Frequently Asked Questions

CONCERT ARRIVAL

Where does the Sarasota Orchestra perform?

The Sarasota Orchestra performs in several venues during the season. Venues addresses are printed on each ticket and also appear in order confirmation and reminder emails. Click here for more information about the location of all venues and where the Sarasota Orchestra performs.

Where should I park?
When should I arrive?
What time do the doors open?
What if I’m late to the concert?
How long is a Sarasota Orchestra concert?

CONCERT ETIQUETTE

What should I wear?

Business casual or dressy casual is the common concert attire, however there is no dress code – formal to casual is welcome. The Sarasota Orchestra embraces our tagline: Come as you are. Leave different. Please be considerate of those in the audience who may have allergies and refrain from wearing scented products such as cologne or perfume.

When is it appropriate to applaud at a classical concert?
Can I take pictures or videos?
Is smoking or vaping allowed?
Am I allowed to bring food or drinks into the concert venue(s)
May I bring my children?
Are service animals allowed?

MORE HELPFUL INFO

Are there pre-concert lectures?

Classical Conversations are informative presentations about each Masterworks program. They are at 10:30am on the Thursday before each Masterworks concert week at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center (709 N. Tamiami Trail). Tickets are $15 at the door, and $10 in advance online or through the Box Office. For more information contact the Box Office at (941) 953-3434.

Do the concert venues have accommodations for wheelchair seating?
Can I purchase food at the venue?
Where is the Sarasota Orchestra Box Office located and what are its business hours?
Where do I pick up my tickets?
Can I buy a ticket the day of the concert?
What if the concert is sold out? Is there a wait list?
What if I lost my ticket?
Can I purchase group tickets?
What other discounts do you offer?

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Read our blog about the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Music Festival.

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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

 web@sarasotaorchestra.org

 Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

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