Our Musicians

The musicians of the Sarasota Orchestra are the face of our organization. Get to know them here.

*one-year contract
** one-year leave of absence

Artistic Leadership

Music Director
Music Director of Sarasota Music Festival
Principal Pops Conductor

Violin

Concertmaster
Virginia B. Toulmin Chair
Associate Concertmaster
Assistant Concertmaster
Barbara & Maurice L. Hirsch Chair
Principal Second
Assistant Principal Second
George A. Bernat Chair
Thomas R. & Justine Sprenger Chair
Ida S. Krawitz Chair

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Flute

Principal
Kenneth Scutt Chair
flute/piccolo

Oboe

Principal
Carol & Earl Holley Chair
oboe/english horn
oboe/english horn

Clarinet

Principal
Maj. Gen. Ray & Margaret Mason Chair
Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

Principal
bassoon/contrabassoon

Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

Tuba

Acting Principal
Hubert & Ruth DeLynn Chair

Timpani

Principal

Percussion

Keyboard

Principal Keyboard
Beatrice Friedman Chair

Harp

Library

Principal Librarian
Assistant Principal Librarian

Ensembles

Meet Our Musicians

Samantha Bennett

Shelly Du

Christine Kim

Natalie Helm

Fernando Traba

Dan Jordan

Nicholas Arbolino

Margot Zarzycka

Lena Cambis

Carlann Evans

Betsy Hudson Traba

George Nickson

Brad Williams

Jay Hunsberger

Joshua Horne

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Musical Musings

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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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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, 10 am - 4 pm
and at the concert venue one hour prior to show time

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