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Be Inspired! If you have a passion for music and would like access to exclusive Orchestra experiences... then the Sarasota Orchestra Friends is for you.Individual Membership Couples Membership Download Membership Form
For more than 60 years, Sarasota Orchestra Friends has furthered the mission of the Sarasota Orchestra by promoting musical knowledge and championing the Youth Orchestra Program in a welcoming, friendly environment.
- Meet Orchestra musicians
- Member newsletters and monthly email updates
- Attend fun-filled gatherings
Come join us today!
After 61 years, the Sarasota Orchestra Friends continues to be dedicated advocates and Ambassadors of our brilliant Sarasota Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Music Festival. Together we share our collective talent and passion in support of great music.
These gatherings bring together like-minded people who share the love of great music and have an interest in enhancing their orchestra experience. Members enjoy live music, in-person musician chats, open Sarasota Orchestra rehearsals, periodic updates on what’s happening “behind the Orchestra curtain,” and lots of social time. Come – revitalize your heart and soul! Guests are always welcome.
DECEMBER 13, 2021 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
FEBRUARY 2, 2022 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
MARCH 14, 2022 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
Each Concert Perspectives features a variety of Sarasota Orchestra musicians who recount their onstage performance experience during the previous Masterworks concert. This unique program is presented in a moderated panel discussion format, where attending audience members will have the opportunity to contribute questions during the live discussion. Always educational and entertaining, Concert Perspectives welcomes members at no charge—one of the many benefits of Friends membership.
JANUARY 10, 2022 at 10:30 AM in Holley Hall
FEBRUARY 21, 2022 at 10:30 AM in Holley Hall
Within every symphonic masterpiece lies a microcosm of culture, history, and human experience. Now, you can enrich your experience of the season’s musical masterpieces in dialogue with brilliant Masterworks conductors and guest hosts. Join the conversations as the hosts reveal the riches enfolded in each program, with compelling insights from extraordinary conductors and artists who step onto the Sarasota Orchestra podium. As a member benefit, Friends enjoy a reduced price on subscriptions to the full series. For more subscription details, call the Box Office 941.953.3434.
DECEMBER 9, 2021 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
JANUARY 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
FEBRUARY 3, 2022 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
FEBRUARY 24, 2022 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
MARCH 10, 2022 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
MARCH 31, 2022 at 10:30 AM in David Cohen Hall
Come celebrate great music and friendship, and savor the lavish “High Tea” made famous by the Ritz. With deliciously dazzling food, sparkling libations, and resplendent musical offerings of the Sarasota String Quartet—Puttin’ On the Ritz with Friends is certain to be a highlight of the season! $60 per person. For reservations, contact Kat Gallison: email@example.com.
FEBRUARY 17, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 PM
at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
What better combination than music and comedy to lift your spirits? Conductor, Christopher Confessore, adds his trademark humor to a delightful program entitled Comedy Tonight, featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim, Leroy Anderson, and Peter Schickele—the classical music jokester popularly known as “P. D. Q. Bach.” Immediately following the performance, the Friends will host a post-concert reception for all member ticket holders, musicians, and guests. Abundant libations and delectable light bites will set the stage for an extraordinary meet ‘n greet. This is a superb opportunity to get acquainted with Orchestra musicians, the conductor, and fellow Friends members. And there’s no charge—just another benefit of membership.
JANUARY 16, 2022