JAN BACH
  • Wind Quintet, Op. 43
    Betsy Hudson Traba, flute
    Adam De Sorgo, oboe
    Bharat Chandra, clarinet
    Joshua Horne, horn
    Fernando Traba, bassoon
  • C. NIELSEN
  • Tuba Concerto (2014)
    Jay Hunsberger, tuba
    Daniel Jordan, violin
    Anne Bobilin, violin
    Laura Jensen-Jennings, violin
    Margot Zarzycka, violin
    Matthew Pegis, viola
    Michael McClelland, viola
    Jake Muzzy, cello
    Chizuko Matsusaka, cello
    John Miller, bass
    Cheryl Losey, harp
  • D. CARLSON

Featuring:

Jay HunsbergerJay Hunsberger, principal tuba



Read more $32 - $42
Chamber    |    Holley Hall





Movie Night

Great Escapes 1

 Available September 8 October 14, 2015
Wednesday @ 5:30pm
$36/C, $48/B Holley Hall
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 Available September 8 October 15, 2015
Thursday @ 7:30pm
$45/C, $57/B Holley Hall
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 Available September 8 October 16, 2015
Friday @ 5:30pm
$36/C, $48/B Holley Hall
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 Available September 8 October 17, 2015
Saturday @ 8:00pm
$45/C, $57/B, $79/A Holley Hall
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Whether it is Bugs Bunny or Jurassic Park, music is central to film. Enjoy a bag of complimentary popcorn, sit back and listen to great movie music, and then watch a screening of Chaplin’s classic short film The Lion’s Cage. Featuring Betsy Traba, principal flute and Cheryl Losey, principal harp, performing Mozart from the movie Amadeus.

Andrew LaneConductor
Andrew Lane



Read more $36 - $79
Great Escapes    |    Holley Hall





Percussion Perfect

Chamber Soiree 3

 Available September 8 October 29, 2015
Thursday @ 5:30pm
$32/C, $42/B Holley Hall
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Program

  • Rain Tree
    George Nickson, percussion
    Bruce Lehman, percussion
  • TORU TAKEMITSU
  • Flashbacks
    Betsy Husdon Traba, flute
    Calvin Falwell clarinet/bass clarinet
    Jennifer Best Takeda, violin
    Christopher Schnell, cello
    Jonathan Spivey, piano
    George Nickson, percussion
  • MARIO DAVIDOVSKY
  • Spiegel im Spiegel
    Jake Muzzy, cello
    Jonathan Spivey, piano
  • ARVO PÄRT
  • LIgNEouS 1
    George Nickson, marimba
    Daniel Jordan, violin
    Christopher Takeda, violin
    Elizabeth Beilman, viola
    Jake Muzzy, cello
  • ANDY AKIHO

George NicksonFeaturing:
George Nickson, principal percussion



Read more $32 - $42
Chamber    |    Holley Hall





The Emperor

Masterworks 1

 Available September 8 November 6, 2015
Friday @ 8:00pm
$30/C, $46/B, $57/BB,
$75/A, $89/AA
Van Wezel
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 Available September 8 November 7, 2015
Saturday @ 8:00pm
$30/C, $46/B, $57/BB,
$75/A, $89/AA
Van Wezel
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 Available September 8 November 8, 2015
Sunday @ 2:30pm

$30/C, $46/B, $57/BB,
$73/A, $86/AA

Van Wezel
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Program

  • Festive Overture, Op. 96
  • SHOSTAKOVICH
  • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor)
  • BEETHOVEN
  • Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
  • SHOSTAKOVICH

Anu TaliConductor:
Anu Tali, Music Director

Marc-André HamelinPianist:
Marc-André Hamelin



Read more $30 - $89
Masterworks    |    Van Wezel





Magnificent Seven

Season Opener Brunch

RSVP by
October 12, 2015
November 15, 2015
Sunday @ 10:30am
$150/pp* Michael's On East
Dress: Elegant casual

Join us to celebrate our 7th Season Opener Brunch and to support the seven ensembles of the Sarasota Youth Orchestra. Enjoy a special performance by John Miller, principal bass, and his jazz ensemble featuring familiar faces from the Sarasota Orchestra.

Please RSVP by October 12, 2015. For additional information, contact Mary Hoffman in Development at 941-487-2737.

*Non-deductible portion of ticket cost is $90

Gulf Coast Community Foundation
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SPONSORSHIPS

PHILHARMONIC SPONSORSHIP
$5,000 (non-deductible portion $540):
6 Seats | Maestro Society Membership**

SYMPHONY SPONSORSHIP
$2,500 (non-deductible portion $360):
4 Seats | Maestro Society Membership**

CHAMBER SPONSORSHIP
$1,500 (non-deductible portion $180):
2 Seats

All sponsorships include recognition at point-of-entry to event, in event program and on the Sarasota Orchestra Website.

**Invitations to three 2015-16 Maestro Society Presentations

YOUR SUPPORT HELPS FUTURE MUSICIANS.
All proceeds will benefit the Sarasota Youth Orchestras

For more than 50 years, the Sarasota Youth Orchestras have been providing young musicians of Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties with musical instruction, unique performing opportunities and the chance to study and perform classical music with their peers. During the 30-week program, more than 300 students from third grade through high school master the skills and techniques of musical playing in addition to developing selfmotivation, leadership and personal growth.

