2020-2021
Season Update

Sarasota Orchestra is announcing the postponement of our previously scheduled concerts for September 2020 through May 2021. Best efforts will be made to reschedule guest conductors, featured artists and programs to upcoming seasons.

In September, we will announce new programs for the coming season. With health and safety our highest priority, Artistic Advisor Jeffrey Kahane is reimagining a series of 12 to 14 smaller ensemble concerts in Holley Hall at the Orchestra's Symphony Center, which we anticipate will begin in November. Concerts will include a variety of styles for a broad range of musical tastes. Details will be released in September's announcement.

Performances will be available via streaming for enjoyment at home.

Details and ticket prices for concert programs and streamed at home content will be released with September's programming announcement.

What you can expect this season:

  • One-hour concerts without intermission, starting no sooner than November
  • Socially-distanced musicians on the stage with ensembles ranging from two to 15 players
  • Enhanced safety protocols for small audiences to include socially-distanced seating, required masks, hand sanitizing stations, deep cleaning of the facility between performances, and a newly installed Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization air handling system
  • An online streaming option to experience concerts and value-added content from the safety and convenience of your home
  • Additional patron engagement and musical opportunities provided safely throughout our community

Subscriber Options

Through the generous support of donors, Sarasota Orchestra will sustain its musicians and ensure we continue to deliver our music and mission in the months ahead.

If you currently hold a subscription to the 2020-2021 concert season, please consider donating your subscription or crediting its value to a future season. Fill out the form below to send your submission to the Box Office.

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Retain your current seats for the 2021-2022 subscription renewals.

Lock in current subscription pricing for the 2021-2022 season, (regardless of advertised price increases.)

Recieve priority opportunity to purchase tickets for the alternative 2020-2021 concerts. Concert attendance is very limited due to social distancing protocols we have put in place.

Access to one or more virtual Maestro Society Presentations.

Donor benefits and recognition for the value of your subscription(s), added to your existing level of giving.*

Account credit for the value of your subscription(s).*

Full refund (ticket price and fees).

*Not including any processing fees or the $1 per ticket portion for our Operating Reserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I donate my subscription, will I need to purchase tickets to attend concerts this season or watch them online?

Due to new social distancing protocols, seating at concerts will be very limited. Current subscribers who donate or receive account credit for their 2020-2021 subscriptions will have priority opportunity to purchase tickets to any new programming. We’ll have more details with our announcement of the 2020-2021 season’s new programs in September. 

I have an account credit from a cancelled concert this past spring. Is that still valid?
Can I use an account credit for tickets to the 2020-2021 season’s alternate programs or streamed concerts?
What steps is Sarasota Orchestra taking to ensure audience and musician safety at concerts in 2020-2021?
What is Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization at the Orchestra's Symphony Center?
How can I learn more about streaming concerts this season?
Did Sarasota Orchestra furlough musicians or staff?
What is the status of the Orchestra's plans for a new music center?
When will the search for a new Music Director be completed?
How can I support Sarasota Orchestra musicians and the organization at this time?

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We hope you will stay connected with us as we maneuver through this challenging time and prepare to bring live performances back to the community.

Through the generous support of donors, Sarasota Orchestra will sustain its musicians and ensure we continue to deliver our music and mission in the months ahead.

Reviews

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 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.  

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 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 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 byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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About Us

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 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

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