Volunteer

Get Involved

Do you have a passion for classical music? Are you a fan of the Sarasota Orchestra? If you are interested in making new friends and appreciating great music while giving your time, become a volunteer* for the Sarasota Orchestra.

The success of the Sarasota Orchestra not only depends on its musicians, staff and board, but also on the generous and loyal support of volunteers. Throughout the year, hundreds of volunteers give their time and talent to help advance and support the activities of the Sarasota Orchestra.

* High School students grades 9-12 looking to complete community service hours for the Bright Future Scholarship may volunteer at the Sarasota Orchestra. Please contact Natalia Nicol at (941) 487-2739 or nnicol@sarasotaorchestra.org for more information.

Sarasota Orchestra Friends

The Sarasota Orchestra Friends is a membership-based organization made up of dedicated people who have joined together to share their collective talent and passion in support of the Sarasota Orchestra and its Youth Orchestra Program. There are several opportunities to share your personal interests and skills including event support, hospitality, communications,  and more!

Sarasota Orchestra Friends Membership, Events and More Information

Ushers

Sarasota Orchestra ushers are a group of dedicated volunteers who are true ambassadors of our Orchestra and are at concerts to make our patrons feel welcome.

The Sarasota Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra Program require ushers at several venues including:

  • Holley Hall located at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236

  • Neel Performing Arts Center located at the State College of Florida. 5840 26th St West, Bradenton, 34207

  • Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, 34231


Usher Expectations

  • Attend Usher Orientation and trainings

  • Understand our mission and be knowledgeable about our orchestra, layout of the venues, and current concert series

  • Represent the Sarasota Orchestra in a positive manner

  • Have a working email address that can be used for usher-related correspondence

  • Make a commitment to understand and fulfill your duties as assigned

  • Arrive 75 minutes prior to each performance

  • Provide at least 24-hour notice if you need to cancel your ushering assignment

  • Adhere to the Usher Dress Code

I Want to Usher*

*Please note: There is currently no availability for new ushers. You will be placed on a waiting list. Thank you.

Our 2020-2021 Season

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Reviews

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 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

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


 709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236

 Box Office: 941.953.3434

 Administration: 941.953.4252

 web@sarasotaorchestra.org

 Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm

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