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 Information

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?
Cancelled Concerts
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?

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.  

Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund help sustain Sarasota Orchestra and ensure that our musicians can continue to serve our community in the months ahead. Please join our Sarasota Orchestra family by making a gift today, and help us share the healing power of music.

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:
Our staff is here to help by phone or email Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.
The office is currently closed to the public.

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