Sarasota Orchestra Friends

After 61 years, the Sarasota Orchestra Friends continues to be dedicated advocates and Ambassadors of our brilliant Sarasota Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Music Festival. We’re a volunteer organization of like-minded people who have come together to share our collective talent and passion in support of great music.

Friends' Events

A fresh and intriguing concept, these programs will feature Orchestra musicians talking about their on-stage Masterworks experience.  You'll hear a stimulating discussion about the previous weekend's concert from the musicians' perspective. Something never-before offered. And there will be plenty of time to ask questions, too!

All events are presented in David Cohen Hall and begin at 10:00 a.m. Coffee and light bites are provided through the courtesy of Hotel Indigo.

Come join us for a cup of coffee and say "hi" to other lovers of classical music. Concert Perspectives is a benefit of Friends membership and is open to all members and guests at no charge.

November 11, 2019
Monday | 10:00 am | David Cohen Hall

February 11, 2020
Tuesday | 10:00 am | David Cohen Hall

February 24, 2020
Monday | 10:00 am | David Cohen Hall

April 6, 2020
Monday | 10:00 am | David Cohen Hall

November 6, 2019
Wednesday | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Holley Hall

February 12, 2020
Wednesday | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Holley Hall

Youth Orchestra TBD

January 12, 2020
Sunday | Following Great Escapes 3

March 11, 2020
Wednesday (time & place TBD)

The friends have a long history of advocacy and support for these important programs. We hope to see you at many of these events.

Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations

Enjoy one hour concert previews prior to each Sarasota Orchestra Masterworks concert. These are an informative and enjoyable opportunity for any classical music lover to learn more about music and to heighten appreciation of the works featured in that week's concert.

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Youth Orchestra Concerts

Youth Orchestra Concerts

Seven different orchestras rehearse weekly from September through April. Students progress through the program from string ensembles up to full orchestras.

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Sarasota Orchestra Friends

Join Us Today!

Be Inspired! If you have a passion for music, enjoy meeting new friends who share the love of great music, and would like to attend fun-filled social gatherings featuring exclusive live musical performances... then the Sarasota Orchestra Friends is for you.

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The Sarasota Orchestra Friends is a volunteer organization that, for 61 years, has furthered the mission of the Sarasota Orchestra by promoting musical knowledge and championing the Youth Orchestra Program in a welcoming, social environment.

Membership Benefits:

  • Meet Orchestra musicians – up close and personal
  • Experience special Orchestra open rehearsals
  • Member newsletters and monthly email updates
  • Attend fun-filled social gatherings
  • Special discount ticket pricing for select Friends events and Classical Conversations subscription

Come join us today!  Inspired volunteers supporting great music.

Flex Pass

Create your season experience. Your way.

Save up to 15%

Pick and choose your favorite concerts and attend what you love, when you want. Benefit from discounted pricing, preferred seating and free ticket exchanges. Flex Pass is your entry into the world of great music, with you in control!

Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 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 byThe Observer

 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.  

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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

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

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