The cost to operate the Sarasota Youth Orchestras is about $690 per student, but the Sarasota Orchestra covers more than $400 of the cost, bringing tuition to only $285 per student. Even with reduced tuition prices, over 60% of enrolled students apply for need-based scholarships and tuition waivers each season.


BRUNCH LEADERSHIP TEAM:
CO-CHAIRS: Jill and Scott Levine & Meg and Tom Ryan
DESIGN CHAIR: Anne Folsom Smith

2015 COMMITTEE:
Gerri Aaron • Jeanne Asakura • Susi Benson Steenbarger • Judy Bloch • Myrna Blume • Veronica Brady • Barbara Brizdle • Alexsandra Coles • Sandy Cowing • Beathe Elden • Anne Garlington • Helen Glaser • Kimberley Pelyk • Barbara Pekow • Phyllis Ploener • Sandy Rifkin • Caroline Ryan • Anne Scott • Toby Siegel • Barbara Staton • Pamela Steves • Lois Stulberg • Gwen Watson • Fremajane Wolfson








Eroica

Masterworks 2

 Available September 8 December 4, 2015
Friday @ 8:00pm
$30/C, $45/B, $55/BB,
$71/A, $85/AA
Van Wezel
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 Available September 8 December 5, 2015
Saturday @ 8:00pm
$30/C, $45/B, $55/BB,
$71/A, $85/AA
Van Wezel
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 Available September 8 December 6, 2015
Sunday @ 2:30pm
$30/C, $45/B, $55/BB,
$71/A, $85/AA
Van Wezel
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Program

  • Symphony in M-L (World Premiere)
  • BILIK
  • Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
  • SIBELIUS
  • Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
  • BEETHOVEN

Perry SoConductor:
Perry So

Leila JosefowiczViolinist:
Leila Josefowicz



Read more $30 - $85
Masterworks    |    Van Wezel





Snow Globe

Great Escapes 2

 Available September 8 December 9, 2015
Wednesday @ 5:30pm
$36/C, $48/B Holley Hall
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 Available September 8 December 10, 2015
Thursday @ 7:30pm
$45/C, $57/B Holley Hall
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 Available September 8 December 11, 2015
Friday @ 5:30pm
$36/C, $48/B Holley Hall
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 Available September 8 December 12, 2015
Saturday @ 8:00pm
$45/C, $57/B, $79/A Holley Hall
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Don’t let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit. There may not be snow in Florida, but the Orchestra will get you in the mood with delightful holiday favorites, including The Nutcracker, Carol of the Bells, The Snow Maiden and more.

Andrew LaneConductor
Andrew Lane



Read more $36 - $79
Great Escapes    |    Holley Hall





Winter Dreams

Masterworks 3 | Allan Friedman Memorial Piano Concert

 Available September 8 January 7, 2016
Thursday @ 8:00pm
$42/B, $54/A, $69/AA Neel PAC
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 Available September 8 January 8, 2016
Friday @ 8:00pm
$30/C, $46/B, $57/BB,
$75/A, $89/AA
Van Wezel
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 Available September 8 January 9, 2016
Saturday @ 8:00pm
$30/C, $46/B, $57/BB,
$75/A, $89/AA
Van Wezel
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 Available September 8 January 10, 2016
Sunday @ 2:30pm
$30/C, $46/B, $57/BB,
$73/A, $86/AA
Van Wezel
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Program

  • The Children of Captain Grant Overture
  • DUNAYEVSKY
  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
  • RACHMANINOFF
  • Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY

Anu TaliConductor:
Anu Tali, Music Director

Mihkel PollPianist:
Mihkel Poll



Read more $30 - $89
Masterworks    |    Neel PAC





Crazy For Classics

Great Escapes 3

 Available September 8 January 13, 2016
Wednesday @ 5:30pm
$36/C, $48/B Holley Hall
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 Available September 8 January 14, 2016
Thursday @ 7:30pm
$45/C, $57/B Holley Hall
seat layout | map
 Available September 8 January 15, 2016
Friday @ 5:30pm
$36/C, $48/B Holley Hall
seat layout | map
 Available September 8 January 16, 2016
Saturday @ 8:00pm
$45/C, $57/B, $79/A Holley Hall
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We’re all crazy for great, memorable music. In this survey of all-time favorites, we share wonderful music you know and love, from Flight of the Bumblebee to Sleeping Beauty, and from Oklahoma to Blue Danube and Swan Lake. Featuring Bharat Chandra, principal clarinet, performing Mozart.



Read more $36 - $79
Great Escapes    |    Holley Hall





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Reviews

There's no doubt, audiences are thrilled by the Sarasota Orchestra's new music director, Anu Tali. She's brought an intense energy from the orchestra in previous performances and we found this yet again in a downright thrill ride of an encounter...

Written byHerald Tribune

Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.

Written byHerald Tribune

Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.

Written byHerald Tribune

The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...

Written byHerald Tribune

A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.

Written byHerald Tribune

It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.

Written byHerald Tribune

Tali conveyed a clear vision for the dramatic outline of this symphony, carefully pacing the darker, searching character of the music with pastoral conversations among voices in the orchestra.

Written byHerald Tribune

If you haven’t seen Tali yet, this will be a great introduction to the skyrocketing conductor who’s quickly becoming a household name around the world. You’ll see why we feel we’re lucky to have her here.

Written byThe Observer

Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.

Written byThe Observer

The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.

Written byThe Observer
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