Meet our Musicians

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

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Artistic Leadership

Artistic Advisor
 

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

Principal
 
Principal
Maurice L. Hirsch Chair
Assistant Principal
Ruth DeLuca Chair
 
Irene E. DeLynn Chair

Cello

Principal
 
Assistant Principal
Eugene H. Clay Chair
 
Jennie Sokoloff Chair

Double Bass

Principal
 
Assistant Principal
 
 
George F. Gibbs Chair

Flute

Principal
Kenneth Scutt Chair
flute/piccolo
 

Oboe

Principal
 
oboe/english horn
 
oboe/english horn
 

Clarinet

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

Bassoon

Principal
 
bassoon/contrabassoon
 

Horn

Co-Principal
 
Co-Principal
 

Trumpet

principal
 
co-principal
 

Trombone

Principal
 
Bass Trombone
 

Tuba

Principal
Hubert & Ruth DeLynn Chair

Timpani

Principal
 

Percussion

Keyboard

Principal Keyboard
Beatrice Friedman Chair

Harp

Principal
 

Library

Principal Librarian
 
Assistant Principal Librarian
 
Assistant Principal Librarian
 

Ensembles

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.  

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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, 10am - 4pm

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